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

Deathevokation – The Chalice Of Ages Review

Crude, gurgling beasts with weeping eyes struggling to pull free from slimy alien webbing. Dark, freezing oceans packed with stormy waves crashing on mountainous shores that hang heavy with centuries of moss. Inverted priests gazing

Tangorodrim – Justus Ex Fide Vivit Review

Technicality? BAH! Tangorodrim SMASH your technicality! Bells and whistles? YAARGH! Save your bells and whistles for the old! Tangorodrim explode your damned heart!! Tangorodrim punch your eyes with nails!! Tangorodrim kick loose your spine!!! TANGORODRIM

Oakhelm – Betwixt And Between Review

New to the pagan/Viking-inspired scene but certainly no greenhorns to metal, Portland, Oregon’s Oakhelm features two guitarists and a drummer from black/death metal troupe, Fall of the Bastards, and one-time Assück (Anticapital), current Wormwood champ,

Winters – Black Clouds In Twin Galaxies Review

What’s lighter than a freshly fallen feather that’s quietly resting on the tip of a kitten’s nose? The vocals on this record, that’s what’s lighter than a freshly fallen feather that’s quietly resting on the

Desiderii Marginis – Seven Sorrows Review

The goal of Desiderii Marginis — fronted by sole brainchild, Johan Levin — has always been firmly rooted within the drifty, dark-ambient realm, but Levin has always added loads of strummed acoustics, crescendoing strings, and

Reverend Bizarre – III: So Long Suckers Review

There is a very wise Chinese proverb that states, “If you must play, decide on three things at the onset: the rules of the game, the stakes, and the quitting time.” Ancient Chinese secret, huh?

Helcaraxë – Triumph And Revenge Review

It certainly wouldn’t be surprising to see any of the 2007 efforts from Nile, Immolation or Mithras hit death metal enthusiasts’ top-ten lists at year-end, but New Jersey’s dyad of vìkingr’s, Helcaraxë (Helcar-AK-say: from Tolkien’s

Candlemass – King Of The Grey Islands Review

The best way I can think to summarize my feelings about King Of The Grey Islands is to compare its release with the Christmas I experienced back around 1981. It was a year when all