Tag: Hard Rock

Mirror – Pyramid Of Terror Review

[Album cover artwork by Filip Leu] One thing the Last Rites collective seems particularly adept at in 2019 is allowing good things to fall through the cracks. Okay, that rings pretty true every year, but

Diamonds & Rust: TT Quick – Metal Of Honor

This happens a lot. A band of bozos, utterly in love with what they feel is the best music ever, start a band to play said music. Said music comes, as you might expect, with

The Lord Weird Slough Feg – New Organon Review

Humans are clever, fascinating and often hilariously dumb creatures. One minute we’re finding new ways to defy gravity, the next we’re taking the Tide Pod challenge or attempting to jump a flaming gulch on a

Tanith – In Another Time Review

Nostalgia is probably overrated, at least the most common notion of it, the poignant sense that what was is somehow inherently better than what is. It’s a lie of which we are well aware, if

A Devil’s Dozen – Scorpions

The rock ‘n’ roll business is an unforgiving beast. I don’t know the specific statistics, but it’s obvious that the vast majority of bands see very little success. Among those who do, the shelf-life of

Fifth Angel – The Third Secret Review

Clearly, grunge did not kill metal. What it did kill, however, was hope—the hope of every mid-to-late 80s’ hard rock / metal band that was interested in rocketing into living rooms via MTV / 107.7

Ashbury – Eye Of The Stygian Witches Review

Not much that an old dog (or a young dog with an old dog’s heart) loves more than discovering some forgotten, dusty gem of a record that ends up as sharp and true as Excalibur.

Yer Metal Is Actually Older Than That… And Not Even Metal

The ancient, hallowed halls of heavy metal are filled with grotesque statuary and portraits of the elders. They speak to us of a time long since passed when our religion was still just a cult.