Category: Reviews


Bottomless – The Banishing Review

[Artwork by Marco Zanin and Sara Bianchin]   Bottomless return two years after their debut with their sophomore album The Banishing. And it must be said: all hail Italian doom metal. While the primary comparables for

Necrony – Corrupted Crescendos Review

Before he was the drummer in Axis Of Despair, Anders Jakobson was the drummer in a little ol’ band called Nasum. And before he was the drummer in Nasum, he was the bass player in

Incantation – Unholy Deification Review

Unholy Deification is lucky #13 for John McEntee and his cast of cohorts, in terms of full-length albums. From outside observation, it’s pretty clear that, after some thirty-plus years in the game, John’s a true

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