All posts by Old Guard

The retired elite of LastRites/MetalReview.

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

Goatwhore – Vengeful Ascension Review

Originally written by Chris Redar In the music review world, there is no more backhanded of a compliment than “I bet this stuff kills live”. Translation: this album sucks in at least seven of the

Igorrr – Savage Sinusoid Review

Originally written by Chris Redar From the very first bit of recording footage I watched, I knew Savage Sinusoid was going to be a somewhat divisive, if not outright polarizing, album. That’s not a humble

Obituary – Obituary Review

Originally written by Chris Redar Reviewing legacy acts is always a tough proposition. On the one hand, a band like Obituary is legendary for a reason. On the other, more pragmatic hand, a band like

Dephosphorus – Impossible Orbits Review

Originally written by Chris Redar Greece’s Dephosporus have the kind of name that drives a word processor’s autocorrect absolutely bonkers. Also, their drummer has been in every single band ever formed in Europe. We reviewed

Dying Fetus – Wrong One To Fuck With Review

Originally written by Chris Redar Dying Fetus has an all-time, unimpeachable death metal classic in Destroy the Opposition. The band’s now patented (and Decibel HoF inducted) blend of brutal slamming mixed with near-toxic levels of

Devin Townsend – Ziltoid The Omniscient Review

originally written by Chris McDonald Between Strapping Young Lad, his own solo albums, and The Devin Townsend Band, Devin Townsend has released a lot of really great music of all shapes and sizes over the years, with SYL’s landmark City and

Logic of Denial – Aftermath Review

Originally written by Chris Redar Logic of Denial plays really, really fast brutal technical death metal in the vein of AngelCorpse and Hate Eternal, though not in any memorable fashion. In fact, Aftermath is about