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Last Rites’ Best Of 2010 – Combined Staff List

Another year, another list. 2010 brought yet another onslaught of heavy metal, and we at Metal Review sifted through the gross majority of it. Finally, the dust has settled, and all that remains are our

Six Blasphemies – Rune “Blasphemer” Eriksen’s Current Playlist

For the November edition of Staff Infections, Metal Review’s Sasha Horn extended an invitation to Rune “Blasphemer” Eriksen (Aura Noir, Ava Inferi, Twilight Of The Gods, ex-Mayhem) to contribute his own playlist. He responded with six

Drudkh – Handful Of Stars Review

KK’s take: Drudkh. In the past, the band’s very name has been one of mysterious enchantment, one of isolation, one of solitude. Drudkh has always stood out in the world of black metal as a band whose

Iron Maiden – The Final Frontier Review

Andrew Edmund’s take: Since there will never be another Queen album, there is no band whose new records I await with greater anticipation than those of Iron Maiden. Maiden was the band that first brought

Ronnie James Dio (1942-2010)

On May 16, 2010, Ronnie James Dio passed away after a long battle with stomach cancer. He was sixty-seven years old. It goes without saying that the man was an absolute legend in the realm

In Memoriam: Peter Steele (1962 – 2010)

On the evening of April 14, 2010, Petrus T. Ratajczyk–better known as Peter Steele, frontman of Carnivore and Type O Negative–died of apparent heart failure. He was 48 years old. As is typically the case,

Last Rites’ Best Of 2009 – Combined Staff List

2009 will go down as one of the busiest years in heavy metal history. An incredible number of must-hear albums were released, making this one of the most hotly-contested compilations in recent memory. Painstakingly selected by the

Devin Townsend Project – Addicted

posted on 11/2009   By: Jordan Campbell The Devin Townsend Project is a landmark, not simply because of the four-album deluge of gloriousness that it’s due to produce. It’s bigger than the sum of its parts. Admittedly, this claim is