All posts by Konrad Kantor

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

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

Alcest – Les Voyages De L’âme Review

Yes, the new Alcest is here, and at the rate of pissing off just about everyone (for the album either being scored too high or too low), I have placed Les Voyages De L’Ame directly

Smohalla – Résilience Review

It’s hard not to make comparisons when dealing with debut releases. For Smohalla‘s incredibly worthy freshman effort Résilience, Emperor clearly comes to mind. If time travel were possible and I could somehow play this album

KK’s Best Of 2011

From a writers perspective, 2011 was a very interesting transition year for me. Somewhere in the process of graduating from college (4 years late, but hey…), spending some time to myself in Northern Germany and

Cynic – Carbon-Based Anatomy Review

Somewhere on the 210 freeway, I realized that Paul Masvidal is never going back to his old life. Nor should he. Because Cynic is an art project that was born into progression and has been