Tag: Hardcore

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

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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

Endorphins Lost – Seclusions Review

The first release on The Head Of Zeus Records, Seclusions is the second full-length for Pacific Northwest powerviolence outfit Endorphins Lost. If you’ve been playing along at home, Seclusions shouldn’t take you by surprise —

Split / Cross – Rise Of Discontent Review

“Okay, it’s about time to retire this Network soundbite…” Truthfully, that’s the first thing that pops into my mind when Rise Of Discontent starts rolling. Howard Beale’s impassioned break from television news’ usual decorum has

Thetan – Abysmal Review

Oh, what is this unholy noise?  Could it be I know, I know… The obvious jokes aside, it’s the wrong religion, anyway. It should be this guy, instead: He’s funny enough without the face tattoo.

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…

Insanity Alert – 666-Pack Review

There’s a fine line between homage and thievery. Nearly two decades ago now, Municipal Waste came raging out of Richmond, with a silly sense of humor and a sound borrowed heavily from DRI, early Exodus,