Dipygus ‒ Bushmeat Review

It’s never surprising to find out that a particularly nasty style of music comes from a seemingly less-than-nasty kind of place, but it never stops being amusing and satisfying. Such is the case with Dipygus

Tribulation – Where The Gloom Becomes Sound Review

As Last Rites’s resident goth princess and black metal hippie, I spend equal amounts of time wrapped in black crushed velvet, sighing wistfully in my castle while contemplating the horrors of life, and wrapped in

Altered Dead – Returned To Life Review: I, For One, Welcome Our New Alien Overlords

[Cover artwork by Matt Sidney] I’ve spent the last couple months taking a deep dive into Cixin Liu’s The Remembrance of Earth’s Past trilogy (just starting book 3, so no spoilers, please), and I now

Asphyx – Necroceros Review

It’s a bit of an inside joke around Last Rites World Headquarters that ol’ Andy here only likes bands that debuted decades ago. And, hey, that’s okay — I can take some good-natured joshing… But

Track Premiere: DSKNT – “Transition Ω- [Part II]”

There is a point in the metaphysical realm where the three paths of art, science, and spirituality converge. These paths are not straightforward – in fact, they intersect with one another many times as they

Staff Infections – January 2021

Jesus H. Christ, friends, welcome to 2021. I was hoping, after taking month off for list season, that things might calm down, but it seems quite the opposite has happened. The pandemic is raging as

Last Rites Presents: Our Most Anticipated Albums Of 2021, Part 3

Heyho! Well, here we are at the Last Chance Saloon, which is an entirely different beast compared to the Last Rites Saloon in that the former offers one final shot at highlighting albums we sincerely

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