Category: Best Of Lists

Best Of 2017 – Michael ‘Captain’ Wuensch: Wise, Handsome, Dead!

Killed by death! No, this is not the ghost of me creating these words. Wait… Am I… Am I dead? Can you guys see me? What am I saying, of course you can’t see me.

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,

We Have The Power! – The Top Ten Power (And Power Related) Metal Albums of 2017

The clearest way to sum up power metal in 2017 is to relate it to the abundance of superhero movies and shows from 2017: it’s out there in numbers and desperately craves broad appeal; it’s

Dave Pirtle’s Best of 2016 – Blitzing The Shark

For those of you unfamiliar with the phrase “jumping the shark”, let me summarize. It’s a phrase used to define/describe the moment in which something takes a turn for the ridiculous and essentially signaling the

Chris Sessions’ Best of 2016: Blerp Blerp

To quote Burgess’ Alex: “One thing I could never stand is to see a filthy, dirty old drunkie, howling away at the filthy songs of his fathers and going blerp, blerp in between as it

Evan Thompson’s Best of 2016 – Finding the Way Forward

I’ll be the first to acknowledge that 2016 was hard on all of us. Here in that huge space of snow-covered land called Canada, more specifically in Alberta, we have been going through a brutal