All posts by Captain

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

Godflesh – Post Self Review

Godflesh has always had an uncommon connection to metal and industrial music—despite the obvious inclusion of both styles in their sound, one need not be a devoted fan of either to appreciate their work. Sure,

Anatomia – Cranial Obsession Review

Friend, you are going to have trouble with this record. You, the one with things to do, people to see, and a rich life to lead. Cranial Obsession is a flat tire on the way

The Chasm – A Conscious Creation From The Isolated Domain – Phase I Review

Trying to put words to the wordless is something I never thought I’d find myself tackling with regard to Chicago’s The Chasm. Yet here I sit, trying to put words to the wordless. Who the

Forsaken – Pentateuch Review

Of the countless reasons behind people’s choice to wander into the confines of heavy metal, our elemental need to be different and disassociate from the mainstream has to be considered the most perplexing because even

Enslaved – E Review

I hated Vertebrae for nine years. Unless you’ve been a part of the LR crew, you probably weren’t privy to that particular tidbit. And now that you are aware, it’s quite likely that you don’t really

Wolves In The Throne Room – Thrice Woven Review

Recently, a dimwitted teenager and his equally dimwitted friends became responsible for sparking a 48,000 acre fire in Oregon’s Columbia River Gorge. The teens were caught, praised be, but sadly, their punishment does not include

Squalus – “Flesh, Bone, And Rubber” Premiere and The Great Fish… Review

There’s a reason we don’t have an ape, tiger, snake or buzzard week: despite a deep admiration for a large portion of Earth’s animals that are lucky enough to avoid our grocery stores, the greater

Steven Wilson – To The Bone Review

A lot of metal fans owe a great debt to Opeth for the countless hours of gratification delivered through their music, but many of us are also indebted to them (and Mikael Åkerfeldt in particular)