Diamonds & Rust: Killing Joke – Hosannas From The Basements Of Hell

[Cover artwork: Inhuman Rearing, by Victor Safonkin] Sentient Ruin label boss M. talks about his favorite album of all time, which was recently reissued: Killing Joke’s 2006 album Hosannas From The Basements Of Hell. A

Blast Rites: Lycanthrophy – On The Verge Of Apocalypse Review

I’ve never been someone who would typically be described as “a man of few words,” but I’ve got a buddy who certainly fits that bill. Most of his communication comes in short and direct statements,

Scolopendra – VM18 Review

The sound, it looks wonderful! – Dario Argento I’ll be honest, I didn’t understand the reference when I saw the title for Scolopendra’s sophomore album, VM18. All I knew was that the debut of the Necrophagia-esque

Mercürio – Instinto Callejero Review

As sincerely as we’d like to hear and review (or even know about) every worthy heavy metal album to come down the pike, the Last Rites Crew begrudgingly accepted a very long time ago that

Staff Infections – August 2023

Welcome, friends, to another edition of Staff Infections, our monthly examination of the Last Rites staff’s listening habits. Said listening habits have converged a bit more than usual this time around, resulting in five contenders

We Have The Power Presents: The Top 100 Power Metal Albums Of All Time, Part 4

Well, here we are. The last hurrah. The final frontier. The last restaurant at the end of the universe. One more for the road. Goodbye, farewell, and amen. Hasta la vista, baby. Smell you later.

Track Premiere: Egregore – “Birth Of Death”

Sentient Ruin Bandcamp[Artwork by Lev Y.S.] There have been quite a few bands from the Carcass school making some fantastic music as of late. While this year has been fairly quiet in that department, bands

Spectre – Lonesome Gambler Review

Lonesome Gambler is the rather delightful, fun, and deceptively breezy debut EP from Tasmania’s own Spectre. The vision of one Will Spectre of The Wizar’d and Tarot fame, it should come as little surprise to

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