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Last Rites Presents: Our Most Anticipated Albums Of 2020, Part 2

Hello, friends. Welcome back to 2020 and to another batch of the Last Rites crew’s most highly anticipated metal albums of 2020, which is the year we just entered. Yesterday in Part 1, we ran

Last Rites Presents: Our Most Anticipated Albums Of 2020, Part 1

Hello, friends. Welcome back from whatever holiday-based bender of debauchery you’ve been on for the past week or two. It is, as you know, now 2020. This doesn’t mean you have to celebrate the return

Best Of 2019 – Last Rites Combined Staff Top 25

Well, Mark Tremonti of Alter Bridge was deemed “Guitarist Of The Decade” by the readers of Guitar World Magazine. From what I can tell, he seems like a good guy, so congrats to him. And

Best Of 2019 – Top 10 EPs & Demos

In the lyrics to “I Wish,” the title track of the album of the same name, rapper Skee-Lo wished for many things. He wished for cars, for girls, for a rabbit in a hat with

Best Of 2019 – Our Album Art Favorites

What is “ART?” Some people think it’s an acronym. There are basically two groups of thought here. And I’ll warn you in advance, they are very confrontational about their differing beliefs. The first group believes

Thanksgiving Turkeys: 2019’s Fowlest Flops

In the immortal words of generational icon and slacker philosopher Butt-Head, “You gotta have stuff that sucks, to have stuff that’s cool.” This was true in 2019 as it was in most years, although as

Last Rites’ Facebook Albums Of The Week: September 15th – September 21st

“Album Of The Day” is a Last Rites Facebook feature we started with a very straight-forward purpose: highlight one album per day, and say a few words about it. Understanding that not everyone chooses to

Staff Infections – September 2019

Here we sit, friends, on the verge of autumn. I imagine, as you sip your pumpkin spiced latte and regrettably don a pair of long pants for the first time in months, you might be