Category: Features

Staff Infections – March 2019

It’s time, once again, for you to marvel at the Last Rites staff’s spectacularly good taste in music. Let’s see what the heck we’ve been listening to this past month. If you’ve been hanging around

Last Rites’ Facebook Albums Of The Week: March 3rd – March 9th

“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

Your Metal Isn’t Even Metal, Unless It Is. And I’m Old.

Welcome back. I hope you got some rest since my last article. You will need it—this is a fucking Proust-level word grinder. Last Rites better be grateful they don’t pay me by the word. Or

Last Rites’ Facebook Albums Of The Week: February 24th – March 2nd

“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

Diamonds & Rust: Cradle Of Filth – The Principle Of Evil Made Flesh

No, really, I’m not here to make you care about Cradle of Filth. If you’ve wandered the dusty hallways of heavy metal for even a relatively scanty amount of time, Cradle of Filth has been

In Crust We Trust: Part 2

The stench of crust punk is seemingly everywhere these days. Bands like Tragedy, Wolfbrigade, Martyrdöd, and more regularly feature on major/mainstream music websites, and crust is cited as an inspiration by innumerable underground punk and

In Crust We Trust: Part 1

Amebix gave birth to crust punk in the early 1980s, but Ripper Crust, the 1986 demo from Hellbastard, officially christened the sub-genre. Crust’s early years were a hard scramble, with bands like Antisect, Doom, Deviated

Last Rites’ Facebook Albums Of The Week: February 17th – February 23rd

“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