Tag: Mayhem

Last Rites’ Facebook Albums Of The Week: September 9th – September 15th

“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

Secret Rites Revealed – 20 Years of De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas

Originally written by K. Scott Ross. It’s been twenty years since Mayhem released De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas. Twenty years since “Norwegian black metal” came and went as the favored bogey of Christian parents and conservative newscasters everywhere. The

80s Essentials – Volume Six

Welcome to part six of The Most Essential Albums of the Eighties.  Previous volumes are available here. This week’s edition is another smorgasbord of metal styles, featuring classic doom, ground-breaking death metal, foundational Norwegian black

90s Essentials – Volume Ten

Bittersweet as the end can be, it must come. So here we have Volume 10, the final entry in Last Rites’ 100 Most Essential Albums Of The 1990s. This is the volume that will cause many

Mayhem – Ordo Ad Chao Review

Jim Brandon’s take: Some of us just can’t help but be rebels by nature, even when surrounded by selective kindred souls. With very few exceptions and regardless of my love for the genre, black metal

Mayhem – Chimera Review

Originally written by Ryan Plunkett Mayhem is a band whose career has spanned 20 years now, although you’d never know it by looking at their discography. With Chimera being only their sixth real studio release,