All posts by Jeremy Morse

Riffs or GTFO.

Staff Infections – July 2019

It’s time for Staff Infections, friends. Here’s hoping you Northern hemisphere denizens are finding some time for fun in the summer sun or relief from the oppressive heat, as your local climate dictates. Now let’s

Riffology – Darkthrone’s “Black Mountain Totem”

Latter day Darkthrone is, to say the least, divisive. Many see the band’s abandonment of the “true Norwegian black metal” sound as something of a betrayal. I’m not among them. Black metal has always been

Staff Infections – June 2019

Have you ever wondered to yourself just what the learned, well-mannered and temperate folks at Last Rites have been listening to during any particular month? Well, friends, you’re in luck, because we have this little

Riffology – Sepultura’s “Dead Embryonic Cells”

Class is back in sessions, students of the riff. For this lesson, we will be examining some riffs from the Sepultura classic “Dead Embryonic Cells,” from 1991’s Arise. Arise might be the last great thrash

Staff Infections – May 2019

It’s May, friends—well into spring and nudging on summer. And yet, the weather still sucks. The rain is seemingly incessant, the sun barely glimpsed, my summer clothes still packed away, and my motorcycle still un-ridden.

Staff Infections – April 2019

Hello, dear readers. It’s Staff Infections time. Fortunately, no antibiotics will be needed. Staff Infections is just the clever(?) name we at Last Rites have given to our monthly roundup of staff playlists. We listen

Smoulder – Times Of Obscene Evil And Wild Daring Review

Heavy metal cover art has an occasional tendency to overbill the music it represents. Take, for instance, the spectacularly phantasmagorical cover of the last Bell Witch album, Mirror Reaper. That cover promises an otherworldly mind-fuck,

Staff Infections – March 2019

It’s time, once again, for you to marvel at the Last Rites staff’s spectacularly good taste in music. Let’s see what the heck we’ve been listening to this past month. If you’ve been hanging around