Master – Vindictive Miscreant Review

“You’re nothing but a vindictive miscreant!” spit-snarls Master mainman Paul Speckmann to open this one, his primary band’s 14th album in twice as many years. And if you know Master, if you’ve been keeping up

Bloodbath – The Arrow Of Satan Is Drawn Review

In some ways, Bloodbath wasn’t a band that should’ve lasted this long—begun as a side project; focused entirely on regurgitating a classic sound; born of members occupied with other, bigger, more serious endeavors. Bands like

Stunner – Turbo City Review

With list season getting into full swing, we find ourselves going back and looking for things we may have missed or overlooked earlier in the year. Sometimes, in this process, a discovery just stands out

Last Rites’ Facebook Albums Of The Week: November 18th – November 24th

“Album Of The Day” is a Last Rites Facebook feature we started whose purpose is quite straight-forward: highlight one album per day and say a few words about it. Understanding that not everyone chooses to

Thanksgiving Turkeys: 2018’s Fowlest Flops

Everything sucks. You don’t even need details why. You know it’s a struggle to get up in the morning and open Facebook, and yet it’s also impossible to look away. This is not meant to

In The Woods… – Cease the Day Review

The reunion of Norway’s In the Woods… a few years ago was as pleasant as it was unexpected. In the 90s, the band released three wildly different albums that brought a whole lot of sweeping

Catching Up With Sodom + Partisan EP Review

The deeper you care to dig into the underground, the more likely you’ll eventually unearth crews of thorny bangers who “only care about the demo material.” It works for a band like Sodom because the

Sargeist – Unbound Review

While Scandinavian black metal does not have a definitive third wave, it would not be hard to argue that if it were to exist, it would have begun peaking right at the turn of the

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