Deafkids – Metaprogramação Review

Let’s begin with a pair of tentative maxims: 1) If you only ever look for the new—the cutting edge, the bold, the progressive, the iconoclastic—in music, you are likely a sad-hearted doofus who has never

A Funny Thing Happened On The Way Back From The Airport…

Hey, your barn door’s open. April Fools! Ahhhh, admit it, we got you. Wait, what? You have an actual barn and the door is currently open? Well, you better close it, Mr. and/or Mrs. McDonald.

Last Rites’ Facebook Albums Of The Week: March 24th – March 30th

“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

Inter Arma – Sulphur English Review

Straight to the point: Sulphur English is the darkest and most brutal record that Inter Arma has made yet. It is also far less immediate than albums like Sky Burial and Paradise Gallows. Immediacy is

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Isotope – Self-Titled Review

[Cover Illustration by Adam Kindred] There is plenty of great metal starting to seep through the cracks here in 2019, and a bunch of it is getting reviewed right here at Last Rites. But for

NIXA – Opus Tierra Review

Metal is made up of certain characteristics, just like life itself. A bird is not just a flying dinosaur—it is a specific kind of animal defined by a LOT of characteristics. Same with a snake

Ulver State Of America

[Photo copyright Ingrid Aas 2018] Last week Ulver played their first ever shows in the U.S. at New York’s Irving Plaza. The set on night one was entirely comprised of songs from the band’s wonderful

Straight To Your Spine: A 40th Anniversary Celebration Of Motörhead’s Overkill

[Released March 24th, 1979 through Bronze Records. Artwork by Joe Petagno] I suppose you could consider yourself a metal fan and not hold Motörhead in the highest and loudest regard, but that sure would make

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