Category: Reviews

False – Portent Review

I used to have my doubts about False. It’s because I’m what some people would call a fence-sitter. I’ve been one since the first time two little shits asked me to choose between them. I

Falls of Rauros – Patterns in Mythology Review

The influence of Agalloch on the American black metal scene, and the American metal scene in general, simply cannot be understated. The intimate connection that so many bands feel to the earth, the soil, the

Abbath – Outstrider Review

Assuming some semblance of history with the lead players involved and a genuine desire to see their approach to icy black metal prolonged, which record do you think would win the most attention if you

Disentomb ‒ The Decaying Light Review

After a rather standard, toilet-and-trash (and great) brutal/slam debut, Australia’s Disentomb showed bits of growth on sophomore outing Misery. Sure, it was still loaded with pummels and riffs of the most brutal order, but the

Death Metal Dossier – Tristengrav, Rotted, Voimaton, Swarn, Encoffinate & Sedimentum

Hello and welcome to another episode of Death Metal Dossier! Unlike last time, Ryan did not make crepes. I’m not exactly mad about it but I’d be much happier with a light crepe filled with

Missing Pieces 2019: The Best Of What We’ve Missed So Far, Part 3

Here at Last Rites, we listen to a metric shit-ton of heavy metal—it’s just what we do. But every year there’s so much great metal that we simply don’t have time to cover it all…

Tomb Mold – Planetary Clairvoyance Review

Tomb Mold, who represented themselves admirably in my top ten list for 2018, went ahead and released the death metal album to beat for 2019. I am not exaggerating. This record is exactly what a

Missing Pieces 2019: The Best Of What We’ve Missed So Far, Part 2

Here at Last Rites, we listen to a metric shit-ton of heavy metal—it’s just what we do. But every year there’s so much great metal that we simply don’t have time to cover it all…