Category: Best Of Lists

Last Rites’ Favorite Album Artwork Of 2016 – Welcome To List Season…

Kicking things off with the theme to “Welcome Back Kotter” might seem strange, but there’s a warmth and familiarity in the tune that’s fitting as an opener to this most hallowed season. No, not the

Dave Pirtle’s Best of 2015 – I’m Getting Too Old For This Blitz

I want music to bring me down to my knees make me sob like an infant, make me angry rip me to shreds, glue me back up make my mind explode This verse, taken from

Mire Travar’s Best of 2015 So Long, and Thanks for All the Stinky Fish, 2015

I don’t know if it’s me, but this year’s best albums tend to put me in a deeply melancholic and often truly sad mode. I suppose it has something to do with the fact that

Lone Watie’s Best Of 2015

I recall spending more effort and time than usual avoiding the news in 2015. And I kind of expect that to continue through 2016. I also spent a lot more time not staring at the

Dan Obstkrieg’s Best of 2015 – Ia Ia Qapla’ Fhtagn

Sit with me, friend. Perhaps you are laboring under the misapprehension that, come year-end list-making season, writers and critics and dorks and nerds of all stripes turn thoughtful and circumspect, reflecting on the subjective and

Zach Duvall’s Best of 2015: The Atomic Countdown

For myself, 2015 was not necessarily a year of adventurism within the heavy music realms. In fact, I spent a good amount of time this year catching up on other sides of rock that I

Captain’s Best of 2015: Out Of The Dark… Into The Light

Well, the planet somehow managed to make it through another year, despite ebola outbreaks, droughts, hurricanes, earthquakes, turkey influenzas and massive, MASSIVE amounts of tyrannical human ballbaggery. Loads of dark times in 2015, which led

Last Rites’ Best Of 2015 – Combined Staff List

Hails and nails, fellow howlers at the moon. It’s time once again to gather about yon round table to celebrate/dispute the Kingdom of Heavy Metal’s top albums of the year. Having recently divulged our picks

Last Rites’ Top EPs Of 2015 – Brilliance Through Brevity

Everyone is always eager to label any given year as “The Year of X.” It’s the year of the pitcher! The year of the veteran band! The year of deathcore’s end! The year of the

Last Rites’ Favorite Album Artwork Of 2015 – Welcome To List Season

“Cry “Havoc!” and let slip the LISTS OF WAR!” Julius Caesar Act 3, scene 1 Welcome to list season, friends, that time of year when every music related site and ‘zine hopes to force their