All posts by Captain

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

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

Fields Of The Nephilim – Mourning Sun Review

South London’s Carl McCoy has taken fans Fields of the Nephilim on an interesting journey over the past 20 years. McCoy grew up in an environment steeped in religion, and found his days as a

Catacombs – In The Depths Of R’lyeh

The masses will not enjoy this album on any level. But then, sole Catacombs member Xathagorra Mlandroth probably doesn’t give a tossed fuck about the masses. The man is no stranger to the extreme doom

Charnel Valley – The Dark Archives Review

“This recording was arranged, rehearsed, and recorded in 5 days with 2 microphones, and preserved with a cassette 8-track to uphold the true spirit of analog.” Couple the above statement with the fact that this

Dragonlord – Black Wings Of Destiny Review

Dragonlord is the brainchild of Eric Peterson, longstanding guitarist of Bay Area Thrash legends, Testament, who seem to be quite dormant at present. The band’s origin is the direct result of Peterson’s desire to explore

Winterfell – The Veil Of Summer Review

Shortly before sitting down and checking out what I’d like to sink my teeth into for my first review, I did some research online regarding a book in a new fantasy series called “The Song