Tag: Enslaved

Rae Amitay’s Best Of 2012: Here’s A Clever Title

2012 didn’t bring about the apocalypse, but it was still a tempestuous collection of days. Still raw from the loss of David Gold and my future in Woods of Ypres, I spent the first few

Zach Duvall’s Top 20 Of 2012

Last year there figured to be about twelve or thirteen albums I was trying to shove into my top ten. This year there are easily eight or nine trying to wiggle their way into the

Last Rites’ Best Of 2012 – Combined Staff List

First thing’s first: Welcome to Last Rites! Now, it might seem weird for a “new” webzine to be bursting out of the gate with a Top 926-or-whatever Albums of the Year list, but, despite appearances

Enslaved – RIITIIR Review

Enslaved has officially entered rarified territory, or rather, they did a while ago and just keep reaffirming it. Their consistent dependability would make a sub-stellar album not just disappointing, but downright shocking. Opeth at least eased

90s Essentials – Volume One

In 2010 , the Last Rites staff compiled and released a series of ten features collectively detailing The 100 Most Essential Albums Of The 2000s, a comprehensive overview intended as something of a guide for the discerning metalhead

Enslaved – The Sleeping Gods Review

originally written by Chris McDonald What a strange little release this is for Enslaved, a band that hasn’t officially released anything other than full-lengths or DVDs since their founding efforts in the early 90’s. Coming

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

John Ray’s Top 20 Of 2010

I’ve seen a lot of folks talking about how weird 2010 has been.  And how shitty.  I don’t know how I feel about it yet, except that it went too fucking fast.  Or maybe not