Tag: Carbonized

Mortuous – Upon Desolation Review

[Album artwork by Marald van Haasteren] “Death… The brutal way.” ~ Emily Dickinson Or was that Asphyx. Definitely Asphyx. But it could just as easily have been both. Probably both. Either way, Pow!! Right in

Whoresnation – Dearth Review

When it comes to grindcore, at least, France has been kicking some serious ass lately. Between Blockheads’ stellar Trip To The Void at the end of last year, and since then, the new Pulmonary Fibrosis,

Steel Bearing Hand ‒ Slay In Hell Review

[Artwork by Vrugarthdoom] This album doesn’t waste a second of time, so let’s not waste any with this review. Slay In Hell, the sophomore album from Steel Bearing Hand, is pure, uncut heavy metal thunder

Socioclast – Socioclast Review

The press materials for this debut EP from Cali trio Socioclast namechecks grindcore masters Discordance Axis and Assück. Them’s big shoes to fill, big names to swing around. But hey, if you can hang with

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Isotope – Self-Titled Review

[Cover Illustration by Adam Kindred] There is plenty of great metal starting to seep through the cracks here in 2019, and a bunch of it is getting reviewed right here at Last Rites. But for

Mortuous – Through Wilderness Review

Let’s talk about putridity, friend. More specifically, whether or not you enjoy putridity enough to celebrate it in your life. You may think you do, considering the fact that you once managed to sit through