Sorcerer – The Crowning Of The Fire King Review

Swedish doom band Sorcerer re-emerged 2015, after a 20-odd year hiatus, to release its first official full-length album, In the Shadow of the Inverted Cross. The album revealed a supremely talented band that clearly had

Anatomia – Cranial Obsession Review

Friend, you are going to have trouble with this record. You, the one with things to do, people to see, and a rich life to lead. Cranial Obsession is a flat tire on the way

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Trenchgrinder – Peace is Forfeit Review

Residing among the war-torn streets of Brooklyn, New York, dodging hails of bullets on their way to and from practice, Trenchgrinder are the anthem of destruction. With the world seemingly collapsing on all sides, missiles

Impureza – La Caida De Tonatiuh Review

Look, I love big, important, seriovs heavy metal as much as the next jagoff. Heavy metal with fiery polemics, off-kilter discord, svpremely intellectval paeans to the twelfth sub-level of Satan’s savory succotash, whatever, great. That’s

Daemusinem – Thy Ungodly Defiance Review

Throughout its history, death metal has been warped and molded into any number of permutations, with several different dials that bands can twist to arrive at their desired destination. Need more artsy avant-gardery? Turn up

Belus – Apophenia Review

The Brooklyn black metal scene has a penchant for off-kilter, nearly jazzy black metal. Almost as if there’s a competition between the drummers in the scene to thrust each other into new, unchartered territory using

A Devil’s Dozen – Mercyful Fate

You knew we wouldn’t leave you hanging for too long, yes? Halloween without King’s solo works would have been bad enough, but no Mercyful Fate? That’s like rock without the roll, a shot without the

A Devil’s Dozen – King Diamond

Last Rites has done 36 Devil’s Dozens over the course of precisely five years, and we’re just now finally getting to the indomitable King Diamond. I wish we had a serviceable excuse for our procrastination,

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