The Wandering Ascetic – Crimson Review

Crimson, the debut full length from Singapore’s The Wandering Ascetic, is the type of record that shows how truly unsurprising it is to hear music that is rather “post-genre” in 2019. Not a genre that

Horrisonous – A Culinary Cacophony Review

Horrisonous – adj., Sounding dreadful I had to look that up, I’ll admit. Let’s take a gander, shall we? See if it holds true… This Australian quintet released The Plague Doctors EP back in 2016,

Diamonds & Rust: The Accüsed – The Return Of Martha Splatterhead

In “Diamonds & Rust,” Last Rites looks back at classic albums from metal’s storied history. Some of those albums were big hits, and others are overlooked gems. All of them deserve your time and attention…

An Interview With Christian Kolf Of Owl & Valborg

Christian Kolf has been in a whole bunch of bands, with none more important than the work he’s produced with Owl and Valborg. 2017 saw Valborg release Endstrand to much acclaim (especially here at Last

Last Rites’ Facebook Albums Of The Week: January 13th – January 19th

“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

The Grunge That Stole Hairmass

GRUNGE It was both what and not what you think. It came on the heels of the thrash explosion, and it signed the death warrant for LA glam “metal.” It was a few great nobodies

Pernicion – Seek What They Sought Review

Innovation is intrinsic to all living creatures and necessary for survival, and stagnation means death—the death of thought, invention and viability. Without evolution, we’d still be using a sharp stone to carve our knickers from

Ossuarium – Living Tomb Review

The function of the record label has changed quite drastically since the days of yesteryear when the slick-haired, cigar smoking fat cat from Columbia would come in promising jumbo jets, cocaine, and world tours. The

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