All posts by Konrad Kantor

Staff Bartender -- I also write about music on occasion.

Napalm Death – Utilitarian Review

Few bands always deliver. To say Napalm Death is among those few bands would be a colossal understatement. To put it bluntly, listening to Napalm Death is pretty much mandatory. The more albums a mandatory

Pit Therapy – First Blood: Defenders Of Truth

In our first session of Pit Therapy, we discussed why Agnostic Front is both the greatest and most important hardcore band that has ever lived. In a sense, they’re a stone bookend that is holding

Dyscarnate – And So It Came To Pass Review

“Wir hier to paamp you up” were the first words that came to my mind upon taking my first glance at Sussex’s newest sensation, Dyscarnate. The word on the street, though, is that these dudes

Les Discrets – Ariettes Oubliées… Review

Those unfamiliar with shoegaze enthusiast Fursy Teyssier of Les Discrets need only know that the group’s stunning debut, Septembre et Ses Dernières Pensées, may in fact go down as the crowning acheivement of the entire

Earth – Angels Of Darkness, Demons Of Light II Review

At some point, even the most adamant fans of Dylan Carlson have to wonder whether or not he’s just milking the cow at this point. Some would even go so far as to point out

Sólstafir – Svartir Sandar Review

Those who have not yet had the pleasure of experiencing the band that one of our writers described as “Jim Morrison’s corpsepainted and drug-addled suicidal spawn” should know right now that no comparisons, regardless of

Pit Therapy – Agnostic Front: Kings Of Hardcore

It should be no secret that we here at Last Rites want nothing to go undiscovered. Due to the fact that we’re faced with sorting through so much music, it’s become inevitable that classics might

Enormicon – Storm Of Swords Review

There are three types of bad. The first being the type of atrocity that will make a writer commit suicide upon attempting an honest review of the album. Jordan Campbell dodged this potentially life-threatening disaster