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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,

The Obsessed – Sacred Review

After twenty-odd years of fandom, it has just now occurred to me that it is unwise to expect any sort of stability from Scott “Wino” Weinrich. The past decade has seen Wino release a couple,

Altar Of Betelgeuze – Among The Ruins Review

In my years of metal fandom I’ve heard my share of genre mish-mashes, but stoner-doom-death is a new one for me. Finland’s Altar of Betelgeuze has apparently been practicing the style since 2010, and Among

Striker – Striker Review

Since 2010, Edmonton, Alberta’s Striker has released five records – including its latest self-titled disc – and Last Rites has not reviewed a single one of them until now. Shame on us, because Striker is

Ravencult – Force Of Profination Review

I don’t generally get too excited about black metal. To me, the genre is too much about atmosphere, ideology, and screwing people out of money for rare, but entirely shitty recordings, and not enough about

Darkrypt – Delirious Excursion Review

17For a little-known band from India, Darkrypt is getting quite the push. The band’s debut, Delirious Excursion, was mixed by Dave Chandler at Priory Recording Studios in the U.K. and mastered by Dan Swano at