All posts by Old Guard

The retired elite of LastRites/MetalReview.

Drug Honkey- Cloak Of Skies Review

Originally written by Chris Redar Ah, Drug Honkey– two of my least favorite things, combining to play my least favorite musical style. Stoner sludge and bad names seem to go together like the volume on

Ingurgitating Oblivion- Vision Wallows In Symphonies Of Light Review

Originally written by Chris Redar Stop the presses—Germany’s Ingurgitating Oblivion have dropped one of the best albums of 2017, and possibly an all-time great in the realm of explorative/avant-garde death metal. So before you read

Norse – Hellstorm Review

originally written by Erik Thomas As if after last year we needed further proof that the Aussies were a force to be reckoned with (witness The Red Shore, Ruins, Brazen Bull, Defamer, Portal, Impetuous Ritual, Be’lakor, Destruktor, Defamer,

Vomit Remnants- Hyper Groove Brutality Review

Originally written by Chris Redar Currently located in both Tokyo and Russia, Vomit Remnants has a grand total of two full-lengths to show for a 20-year career in the brutal slam game. After numerous lineup

Svart Crown- Abreaction Review

Originally written by Chris Redar Before we get into the complaints about Abreaction, the latest from Svart Crown, let’s discuss the few things this French blackened death outfit gets right: -Pacing: Abreaction follows a rather

Show of Bedlam – Transfiguration Review

It can be an incredibly satisfying feeling to discover a great band that was quietly flying under your radar. This is most definitely the case with Montreal, Canada’s Show of Bedlam, with whom I am ashamed

Grog- Ablutionary Rituals Review

Originally written by Chris Redar Grog has been a band since 1991, according to our dear friends at Metal Archives. 1991. That, if you’re keeping score at home, makes this unit in its 26th year

Condemned- His Divine Shadow Review

Originally written by Chris Redar From Condemned’s metal archives page: Not to be confused with: Condemned from Houston, Texas Condemned from Seattle, Washington Condemned from New Jersey A cursory search of the band also reveals