Tag: Cirith Ungol

Best Of 2020 – Dan Obstkrieg: Only Kindness Matters

For reasons largely unknown, I gave myself precise word limitations for the blurbs which follow. For those of you playing along at home, this means that I wrote 100 words exactly for each metal album,

Best Of 2020 – Ryan Tysinger: Maybe We All Deserve The Hammer

Go, then. There are other worlds than these. – Jake Chambers The zombie sub-genre of horror film introduced some interesting hypotheticals. Everyone reading this has, in all likelihood, at least pondered on how they would

Best Of 2020 – Andrew Edmunds: Alligators Can Grow Up To Fifteen Feet, But Most Of Them Still Only Have Four

Christ, I cannot even imagine how many trillions of words have been written / are being written / will be written about how utterly, unbelievably, unfathomably awful 2020 has been… And yet, I feel like

Best Of 2020 – Captain: Caught Between A Bunch Of Hard Rock And Some Sad Faces

I spend a lot of time thinking about balance. We all do, to varying degrees, but I sometimes wonder if I think about balance more than the average human, and I occasionally suspect that this

Best Of 2020 – Last Rites Combined Staff Top 25

Thanks to all the artists and their collective creative spirit, we still manage to live amidst an embarrassment of riches, despite the whipping vortex of chaos that continues to swirl around us as 2020 slowly

Staff Infections – May 2020

Here we are again, friends—still in the grip of a pandemic, and most of us still under quarantine. Some states have begun easing restrictions to varying degrees, so it’ll be interesting to see how these

The Tower Of Cirith Ungol: A Personal Journey, A Band Primer, And A Look At Forever Black

My first encounter with Cirith Ungol occurred approximately 34 years ago. Yes, that means I’m old enough that daylight savings now causes a unique form of jet lag, but it also means I was lucky

Staff Infections – April 2020

Well, it’s a different world from last time we did Staff Infections. We here at Last Rites hope the worst you’re dealing with right now is cabin fever. If you and / or your loved