Last Rites are a band from Italy that plays a mixture of death and thrash metal and this is a review of their 2016 album "Unholy Puppets" which will be released on May 27th as a joint effort between Beyond Productions and Black Tears.
War samples start off the album before going into a heavier musical direction t hat also uses a great amount of blast beats as well as mixing death and thrash metal together along with some aggressive screams a few seconds later and you can also hear a decent amount of melody in the guitar riffing.
When solos and leads are utilized they also use a great amount of melody and the music can also be very technical at times along with growls being added into some parts of the songs and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them while the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and the music is very heavily rooted in the mid 80's and early 90's while also mixing in more of a modern touch and samples can also be heard on later tracks and all of the songs stick to a heavy musical direction.
Last Rites plays a musical style that takes German thrash metal and mixes it with death metal to create a style of their own, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover literature, death and madness themes.
In my opinion Last Rites are a very great sounding mixture of death and thrash metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Children Of War" "Waterwall" "Realm Of Illusion" and "God's Slave". 8 out of 10.