10s Essentials: In Crust We Trust – Part 1

Last Rites is currently running a 10-part series highlighting 100 essential metal albums from the past decade. I decided to wedge myself into the conversation by volunteering to write this two-part feature, which explores a

Nite – Darkness Silence Mirror Flame Review

[Cover artwork by Chris Kiesling / Misanthropic-Art] “No fun, no core, no mosh, no trends”: it’s basically the first line of the black metal rulebook as decreed by Øystein “Eur Fave Onymous” Aarseth and Deathlike

Death Metal Dossier: Fleshrot, Afterbirth, Bones, Perdition Temple & Self Loathing

We are currently, for lack of a better term, in the midst of a global crisis. Across this beautiful blue sphere spinning lackadaisically around the sun people are coming down with a respiratory illness known

10s Essentials – Volume Five

Friends, we have officially reached the halfway point of our journey. We’ll go ahead and pull off the interstate at the next rest area so you can finally stretch your legs, visit a bathroom (that

On The Open Road With Freeways’ True Bearings

Hey there, Bear here—named after Bear Bryant. No, I’m not exactly thrilled about that. In my defense, and as is generally the case, I had no say in my name. If I had, I would

Testament – Titans Of Creation Review

“Everyone is gonna die. There’s no escape. Your lungs turning black. No one can save you… Welcome to World War Three.” Prescient lyrics mark the early landscape of Titans of Creation on the second track,

[Cover art by Alexandre Goulet]

Wake – Devouring Ruin Review

Raise your hand if you thought that 2018’s Misery Rites was a monstrous grind album, both a high-water mark of the genre and for the band? Our own Mr. Edmunds saw the light and recognized

Lord Vigo – Danse De Noir Review

Even a cursory glance at the band details for Germany’s Lord Vigo ought to tell you that this trio of dudes likes having fun. They take their band name from the villain of Ghostbusters II

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