Category: Devil’s Dozen

A Devil’s Dozen – Candlemass

There was doom before Candlemass. There was Black Sabbath, of course, but one could argue that Sabbath transcends all sub-genres. The NWOBHM brought the likes of Witchfinder General and Pagan Altar, and a few years

A Devil’s Dozen – Anthrax

We’ve done a couple dozen of these Devil’s Dozens now — from Death to Voivod to Immortal to whomever — and I don’t remember any being as divisive behind the scenes as this one. No

A Devil’s Dozen – Motörhead – Volume 2

Welcome to part two of our Motorhead DoubleDevil’s Dozen. If you missed the first batch of thirteen, you can find it here. If after examining this batch, you find your favorite track did not make

A Devil’s Dozen – Motörhead – Volume 1

The Last Rites staff would like to extend their sincere condolences to the family, friends and fellow Motörheaders who were lucky enough to have Phil “Philthy Animal” Taylor in their lives. A champion has left

A Devil’s Dozen – Enslaved

Even on their earliest official release – the Hordanes Land half of the now-legendary split with Emperor – Enslaved were looking down a different path from that of their Norwegian Second Wave brethren. The longer

A Devil’s Dozen – Immolation

To put it plainly, Immolation is one of the most unique, most consistent and flat-out best death metal bands in the world. Formed in Yonkers, New York in 1988, by guitarist/mastermind Robert Vigna, bassist/frontman, Ross

A Devil’s Dozen – Deep Purple

Admittedly, Deep Purple falls a little outside Last Rites’ usual scope of coverage. Deep Purple is not, strictly speaking, a metal band, but the group is ten times heavier than some of the fruity bullsh…

A Devil’s Dozen – Immortal

After 24 mostly active years, eight albums, endless loads of riffs, all of the winter playlists, and oodles of crab walks, Immortal has decided to go out on their own terms and call it quits…