Tag: Grindcore

Missing Pieces 2019: The Best Of What We’ve Missed 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 every year there’s so much great metal that we simply don’t have time to cover it all…

Birdflesh – Extreme Graveyard Tornado Review

This review should really be about thirteen words long: “This album is called ‘Extreme Graveyard Tornado,’ and it’s Birdflesh. Ergo, it rules.” But I’m paid by the word, so here goes… Have you and your

Skullsmasher – Rocket Hammer Brain Surgery Review

[Cover art by Lucas Korte] Grind persists. Last year was one of my favorite grind years, giving us the devastating full length by Axis of Despair, a new Cripple Bastards, Terrorizer and Needful Things, and

In Crust We Trust: Vol 3

Welcome to In Crust We Trust: Vol 3, where horrible happenings are firmly embraced and fresh undies are entirely optional. Right off the bat, I want to say a thank you to the fans of

Dark Horse – Ideation EP Premiere And Review

You can sum up the music of Australian punk band Dark Horse in seven simple words: pure intensity, distilled to its rawest essence. To be honest, I’m going to say a few more words than

Graf Orlock – Examination Of Violent Cinema, Volume 1 Review

I keep an eye on Graf Orlock because I’m unduly fascinated with the completely over-the-top packaging in which they’ve managed to literally wrap their physical output. The Destination Time Tomorrow CD arrived in the arachnoid

Serrabulho – Porntugal (Portuguese Vagitarian Gastronomy) Review

Fast Rites: because sometimes brevity is fundamental. I have no idea how necessary it might be to welcome an album into your life that sounds a bit like TV Funhouse, Peter Jackson’s Bad Taste, Gut,

Cripple Bastards – La Fine Cresca Da Dentro Review

These Italian grinders are celebrating their 30th anniversary with this one, their seventh full-length album, but don’t think for a second that they’ve mellowed in their older age. Their last full-length, 2014’s Nero in metastasi,