LAST RITES - ITALY

Unholy Puppets – 2016 - Black Tears


  
 
Members

S= DAVIDE ARRI
G= Moonless Night>> DAVIDE ARRI>>Moonless Night – FABRIZIO “BREAKER”
B= LIBU
D= Klasse Kriminale>>LACCIO



History

Savona, Italy’s Last Rites first came together in 1997 as a death and thrash metal band. The group’s singer was one Matteo at this time. A couple of demos (self-titled, Psycho Killer and Mind Prison) followed the turn of the century until a 2004 promo brought the group to the attention of Akom Productions. Last Rites appeared on several Akompilations and issued the Hate mini-CD. Black Tears announced that the Unholy Puppets album had been released on May, 28th of 2016.

Reviews

LAST RITES - H.A.T.E - AKOM  
While Italy’s Last Rites does not perpetrate any crimes against metal, it is hardly revolutionary and exceptional by the same token. The band’s name smacks of Megadeth, and the biography even mentions the American band by name, although the mini-CD is more underground and heavy than the name might portray. The wicked vocals - vocals as in two voices - and the cool leads are a plus, while the me-too drums and monotonous rhythm section is the opposite. The band is certainly fine and dandy, but aside from track number one presents nothing that screams epiphany. It is this opening number that features a couple of nice old Swedish death metal riffs. Incidentally, through what one assumes is a printing error, hardly anything on the CD’s jacket is legible. Oh well, find more information or get this through Akom Productions or a European mail order. - Anna Tergel




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