Category: Features

Death Metal Dossier – DEMOCEMBER Part I

This month, we’re doing something special for Death Metal Dossier, where Manny and Ryan attempt to shed some light on the moldy crypts of underground death metal. This month, we’re highlighting not one, but three

Best Of 2018 – Michael ‘Captain’ Wuensch: Never F*#@ing Relax

I’m long past the point of wondering if I’ll ever tire of listening to heavy metal. I’m 1.4 million years old and can still remember the very first time I heard Judus Erectus’ first demo

Last Rites’ Facebook Albums Of The Week: December 2nd – December 8th

“Album Of The Day” is a Last Rites Facebook feature we started whose purpose is quite straight-forward: highlight one album per day and say a few words about it. Understanding that not everyone chooses to

Best Of 2018 – Last Rites Combined Staff Top 25

You’re here! Welcome! So glad you could make it. So, how was the flight? Wait, what? You walked here? All the way from January 1st? You walked here all the way from January 1st. Wow.

Best of 2018 – Top 10 EPs and Demos

Last year it was caviar, Peter Dinklage, Ant-Man, and American League MVP Jose Altuve. This year it’s mini-Cokes (cutest among sodas), relatively short and possible GOAT quarterback Drew Brees, Ant-Man and the Wasp, and… American League MVP

Best Of 2018 – Our Album Art Favorites

Although we spend the majority of our time begging that listeners consider above all else the music contained within an album, we can sometimes be found discussing the artwork that adorns an album cover or

Medieval Demon – Medieval Necromancy Review

Fast Rites: because sometimes brevity is fundamental. On the Bathory Album Spectrometer Scale (patent pending), Greek black metal tends to fall between the Blood Fire Death and Hammerheart points of reference, known largely for big,

We Have The Power! — The Top Twenty Power (And Power-Related) Albums Of 2018

News flash: Last Rites loves lists. Hell, we might as well refer to ourselves as List Rites come December because by then we’ve already spent weeks compiling lists, comparing lists, tweaking lists and, most importantly,