Category: Best Of Lists

Best Of 2017 – Dave Pirtle: Blitz – The Expurgated Version (The One Without Venenum)

To say it’s been a rough year would be an understatement. I don’t even have to dive deep into the current socio-political climate. This is about ME, goddamnit. Hell, I’ve been so self-involved that I

Best Of 2017 – Sessionsesesses’ Depression Downtime Explosion Project

How about this weather, huh? There is nothing happening this year that is more important to me than what a third of my country did to the rest of us, while another third sat with

Best Of 2017 – Konrad Kantor: Naked, Ashamed, Abased

‘Tis the season for lists, and there is no shortage of them. Since it’s impossible to uncover every gem — those who feel they came close are surely bullshitting themselves — this is merely a

Best Of 2017 – Manny-O-War: You No Fit Touch Am

What can be said about this year of our Lord 2017 that is now (thankfully, in many ways) behind us? I am tempted to go on a political rant about the demise of our planet

Best of 2017 – Dan Obstkrieg: For The Love Of Everything

For most of the year, I found myself thinking, “Huh, it hasn’t been a particularly great year for heavy metal.” Of course, I found myself thinking that while also getting busy listening to a whole

Best Of 2017 – Zach Duvall: Recalculating… Recalculating…

Howdy. As the full team top 25 article stated, 2017 was a year of big shifts at Last Rites. It was also a huge year of personal change for myself, but you don’t care about

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