Tag: Emperor

Last Rites’ Facebook Albums Of The Week: September 16th – September 22nd

“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 Cover Art Tournament: The Championship

Friends, we have arrived at the end, and what a journey it was to arrive here. We saw a King of the Dead take out Ozzy and his Ultimate Sin. Metallica’s Puppets were no masters

A Devil’s Dozen – Emperor

Metal fans often seem to have problems deciding what constitutes “true black metal.” Is it lo-fi production and satanic lyrics? Perhaps it’s tremolo guitar riffs and non-stop blast beats. Whatever the essential elements may be,

90s Essentials – Volume Eight

We’re gearing up for the final act, people. Volume 8 of MetalReview’s 100 Most Essential Albums Of The 1990s might’ve been subtitled “Groundbreakers” if we had the front page real estate to allow for such

Metalmorphoses: Shifting The Paradigm, Pt. 3

Because heavy metal bands change direction and because heavy metal fans stake whole pieces of themselves on the results, the Last Rites staffers have been sharing their thoughts on some of the transition albums that

00s Essentials – Volume Five

Take a quick peek ahead. Think Volume 5 is a bit heavy on the death metal? Look closer. Also included are two of Norway’s all-time kings, career albums by masters of grind and prog, and

Emperor – Scattered Ashes: A Decade Of Emperial Wrath Review

Originally written by Ryan Plunkett The Emperor is dead, but its reign shall forever be seen within extreme metal. From 1991 until 2001, Emperor built a legacy in black metal that will never be toppled.