Category: Fast Rites

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Fast Rites – Volume 12

December always sees the number of new releases considerably decreasing, and heavy hitters certainly dominated the release calendar in recent months. As the end of the year fast approaches, the LR staff’s focus will go toward

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Fast Rites – Volume 11

Maybe ‘Back To The Future: Part II’ was merely off by one year? Defying all sound reasoning, the Cubs are the best team in baseball, and good metal releases continue to fall through the cracks.

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Fast Rites Vol. 10 Summer Doldrums?

The late summer doldrums are here, but many artists are looking beyond the seasons to the stars. Blood Incanation‘s Starspawn currently has tongues wagging, and the new album from Satan-Is-In-The-Cosmos explorers Inquisition is about to drop into everybody’s laps. But, you should

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Fast Rites – Volume 9

You may or may not have heard, but Heavy Metal at About.com is no more. I was a fixture at the site for nearly a decade, and the short form album review format made up the bulk

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Fast Rites Volume 8 It’s Spring Again!

We’ve had a number of albums that are worthy of your attention burning on the back burner for quite awhile. (Well, these short blasts have been languishing in my inbox for quite awhile; my apologies.)

Fast Rites – Volume 7: The One (Mad)Man Binge and Purge

There were a number of albums that came across my desk as I pondered what I would follow up my review of Prong’s latest with. Some garnered more interest than others; some were destined to

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Fast Rites – Volume 6

We have a few “holiday leftovers” for you as we begin a new year at Last Rites. If you’re well sick-and-tired of ham or turkey sandwiches at this point (but your father STILL hasn’t taken

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Fast Rites – Volume 5

Football, shmootball. The Cubs have gone down in flames, thereby proving that Back To The Future Part II is a work of fiction. Here are a few albums, both good and bad, for Cub fans to slit their