Category: Reviews

Missing Pieces: The Best Of What We Missed In 2023 So Far, Pt. 2

It’s time for Part 2 of our yearly round-up of all the great records we didn’t manage to cover in the first six months of the year. If you also missed Part 1, it’s available

Missing Pieces: The Best Of What We Missed In 2023 So Far, Pt. 1

Have you ever noticed how much music just rules? (Well, most of it, anyway.) We here at Last Rites World Headquarters And Lawnmower Repair Emporium certainly have. We’ve dedicated our every waking moment to listening

Trichomoniasis – Makeshift Crematoria Review

[Cover art by Juliet Lacarne*] Postmodernism is a really wild thing to try to navigate in terms of art and music. Take Makeshift Crematoria, the first full length and third release overall for Californian duo

Pyramaze – Bloodlines Review

Bloodlines is modern Pyramaze distilled—catchy and frequently poppy melodic metal, with faint hints of the band’s proggier early years. Granted, that won’t be everyone’s cup of tea, particularly those whose affinity for the band begins

Church Of Misery – Born Under A Mad Sign Review

Untold ‘eavy metal bands have told tales of supernatural coercion, where some poor soul commits an unspeakable act after being tempted or tormented by a nefarious entity. However, none of us really need any other-worldly

Krigsgrav – Fires In The Fall Review

[Cover Art by Cameron Hinojosa] “Fires in the Fall? It’s June, you big dummy!” For some of you, releasing a warm black metal album best suited for sitting in solitude next to a roaring fire

Oromet – Oromet Review

I used to half-joke that I liked funeral doom because it was music for stretching out, closing your eyes, and trying your darnedest to believe you were laying in your coffin. I say half-joke because

Moral Collapse – Divine Prosthetics Review

[Cover Art by Manisha Mohnani] In 2021, Moral Collapse released their self-titled debut album, seemingly out of nowhere. Better than a surprise debut is a really damn good surprise debut, and that’s precisely what Moral