All posts by Old Guard

The retired elite of LastRites/MetalReview.

Cannibal Corpse – Red Before Black Review

Originally written by Chris Redar A summary of the review you are about to read: Red Before Black, the latest from Cannibal Corpse, is very good and highly enjoyable. However, the band has not “outdone

Archspire – Relentless Mutation Review

Originally written by Chris Redar My first encounter with Vancouver, BC’s Archspire was in 2014 at the (apparently) defunct Housecore festival in Austin, TX. They played in a parking lot around midday (or, as Texans

Arkaik – Nementhia Review

Originally written by Chris Redar I’m, for the most part, a Unique Leader kinda guy. When you purchase (and PLEASE buy your music, kids) something from UL, you generally know exactly what you’re getting into

Gigan – Undulating Waves of Rainbiotic Iridescence Review

Originally written by Chris Redar Gigan is slowly but surely losing touch with this planet. With each subsequential release, Eric Hersemann and co (featuring longtime drummer Nate Cotton and new vocalist Jerry Kavouriaris) separate from

Inanimate Existence – Under A Melting Sky Review

Originally written by Chris Redar So get this: I mostly took last year off from my metal scribbling duties (burnout can be a motherfucker), and one of my favorite tech-death bands drops an entire album

Couch Slut – Contempt Review

Originally written by Chris Redar In 2014, Brooklyn’s Couch Slut dropped one of the most harrowing listening experiences of the year in My Life As A Woman, a bleak examination of emotional depravity set to

Cytotoxin – Gammageddon Review

Originally written by Chris Redar Every single time a brutal or technical death metal album lands in my editor’s inbox, a little light dings on his dashboard and he immediately forwards it to me. “Redar

Pathology – Pathology Review

Originally written by Chris Redar Pathology’s self-titled album is boring as shit. You have no idea how tempting it is to try and sneak that sentence by the boss and hope he is in the