Category: Reviews

Blast Rites: Lycanthrophy – On The Verge Of Apocalypse Review

I’ve never been someone who would typically be described as “a man of few words,” but I’ve got a buddy who certainly fits that bill. Most of his communication comes in short and direct statements,

Scolopendra – VM18 Review

The sound, it looks wonderful! – Dario Argento I’ll be honest, I didn’t understand the reference when I saw the title for Scolopendra’s sophomore album, VM18. All I knew was that the debut of the Necrophagia-esque

Mercürio – Instinto Callejero Review

As sincerely as we’d like to hear and review (or even know about) every worthy heavy metal album to come down the pike, the Last Rites Crew begrudgingly accepted a very long time ago that

Spectre – Lonesome Gambler Review

Lonesome Gambler is the rather delightful, fun, and deceptively breezy debut EP from Tasmania’s own Spectre. The vision of one Will Spectre of The Wizar’d and Tarot fame, it should come as little surprise to

Dead and Dripping – Blackened Cerebral Rifts Review

[Cover Art by Jason Wayne Barnett] More like blackened cerebral RIFFS, amirite? Now that we got that idiocy out of the way, I’d like to talk about Key & Peele, the delightful sketch comedy show

Fleshvessel – Yearning: Promethean Fates Sealed Review

[Cover art by Carlos Agraz] I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but life is A LOT, friends. Beyond your own dealings with career and family and social scenes and whatever else you might have going

Organ Dealer – The Weight Of Being Review

Eight years removed from their first, this latest full-length from Jersey-bred grinders Organ Dealer was a long time coming, begun in 2021 and delayed by everything from the global pandemic to an apartment fire. I

Körgull The Exterminator – Built To Kill Review

“Oh sure, just put on the new Körgull to keep up the energy while you clean the house,” I thought. “These guys are always reliable for some ripping thrash, what could go wrong?” ☠ As