Category: Diamonds & Rust

Diamonds & Rust: Tygers Of Pan Tang – Wild Cat Vs. Spellbound

Music of any kind is not just the sounds you hear. The intangibles matter. The context matters. No one will understand exactly why I love Harry Nilsson’s The Point, and I don’t expect anyone to,

Diamonds & Rust – Exploring Metal Classics: Atrocity – Hallucinations

By design, album art is supposed to reflect the music, to be some visual representation of the aural experience contained within the grooves or bytes or magnetic bits or whatever. A large part of album

Diamonds & Rust: Dr. Know – Wreckage In Flesh

I don’t normally prefer to talk about myself in reviews, but Diamonds & Rust is one of those features that affords the Last Rites blockheads an opportunity to get a little more personal while dredging

Embracing Solitude And Revisiting The Gault’s Even As All Before Us

There are two types of alone: deliberate and unintentional. The latter is bad. The latter can lead to a complete mental breakdown. I know we like to fantasize about what we’d do if we woke

Diamonds & Rust – Exploring Metal Classics: Queensrÿche’s The Warning

I’ve always been an anachronism. I was born in 1977, and thanks to some older cousins, I got into metal in the dying days of the 1980s, mostly through records and bands already well established

Diamonds & Rust – Exploring Metal Classics: W.A.S.P. – The Headless Children

When Last Rites did it’s Most Essential Albums of the Eighties Feature, there was a fairly vigorous debate as to whether W.A.S.P.’s debut record belonged on the main list or if it should be relegated

Diamonds And Rust – Exploring Metal Classics: Riot – Fire Down Under

This reviewing gig exposes me to a lot of new metal, for free, and that’s great. But you know what I like more than discovering new metal? I like discovering old metal. For whatever reason,