Grave Digger – Fields Of Blood Review

The $10* or so that Chris Boltendahl spent on a ticket to Braveheart in 1995 may have been the best money he ever spent… Now in their fortieth year, the bombastic Teutonic trad metallers in

Creature – Ex Cathedra Review

Creature is the type of project that happens when one man gets out his heavy metal blender and decides that there’s no real limit to the ingredients he’s willing to take for a spin. Some

Escuela Grind – GGRRIINNDDCCOORREE Review

One and a half minutes… Ninety seconds… In that same amount of time, you could be three-quarters of the way through brushing your teeth to American Dental Association specifications. You could reheat leftovers from last

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

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