An Interview With Cryptae

Cryptae sit apart from their peers in their approach to mind-bending death metal. Hailing from The Netherlands, the duo released their eponympus demo last year, creating a buzz through underground circles across the globe. The

Death Metal Dossier – Carnal Tomb, Sanguisugabogg, Arnaut Pavle, Sovereign, and Anthropophagous

Good morning, good afternoon and soon to be good night! Welcome to another highly anticipated edition of Death Metal Dossier. Today is an exciting day because we have stretched our collective wings (mine are usually

Diamonds & Rust: Napalm Death ‒ Utopia Banished

For the better part of three decades, Napalm Death has been one of extreme music’s greatest examples of consistency and stability, with the only lineup change since the early 90s being the departure and death

Staff Infections – August 2019

Welcome, friends, to a somewhat belated August edition of Staff Infections. Let us see just what the Last Rites staff has been listening to in the waning days of summer. For one, our pal Dave

Last Rites’ Facebook Albums Of The Week: August 11th – August 17th

“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

Helvetets Port – From Life To Death Review

Let’s establish something right out of the box here: Helvetets Port is a bit of a strange band. Not strange in a GG Allin “I don’t know where that microphone’s been” kind of way, but

Crossover The Edge: Where Hardcore, Punk And Metal Collide – By Alexandros Anesiadis

Alexandros Anesiadis’ encyclopedic tome, Crossover the Edge: Where Hardcore, Punk and Metal Collide, captures all the passion and exhilaration of hardcore, punk, and thrash’s fusion in the 1980s. Obviously, old school bands and a heap

Witch Vomit – Buried Deep In A Bottomless Grave Review

Artwork by Matt Stikker   A witch could vomit for any number of reasons. Perhaps too much eye of newt went into the latest cauldron of emasculation potion. Maybe a dried lizard ear or dried

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