Tag: Darkthrone

Staff Infections – May 2024

Greetings, dear readers. It’s time to see what your friends at Last Rites have been listening to, with a feature we call Staff Infections. The battle for album of the month is not particularly fierce

Darkthrone – It Beckons Us All Review

[Cover artwork by Zbigniew Bielak] Earlier this week, I traveled far and wide—about 25 minutes—to see the legendary Judas Priest, live in concert.  They sounded incredible.  It’s hard to fathom that after doing the damn thing for

Coffin Storm – Arcana Rising Review

Riffs. That is all. Call it. In all seriousness, I worship the almighty riff. So, my heavy metal friends, if you’re like me and if it’s riffs that you’re searching for, prepare to be swept

Staff Infections – January 2023

Alright, dear readers, the infection has returned, stronger and more virulent than ever before. Eh, realistically, older and weaker is probably more accurate. Sorry for the layoff, but we traditionally skip Staff Infections in December,

Best Of 2022 – Chris C.: Special Tunes From Metal Goons

We live in strange times—said everyone, ever, right now. Like literally everyone. No one has not said this. Even the strange people contributing to said strangeness recognize these are strange times in their own strange

Best Of 2022 – Lone Watie: I Just Microwaved My Lunch Except It Wasn’t My Lunch It Was My Salad.

I’d originally written more than a thousand words for this space. I’d begun with “Somebody asked me early in 2022 how I define happiness,” and spent a great deal of words and energy then describing

Best Of 2022 – Dan Obstkrieg: In Which Foolishness Is Again Considered

The introduction, in which claims are made It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the vest

Best Of 2022 – Ryan Tysinger: Lifelong Journeys For Technicolor Vapors

First of all, forgive the self-indulgence. These words could be inscribed atop any list, any review, any critique; yet they beg to be uttered. After all, it’s a fundamental rule in critical writing: don’t use