Category: Diamonds & Rust

Diamonds & Rust: Screamer – Target: Earth

Way back when we started this Diamonds & Rust feature, the idea behind it was to allow our staff of obsessive listeners the opportunity to wax poetic about classic albums, to finally put onscreen some

Diamonds & Rust: Sodom – Agent Orange

[Album artwork: Andreas Marschall] Gelsenkirchen, Germany, early 1980s: A young Thomas Such finds himself not particularly taken with the notion of spending a perfectly good life buried in the depths of the local coal mines.

Diamonds & Rust: Coroner – No More Color

“Generally speaking, dazzling displays of technical prowess don’t impress me much,” says the intrepid Blog-Warrior, his fingers tap-tapping across the keys as he immediately contradicts himself in his rush to lavish heaps of praise upon

Diamonds & Rust: Napalm Death ‒ Utopia Banished

For the better part of three decades, Napalm Death has been one of extreme music’s greatest examples of consistency and stability, with the only lineup change since the early 90s being the departure and death

Diamonds & Rust: Ozzy Osbourne – Tribute

I don’t recall exactly when I first purchased Ozzy Osbourne’s Tribute, but I bought in on cassette, so that would mean early 90s. I wasn’t into metal when the album was first released in 1987,

Diamonds & Rust: TT Quick – Metal Of Honor

This happens a lot. A band of bozos, utterly in love with what they feel is the best music ever, start a band to play said music. Said music comes, as you might expect, with

Diamonds & Rust: Raven – Life’s A Bitch

In “Diamonds & Rust,” Last Rites looks back at classic albums from metal’s storied history. Some of these albums were big hits, and others are overlooked gems. All of them deserve your time and attention…

Diamonds & Rust: Iron Maiden – Somewhere In Time, A Personal Account

Somewhere in Time was my Iron Maiden album. I understand some bands get a little itchy when they see fan reactions similar to this, because that sort of connection / dominion very often leads to