All posts by Last Rites


Slayer – Christ Illusion Review

Brendan Kyle’s take: Let’s be honest here: Slayer hasn’t had a truly classic album since South of Heaven way back in 1988. That’s not to say they haven’t written some great songs since then but

Satyricon – Now, Diabolical Review

Chris Sessions’ take: Satyricon is a well known black metal band and they write pretty interesting black metal songs, but the method of recording these songs is somewhat limp. Which is unfortunate, but not a

Tool – 10,000 Days Review

Matthew Cooper’s take: I’ll make two things clear. First, in certain cases the most helpful thing a reviewer can do is to make his opinions on a band’s prior work as clear as his thoughts

Enslaved – Ruun Review

Matthew Cooper’s take: More often than not, the word “progressive” is used as a locator, a sonic line of demarcation, rather than an actual meaningful descriptor. The word is tailor made for Enslaved, a band

Abysmal Dawn – From Ashes Review

Chris Sessions’ take: Better. SO much better. Aiden and Surrender of Divinity kind of took a little of my love for the job down the fucking toilet with the rest of the indigestible artificial additives

In Flames – Come Clarity Review

Dave Pirtle’s take: Good news – this ain’t Soundtrack To Your Escape Bad news – this ain’t The Jester Race And you know what? You just might like it anyway. I’ve already seen this album called a

Children Of Bodom – Are You Dead Yet? Review

Ramar Pittance’s take: I’m supposed to be outraged by this? Ugh, I think people drastically overestimate Children of Bodom, that’s the problem. I think they saw an artistic glimmer in those early albums, and now they’re

Opeth – Ghost Reveries Review

Jason Jordan’s take: Unless you’ve never even heard of the Internet, you know what’s going on within the Opeth camp. They’re signed to Roadrunner Records, their latest offering is titled Ghost Reveries, and it leaked about a month