Tag: Candlemass

Staff Infections – March 2019

It’s time, once again, for you to marvel at the Last Rites staff’s spectacularly good taste in music. Let’s see what the heck we’ve been listening to this past month. If you’ve been hanging around

Candlemass: Epicus Accidenticus Perfecticus, Plus A Review Of The Door To Doom

A great many Candlemass devotees point to full-length number two when discussing “the ultimate jewel” in the band’s discography, and it’s easy to understand why—Nightfall is a paragon, and no doom record is likely to

Last Rites’ Facebook Albums Of The Week: January 13th – January 19th

“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 Presents: Our Most Anticipated Albums Of 2019, Part 1

Welcome back! Those few days without us must have been almost too tough to handle, but you knew we wouldn’t leave you without our special combination of unmatched metal expertise and unbridled stupidity for too

Candlemass – Death Thy Lover Review

Let’s start things off with song number two, “Sleeping Giant.” It’s got a fairly strong swagger at its heart, but…are you sure that giant’s sleeping? Perhaps I already hit my quota regarding this theme with

A Devil’s Dozen – Candlemass

There was doom before Candlemass. There was Black Sabbath, of course, but one could argue that Sabbath transcends all sub-genres. The NWOBHM brought the likes of Witchfinder General and Pagan Altar, and a few years

The MDF 2014 Power Rankings – Top 10 Song Performances

Let it be known: I attended Maryland Deathfest 2014 as a fan, not a music “journalist,” so this isn’t some comprehensive recap, but more of a snapshot of one guy’s experiences. After all, when so

80s Essentials – Volume Six

Welcome to part six of The Most Essential Albums of the Eighties.  Previous volumes are available here. This week’s edition is another smorgasbord of metal styles, featuring classic doom, ground-breaking death metal, foundational Norwegian black