All posts by Chris Sessions

I write for Last Rites, but in my mind it is spelled Lassed Writes because I am a dreamer.

Swarm Of the Lotus – When White Becomes Black Review

In my last review I made a prediction about “the next big thing”…singsongy metalcorish rock in the vein of cleanly sung Killswitch Engage, and how I felt like I was already tired of it even

Naglfar – Diabolical (Reissue) Review

Naglfar. I think at some point I had listened to a used CD by this band and put it back without buying it. But I can’t say for sure – there are a shitload of

Scarve – Irradiant Review

Scarve is a french progmelothrash band, or so it says in their bio. I disagree, sort of. The melodic parts of the band are very elegantly covered by the vicious power of the songs, and

Anata – Under A Stone With No Inscription Review

Anata has been around, but have managed to demolish provinces I was not in. This is my first taste of this outfit, and I am certainly fucking glad we have finally been introduced, because they

Place Of Skulls – With Vision Review

I have a ritual that I usually follow when I am hitting a record for review. I will listen to it in my car, with my big fun stereo with lots of bass and everything.

All Shall Perish – Hate Malice Revenge Review

Just fucking brilliant execution. A good band writes some good songs, then performs and records them with passion, depth, skill and style. All this is mixed and mastered in a way that preserves and enhances

Monolithe – I Review

One long track. Not exactly a fresh concept anymore, but there we are. Personally I never got the point of an hour long song, but that’s just me. Ever since my review of Skepticism there

Macabre – Murder Metal Review

Rock music has a long and hallowed tradition of mocking itself. Metal has kept that tradition alive in the form of bands like SOD, Gwar, Spazztic Blur, OLD, Lawnmower Death…on and on. It’s appropriate and