Staff Infections – December 2018

Here we go, kids. One last time in 2018: let’s see what your pals at last Rites have been listening to. I think there’s still time to get a letter to Santa if anything catches your ear.

Taking first place this month with three appearances is the latest album from Deceased, Ghostly White. That isn’t all that surprising, because Deceased is awesome, and we’re particularly fond of them around here. Zach Duvall can give you a pretty good idea of why we love Deceased with his recent review.

Second place is a tie between two self-titled doom albums from Musta Risti and Pale Divine. El Capitan can fill you in on Pale Divine right here. We haven’t reviewed Musta Risti, but you can enjoy a gloriously goofy video sample below.

Since it’s list season and we’re wrapping up 2018, I thought I’d tally the last year’s worth of Staff Infections and see which album had the most appearances. I’ll be damned if it was my favorite record of the year, (and number 5 on our Best of 2018 – Combined Staff List) Visigoth’s Conqueror’s Oath. I could gush about how much I love this album, but Cap can do it better with his review.

Second place for the year was Cruel Magic (#12 on the staff list), from the unstoppable comeback-kids, Satan. Our dutiful intern Ryan can give you the dope on Cruel Magic with his excellent review. Young Ryan has been doing a bang-up job with the lunch orders lately, and his writing isn’t too shabby either. Mark my words: That kid is going places.

Well, friends, until next month, I hope you all have a smooth ride out of 2018. Whether you celebrate the holidays or not, I hope you’re able to enjoy a few days off, some time with your loved ones, and some extra time to jam some metal. Be sure to share your playlist in the comments and, if you feel like it, let us know which album you think you listened to the most in 2018. Thanks for reading.

  • Dave Pirtle
    Bleeding Through – Love Will Kill Us All
    Veonity – Legend of the Starborn
    Amorphis – Queen of Time
    The Skull – The Endless Road Turns Dark
    Visigoth – Conqueror’s Oath
    Transmaniacon – The Strange World of Suzie Pellet
  • Andrew Edmunds
    Demigod – Slumber Of Sullen Eyes
    Wake – Misery Rites
    Blood Feast – Kill For Pleasure
    Flower Kings – Paradox Hotel
    Master – Vindictive Miscreant
    Metal Church – Blessing In Disguise
  • Captain
    Musta Risti – Musta Risti
    Carriage – Visions
    Dream Child – Until Death Do We Meet Again
    Rocka Rollas – Celtic Kings
    Serrabulho – Porntugal (Portuguese Vagitarian Gastronomy)
    Kompakt – Pop Ambient 2019
  • Ryan Tysinger
    Deceased – Ghostly White
    Manacle – No Fear To Persevere
    Medieval Demon – Medieval Necromancy
    Stunner – Turbo City
    Forlorn Winds – Murmurs With The Decapitated
    Children of the Reptile – The Four Weapons EP
  • Matthew Cooper
    Sleep – Leagues Beneath
    Immolation – Unholy Cult
    Deathspell Omega – Kenose
    Iron Maiden – Death on the Road
    Deceased – Ghostly White
    Pale Divine – Pale Divine
  • Manny-O-War
    Musta Risti – Musta Risti
    Vile Apparition – Depravity Ordained
    Roc Marciano – Behomd a White Horse
    Holy Grove – Holy Grove II
    Sons of Kemet – Your Queen is a Reptile
    Litany – Aphesis: The Sapience of Dying
  • Zach Duvall
    Wormed – Planisphærium
    Immortal – Northern Chaos Gods
    Bauhaus – Mask
    Amorphis – Silent Waters
    Sulphur Aeon – The Scythe of Cosmic Chaos
    Suffocation – Souls to Deny
  • Danhammer Obstkrieg
    Yeruselem – The Sublime
    Obliteration – Cenotaph Obscure
    Autechre – Chiastic Slide
    Low – Christmas
    Skepticism – Stormcrowfleet
    Kompakt – Pop Ambient 2019
  • Chris Sessions
    Cattle Decapitation – The Anthropocene Extinction
    Asphyx – Incoming Death
    White Zombie – “Blood Milk and Sky” (just that song, none of their other stuff)
    A mix of Run DMC, LL Cool J, BDP, Erik B and Rakim, Beastie Boys…old school NY style.
  • Jeremy Morse
    Megadeth – Peace Sells… But Who’s Buying?
    Deceased – Ghostly White
    Pale Divine – Pale Divine
    Defeated Sanity – Passages into Deformity
    Rick James – Street Songs

Posted by Jeremy Morse

Riffs or GTFO.

  1. Galactic Cowboys – Long Way Back to the Moon (17 years after their last album and they haven’t lost a step. Had no idea they released an album last year and disappointed no one covered it)

    Tomb Mold – Manor of infinite forms

    Rhapsody of Fire- Frozen Tears of Angels

    The Beatles – The White Album

    Angel Witch- ST

    Alkaloid- The Malkuth Grimoire

    In the Woods- Cease the Day and Pure

    Also, pissed at Amazon Music for not having latest from Outre-Tombe and Deceased.


  2. Forbidden – Twisted into Form
    Dire Peril – the ET Book
    Control Denied – Fragile Art
    Edge of Sanity – Crimson
    Robyn – Honey
    Sumerlands – S/T


  3. Lividity – Peverseverance
    Behemoth – I Loved You at Your Darkest
    Glenn Danzig – Black Aria
    Internal Bleeding – Corrupting Influence
    Man’s Gin – Smiling Dogs
    Shellac – various albums


  4. Spirit Cabinet – Hystero Epileptic Possessed
    Svartidaudi – Revelations of the Red Sword
    Chapel of Disease – … and as We Have Seen the Storm
    Savage Master – Creature of the Flames
    Aerial Ruin – Nameless Sun
    Essenz – Mundus Numen


  5. Fief – IV (criminally underrated)
    Sargeist – Unbound
    Iron Maiden – Peace of Mind
    Haunt – Burst Into Flame
    Idle Hands – Don’t Waste Your Time ep


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