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Staff Infections – June 2018

Breathe deep the pollen, friends—it’s June. While warm sun and the beautiful flowers are temporary, metal blooms eternal, so let’s see what the Hell all your pals at Last Rites have been listening to for

Gruesome – Twisted Prayers Review

I was a big fan of Savage Land, the debut from death metal supergroup Gruesome, because the early era of Death to which the album pays tribute is my favorite era of Death’s music. Death

Staff Infections – May, 2018

It’s well into May, dear readers, and Maryland Deathfest will soon be upon us. That means most of the Last Rites staff will be heading off to Baltimore on Memorial Day weekend to spend some

Riffology: Demilich’s “The Sixteenth Six-Tooth Son Of Fourteen Four-Regional Dimensions (Still Unnamed)”

Demilich, the quasi-legendary Finnish quartet, was perhaps the first really weird death metal band. The group’s only album, Nespithe, was a murky boondoggle of mind-bending riffs, ridiculous burping vocals and absurd song titles. To some

Staff Infections: April 2018

Greetings, ladies and germs. It’s time once again to share what’s been tickling our eardrums here at Last Rites with a feature we call Staff Infections. Though spring seems to be taking it’s sweet-assed time

Skeletal Remains – Devouring Mortality Review

In the past few years, Dark Descent Records has been releasing a lot of murky, doomy, and often impenetrable death metal from bands like Lvcifyre, Phoboscosm, Goraphilia, and Spectral Voice, just to name a few.

Staff Infections: March 2018

Welcome, friends, to another edition of Staff Infections, wherein the Last Rites staff shares its collectively impeccable taste in music with the general public. This month, as has become typical, no runaway favorite has emerged,

Destroyer 666 – Call Of The Wild EP Review

FAST RITES: because sometimes brevity is fundamental. Surprise, surprise: only two years since the band’s last full-length album, Wildfire, and we already have new Destroyer 666 material. Sure, Call of the Wild is only an