Category: Features

Missing Pieces: The Best Of What We Missed In 2021 So Far, Volume 1

A long time ago in this very same galaxy, Last Rites was a website named MetalReview, and for several of MetalReview’s early years, the policy was to review everything that was sent our way. Like

Cover art is “Pluto and Charon" (1972) by David A. Hardy

Darkthrone – Eternal Hails…… Review…….

What’s in a name? I don’t recall precisely when I first heard Darkthrone’s name – unfortunately I was a pitiful excuse for a metal fan at four years old when Soulside Journey was released. I didn’t

Lord Mortvm ‒ Diabolical Omen of Hell Review

Fast Rites: because sometimes brevity is fundamental. Norway’s Lord Mortvm plays the type of metal that was best back when dirtbags knew they were dirtbags. Back when Saint Vitus was adding the punk grit to

Wobbly Metal Comics – Gods Of War And Homemade Weaponry

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Alternate art for the Awakening Records version of Mayhemic's Mortuary Feast Of Skeletons.
Art by Wang Jiabin (Uncle3 Art)

La Fragua Del Fin Del Mundo: Thirteen Spells Of Chilean Witching Metal

Part I: The End Of The World Chile is nestled between giants. Towering in the east are the Andes, the longest mountain range in the world, and the largest in the Western Hemisphere. To the

Staff Infections – June 2021

Greetings once again, dear readers. It’s time for another edition of Staff Infections, wherein we examine the listening habits of the Last Rites Staff over the past 30 days or so. Normally we’d take the

Graveripper – Radiated Remains Review

Fast Rites: because sometimes brevity is fundamental. Our beloved Ryan has dubbed 2021 the year of the Thrashening. With excellent releases by Cryptosis, Paranorm, Obsolete, Demoniac, Speed Command, Terminalist, Spellforger and about 100 others I’m

Cover by Belial Necroarts

Track Premiere: Concilium – “From The Chalice”

Consciousness attaches to reality like the grape to the vine, the tendrils clinging to the flower of sanity that springs from the plant that connects us all to the collective rationality. But sometimes grapes fall.