All posts by Manny-O-Lito

Infinitely committed to the expansion of artistic horizons. Very interested in hearing your grandparent's anecdotes & recipes. @mannyowar

Bedsore – Hypnagogic Hallucinations Review

There might have been a situation in high school where you liked jam bands. Don’t worry about it, we aren’t going to out you to the heavy metal police, the scenester militia, or even the

Magick Touch – Heads Have Got To Rock’N’Roll Review

The year was most likely 1968. I was working as a traveling salesman in the Bible Belt, selling vacuums and encyclopedia sets to unsuspecting Southerners. Sales weren’t great; I am not going to lie to

Death Metal Dossier: Ripped To Shreds, Altar Of Gore & Tzompantli

Hello and welcome to yet another installation of Death Metal Dossier. Lately, we’ve actually had some notions to change the name and theme of this beautiful piece but we (Manny & Ryan) have been getting

Tøronto – Under Siege Review

The year was two thousand and fourteen, year of our Lord. The band was Morbus Chron. And it was their time to release Sweven, an album that would become known as a progressive death metal

Devangelic – Ersetu Review

[Cover art by Nick Keller] If you’ve been paying attention to the goings on here at Last Rites (but why would you?), you might have noticed that we’ve had a rebirth of brutal death metal.

Katatonia – City Burials Review

Hello, and thank you for joining me. Allow me to make a confession of sorts: I love Katatonia. From their early days as a doomy death metal outfit (either the lovingly weird Dance of December

Death Metal Dossier: Fleshrot, Afterbirth, Bones, Perdition Temple & Self Loathing

We are currently, for lack of a better term, in the midst of a global crisis. Across this beautiful blue sphere spinning lackadaisically around the sun people are coming down with a respiratory illness known

Testament – Titans Of Creation Review

“Everyone is gonna die. There’s no escape. Your lungs turning black. No one can save you… Welcome to World War Three.” Prescient lyrics mark the early landscape of Titans of Creation on the second track,