Category: Best Of Lists

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

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