Category: Features

Staff Infections – September 2023

Howdy, kids. it’s time for Staff Infections. You know the drill. I was going to put this piece out last week, but I blew it off because I was tired. Tired from what, I don’t

A Devil’s Dozen – Defeated Sanity

Germany’s Defeated Sanity remains one of the heaviest and most brutal death metal acts currently lingering on our pissed off planet. As such, I wish I had a dramatic story to unfurl concerning my first

Found Sounds And Frig You Friday, Vol. 11

Fuck me, there is a LOT of music out in the world. Oh, hello. I didn’t see you come in. Why not sit down and stay for a spell? Or don’t. I’m clearly not your

In Crust We Trust: Vol 29

Kia ora, comrades. Welcome to In Crust We Trust. This regular round-up focuses on the harshest strains of punk, hardcore and metalpunk. Tune in for crust, d-beat, stenchcore, raw punk, noisecore, and every other Dis-charged

We Have The Power Presents: The Top 100 Power Metal Albums Of All Time, The Closing Ceremony

Okay, now this really IS the swansong, amigos. The last act. The parting song. The final curtain call. The big send off. The blaze of glory. The final campaign. The last bender. The final twitch.

Diamonds & Rust: Killing Joke – Hosannas From The Basements Of Hell

[Cover artwork: Inhuman Rearing, by Victor Safonkin] Sentient Ruin label boss M. talks about his favorite album of all time, which was recently reissued: Killing Joke’s 2006 album Hosannas From The Basements Of Hell. A

Mercürio – Instinto Callejero Review

As sincerely as we’d like to hear and review (or even know about) every worthy heavy metal album to come down the pike, the Last Rites Crew begrudgingly accepted a very long time ago that

Staff Infections – August 2023

Welcome, friends, to another edition of Staff Infections, our monthly examination of the Last Rites staff’s listening habits. Said listening habits have converged a bit more than usual this time around, resulting in five contenders