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Best Of 2017 – Last Rites Combined Staff

2017 was a big year behind the scenes for Last Rites—the biggest since we switched names back in December of 2012. Ownership changed hands, which on the surface had zero effect on readers, but it

Best of 2017 – Top 10 EPs and Demos

Caviar. Peter Dinklage. Ant-Man. American League MVP Jose Altuve. Great things come in tiny packages, and the time-honored tradition of the “extended play” is no different. As is the case with all years, 2017 offered

Best of 2017 – Our Album Art Favorites

Hello, friends. Welcome to the official kickoff of Last Rites List Season 2017. Sure, we had a bit of a soft opening last week with Captain’s mostly comprehensive look at the year in power metal,

A Devil’s Dozen – My Dying Bride

Some are born sad, some achieve sadness, and some have sadness thrust upon them. In the case of West Yorkshire’s incurable sad sacks My Dying Bride, it could be that all three are true. Formed

Thanksgiving Turkeys: 2017’s Fowlest Flops

If you’re among the cherished tens and tens of regular readers we have here at Last Rites, you might notice something about us as a group: we aren’t particularly negative. This isn’t because we simply

Last Rites Presents: Ask 2 Idiots

Hello and welcome to another sensational installment of… Last Rites Presents: Ask 2 Idiots! As you may have guessed from the title, we are two wild and crazy idiots that are also BFFAEs. As we’ve told

A Devil’s Dozen – Mercyful Fate

You knew we wouldn’t leave you hanging for too long, yes? Halloween without King’s solo works would have been bad enough, but no Mercyful Fate? That’s like rock without the roll, a shot without the

A Devil’s Dozen – King Diamond

Last Rites has done 36 Devil’s Dozens over the course of precisely five years, and we’re just now finally getting to the indomitable King Diamond. I wish we had a serviceable excuse for our procrastination,