Tag: D-beat

Loud Words: A Punk Primer Pt. 1

I’ve been scribbling about underground punk and metal on and off for a couple of decades now, and I’ve often ended up writing about thundering releases made by musicians (and enjoyed by fans) who think

In Crust We Trust: Vol. 6

Welcome to In Crust We Trust Vol. 6, which is brought to you this month by Shut Up, Grandad, Inc. Thing is, I’ve been thinking about crotchety old punks—you know, like me—and why we’re such

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

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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

Wolfsblood – Vomit & Lice Review

I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking that Last Rites is slowly transitioning from metal to punk. Thanks to our very own Craig Hayes, we recently had a multiple volume crust feature that will now

Descent – Towers Of Grandiosity Review

If you were to assemble a couple teams of metal fans for a game of Family Feud, and the reanimated corpse of the late, great Richard Dawson asked the contestants to name an adjective that

Neolithic / Martyrdod – Split Review

There are only two songs here, so that doesn’t give anyone a whole lot to sink their teeth into. Still, any new Martyrdöd is cause for celebration, so here we go… Composed of current and

Kawakami Forever! Japanese Raw Punk 101, Part 4

Here’s the breakdown of the bands that have been covered so far: Part 1: Disclose, Warhead, System Fucker, Isterismo, Crow. Part 2: Confuse, Framtid, Disturd, Reality Crisis, Kriegshög, G.A.T.E.S., D-Clone, Gauze, Gloom. Part 3: Zyanose,