Category: Reviews

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

Los Huaycos – Savage Monstrosities Review

[Artwork by Skinner] If you grew up in one of the lucky parts of the world, there was probably a time in your life when you experienced precisely what true freedom intended humans to feel

Twisted Tower Dire ‒ Wars In The Unknown Review

Getting to Wars In The Unknown was no short journey for Twisted Tower Dire, nor was it ever a guarantee. The band’s first four albums all brought a more reserved but no less powerful form

Pissgrave – Posthumous Humiliation Review

[Warning: In case you remain unaware, the album artwork for this record is extremely NSFW (and outside of work.)] The world is your oyster. If you like oysters, that is. Hell, the world is your