Tag: Blind Guardian

10s Essentials – Volume One

Surely by now you’ve gotten the hint that the Last Rites collective is a fan of “Best of Lists.” Not just year-end lists, but BIG lists that yank full decades through our extremely sophisticated and

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: July 1st – July 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’ 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

Blind Guardian – Beyond the Red Mirror Review

Sometimes, a review represents a battle between the writer and the band/album. Other times, it is between a writer and himself. At other times still, it becomes a three-way dance. The latter only works in

80s Essentials – Volume Eight

Welcome to Volume Eight of The Most Essential Albums of the Eighties. Previous volumes are available here. What’s in store this week? Just another ten examples of the wild diversity of 80s metal: straight-up heavy

90s Essentials – Volume Three

So here we are, back for more with Volume 3 of MetalReview’s 100 Most Essential Albums Of The 1990s. (If you haven’t been keeping up, click here for Vol. 1 and here for Vol. 2.)

Blind Guardian – A Twist In The Myth Review

Originally written by Jon Eardley This band’s journey through the world of power metal territory goes all the way back to the late 80’s, but it wasn’t until the late 90’s when I first caught