Tag: Powerviolence

Human Corpse Abuse – Xenoviscerum Review

[Cover artwork by Jose Gabriel Angeles] Take a journey with me, my fellow grizzled riff-gluttons who’d likely rather bong all the world’s remaining Schlitz wounded soldiers in lieu of sacrificing an original Effigy of the

Blast Rites: Ape Unit – Filth Review

Giving Ona Snop a run for their money* in the competition for 2022’s most colorful cartoon grindcore cover, here we have Ape Unit’s newest, Filth. And furthermore, these Italian goofballs are going round for round

Blast Rites: Ona Snop – Ona Snop Review

Remember however many days ago, erstwhile readers (and I’m sure you do because you undoubtedly take each of these columns to heart), wherein I postulated that grindcore, or the grindcore-adjacent, doesn’t always have to be

Backslider – Psychic Rot Review

At the place where Powerviolence Alley runs into Grindcore Blvd, just between Hardcore Street and Sludge Avenue, a block or three from Psychedelia Place, there’s a dingy basement rehearsal space filled with smoke and cockroaches

In Crust We Trust: Vol 18

Kia ora, comrades. Welcome to In Crust We Trust: Vol 18. I promised I wouldn’t write any more long-winded introductions around here, which is a bit of a struggle given the world’s in flames and

ACxDC – Satan Is King Review

Well, now, what have we here… When I was a teenager, about a million years ago, and just beginning my 30-year (and counting) exploration of this crazy world of heavy metal, the Satanic Panic was

Escuela Grind – Indoctrination Review

When it comes to meltdowns / freak-outs / upheavals / hysterics / blowouts or any other common fit that leads to destruction, it’s best to look toward nature as the master designer, because despite the

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…