Category: Best Of Lists

Best Of 2022 – In Crust We Trust: Dis-Nightmare Continues EPs & Demos

“Fuck it — it’s rock & roll! There are two kinds of music; music you like and music you don’t like.” – Lemmy Kilmister Kia ora, crüe. Welcome to the second and final part of

Best Of 2022 – In Crust We Trust: Fresh Full-Lengths For Rotting Dumpster Divers

“You just have to keep going; everything will sort itself out.” ― Lemmy Kilmister Kia ora, crüe. Welcome to In Crust We Trust’s end-of-year soirée. Apologies for turning up unannounced like this. I know it’s

Best Of 2022 – Chris C.: Special Tunes From Metal Goons

We live in strange times—said everyone, ever, right now. Like literally everyone. No one has not said this. Even the strange people contributing to said strangeness recognize these are strange times in their own strange

Best of 2022 – Spencer Hotz: Wait, Why Did I Come In Here?

GRINDCORE, FROM SOFT, MARRIAGE…SQUIRREL!!! As I sat here staring at the screen, trying to think of some sort of unifying theme for 2022, I pondered what took place throughout these past 12 months. I survived

Best Of 2022 – Lone Watie: I Just Microwaved My Lunch Except It Wasn’t My Lunch It Was My Salad.

I’d originally written more than a thousand words for this space. I’d begun with “Somebody asked me early in 2022 how I define happiness,” and spent a great deal of words and energy then describing

Best Of 2022 – Dan Obstkrieg: In Which Foolishness Is Again Considered

The introduction, in which claims are made It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the vest

Best Of 2022 – Andrew Edmunds: An Antonym For Synonym Is Antonym, But A Synonym For Antonym Is The Opposite

As of the first week of December, it’s been fifteen years since I started writing for Last Rites — which wasn’t called Last Rites then, if you remember. (And if you don’t, then it’s irrelevant,

Best Of 2022 – Ryan Tysinger: Lifelong Journeys For Technicolor Vapors

First of all, forgive the self-indulgence. These words could be inscribed atop any list, any review, any critique; yet they beg to be uttered. After all, it’s a fundamental rule in critical writing: don’t use