Abyssal – A Beacon In The Husk Review

Normally when I listen to music it is with headphones, and the graphic equalizer, if there is one, is low in the middle and high on the ends. I like a lot of bass in

Freternia – The Gathering Review

More often than not, two things generally come up when conversations turn to Sweden’s greatest influence on heavy metal: Yngwie J. Malmsteen and Swedeath. It’s an understandable consequence—the prior taught us the importance of giant

Potential Threat SF – Threat To Society Review

If you told me that a hole was recently torn in the space-time continuum and this newest Potential Threat SF album was warped to the present from 1990 by extraterrestrial starships, of course, I would

Ravensire – A Stone Engraved In Red Review

A brief aside: way back in April of 2016 a juvenile named Manny-O-War was plugging away at his craft—well hobby is more like it—just hoping that he could one day write with the big dogs

Last Rites’ Facebook Albums Of The Week: June 16th – June 22nd

“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

In Crust We Trust: Vol. 5

Kia ora, comrades. Welcome to In Crust We Trust Vol. 5. I usually start this monthly soirée with a long-winded introduction. However, this month, you’re going to be spared the usual meandering preamble—you’re welcome, btw.

Organectomy – Existential Disconnect Review

[Album artwork by Pedro Sena / Lordigan] True or false: the town of Brutal Slamsville is mostly intended to be populated by those young enough to be indifferent toward one-a-day vitamins. AKA: leave the hall,

Birdflesh – Extreme Graveyard Tornado Review

This review should really be about thirteen words long: “This album is called ‘Extreme Graveyard Tornado,’ and it’s Birdflesh. Ergo, it rules.” But I’m paid by the word, so here goes… Have you and your

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