Tag: Rock

Ghost – Prequelle Review

At heart, rock ‘n’ roll has always been theater.  It’s performance, on-stage and under the lights; it’s exorcism and exhibition, a transference of raw emotion from performer to audience through words and action. It’s why

Stryper – God Damn Evil Review

Coming off two of their strongest records, our Christian friends are courting some controversy with this one, their twelfth full-length — the title alone was enough to get the record banned from Wal-Mart. They partially

The Sword – Used Future Review

I didn’t get the hype surrounding The Sword when they released Age of Winters. In fact, I largely tried to ignore it. The flood of similar bands during that time had soured me on their

Tribulation – Down Below Review

Many, many, many, many, many, many, many, many, many, many, many, many things have been said about Tribulation lately and almost all of them have nothing to do with the actual music that’s contained on

Corrosion of Conformity – No Cross No Crown Review

For a band that sold a pretty sizable number of records and spent time in the 90s opening for the likes of Metallica, Corrosion of Conformity sure does have a wacky history… [deep breath] The

Inconcessus Lux Lucis – The Crowning Quietus Review

The Crowning Quietus, the second full length and fourth proper release overall for Inconcessus Lux Lucis, is a gateway drug. It’s an extreme metal gateway drug for folks put off by the arena sheen of

Night – Raft Of The World Review

“For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.” — Isaac Newton’s Third Law Of Motion Last week, my compatriot Mr. Danhammer Obstkrieg published an excellent thesis, in which he discussed the nature of

Soror Dolorosa – Song Debut and Review of Apollo

We here at Last Rites are unabashedly in the business of metal, and boy does it pay well. We are, admittedly, “generally impressed by riffs,” so when you come to our site and we’re talking