Tag: Grave Digger

Grave Digger – Symbol Of Eternity Review

At this point, 42 years in, the title “Symbol Of Eternity” may as well refer to Grave Digger themselves. Like their fellow Germans in U.D.O., Chris Boltendahl and his cast of comrades have carved out

Grave Digger – Fields Of Blood Review

The $10* or so that Chris Boltendahl spent on a ticket to Braveheart in 1995 may have been the best money he ever spent… Now in their fortieth year, the bombastic Teutonic trad metallers in

Last Rites’ Facebook Albums Of The Week: February 3rd – February 9th

“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

Grave Digger – Healed By Metal Review

Grave Digger is the veritable embodiment of consistency. Like Accept, like UDO, like Helloween, these Germans have carved themselves a kingdom from a seemingly endless wellspring of trad-metal inspiration, assembling and re-assembling the basics of power-trad

Grave Digger – Return Of The Reaper Review

Grave Digger is as Grave Digger does. With Return Of The Reaper, as with any new Grave Digger album, the primary musical template has been long established. Fitting in the cracks between Accept, Blind Guardian,

80s Essentials – Volume Nine

Welcome to volume nine of The Most Essential Albums of the Eighties. The previous eight volumes and some companion pieces can be found here. Week nine continues the pattern of stylistic diversity, with doom, grind,

Grave Digger – The Ballad Of Mary Review

Last year’s The Clans Will Rise Again served as something of a sequel to 1996’s Tunes Of War, continuing the Scottish-history theme that Grave Digger began on that earlier album. Again furthering the band’s return

Grave Digger – The Clans Will Rise Again Review

Another two years (more or less), and another Grave Digger record… And I’m not really complaining, mind you, at least not about their rate of productivity. This German outfit has become one of my more