Tag: Relapse

Missing Pieces: The Best Of What We’ve Missed In 2018 So Far, Part 3

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

An Interview With The Gruesome And Learned Matt Harvey

Matt Harvey is a guy who needs no introduction. His projects are known far and wide, all the way back to the early days of Exhumed when he helped to define a sub-genre. In his

Gruesome – Twisted Prayers Review

I was a big fan of Savage Land, the debut from death metal supergroup Gruesome, because the early era of Death to which the album pays tribute is my favorite era of Death’s music. Death

YOB – Our Raw Heart Review

More often than not, the intimate details fueling the creation of an album are unknown to listeners. It makes sense, really, because art is meant to be personal, and a great deal of its interpretation

Skinless – Savagery Review

Skinless had a comeback record. It was called Only the Ruthless Remain and it was a very good record. Nothing extraordinary, but driven and ferocious. It showed off their New York Death Metal roots without

Genocide Pact – Order Of Torment Review

Order of Torment is the second album, and first to hit this writer’s ears, from Washington D.C. trio Genocide Pact. Genocide Pact isn’t going to dazzle anyone with its traditional take on death metal. This

Haemorrhage – We Are The Gore Review

I know it may appear to all you average Joe reader types that the life of a heavy metal blogger is one nonstop exercise in pure playboy luxury… …and that’s absolutely correct. I’m writing this

Exhumed – Death Revenge Review

Exhumed, after a five-year hiatus, re-emerged in 2011 with the ferocious All Guts, No Glory, and followed that album up with the more sophisticated, but no less excellent Necrocracy in 2013. This pair of albums,