Tag: Grind

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Cattle Decapitation – Death Atlas Review

As at least one person’s favorite New York senator once said, “Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not to his own facts.” This feels even more relevant in our current fractured [read: fucking

Xeno Ooze - Parasligm Shift
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Xeno Ooze – Parasligm Shift Review

We here at Last Rites are eternal musical explorers. We are constantly looking for our next fix, whether they be warm embraces from established bands like Opeth and Insomnium, the excitement of being on the

Malevich - Our Hollow

Malevich – Our Hollow Review

Most good bands conjure anthropomorphized versions of themselves. Maybe it’s just me, but stick with the premise for a moment. Power metal is a soaring metallic eagle like the cover of Screaming for Vengeance, with

Exhumed – Horror Review

Innovation is great and all, but what about dependability? Familiarity? Pushing boundaries is a necessary part of artistry, but excellence remains excellent, be it in some newfound territory or well within the confines of the

Noisem – Cease To Exist Review

Death. Black. Grind. Speed. Thrash. Crust. The basic species of metal. As I stumble my way through the Zoology courses I am taking I am struck, again and again, how backwards the whole enterprise can

Anaal Nathrakh – A New Kind Of Horror Review

Although heavy metal’s musical hubs have shifted over time, Birmingham retains pride of place not only for being arguably the earliest forge (Black Sabbath), but for being both an incubator and an accelerator. Follow the

DeathgraVe – So Real, It’s Now Review

If you’ve spent ample time with a discerning ear placed to the underground of the extreme music world located on the western seaboard of these United States, perhaps you’ve come across DeathgraVe. Then again, maybe

Marginal – Total Destruction Review

Born from the same anarcho-punk bloodline, crust and grind are natural bedfellows. But of course, when bedfellows come from the same bloodline, well… sometimes the results are… a bit stunted. Belgium’s Marginal is a good