Category: Reviews

Morbid Angel – Kingdoms Disdained Review

Trey Azagthoth is a prankster. Upon first glance, Kingdoms Disdained appears to be the long-awaited back-to-basics album that fans expected with Dave Vincent’s return on Illud Divinum Insanus. After all, this is the first Morbid

Krallice – Loüm Review

In a way, Krallice’s music has always struck me as being about listening. Although the quartet’s music is not improvisational, its knotty intricacy and near-constant interlocking and delinking patterns suggests a group of peers in

Inconcessus Lux Lucis – The Crowning Quietus Review

The Crowning Quietus, the second full length and fourth proper release overall for Inconcessus Lux Lucis, is a gateway drug. It’s an extreme metal gateway drug for folks put off by the arena sheen of

Tetragrammacide – Primal Incinerators of Moral Matrix Review

FAST RITES: because sometimes brevity is fundamental. On one hand, debut full length Primal Incinerators of Moral Matrix sees India’s Tetragrammacide falling right in line with the kind of wall-of-sound black/death metal that is often

Friendship – Hatred Review

Don’t believe them – they’re not your friends. Unless your friends come over and break your belongings, beat you half senseless, scream into the night with all the rage of a thousand suns, and generally

Malokarpaten – Nordkarpatenland Review

This second album from Slovakia’s Malokarpatan has certainly been building a buzz in the break room at Last Rites World Headquarters. I guess I’ll see what all the fuss is about… Usually, when an album

Sorcerer – The Crowning Of The Fire King Review

Swedish doom band Sorcerer re-emerged 2015, after a 20-odd year hiatus, to release its first official full-length album, In the Shadow of the Inverted Cross. The album revealed a supremely talented band that clearly had

Anatomia – Cranial Obsession Review

Friend, you are going to have trouble with this record. You, the one with things to do, people to see, and a rich life to lead. Cranial Obsession is a flat tire on the way