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Gateways To Getting Annihilated: Happy National Beer Day

To quote a great philosopher (who knows so much about nothing at all): “Beer: the cause of, and the solution to, all of life’s problems.” Here at Last Rites, we enjoy a good beer. And

As Ever, This Is The Golden Age – An Interview With Wobbler

Last Rites’ graybeards and greenhorns alike share an abiding love of the classic styles. Likewise, we appreciate and even revel in all that shiny new shit at the cutting edge. As such, we reject the

Expression Is Free: Sufism Interview

Death metal, particularly that of the brutal kind, is not often entrenched firmly in the spiritual realms existing far beyond — and above — our consciousness. Rather, the brutal death metal tends to focus on

A Devil’s Dozen – Manilla Road

There was a time when we the people of Last Rites, in order to form a more reasonable union, occasionally cheated with our Devil’s Dozen feature. We’d look at a body of work from legendary

Mystery, Myth, Wit, And Spit: Rush’s Moving Pictures At 40

By the time Rush released Moving Pictures early in 1981, they’d already completed a major phase shift from blues-based hard rock to full on prog rock and then produced no fewer than four indisputably classic

Last Rites Presents: Our Most Anticipated Albums Of 2021, Part 3

Heyho! Well, here we are at the Last Chance Saloon, which is an entirely different beast compared to the Last Rites Saloon in that the former offers one final shot at highlighting albums we sincerely

Last Rites Presents: Our Most Anticipated Albums Of 2021, Part 2

Ooh Crikey, it’s… Lawnmower Deth! Wait, no… It’s just Part 2 of our Most Anticipated Releases of 2021, which, fittingly, is filled with things we hope will mow us over this year. How’s your 2021

Last Rites Presents: Our Most Anticipated Albums Of 2021, Part 1

Hey, guess what, we managed to slip into our TWENTIETH year as a metal site under the shared banners of Metal Review and Last Rites. It actually happened at some point last year, but we