All posts by Captain

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

Heir Apparent – The View From Below Review

The Heir Apparent backstory is a decidedly familiar one that’s been handed down likely since the earliest days when music first began hitting platters: Band arrives on the scene with something special; a person or

Brainoil – Singularity To Extinction Review

Trends are unstable and often unjust. And really, there’s no better illustration to that point than our dear old friend, sludge. The word itself seems enough to keep anything attached to it chained to disapproval.

Radux – Disaster Imminent Review

FAST RITES: because sometimes brevity is fundamental. For as long as there’s been a threat of nuclear disaster, people have lived in fear of dying as a result of a nuclear disaster. Personally, I’ve never

Aseptic – Murderous Obsessions Review

FAST RITES: because sometimes brevity is fundamental It really doesn’t matter how vigilant you think you might be with regard to staying ahead of the seemingly endless heap of new metal that gets shoveled onto

Ashbury – Eye Of The Stygian Witches Review

Not much that an old dog (or a young dog with an old dog’s heart) loves more than discovering some forgotten, dusty gem of a record that ends up as sharp and true as Excalibur.

Immortal Guardian – Age Of Revolution Review

Last Rites doesn’t always do the best job of keeping readers on top of power metal. We cover it, of course, and always will, but we mostly showcase the records that really jump out and

Black Viper – Hellions Of Fire Review

There was a stretch in the early 90s when any Jane or Joe could sidle up to the rail and say, “Bartender, give me a True Norwegian,” and immediately receive a frosty mug of vicious

Abhorrence – Megalohydrothalassophobic Review

A seeker of truth risks life and limb to make their way up a sacred mountain in hopes of eventually reaching a solitary guru for consultation and enlightenment. After a treacherous journey, the mountain’s peak