Tag: Grindcore

Cloud Rat – Pollinator Review

Once more, with feeling… And what is music about then, if not feeling? Michigan’s grindcore-slash-hardcore trio Cloud Rat harnesses their emotion with deadly precision, even emotions beyond the signature rage and aggression of their chosen

Lord Gore – Scalpels For Blind Surgeons Review

Take two dashes of death metal, one brutal and one rotten. Take one dash each of ripping thrash and rancid doom and gnarly grind. Take a sprinkle of punk-ish spirit, and a twisted sense of

Diamonds & Rust: Napalm Death ‒ Utopia Banished

For the better part of three decades, Napalm Death has been one of extreme music’s greatest examples of consistency and stability, with the only lineup change since the early 90s being the departure and death

Phobia – Generation Coward Review

How do you put a band like Phobia in context? Nearly three decades old, with a single/split catalog that makes it almost impossible to really dig in deep to their whole career–at least if you

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