Tag: Earache

Diamonds & Rust: The Accüsed – The Return Of Martha Splatterhead

In “Diamonds & Rust,” Last Rites looks back at classic albums from metal’s storied history. Some of those albums were big hits, and others are overlooked gems. All of them deserve your time and attention…

Riffology – Bolt Thrower’s “Through The Eye Of Terror”

Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, class is back in session. For this lesson in Riffology, we will be taking a break from Morbid Angel, but we will be returning once again to the year 1989 and

Savage Messiah – The Fateful Dark Review

If you’ve worked in an office in the last decade or so, you’re over-familiar with the word synergy. That particular managerial buzzword is the process by which individual parts combine to form something greater than

Hour of 13 -333 Review

Hour of 13 seemed to be a band on the rise following the release of its last album, 2010’s The Ritualist. On the strength of that release the band was signed to Earache Records, which

Woods Of Ypres – Woods 5: Grey Skies & Electric Light Review

To be perfectly honest, taking on Woods 5: Grey Skies & Electric Light was a bit of a daunting task. Not only were there the questions over Woods of Ypres founder David Gold’s passing, but

White Wizzard – Flying Tigers Review

It’s a given that everything new borrows and steals from the old, and while this platitude ought to liberate us critics from the tiresome debate over authenticity versus pastiche, there’s enough of a difference between

Evile – Five Serpent’s Teeth Review

Originally written by Rae Amitay The thrash metal community has placed a lot of stock in Evile, and for good reason. This assemblage of Brits is tirelessly working to revive the genre, and they’ve done

Woods of Ypres – Woods 4: The Green Album Review

Originally written by Jordan Campbell Woods of Ypres has come a long way; in fact, their current incarnation will sound completely alien to those that have failed to keep up with David Gold’s exploits since Against the