Witchseeker – Scene Of The Wild Review

Witchseeker hails from Singapore, but their brand of metal is a mostly Western one, a mash-up of NWOBHM trad and classic American-style speed-metal with just a dash of Hollywood glammy sleaze. So put on your

Paladine – Entering The Abyss Review

[Artwork by Jimmy “Dreadjim” Ling] Heavy metal and escapism have been instinctive chums since day one, but a next level of camaraderie exists as it relates power metal (US and Euro variations), more so than

Memoriam – To The End Review

On one hand, the comparisons between Memoriam and Bolt Thrower are inevitable. Look at any writings about Memoriam in the last four-ish years, and I’d bet that Bolt Thrower is mentioned in the first three

Autarkh ‒ Form In Motion Review

To a certain subset of metal fans, Dodecahedron’s two albums were among the most original, daring, and truly adventurous works of extreme metal in recent years. Dissonant black metal met electronics, industrial, a progressive, unpredictable

Eyehategod – A History Of Nomadic Behavior Review

I’ve spent quite a lot of time revisiting Eyehategod in the past few weeks — more than I’ve listened to them in probably a decade, I must admit, and maybe longer. As I listen to

Celestial Sanctuary – Soul Diminished Review

You love it when bands offer ripping guitar solos, wild technicality, acoustic passages, keyboards or other non-traditional instrumentation, right? I do too, of course, but sometimes it’s important to opt for the “keep it simple

Cover art by Christophe Moyen (Thorncross)

Poison Leather – Trapped In The Abyss Of Chauvet Review

Art has been a part of the human experience since, well, the dawn of the human experience. Ever since Grunk dejectedly drew a sad face with Oong’s blood after bludgeoning him for even considering to

Staff Infections – March 2021

Greetings, dear readers. Welcome to another addition of Staff Infections, our monthly peek into the listening habits of the Last Rites staff.  Sadly, in what seems like a disturbingly regular occurrence, we’ve lost another prominent

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