A Devil’s Dozen – King Diamond

Last Rites has done 36 Devil’s Dozens over the course of precisely five years, and we’re just now finally getting to the indomitable King Diamond. I wish we had a serviceable excuse for our procrastination,

Cannibal Corpse – Red Before Black Review

A summary of the review you are about to read: Red Before Black, the latest from Cannibal Corpse, is very good and highly enjoyable. However, the band has not “outdone itself” as it were. Cannibal

Antisect – The Rising Of The Lights Review

I clearly haven’t been keeping up: I wouldn’t say a new Antisect album is the last thing I thought I’d be covering this year, but it’s probably way closer to unexpected than to anything I’d

Spectral Voice – Eroded Corridors of Unbeing Review

The mind of a death metal fan wanders. A morbid and picturesque landscape, dotted with caves appears. From each cave comes the rattle of death metal. Bands hunker deep within the earth, spaces normally reserved

Haemorrhage – We Are The Gore Review

I know it may appear to all you average Joe reader types that the life of a heavy metal blogger is one nonstop exercise in pure playboy luxury… …and that’s absolutely correct. I’m writing this

The Chasm – A Conscious Creation From The Isolated Domain – Phase I Review

Trying to put words to the wordless is something I never thought I’d find myself tackling with regard to Chicago’s The Chasm. Yet here I sit, trying to put words to the wordless. Who the

Staff Infections October 2017

Welcome, friends, to a somewhat tardy edition of Staff Infections, wherein we check out what the Last Rites staff has been listening to lately. I was hoping after the rash of natural disasters last month

Blut Aus Nord – Deus Salutis Meae Review

Just in time for Halloween: what could be spookier than an extremely disappointing album from a typically vital and engrossing artist? Blut Aus Nord’s Deus Salutis Meæ again trudges into the bleak blackened industrial abyss in

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