Tag: Judas Priest

Riffology – A Tale Of Two Manalishis

If you’re a metal head of any experience, you’re likely familiar with Judas Priest’s version of “The Green Manalishi (With the Two Prong Crown).” The studio version first appeared on Killing Machine / Hell Bent

Last Rites’ Facebook Albums Of The Week: September 15th – September 21st

“Album Of The Day” is a Last Rites Facebook feature we started with a very straight-forward purpose: highlight one album per day, and say a few words about it. Understanding that not everyone chooses to

Best Of 2018 – Chris Sessions: Are You Slimy Enough For 2018?

ON THE YEAR Last year at this time I was angry. Constant anger starts to numb the spirit. You feel tired rather than restless. So you stop paying attention, focus back in on the minute

Best Of 2018 – Konrad Kantor: And So We Weep For The Fallen

2018 has been a year attempting to actively bring as much positivity into my life as possible. As far as heavy metal goes, no that does not mean you are about to read a top

Best Of 2018 – Ryan’s 20 Albums That Did The Damn Thing

Metal indisputably has a penchant for melodrama, from the larger-than-life stage shows to the rumors and stories that weave their way into the fabric of heavy metal legend. Sensationalism has followed metal since the earliest

Best Of 2018 – Manny-O-War: Death To The Feeble Masses

It was yet another year spent on Last Rites Semi-Permanent Probation for Manny. Sure, the crew briefly allowed me off after Maryland Deathfest, but alas, it was merely a tease. I was back on Last

Best Of 2018 – Zach Duvall: Confessions Of A Cornfed Crackpot

Greetings, you husks. This year, instead of some State of the Scene Address, we’re going to talk about consensus in music fandom, and how it doesn’t really exist. Yes, seeing the same albums top every

Best Of 2018 – Andrew Edmunds: Clever Title?! I Barely KNOW Her Title!

2018 was a very strange year for me. I started the year with an intracranial hemorrhage (I’m fully recovered now, thanks) and ended the year with a marriage (she may never fully recover, thanks). Through