Tag: Brutal

Thætas – Shrines To Absurdity Review

[Artwork by Paolo Girardi] Let’s gather ’round and throw a few more reams of newspaper and some decayed office chair cushionry into the burning barrel and speak of sprinklers, “The Jacket” episode of Seinfeld, and

Devangelic – Ersetu Review

[Cover art by Nick Keller] If you’ve been paying attention to the goings on here at Last Rites (but why would you?), you might have noticed that we’ve had a rebirth of brutal death metal.

10s Essentials – Volume Seven

Seven deadly sins Seven ways to win Seven holy paths to Hell And your trip begins Seven downward slopes Seven bloodied hopes Seven are your burning fires Seven your desires… Greetings and howdoyoudo, Moonchildren! Welcome

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

Architectural Genocide – Cordyceptic Anthropomorph Review

I’m not 100% sure what “architectural genocide” is… But I know what Architectural Genocide does. For their debut full-length, this quartet brings the brootal, bro, taking cues from the usual Suffo-spects like the US Disgorge,

Nile – Vile Nilotic Rites Review

Whoever you are out there, I don’t know what thrills you. I don’t know what desperate yearnings fill your sleep-starved restlessnesses, or what calamitous hunger claws at the belly of your mind. However, if, out

Devourment – Obscene Majesty Review

In the timeless words of Glenn T. Seaborg, one of the scientists responsible for discovering plutonium, “Holy shit, that’s heavy.” Hitting play on Obscene Majesty for the first time is akin to what I imagine

Disentomb ‒ The Decaying Light Review

After a rather standard, toilet-and-trash (and great) brutal/slam debut, Australia’s Disentomb showed bits of growth on sophomore outing Misery. Sure, it was still loaded with pummels and riffs of the most brutal order, but the