All posts by Captain

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

Diamonds & Rust: Crimson Glory – Crimson Glory

Heavy metal and gimmickry have had a complicated relationship since the very day the genre first crawled from the primordial soup. When the strategy has worked, the results have been remarkable: KISS, Mercyful Fate /

Dialith – Atrophy Review

[Cover artwork by Marta Sokołowska] It was 2019 when we last ran into Danbury, Connecticut’s Dialith here at Last Rites—back when the band’s fantastic debut full-length, Extinction Six, beat out 106 other power metal (and

Wobbly Metal Comics – Gods Of War And Homemade Weaponry

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Diabolizer – Khalkedonian Death Review

[Cover artwork by Jon Zig] When was the last time a death metal album ripped your head off and kicked it directly into the mouth of Hell? A true H-E double drumsticks version of Hell

Helloween – Helloween Review

[Artwork by the unrivaled Eliran Kantor] If humankind ever ends up with a tombstone somewhere out there in the great beyond, a solid argument could be made for the following words to be written across

Pharaoh – The Powers That Be Review

At some point in every human’s existence, we discover the value of “not worrying about it.” Our parents hammer the lesson home early when we first start wondering about life’s less attractive elements—undue illness, death,

Cirith Ungol – Half Past Human Review

[Cover artwork by the peerless Michael Whelan] Friendly greetings from the mouth of madness that is the collector’s music room, fellow accumulators of all things heavy duty, underground, and…well, collectible. Please wind your way through

Lugubrum – Bruyne Kroon Review… FRRRAAAPPPPP

There exists an occasionally silent and almost always deadly killer among us at any given moment with the potential to soil our greatest triumphs just as effortlessly as it has the capacity for heroism during