All posts by Captain

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

Crystal Eyes – Dead City Dreaming Review

This is some uplifting heavy metal right here, folks. Not obscenely happy, like two bear cubs wrasslin’ in a field of daisies, just seriously uuUUPLIFTING power metal/hard rock, delivered with some incredibly infectious guitar work,

Sunn O))) & Boris – Altar Review

No other band in extreme music today garners the “love ‘em or hate ‘em” label more than Sunn O))). Regardless of whether or not you consider their achievements to be “real” doom, or even “real”

The Melvins – (A) Senile Animal Review

I’m gonna let you in on a little secret. Not only are Buzz Osbourne and Dale Crover the founding members of the Melvins, they’re also soulless wraiths that have survived for centuries by feeding on

Ahab – The Call Of The Wretched Sea Review

“Yet for ever and for ever, to the crack of doom, the sea will insult and murder man, and pulverize the stateliest, stiffest frigate he can make; nevertheless, by the continual repetition of these very

Xasthur – Subliminal Genocide Review

How excited one gets in regards to Subliminal Genocide depends entirely on what side of the fence you stand when it comes to Xasthur‘s prolific works. Over the past 10 years, Malefic has produced two

Striborg – Embittered Darkness/Isles De Morts Review

What’s On Tap: Miserably grim, buzzing, subnormal, unhealthy, lo-fi, simplistic, wacky black metal from a guy who lives in fucking Tasmania. Deep in the heart of ‘Frisco, there’s a fantastic little store called Aquarius Records

Darkthrone – The Cult Is Alive Review

Apart from the occasional guest now and again, guitarist/bassist/principal vocalist Nocturno Culto and drummer/occasional vocalist Fenriz have been the sole contributing members of Darkthrone since their seminal 1994 release, Transylvanian Hunger. Since that landmark record,

The Ruins Of Beverast – Unlock The Shrine Review

The Ruins of Beverast is the brainchild of Alexander von Meilenwald, one time drummer of the now defunct German black metal act, Nagelfar (not to be confused with Sweden’s Naglfar), who were responsible for releasing