Vigilance – Enter The Endless Abyss Review

Have any two bastard children of the blues been as intertwined as punk and heavy metal? One would be hard pressed to make a strong enough case to dispute it. Sure, plenty of other rock-oriented

Tanagra – Meridiem Review

When you first arrive at college for your freshman year, at least in the United States of Student Loan Debt, you’re forced to take a bunch of core courses. These are courses that the school

Last Rites’ Facebook Albums Of The Week: April 14th – April 20th

“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 Return Of) The Proglodyte’s Bonepile: Devin Townsend, Dream Theater, Queensrÿche And More

If you ask anybody who’s been reading Last Rites reviews and features for a while (maybe even back to the Metal Review days), it’s pretty obvious what constitutes our humble site’s wheelhouse: Traditional Heavy Metal,

Vaura – Sables Review

[Album artwork by Terence Hannum] If you’re a music fanatic or have any sort of strong connection to music fanatics, you probably heard about the unfortunate and sudden passing of Scott Walker on March 22nd

Cosmic Putrefaction – At The Threshold Of The Greatest Chasm Review

Gabriele Gramaglia is the type of metal artist that prefers to keep his works compartmentalized. The Clearing Path offers Gorguts-meets-DHG weirdo prog/black metal that is as likely to confuse as to delight; Summit takes a

Hypoxia – Abhorrent Disease Review

Look, Jack, I love forward-thinking freakjazz just the same as you. My loins glisten just the same as yours at the dulcet tones of avant-garde doomfolk. Ambient ethno-funeral grind floods my dopamine receptors just as

Death Metal Dossier – Devoid Of Thought, Pestilent Death, Sepolcro & Undeath

Hello and good evening and welcome to our wood-paneled den. Ryan and I were just about to sit down and listen to some music on cassette tape. Ryan made crepes! There’s just something about the

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