Category: Features

Last Rites Presents: Our Most Anticipated Albums Of 2019, Part 2

Welcome back again! We know that day wait to get to the second part of our most anticipated albums of 2019 must have been grueling, but we urge you not to live vicariously through us

Last Rites Presents: Our Most Anticipated Albums Of 2019, Part 1

Welcome back! Those few days without us must have been almost too tough to handle, but you knew we wouldn’t leave you without our special combination of unmatched metal expertise and unbridled stupidity for too

Last Rites Vacation: The Very Brief Sleep – 12/31/2018 & 01/01/2019

Greetings, hails, horns, stage dives, gauntleted fists, etc., dear readers! Last Rites normally takes about a week off around this time to go into full recovery & prep mode, but this year we’re only slacking

Last Rites’ Facebook Albums Of The Week: December 23rd – December 29th

“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

Best Of 2018 – Chris Sessions: Are You Slimy Enough For 2018?

ON THE YEAR Last year at this time I was angry. Constant anger starts to numb the spirit. You feel tired rather than restless. So you stop paying attention, focus back in on the minute

Serpents Of Dawn – Into The Garden Review

Fast Rites: because sometimes brevity is fundamental. It’s been a while since doom has had a big enough year that multiple high-quality albums end up falling through the cracks, but such is the case in

Evangelist – Deus Vult Review

Fast Rites: because sometimes brevity is fundamental. It’s been a while since doom has had a big enough year that multiple high-quality albums end up falling through the cracks, but such is the case in

Best Of 2018 – Konrad Kantor: And So We Weep For The Fallen

2018 has been a year attempting to actively bring as much positivity into my life as possible. As far as heavy metal goes, no that does not mean you are about to read a top