Poccolus – Poccolus Review

Of all the branches of heavy metal, black metal is the most susceptible to cultural malleability. Of course there are sounds and styles that largely originate from or develop identities around certain scenes (German thrash,

Diamonds & Rust: Screamer – Target: Earth

Way back when we started this Diamonds & Rust feature, the idea behind it was to allow our staff of obsessive listeners the opportunity to wax poetic about classic albums, to finally put onscreen some

Ulthar – Providence Review

[Artwork by Ian Miller] Upon dropping needle to record, you will quickly discover why people dig Ulthar. As is the case with an endless amount of power trios that join and precede them, these guys

[cover art by Ani van Sunnjurck.]

Tristwood – Blackcrowned Majesty Review

It’s been almost 14 years since Tristwood graced the digital pages of Last Rites with their 2006 sophomore album, The Delphic Doctrine. Because there is just too much damn music out there, subsequent releases went

The Show Must Be Paused

Last Rites stands with the black community to stamp out hate and injustice. If you’d like to join the fight, below are some links for donation or other action. If you have additional links you’d

Death Metal Dossier: Ripped To Shreds, Altar Of Gore & Tzompantli

Hello and welcome to yet another installation of Death Metal Dossier. Lately, we’ve actually had some notions to change the name and theme of this beautiful piece but we (Manny & Ryan) have been getting

In Crust We Trust: Vol 17

Kia ora, comrades. Welcome to In Crust We Trust: Vol 17. Before you dive into this month’s collection of raucous releases, I wanted to highlight a few punk rock-focused features that have recently caught my

Chepang – Chatta Review

Don’t get me wrong: I love a good primitive straightforward grindcore album as much as the next guy who really really loves a good primitive straightforward grindcore album. I’ll take all the Agathocles albums you’ve

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