Category: Features

Last Rites Presents: Ask 2 Idiots — The Lugubrum Trio ‘Plage Chômage’ Edition

Over the last several weeks, we (the two idiots… The Ask 2 Idiots) have received hundreds of thousands of letters from all over world asking two specific questions: 1) What happened to you idiots, and

Death Metal Dossier: Crypt Dagger, Malleus, And Muscipula

Welcome to the year two thousand and twenty the year of someone’s lord. Last Rites was kind enough to renew Death Metal Dossier for another season. Please be ensured that our agents are working tirelessly

Just At The Edge Of The Light: A Psychotic Waltz Primer

Every passionate music fan has a litmus test band or artist, the one that, when mentioned, signifies the speaker’s legitimate expertise in that area. For a lot of progressive metal devotees that band is Psychotic

50 Years Of ‘Black Sabbath’ & 50 Years Of Heavy Metal

Did heavy metal begin with Black Sabbath, or were the young Brummies behind that grim denomination simply the optimal vessels at that very moment for an entity perhaps as old as the Earth itself? Few

Staff Infections – February 2020

Welcome, friends, to another edition of Staff Infections, wherein the Last Rites staff share what we’ve been listening to for the past month or so. And Christ on a pony, what a horrible god-damned month

In Crust We Trust: Vol 13

Howdy, comrades! Welcome to the first volume of In Crust We Trust for 2020. Thanks to everyone who paid a visit to In Crust We Trust’s end-of-year double-feature back in December. If you were kind

Diamonds & Rust: Sodom – Agent Orange

[Album artwork: Andreas Marschall] Gelsenkirchen, Germany, early 1980s: A young Thomas Such finds himself not particularly taken with the notion of spending a perfectly good life buried in the depths of the local coal mines.

Revenant Marquis – Youth In Ribbons Review

Let’s go ahead and clear something up right now. If you like your black metal on the more polished side, or are looking for frostbitten riffs from the howling fjords of Norway, then just go