All posts by Chris Sessions

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

Sacral Rage – Beyond Celestial Echoes Review

I may be getting a little soft in my old age. I was never a King Diamond guy. I know: sacrilege, right? Thing is the falsetto just never clicked for me. There are only a

Disappointment Is Like A Pig Which Has Been Destroyed

Krokus. I heard the song “Winning Man” on the radio, on 99 FM back when 99 FM played a lot of cool music along with the incredibly not cool music of Fleetwood Mac (post P.

Abysmal Torment – The Misanthrope Review

Malta. Home of the storied falcon. If you have not checked out that flick, you should. It is incredibly cool. Dated, but still freshly snarky and with unmatchable performances by Bogart, Lorre, and Greenstreet, whose

Binah – Phobiate Review

As a student of biology with a love for evolution, I tend to assign human reactions or preferences to evolutionary necessities and then think about what mechanism could have brought them about. Sort of an

Yer Metal Is Actually Older Than That… And Not Even Metal

The ancient, hallowed halls of heavy metal are filled with grotesque statuary and portraits of the elders. They speak to us of a time long since passed when our religion was still just a cult.

On Death – Grim, Inevitable Death – In Metal

There is a book of heavy metal. No one wrote it. It exists in the ether, in the songs and albums and album art and performances and memories of we who read it. It is

Embrace Of Thorns – Scorn Aesthetics Review

You know what I miss? Rating systems. When I first started writing here there was a rating system, and most other review sites had rating systems. For us it was 666. I can’t remember what

Extremity – Coffin Birth Review

I am harder to contact than I think I am. I mean I am nearly always in contact with myself, so it rarely occurs to me that anyone else might have a hard time getting