Tag: Dream Theater

(The Return Of) The Proglodyte’s Bonepile: Devin Townsend, Dream Theater, Queensrÿche And More

If you ask anybody who’s been reading Last Rites reviews and features for a while (maybe even back to the Metal Review days), it’s pretty obvious what constitutes our humble site’s wheelhouse: Traditional Heavy Metal,

Last Rites Presents: Our Most Anticipated Albums Of 2019, Part 3

Welcome back for the last time! We know the almost uncanny quality of part 1 and part 2 of our discussions of our most anticipated 2019 albums left you agog, and that said agog state

Last Rites’ Facebook Albums Of The Week: March 25-31

“Album Of The Day” is a new Last Rites Facebook feature we started recently whose purpose is quite straight-forward: highlight one album per day and say a few words about it. Understanding that not everyone

Thanksgiving Turkeys – 2016’s Fowlest Flops

Stand back, because I’m about to drop an idea bomb that you’ll never believe: Some albums are really good, but some albums really suck. Like, really, really, really suck. I know it’s hard to fathom,

Zach Duvall’s Top 20 Albums of 2011

What. A. Year. Can’t say much else. I probably had 30 albums to try to squeeze into 20 spots and 15 into the top 10 this year. There was just so much wicked stuff I’d

Dream Theater – A Dramatic Turn of Events Review

When Black Clouds & Silver Linings hit back in 2009, we (meaning Zach Duvall and Lone Watie) reviewed it as a panel of critics / long term fanboys of Dream Theater. We had already spent

90s Essentials – Volume Four

Considering the album that sits atop this list, Volume 4 of MetalReview’s 100 Most Essential Albums of the 90s could very well just be titled EPIC WEEK. With major classics of folk and Viking metal

James LaBrie – Static Impulse Review

One gets the sense listening to James Labrie sing that he takes his work very seriously. Not so much the pinpoint-focused craftsman, nor the humorless artisan, but just that he lets no sung note hit