Category: Features

Life In The Afterglow – An Edge Of Sanity Primer

Edge of Sanity never fit in. Although they spent their formative years during the rise of Swedish death metal, they never released a classic regular death metal album, nor did they do the obvious thing

A Definitive Ranking Of Cannibal Corpse Hating Heads

October is the month of Halloween, so naturally, October is the month of horror movies, so naturally naturally, October is the month of Cannibal Corpse. They are forever the horror movie metal band to end

Windfaerer – Alma Review

Fast Rites: because sometimes brevity is fundamental. Windfaerer succeeds where many other atmospheric black metal bands have lately flopped by never leaving the ferocity of black metal too far behind in favor of overly wispy

An Interview With Monte Mccleery Of UN: The Pacific Northwest, Cancer, And Edgar Allan Poe

Residing in the Pacific Northwest, doom is hardly an outlier in the emotional terrain of music. Seattle, Washington’s UN has drawn from their landscape, the gray skies and their own profound experiences with life’s terminal

Riffology – Bolt Thrower’s “Through The Eye Of Terror”

Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, class is back in session. For this lesson in Riffology, we will be taking a break from Morbid Angel, but we will be returning once again to the year 1989 and

Last Rites’ Facebook Albums Of The Week: October 21st – October 27th

“Album Of The Day” is a Last Rites Facebook feature we started whose purpose is quite straight-forward: highlight one album per day and say a few words about it. Understanding that not everyone chooses to

Yer Metal Is Even Older Than I Said Last Time

Popular demand is not a phrase that should ever be used to describe internet content. At best, your website has a healthy two dozen actual regulars. The rest just wander through and have next to

Arsis And The Curse Of The Classic Debut

Putting out a classic with your first album is a curse. Well, it’s just a bit of a curse, of course, because the percentage of bands and artists that actually put out a classic at