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Missing Pieces: The Best Of What We Missed In 2022 So Far, Vol. 3

This is the final installment of our annual mid-year wrap-up, compiling our hand-selected best of the records we somehow neglected to cover during the first half of 2022. You should’ve already read Parts 1 and

Missing Pieces: The Best Of What We Missed In 2022 So Far, Vol. 2

This is Vol. 2 of our annual mid-year wrap-up, compiling our hand-selected best of the records we somehow neglected to cover during the first half of 2022. You should’ve already read Part 1, but if

Missing Pieces: The Best Of What We Missed In 2022 So Far, Vol. 1

Once upon a time in the MetalReview Dot Com Days Ov Yore, this crew of particularly persnickety prickly pears would review everything sent to the email inbox (or PO box). It’s unfathomable to think of

Voivodentine’s Week: The Art Of Away

In the world of Heavy Metal Album Artwork, Voivod stands alone. Now, they don’t so much stand alone because their art is better than everyone else’s – it’s so idiosyncratic that it likely isn’t to

Voivodentine’s Week: Love Letters To Voivod

Welcome, all, to a space free of judgment, where lovers of all sorts can gather and simply love. We do not kink shame at Last Rites, no sir, because kinks are just another form of

Last Rites Presents: Our Most Anticipated Albums Of 2022, Part 3

This is it, kids, the finale of Most Anticipated Release Week 2022 here at Last Rites World Headquarters, Inc. If you missed the first two installments, you can catch up here and here. And if

Last Rites Presents: Our Most Anticipated Albums Of 2022, Part 2

I’m sure by now you’ve all spent the last two days reading and re-reading the first part of our annual Most Anticipated Releases series, but in case you’ve just now crawled forth from beneath a

Last Rites Presents: Our Most Anticipated Albums Of 2022, Part 1

Well, here we are. It’s 2022. Remember Y2K? That disaster-that-wasn’t passed us by 22 short years ago now. Remember the epic fustercluck that was the year 2020? That’s 2 years behind us, thankfully, although not