Olkoth – The Immortal Depths & Treasures Of Necromancy Review

Several of us here at Last Rites share an affinity for castles, whether it be sprawling towers lunging towards a moonlit sky on an album cover or tales of laying siege to a mighty fortress

In Crust We Trust: Vol. 6

Welcome to In Crust We Trust Vol. 6, which is brought to you this month by Shut Up, Grandad, Inc. Thing is, I’ve been thinking about crotchety old punks—you know, like me—and why we’re such

Wormed – Metaportal Review

Wormed has a great band name. Everything else is just window dressing, really. Wormed homer, here. Love these guys, truly. So this review is tainted by the admiration, adoration, and abject sexual longing I feel

Cryptae – Vestigial Review

Death metal. Possibly considered the common denominator amongst many fans of heavy metal in the modern age, it has held its grip on the hearts of fans since its inception in the late 80s to

Last Rites’ Facebook Albums Of The Week: July 14th – July 20th

“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

False – Portent Review

I used to have my doubts about False. It’s because I’m what some people would call a fence-sitter. I’ve been one since the first time two little shits asked me to choose between them. I

Falls of Rauros – Patterns in Mythology Review

The influence of Agalloch on the American black metal scene, and the American metal scene in general, simply cannot be understated. The intimate connection that so many bands feel to the earth, the soil, the

Abbath – Outstrider Review

Assuming some semblance of history with the lead players involved and a genuine desire to see their approach to icy black metal prolonged, which record do you think would win the most attention if you

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