Tag: Listenable

Missing Pieces: The Best Of What We’ve Missed In 2018 So Far, Part 2

Here at Last Rites, we listen to a metric shit-ton of heavy metal—it’s just what we do. But even then, every year, there’s so much great heavy metal that gets released that we simply don’t

Lock Up – Demonization Review

On paper, Lock Up looks like a killer band. And it should be, in whichever of its four incarnations (so far) that you choose. It should add up to a sum greater than its parts,

Satan – Atom By Atom Review

What happened in 2013 was not supposed to happen. The script never reads like this: “Long defunct band from great era of music reforms better than ever, topping their long-beloved classic material.” Typically, we are

Undead – False Prophecies Review

Savage Land, the debut from Gruesome — Matt Harvey and company’s early-Death tribute band — has received quite a bit of hype. I even gave it some myself, and deservedly so, because the album is great. False

Incantation – Dirges Of Elysium Review

Each snowflake supposedly possesses its own unique crystalline structure that differentiates it from all other snowflakes, but from a couple feet away you can’t tell one flake from the next: all you see is white

Svart Crown – Profane Review

Better late than never, as they say. Despite Profane being released a few months ago, I couldn’t in good conscience let the third album by the kings of French blackened death metal Svart Crown go

Satan – Life Sentence Review

Sorry metal devotees, it appears as if all the extremes have long been met. No one can get any faster, heavier, louder, doomier, thrashier, deadlier, darker, grosser, deathier, eviller, drunker, higher, more violent, more bearded,

Incantation – Vanquish In Vengeance Review

Originally written by Rae Amitay Incantation is a band whose name has been recognized for twenty years, but the strength of that name has been challenged by a smattering of lukewarm output and an ever-changing