Last Rites Presents: Our Most Anticipated Albums Of 2021, Part 1

Hey, guess what, we managed to slip into our TWENTIETH year as a metal site under the shared banners of Metal Review and Last Rites. It actually happened at some point last year, but we

Evil – Possessed By Evil Review

Two words that fairly well sum up the entire spirit of the sophomore album from Tokyo’s black/thrash brigade Evil: Take cover. The sheer onslaught of a crew-served, belt-fed, fifty-calibre, uranium-laced shells of snarefire rip straight

Depravity – Grand Malevolence Review

I sometimes feel a twinge of sorrow for a record released in December. By that point, all the year-end lists are set and settled, with precious coverage space at blogs and zines dedicated to albums

Best of 2020 – FetusGhost: What Retirement?

Editor’s Note: the man known as FetusGhost decided to hang up his reviewing boots earlier this year, but he has temporarily come out to retirement to make sure our 2020 wrap up wasn’t devoid of

Best of 2020 – Spencer Hotz: Newbie Starts The New Year

It’s officially 2021 and you made it! Dear reader, please take a moment to yourself to appreciate the fact that you survived one of the toughest years in modern history. In a time where simply

Best of 2020 – Lone Watie: We Find What We Look For

Of course, in terms of human events, a year is an arbitrary construct. It isn’t a thing with agency. A year doesn’t do things. But maaaan, 2020 feels like a real life son-of-a-bitch, doesn’t it?

Best Of 2020 – Craig Hayes: Throes Of Fvk Yea In The Jaws Of Uh-Oh.

You right, bruv? Happy holidays and all that jazz. I love this time of year because I’m a certified deafening noise junkie who gets his kicks shouting about murderous-sounding music. Obviously, end-of-year list season presents

Best Of 2020 – Dan Obstkrieg: Only Kindness Matters

For reasons largely unknown, I gave myself precise word limitations for the blurbs which follow. For those of you playing along at home, this means that I wrote 100 words exactly for each metal album,

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