Tag: Century Media

Insomnium – Heart Like A Grave Review

How difficult it must be to follow a perfect album. Wait, wait… Not that kind of perfect album. Perfection is a pipe dream, and there are no perfect albums. Sorry, Pink Floyd, Rush, Prince, Public

Martyrdöd – Hexhammaren Review

Swedish kängpunks Martyrdöd have always sounded iron-willed and up for a fight. No more so than on their new album, Hexhammaren. With a who’s who lineup of Scandi punk / metal heavyweights, Martyrdöd have spent

Witherfall – A Prelude To Sorrow Review

Metal and darkness have been enthusiastic partners since the very moment “Black Sabbath” first lifted from a speaker. Consequently, the near half-century that’s followed has found our genre exploring every facet of light’s mortal enemy—from

An Interview With Chewy Of Voivod: Global Warming, Jazz And Belonging

By now you’ve likely heard Voivod’s fourteenth studio LP, The Wake. If you haven’t, then get your tuchas in gear and check it out immediately. You can read an absolutely lovely review of that album

Missing Pieces: The Best Of What We’ve Missed In 2018 So Far, Part 1

Here at Last Rites, we listen to a metric shit-ton of heavy metal—it’s just what we do. But even then, every year, there’s so much great heavy metal that gets released that we simply don’t

At The Gates – To Drink From The Night Itself Review

In Stereogum’s latest edition of The Black Market (aka the best metal column on the web), Ian Chainey broke down all of the thoughts and natural reactions that long time fans have to new material

Napalm Death – Coded Smears And More Uncommon Slurs Review

If there are two things I am, unequivocally—aside from awesome and infallible—it’s these: I am a Napalm Death fan. And I am a completist. So this two-disc collection was custom made for the likes of

Skeletal Remains – Devouring Mortality Review

In the past few years, Dark Descent Records has been releasing a lot of murky, doomy, and often impenetrable death metal from bands like Lvcifyre, Phoboscosm, Goraphilia, and Spectral Voice, just to name a few.