All posts by Captain

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

Lör – Edge Of Eternity Review

[Artwork by Greg Bogart] Back in 2017, a relatively unheralded Philadelphia band called Lör snuck a debut full-length under the radar that, upon reaching some uniquely eligible ears, blew the doors off the barn like

Acerus – The Tertiary Rite Review

[Artwork by Daniel Corchado] Here is a noteworthy truth related to classic extreme metal bands and many of their fans: If you’ve been a part of that particular sphere since the early days, chances are

The Tower Of Cirith Ungol: A Personal Journey, A Band Primer, And A Look At Forever Black

My first encounter with Cirith Ungol occurred approximately 34 years ago. Yes, that means I’m old enough that daylight savings now causes a unique form of jet lag, but it also means I was lucky

Dark Forest – Oak, Ash & Thorn Review

[Artwork by Duncan Storr] A lot has happened in the four years that have passed since the late summer 2016 release of Dark Forest’s fourth full-length, Beyond the Veil. More notably, a great number of

Elder – Omens Review

[Artwork by Adrian Dexter] Beyond the certainty of death and taxes, one thing that unites most all willing participants of humankind is a humble craving to feel good. The pursuit of this unifying goal naturally

Nite – Darkness Silence Mirror Flame Review

[Cover artwork by Chris Kiesling / Misanthropic-Art] “No fun, no core, no mosh, no trends”: it’s basically the first line of the black metal rulebook as decreed by Øystein “Eur Fave Onymous” Aarseth and Deathlike

Escuela Grind – Indoctrination Review

When it comes to meltdowns / freak-outs / upheavals / hysterics / blowouts or any other common fit that leads to destruction, it’s best to look toward nature as the master designer, because despite the

Sweven – The Eternal Resonance Review

[Cover artwork by Raul Gonzalez] To say Morbus Chron disappointed the metal public by announcing their split back in the early days of September / 2015 is a bit of an understatement. Their 2011 debut,