Category: Reviews

Sky Shadow Obelisk – The Satyr’s Path Review

[Artwork by Lucas Korte] If you’ve even remotely followed the catalog of Sky Shadow Obelisk, then you know that you can only truly expect a couple things with each new release: it’s going to be

[Artwork by Wes Benscoter]

Cattle Decapitation – Death Atlas Review

As at least one person’s favorite New York senator once said, “Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not to his own facts.” This feels even more relevant in our current fractured [read: fucking

Terminus – A Single Point Of Light Review

This review is late. There are, of course, a number of flimsy excuses that lead to this particular flunk, but none of them really matter. What matters is that the review going forward, despite the

Oath Of Cruelty – Summary Execution At Dawn Review

Formed in 2010, it’s taken nine years for Houston’s Oath Of Cruelty to muster up their first full-length — it’s been a full five years since their last and only non-demo release, the two-song Hellish

The Deathtrip – Demon Solar Totem Review

[Artwork by Luciana Lupe Vasconcelos] There are few bands in the history of humanity that can change crucial members and move forward seamlessly. The group becomes even more narrow when the member being spoken of

Reveal! – Scissorgod Review

If you can decipher precisely what the plop is happening on the cover art for Scissorgod, the third full length from Sweden’s Reveal!, then you either have a keener artistic eye than most or you’re

Xeno Ooze - Parasligm Shift
[Artwork by: Arifullah Ali]

Xeno Ooze – Parasligm Shift Review

We here at Last Rites are eternal musical explorers. We are constantly looking for our next fix, whether they be warm embraces from established bands like Opeth and Insomnium, the excitement of being on the

Obsequiae – The Palms of Sorrowed Kings Review

Over a full decade and just a few albums, Minnesota’s Obsequiae has carved out quite the successful micro-niche in metal. Their melodic black metal is self-described as “medieval metal,” and the combination of Old World-y