Replicant ‒ Malignant Reality Review

There’s something to be said for finding a core sound and generally sticking within its bounds. No one expects Cannibal Corpse to suddenly start adding power metal vocals any more than they’d expect Blind Guardian

Slimelord – Moss Contamination Review

A few months back, I wrote up the reissue of Slimelord’s first EP, The Delta Death Sirens, and about a third of my review was admittedly a further talking-up of most of these Britons’ other

Iron Maiden – Senjutsu Rev… Well, Whatever The Hell You Want To Call It

Belt up, buttercups! Here comes our review of Senjutsu, fresh off the pr… Oh wait, we actually don’t have a review of the new Iron Maiden today, because we didn’t get a promo for the

Least To Beast: Iron Maiden Studio Albums Ranked

When considering discography rankings for legacy bands such as Iron Maiden with careers that stretch across multiple decades, it’s important to understand that said rankings are and will always be fluid and extremely situational. Consider

The B-Sides Of March: Iron Maiden’s Non-Album Killers

Greetings, friends. Welcome back to Iron Maiden Week! Before we get to the tunes, we must hop in our imaginary time machine for a little lesson on Ye Olden Times Ov Yore… Back when the

Iron Reforged: Another Life For Maiden Classics

There’s that tired old saying about not judging books by their covers, but you certainly can judge a band by its choice of cover songs, from the artists they pick, to the track they choose,

Fire Up The Big Riggs: Iron Maiden’s Greatest Album Art

Oh, hello there! Welcome to Iron Maiden Week! Wait, what? Isn’t, like, every week at Last Rites effectively Iron Maiden week? Well, yes… Yes, it is. But that steady servility is largely relegated to ongoings

Carcass – Torn Arteries Review

Ever been disappointed with a pretty good album? On the one hand, I haven’t either. But then… on the other hand… Let’s get that first cat right out of the bag: Torn Arteries is a

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