All posts by Captain

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

Last Rites’ Facebook Albums Of The Week: April 15–21

“Album Of The Day” is a new Last Rites Facebook feature we started recently whose purpose is quite straight-forward: highlight one album per day and say a few words about it. Understanding that not everyone

Aura Noir – Aura Noire Review

Beauty is for fools! A cruel hallucination! Flowers grow in excrement, swans will bite you square in the choad and/or chonch, and that Hollywood dreamboat you’ve obsessed over for years spends as much time on

Diamonds & Rust: Dr. Know – Wreckage In Flesh

I don’t normally prefer to talk about myself in reviews, but Diamonds & Rust is one of those features that affords the Last Rites blockheads an opportunity to get a little more personal while dredging

Judicator – The Last Emperor Review And Premier Of “The Queen Of All Cities”

Let’s get an indisputable fact out of the way early: if you don’t occasionally find yourself drifting to the other side to follow the blind somewhere far beyond into the twilight world in order to

Making A Case For Nostradamus – Judas Priest Predicted This

Something terrible happens to bands that endure life and times for a significant period and produce an abundance of records that end up beloved by many—they become the property of their fans. Well, not really,

Solstice – White Horse Hill Review

To your left: Three minutes into Johan Länquist’s version of one of the greatest doom songs ever recorded from side B of what many consider to be one of the world’s finest doom records, epic

Angra – ØMNI Review

Angra has endured for over 20 years as what many would consider the South American counterpart to North America’s Symphony X. Progressive power metal is the name of the game, basically, but Angra place a

Embracing Solitude And Revisiting The Gault’s Even As All Before Us

There are two types of alone: deliberate and unintentional. The latter is bad. The latter can lead to a complete mental breakdown. I know we like to fantasize about what we’d do if we woke