Tag: Nuclear Blast

Suffocation – Of The Dark Light Review

In his review of Suffocation’s previous album, 2013’s world-crushing Pinnacle Of Bedlam, my erstwhile compatriot Zach Duvall posited the half-in-jest idea of The Mullen-Hobbs Code, the qualitative phenomenon by which every odd-numbered Suffocation album is

The Doomsday Kingdom – The Doomsday Kingdom Review

After the “Godfather of Heavy Metal” Tony Iommi, no single person has done more to define doom metal than Candlemass mastermind (Candlemasstermind?) Leif Edling. It is both fitting and deserved, then, that he calls himself

Immolation – Atonement Review

It’s little secret that your favorite moldy cheese-rinds here at Last Rites love Immolation to an almost unhealthy degree. Given not only Immolation’s narrowly squeaked-out win against fellow NY death metal titans Suffocation in our

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Overkill – The Grinding Wheel Review

The year is 1985 and your parents are pissed. Your grades slipped again. It’s not that you aren’t smart. It’s that you can’t focus. Because Overkill just released Feel the Fire and it’s changing your

Kreator – Gods Of Violence Review

For many, the classic works of German thrash legends Kreator are as irreplaceable parts of their lives as Star Wars. People remember the first time they heard albums like Pleasure to Kill and Coma of

Sepultura – Machine Messiah Review

In listening to yet another mostly mediocre new Sepultura, I find myself thinking two things: Thought Number One: I kinda feel bad for Derrick Green. His voice isn’t bad – he’s got a wider range

Vader – The Empire Review

I would wager that about 90% of anything written about Vader in the last… oh let’s say, decade and a half now… centers around the word “consistent” – a fact that is, itself, ironically and

Testament – Brotherhood Of The Snake Review

Like my beloved Overkill, Testament has been on a recent uptick across their last few records. After a seven-year lay-off, they returned in 2008 with a barnstormer in Formation Of Damnation, and then followed it