Tag: Thrash

Eternal Evil – The Warriors Awakening Brings The Unholy Slaughter Review

Fast Rites: because sometimes brevity is fundamental. Whatever the band’s conscious influences may be, Eternal Evil’s The Warriors Awakening Brings the Unholy Slaughter sounds Teutonic in aesthetic. From the unrelentingly guitar-forward POV to the frantic

We Have The Power – The Top 30 Power Metal (And Power-Related) Albums Of 2021

Hails and good fortune, heroes! Welcome to the launch of List Season here at Last Rites. As has become tradition, we kick things off with brand-spankin’-new edition of We Have the Power, our annual roundup

Mortal Vision – Mind Manipulation Review

Without playing a note, Mortal Vision accomplish what even the most veteran bands often fail at—wearing band shirts that serve as semi-appropriate reference points for its sound: Sadus, Sodom, Voivod, and Cannibal Corpse. OK, so

Artwork by Garry Sharpe-Young

Diamonds & Rust: Skyclad – The Wayward Sons Of Mother Earth

I am the Pagan Man–I speak for all my kind, When I criticise your point of view–your hollow state of mind. You say that I’m an animal–well this at least is true, I’m a thinking,

Oxygen Destroyer – Sinister Monstrosities Spawned By The Unfathomable Ignorance Of Humankind Review

A Washington state-based death / black / thrash band paying tribute to giant monsters with short and sweet albums and awesome cover art? Sign me up. A sonic straight-shooter, Oxygen Destroyer wastes no time introducing

Nunslaughter – Red Is The Color Of Ripping Death Review

In almost thirty-five years, Nunslaughter’s catalog has grown to astounding proportions, and yet, in that same time and nearly 200 releases, there are only four full-length albums prior to Red Is The Color Of Ripping

Craven Idol – Forked Tongues Review

[album art by Eliran Kantor] It is always nice to be reminded that even in a thumbnail world, album art matters and can still elicit strong reactions. Chances are pretty good that metalheads, in general,

Missing Pieces: The Best Of What We Missed In 2021 So Far, Volume 3

This is Part 3 of our 2021 Missing Pieces series, in which we offer praise to some great stuff we missed during the initial press cycles. Have a gander at Part 1 and Part 2