Category: Features

Heavy Sentence – Bang To Rites Review

Lemmy Kilmister’s preference for The Beatles over the Rolling Stones is fascinating. To a degree, it makes sense: After all, Lemmy did spend plenty of time pushing the psychedelic parameters rock ‘n’ roll in Hawkwind.

A Devil’s Dozen – Meshuggah

Meshuggah is about much more than rhythmic trickery. That isn’t to say that they aren’t very much about rhythmic trickery, because with all their polyrhythms and irregular phrase lengths and odd time signatures, they definitely

Pus – Pus Review

Fast Rites: because sometimes brevity is fundamental. Pus waste no time getting straight to business, and neither should we. The Lima, Peru quintet deliver five rapid fire tracks on their debut self-titled EP, all bursting

Staff Infections – May 2021

Howdy, friends. It’s Staff Infections time. If you’re knew here, the gist is this: We, the Last Rites Staff, listen to stuff, and then you read about it. It sounds kind of stupid when you

Track Premiere: Coffin Lurker – “Of Suffering”

At the dawn of the millennium, there was a trend within the resurgence in the popularity of the zombie film. The “fast zombies” resembled more of a mob of crazed and rabid animals than the

Diamonds & Rust: Moonspell ‒ Wolfheart

[Original cover art by Axel Hermann] Of all the bands that began their careers in more extreme terrain only to shift into sounds that were in some ways experimental, more commercial, or just downright different,

Animal Schoolbus – Going To Grammy’s House 2021 Review

Fast Rites: because sometimes brevity is fundamental. I’ve covered quite a bit of grindcore in my however-many years doing this “music criticism” thing, and I can honestly say that Animal Schoolbus is the best child-fronted

Staff Infections – April 2021

Alright, friends, we’ve managed, thankfully, to go a month without losing a prominent metal figure, and the weather has been pretty decent, so I guess we’ll have to find something else to talk about.  Here’s