All posts by Last Rites


00s Essentials – Volume One

Truthfully, the title says it all, but it never hurts to reiterate. After much deliberation, Metal Review proudly presents The 100 Most Essential Heavy Metal Albums of the 00s. The idea for this compilation emerged many

Megadeth – Endgame Review

Zach Duvall’s take: Oh how Dave Mustaine doth deceive us. These past 17 years have been, to say the least, frustrating. Yes, you read right, it’s been seventeen years and six albums since Mustaine gave

Behemoth – Evangelion Review

Jim Brandon’s take: There are few death metal acts who inspire debate as much as Behemoth these days, and I honestly have no idea how they’ve managed to arouse such controversy. Have they really done

Dream Theater – Black Clouds & Silver Linings Review

This is a special dual review. The entire review is a collaborative effort between Lone Watie and Zach Duvall. Their record sales won’t show it, but Dream Theater is a band in crisis. Before they

Devin Townsend Project – Ki Review

posted on 6/2009   By: Jordan Campbell Let’s get one thing out of the way: I’m a total Devin Townsend geek. Roughly a decade ago, Strapping Young Lad‘s City cracked my skull open and imbedded itself in my frontal lobe, and I’ve been

Pestilence – Resurrection Macabre Review

Sasha Horn’s take: “Resurrected to rot once more….” ‘Nuff said. “Singer”/Guitarist and all-around Pestilence owner, Patrick Mameli, sums it up best when phlegming out this first line in the title track, and to me that

Amon Amarth – Twilight Of The Thunder God Review

Chris McDonald’s take: As reliable as ice cream cake is delicious, Amon Amarth may not be the most technical, inventive, or progressive metal band around, but damn it if they aren’t as consistent as anyone

Judas Priest – Nostradamus Review

Andrew Edmunds’ take: May the Metal Gods forgive me for what I’m about to write… Many a press-release has been issued over the past few years about Judas Priest‘s Nostradamus project, a double-length concept record