Category: Features

God Mother – Obeveklig Review

Fast Rites: because sometimes brevity is fundamental. Our beloved, or reviled depending on your opinion of puns, Andrew Edmunds has started an exceptional new column for us called Blast Rites. He has treated us to

Staff Infections – April 2022

Get your antibiotics ready, friends, it’s time for Staff Infections. Staff Infections, if you didn’t know, is our monthly examination of the Last Rites staff’s listening habits. Typically I also spend a little time discussing

Deliriant Nerve – Uncontrollable Ascension Review

Fast Rites: because sometimes brevity is fundamental. If you haven’t noticed, we’re some long-winded sumbitches round these parts. Fast Rites exists in part so we can challenge ourselves to shut the hell up a little

Staff Infections – March 2022

Welcome, friends, to the March 2022 edition of Staff infections, your monthly glimpse into the listening habits of your pals here at Last Rites. Last month I expressed my hope that Vladimir Putin’s threatened invasion

Blue, Yellow, & Bleeding: Блек-метал як духовна війна в українському андеграунді

Затхлий запах смерті Приніс з собою вітер Лише холод і туга безкрая У небі роїться круків зграя Вся земля вагітна мерцями – svrm, “Земля вагітна мерцями” The musty smell of death Wind brought with him Only

Voivodentine’s Week: A Trip Through Snakeless Days

So, by now, you’ve probably noticed that, here at Last Rites, we like Voivod. I mean, we really like Voivod. Not in the creepy way, now – get your mind out of the dark place.

Diamonds & Rust: Voivod – Dimension Hatröss

Side…Prolog… 1. Experiment [6:10] 2. Tribal Convictions [4:52] 3. Chaosmöngers [4:39] 4. Technocratic Manipulators [4:35] Side…Epilog… 5. Macrosolutions to Megaproblems [5:33] 6. Brain Scan [5:08] 7. Psychic Vacuum [3:49] 8. Cosmic Drama [4:54] We all

Voivodentine’s Week: The Art Of Away

In the world of Heavy Metal Album Artwork, Voivod stands alone. Now, they don’t so much stand alone because their art is better than everyone else’s – it’s so idiosyncratic that it likely isn’t to