Category: Features

Staff Infections – April 2021

Alright, friends, we’ve managed, thankfully, to go a month without losing a prominent metal figure, and the weather has been pretty decent, so I guess we’ll have to find something else to talk about.  Here’s

Diamonds & Rust: Celtic Frost – Into The Pandemonium

[Cover artwork: The Garden of Earthly Delights, by Hieronymous Bosch] Side A: 1. Mexican Radio [3:29] (Wall of Voodoo) 2. Mesmerized [3:25] (Martin Ain, Thomas Warrior) 3. Inner Sanctum [5:16] (Ain, Warrior) 4. Tristesses de

Gateways To Getting Annihilated: Happy National Beer Day

To quote a great philosopher (who knows so much about nothing at all): “Beer: the cause of, and the solution to, all of life’s problems.” Here at Last Rites, we enjoy a good beer. And

Cover art by Dr(o)))ned Artworks

Witchtit – Intoxicating Lethargy Review

Fast Rites: because sometimes brevity is fundamental. Any alchemical brew is only as strong as that of its weakest components. When  potioncraft is handled lovingly, with each component carefully selected, harvested, and integrated to serve

Staff Infections – March 2021

Greetings, dear readers. Welcome to another addition of Staff Infections, our monthly peek into the listening habits of the Last Rites staff.  Sadly, in what seems like a disturbingly regular occurrence, we’ve lost another prominent

As Ever, This Is The Golden Age – An Interview With Wobbler

Last Rites’ graybeards and greenhorns alike share an abiding love of the classic styles. Likewise, we appreciate and even revel in all that shiny new shit at the cutting edge. As such, we reject the

夢遊病者 (Sleepwalker): “Boundless Love / Resilience” Track Premiere + Interview

We never notice the final breath we take before we fall asleep, yet we can rationally assume that there is a point between a measured inhale and exhale, a point where wakefulness surrenders itself into

Cover art by Sonia Jimenez

Fuego Eterno – El Arte De Lo Oculto Review

Hailing from the city of Los Ángeles, Fuego Eterno are bringing some absolutely ripping death/thrash on their first release. Their debut album, El Arte De Lo Oculto, was released independently this past January. This may seem