Category: Features

We Have The Power Presents: The Top 50 US Power Metal Releases Of All Time, Part 1

A few weeks ago I had an opportunity to write about the outstanding new album from Greece’s Sacred Outcry—a process that naturally involved a fair bit of groundwork and exploration into all manner of classic

Diamonds & Rust: Blood Money – Red, Raw And Bleeding! + Battlescarred

It is nigh-impossible to discuss the early days of heavy metal–especially in the U.K.–without at least mentioning the socio-economic conditions that allowed it to multiply like bacteria in a warm, damp Petri dish. From the

Staff Infections – May 2023

Happy Sunday, friends. It’s time for Staff infections. You know the drill: We listen to shit, you listen to shit, we talk some shit, and hopefully we all have a grand old time. Speaking of

Found Sounds And Frig You Friday, Vol. 8

Fuck me, there is a LOT of music out in the world. The premise of Flip-Flops, Yo-Yos, and Fuck You Fridays is simple: there is so much music. (True science fact: in the time it

Track Premiere: Shadows – Night Stalker

“Nightstalker,” the opening track off the forthcoming Out For Blood, emerges from a twilight mist. The rustle of wind in the trees and the cawing of crows set the stage. The soft guitar strums a

Staff Infections – April 2023

Hello, dear friends and loyal readers. Journey with me once more into the minds of the Last Rites staff, as we discover just what kind of music has been massaging the ears of these champions

In Crust We Trust: Vol 25

Kia ora, amigos. Welcome to In Crust We Trust. This column has been in cryogenic sleep mode for quite some time, so apologies if things feel a little rusty while I try to get ICWT’s