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Last Rites Presents: Our Most Anticipated Albums Of 2023, Part 3

So here it is, the third and final installment of our Most Anticipated Albums Of 2023. Didn’t see some big ones that you’re looking forward to? By all means, let us know in the comments,

Last Rites Presents: Our Most Anticipated Albums Of 2023, Part 2

Round 2 of our most anticipated releases of 2023 has so very much to offer for most any sensible fan of heavy metal: horror, war, power, misery, redemption, toy recalls, and one of the most

Last Rites Presents: Our Most Anticipated Albums Of 2023, Part 1

Now that we’ve wrapped up looking backwards at 2022, and now that we’ve put away the Christmas albums*, it’s time to focus on the future, and we always start that process by thinking about all

Best Of 2022 – Last Rites Combined Staff Top 25

I have spent the better part of a full morning kicking over rocks in all the corners of my brain in an attempt to recall any sort of crucial trends, significant controversies or major Pants-Filling

Best Of 2022 – Top 10 EPs & Demos

If there’s one thing that we at Last Rites cannot be accused of, it’s not expressing ourselves enough to get the points across. Maybe it’s our enthusiasm in discussing the finer points of this wide

Best Of 2022 – Our Album Art Favorites

Chances are pretty high that a not insignificant part of what first drew you to heavy metal were the aesthetics and imagery associated with our beloved genre. Maybe you were a young lady raised in

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