Last Rites’ Facebook Albums Of The Week: July 22nd – July 28th

“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

Rest In Peace, Mark “The Shark” Shelton—The Spiral Castle Has Received Her King

It was the summer of 2012, and it should have been an unmitigated disaster. A small metal festival in the heart of Ohio made even smaller by record-setting temperatures and a tornado that ripped half

Atavisma – The Chtonic Rituals Review

Talent is a fickle beast. Those who possess it are often led down the pompous, overwrought path of say Dave Weckl or Steve Vai. One might spend more time endorsing drumsticks than supporting the mostly

Cavurn – Rehersal Demo Review

FAST RITES: because sometimes brevity is fundamental. It’s not often a rehearsal demo receives much light outside of the darker corners of the metal underground. However, Washington’s death/doom act Cavurn have been creating quite a

With The End In Mind – Unraveling; Arising Review

Originally released independently in 2016, Unraveling; Arising is the debut full length of Olympia’s With the End in Mind. The project is the sole vision – if not quite sole execution – of Alex Freilich,

Axegrinder – Satori Review

After the triumphant returns of Amebix and Antisect over the past several years, alphabetically up next in crust punk history is London’s Axegrinder. Back then, this punk-metal outfit dropped only one full-length, 1989’s The Rise

Khanus – Flammarion Review

Finland’s Khanus is a very strange band, and not necessarily for the reason most of us westerns likely think–that snicker-friendly name that has no conveniently available translation. No, Finland’s Khanus is a strange band to

Last Rites’ Facebook Albums Of The Week: July 15th – July 21st

“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

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