Category: Fast Rites

RÛR – RÛR Review

FAST RITES: because sometimes brevity is fundamental. RÛR is the latest in a long line of one-man black metal bands out of Norway, this time the sole work of a man named C.L. However, the

Taphos – Demo MMXVI & 7″ EP MMXVII Review

FAST RITES: because sometimes brevity is fundamental. On Demo MMXVI & 7″ EP MMXVII, a collection of their first two releases, Denmark’s Taphos is hitting the ground running not by attempting to do anything really

Destroyer 666 – Call Of The Wild EP Review

FAST RITES: because sometimes brevity is fundamental. Surprise, surprise: only two years since the band’s last full-length album, Wildfire, and we already have new Destroyer 666 material. Sure, Call of the Wild is only an

Endorphins Lost / OSK – Split Review

FAST RITES: because sometimes brevity is fundamental. Ah, the split 7”, that wonderful little beast that keeps the grind and punk flowing… Short and sweet and frantic and furious, just like the good lord intended

Black Cyclone – Death Is King Review

FAST RITES: because sometimes brevity is fundamental. Agent Steel fans rejoice. Black Cyclone is here: a thrash-by-way-of-speed-metal band from Sweden with their self-released debut album, Death Is King. Having released two demos in 2012 and

Mortiferum – Altar Of Decay Review

FAST RITES: because sometimes brevity is fundamental. I have no clue how many times a year I type the phrase “…doesn’t really do anything new,” but I guaran-gatdang-tee it’s equaled by the amount of times

Tetragrammacide – Primal Incinerators of Moral Matrix Review

FAST RITES: because sometimes brevity is fundamental. On one hand, debut full length Primal Incinerators of Moral Matrix sees India’s Tetragrammacide falling right in line with the kind of wall-of-sound black/death metal that is often

Purtenance – Paradox of Existence EP Review

FAST RITES: because sometimes brevity is fundamental. For a band that’s been around since essentially 1989, Purtenance has released a surprisingly sparse amount of material. In fact, between 1992 and 2012 they released exactly 0