All posts by Craig Hayes

New Zealand's most successfully unsuccessful music writer. Dadcrust for d-beat dorks, noise punk nerds, and metal dweebs.

10s Essentials: In Crust We Trust – Part 2

Welcome to the second installment of this two-part In Crust We Trust: 2010s Essentials special. The first part of this ear-splitting fiesta included a lengthy introduction followed by a raft of releases from the likes

10s Essentials: In Crust We Trust – Part 1

Last Rites is currently running a 10-part series highlighting 100 essential metal albums from the past decade. I decided to wedge myself into the conversation by volunteering to write this two-part feature, which explores a

In Crust We Trust: Vol 14

Kia ora, comrades. Welcome to In Crust We Trust: Vol 14. This month, I’ve supplemented the usual array of riotous EPs and LPs with a stack of recent demos. In fact, there’s a veritable Deafening

In Crust We Trust: Vol 13

Howdy, comrades! Welcome to the first volume of In Crust We Trust for 2020. Thanks to everyone who paid a visit to In Crust We Trust’s end-of-year double-feature back in December. If you were kind

Best Of 2019 – Craig Hayes: Hidden History Of Haze

“Nobody exists on purpose, nobody belongs anywhere, everybody’s going to die.Come watch TV. Listen to Motörhead.” Kia ora, I’m Craig, Last Rites’ oldest, chubbiest, and most far-flung contributor. This year I spent a lot more

Best Of 2019 – In Crust We Trust: The EP / Reissues Edition

Welcome to this second end-of-year edition of In Crust We Trust, which focuses on my favorite EPs and reissues from 2019. Much like In Crust We Trust‘s first end-of-year edition, this volume slithers about in

Best Of 2019 – In Crust We Trust: The LPs

Welcome to the inaugural end-of-year edition of In Crust We Trust. First things first, if you’re a regular In Crust We Trust voyeur, or a first-time visitor, cheers for turning up and tuning in. I’ve

In Crust We Trust: Vol 10

Surprise! You’re getting an extra volume of In Crust We Trust this month, because the end of the year is fast approaching but there’s still a mountain of raucous releases left to shout about. Next