All posts by Captain

Last Rites Co-Owner; Senior Editor; Handsome & Interesting Man; Just get evil all the time.

Saint Vitus – Saint Vitus Review

Of all the anomalies to have occurred within metal over these many years—and yep, there have been some absolute whoppers—the phenomenon of Saint Vitus lingers as one of the more unique and underplayed. The band

Lord Vicar – The Black Powder Review

[Artwork: “Death Crowning Innocence” — George Frederic Watts, 1886] Books are wonderful. Actual books that have weight and paper pages with ink that reveal truths and theories to be studied and assimilated, or that build

Vaura – Sables Review

[Album artwork by Terence Hannum] If you’re a music fanatic or have any sort of strong connection to music fanatics, you probably heard about the unfortunate and sudden passing of Scott Walker on March 22nd

Diamonds & Rust: Iron Maiden – Somewhere In Time, A Personal Account

Somewhere in Time was my Iron Maiden album. I understand some bands get a little itchy when they see fan reactions similar to this, because that sort of connection / dominion very often leads to

Grey Aura – 2: De Bezwijkende Deugd Review

There’s no shortage of crabby old-school black metal fans who would like you to believe that the scene as a whole has strayed so far from the original recipe that it’s hardly worth acknowledging enthusiasm

Iron Griffin – Curse Of The Sky Review

The first thing you’ll likely notice upon jumping into Curse of the Sky is a fairly different approach to production; the overall sound here is bass-forward, pleasantly cushy and not unlike something you might expect

Los Huaycos – Savage Monstrosities Review

[Artwork by Skinner] If you grew up in one of the lucky parts of the world, there was probably a time in your life when you experienced precisely what true freedom intended humans to feel

Pissgrave – Posthumous Humiliation Review

[Warning: In case you remain unaware, the album artwork for this record is extremely NSFW (and outside of work.)] The world is your oyster. If you like oysters, that is. Hell, the world is your