Tag: Avantasia

Last Rites Presents: Our Most Anticipated Albums Of 2022, Part 1

Well, here we are. It’s 2022. Remember Y2K? That disaster-that-wasn’t passed us by 22 short years ago now. Remember the epic fustercluck that was the year 2020? That’s 2 years behind us, thankfully, although not

Best Of 2019 – Dan Obstkrieg: This Is A List

riverrun, past Eve and Adam’s, from swerve of shore to bend of bay, strum of sharp string harpin twing whirl downaweigh the Minstrells of Saints Iommi y Quorthon and all the wilde blastbeaten beasties bleat

Avantasia – Moonglow Review

Heavy metal is not, nor has it ever particularly been, a single thing. Those in search of some mythical heavy metal purity, some Ur-text that forms a blueprint from which all deviations are heretical, are

Avantasia – Ghostlights Review

This is, I swear, a review of the new album from Avantasia. It just… well, sometimes it takes a minute to get to where you end up wanting to go. Bands like Avantasia seem to

Avantasia – The Scarecrow Review

Edguy’s Tobias Sammet is at it again. Avantasia had pretty much been left for dead in the years following the release of The Metal Opera and The Metal Opera Part II, so I was surprised

Tobias Sammet’s Avantasia – Metal Opera: Pt. II Review

Originally written by Ryan Plunkett Avantasia, Tobias Sammet’s power metal super group has struck again with the Metal Opera Part 2. This release contains artists from such well known groups as Stratovarious, Rhapsody, Gamma Ray,