Category: Reviews

Iron Griffin – Curse Of The Sky Review

The first thing you’ll likely notice upon jumping into Curse of the Sky is a fairly different approach to production; the overall sound here is bass-forward, pleasantly cushy and not unlike something you might expect

Nasheim – Jord Och Aska Review

Although it’s doubtful whether there ever existed a music industry business model as homogenized as the popular imagination has it, it’s equally doubtless that in 2019, nobody anywhere has any goddamn idea what music looks

Magnabolt – Magnabolt Review

There’s a lot to be said for first impressions, especially in an age where new releases are coming out faster than listeners can possibly hear them all. This first impression could be one of many

Rhapsody Of Fire – The Eighth Mountain Review

You don’t have to be a D&D dork to love symphonic power metal. There’s nothing that says that, in order to enjoy Rhapsody of Fire, you have to have memorized a monster manual or enjoyed

Wolfsblood – Vomit & Lice Review

I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking that Last Rites is slowly transitioning from metal to punk. Thanks to our very own Craig Hayes, we recently had a multiple volume crust feature that will now

Noisem – Cease To Exist Review

Death. Black. Grind. Speed. Thrash. Crust. The basic species of metal. As I stumble my way through the Zoology courses I am taking I am struck, again and again, how backwards the whole enterprise can

Death Metal Round-Up At The Maggot Stomp Records Corral

It started with an innocent e-mail. The subject line, “Say Goodby to the Rest of Your Foreskin.” And lo, a relationship was formed upon which many crates of avocados would be exchanged in the spirit

Warcollapse – Deserts Of Ash Review

Full disclaimer: this is the second time I’ve written about the latest 12″ release from Swedish crusties Warcollapse for Last Rites. Last time I only briefly mentioned the band’s Deserts of Ash LP in a