Diamonds & Rust: TT Quick – Metal Of Honor

This happens a lot. A band of bozos, utterly in love with what they feel is the best music ever, start a band to play said music. Said music comes, as you might expect, with

The Lord Weird Slough Feg – New Organon Review

Humans are clever, fascinating and often hilariously dumb creatures. One minute we’re finding new ways to defy gravity, the next we’re taking the Tide Pod challenge or attempting to jump a flaming gulch on a

Staff Infections – June 2019

Have you ever wondered to yourself just what the learned, well-mannered and temperate folks at Last Rites have been listening to during any particular month? Well, friends, you’re in luck, because we have this little

Last Rites’ Facebook Albums Of The Week: June 9th – June 15th

“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

Infernal Conjuration – Infernale Metallum Mortis Review

Somewhere outside the typical terrestrial realms of metal, there exists a plane only a handful of bands have the gall to even approach. Musically, it falls right on the throughline between the explosion of metal

Ripped to Shreds – 魔經 – Demon Scriptures Review

A lot of people think there are few substitutes for seeing a band live. To counter that argument one can point out that there is a great substitute: listening to an album roughly the length

Sadistic Ritual – Visionaire Of Death Review

More than just about any style of metal, it’s nearly impossible to stand out as a thrash band. That’s really been the case since it was the dominant form of metal way back in the

Nucleus – Entity Review

Trends. Often scoffed at, particularly in the circles of extreme music—which, some might argue, are vehemently against this to begin with—trends have a way of naturally occurring. There’s no escaping them, particularly in a time

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