Category: Features

Still Full Of Life: 20 Years Of Opeth’s Still Life

There are devotees of metal out there who don’t respect Opeth, just as I assume there are human beings roaming the planet who don’t care for David Attenborough. The mind boggles at what sort of

Damned If You Do, Damned If You Don’t: Damnation From Both Sides Of The Fence

[Editor’s Note: Opeth Week continues with a Point/Counterpoint examination of Opeth’s 2003 album, Damnation, by our own Dan Obstkrieg and Manny-O-War. Dan hates it, Manny loves it. Beyond that, uh… we’re not quite sure what

A Paler Commune: In Honor Of Opeth’s Lighter Side

“FUCK THE SOFT SHIT,” screamed some knuckle-dragging doofus after Opeth played a song from Damnation on the 2006 Gigantour run throughout North America. “No, don’t fuck the soft shit. It’s part of who we are,”

A Devil’s Dozen – Opeth

I wasn’t quite ready for Opeth. I stumbled across Blackwater Park on the shelf at Best Buy. I had never heard of the band, let alone heard a lick of their music, so truthfully I

Last Rites’ Facebook Albums Of The Week: September 1st – September 7th

“Album Of The Day” is a Last Rites Facebook feature we started whose purpose is quite straight-forward: highlight one album per day and say a few words about it. Understanding that not everyone chooses to

Last Rites’ Facebook Albums Of The Week: August 25th – August 31st

“Album Of The Day” is a Last Rites Facebook feature we started whose purpose is quite straight-forward: highlight one album per day and say a few words about it. Understanding that not everyone chooses to

In Crust We Trust: Vol. 7

Welcome to In Crust We Trust: Vol 7. If you’ve just arrived at the party, here’s the deal: every month, In Crust We Trust sets out to highlight some of the ugliest punk, hardcore, and

ShadowStrike – Legends Of Human Spirit Review

Do you believe in Destiny? Then reach deep within thineself, crusaders of light, and heed the beckoning call of Fate as it carries from the mythical kingdom of Long Island, New York. Five mighty bards