All Pigs Must Die – Hostage Animal Review

There is certainly a very loud, ongoing argument about whether heavy metal is inherently political or inherently apolitical. The argument has certainly heated up on the social medias lately and boy oh boy do people

Inconcessus Lux Lucis – The Crowning Quietus Review

The Crowning Quietus, the second full length and fourth proper release overall for Inconcessus Lux Lucis, is a gateway drug. It’s an extreme metal gateway drug for folks put off by the arena sheen of

Tetragrammacide – Primal Incinerators of Moral Matrix Review

FAST RITES: because sometimes brevity is fundamental. On one hand, debut full length Primal Incinerators of Moral Matrix sees India’s Tetragrammacide falling right in line with the kind of wall-of-sound black/death metal that is often

Friendship – Hatred Review

Don’t believe them – they’re not your friends. Unless your friends come over and break your belongings, beat you half senseless, scream into the night with all the rage of a thousand suns, and generally

Malokarpaten – Nordkarpatenland Review

This second album from Slovakia’s Malokarpatan has certainly been building a buzz in the break room at Last Rites World Headquarters. I guess I’ll see what all the fuss is about… Usually, when an album

Sorcerer – The Crowning Of The Fire King Review

Swedish doom band Sorcerer re-emerged 2015, after a 20-odd year hiatus, to release its first official full-length album, In the Shadow of the Inverted Cross. The album revealed a supremely talented band that clearly had

Anatomia – Cranial Obsession Review

Friend, you are going to have trouble with this record. You, the one with things to do, people to see, and a rich life to lead. Cranial Obsession is a flat tire on the way

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Trenchgrinder – Peace is Forfeit Review

Residing among the war-torn streets of Brooklyn, New York, dodging hails of bullets on their way to and from practice, Trenchgrinder are the anthem of destruction. With the world seemingly collapsing on all sides, missiles

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