Tag: Best Of

We Have The Power – The Top 25 Power Metal (And Power-Related) Albums Of 2020

If you’re reading these words, you have managed to survive eleven months of 2020. That detail alone is worthy of commendation, given the fact that nothing short of an intense and conquering alien offensive could

Last Rites’ Top EPs Of 2016 – The Best Briefly Bashing Bonanzas

When writing up our favorite EPs of last year, I dubbed 2015 as “The Year of the EP.” It wasn’t a claim supported by deep historical research or context, but just a quick observation about

Last Rites’ Favorite Album Artwork Of 2016 – Welcome To List Season…

Kicking things off with the theme to “Welcome Back Kotter” might seem strange, but there’s a warmth and familiarity in the tune that’s fitting as an opener to this most hallowed season. No, not the

Captain’s Best of 2015: Out Of The Dark… Into The Light

Well, the planet somehow managed to make it through another year, despite ebola outbreaks, droughts, hurricanes, earthquakes, turkey influenzas and massive, MASSIVE amounts of tyrannical human ballbaggery. Loads of dark times in 2015, which led

Last Rites’ Best Of 2015 – Combined Staff List

Hails and nails, fellow howlers at the moon. It’s time once again to gather about yon round table to celebrate/dispute the Kingdom of Heavy Metal’s top albums of the year. Having recently divulged our picks

Last Rites’ Top EPs Of 2015 – Brilliance Through Brevity

Everyone is always eager to label any given year as “The Year of X.” It’s the year of the pitcher! The year of the veteran band! The year of deathcore’s end! The year of the

Last Rites’ Favorite Album Artwork Of 2015 – Welcome To List Season

“Cry “Havoc!” and let slip the LISTS OF WAR!” Julius Caesar Act 3, scene 1 Welcome to list season, friends, that time of year when every music related site and ‘zine hopes to force their

KK’s Best Of 2014: In The St. Nick Of Time

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the halls, not a creature was stirring, not even a Gaahl; church fires were started by the Norwegians with care, in hopes that Satan soon would be