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Khazaddum – Plagues Upon Arda Review

Release date: 8/19/2017. Label:Independently released. If the band’s name doesn’t give it away, Milwaukee’s Khazaddum play Tolkien themed death metal, or as the promo materials call it, “dwarven death metal.” Their first full-length album (following

Triumvir Foul – Spiritual Bloodshed Review

Spiritual Bloodshed is the second full-length album from Portland, Oregon death metal act Triumvir Foul. The band’s style is old-school, barbaric, brutal and raw. Triumvir Foul cleaves to a certain cacophonous aesthetic somewhat similar to,

Staff Infections – July 2017

Greetings, dear readers, and welcome again to Staff Infections. July is upon us; high summer, and hopefully you have beer to drink, hotdogs to eat, jets to ski, fish to catch, baseball to play, motorcycles

Necrot – Blood Offerings Review

I’m not sure what you, dear reader, want out of your heavy metal, but I’m in this for the riffs. To me, good riffs are the foundation of good heavy metal. What makes a riff

Staff Infections – June 2017

Here we are in June, and it’s time to discuss what the Last Rites crew has been listening to this past month or so. The staff is fresh off its yearly team-building exercise, otherwise known

Excommunion – Thronosis Review

It’s been an embarrassment of riches when it comes to death metal so far in 2017, and with Thronosis, Excommunion makes it even more embarrassing. This Colorado-based duo, featuring bassist/vocalist Christbutcher, also of Cryptborn and

Staff Infections – May 2017

Welcome, gentle readers, to a special Mother’s Day edition of Staff Infections. I have to admit tying a Mother’s Day theme into a piece on a heavy metal site is a bit beyond my capability.

God Dethroned – The World Ablaze Review

God Dethroned is a Dutch death metal band with a career that spans over a quarter century, and a catalog of 10 studio albums, including its latest, The World Ablaze, and aside from the last,