Tag: Metallica

Metallica’s “Orion”: A Love Letter To An Immaculate Song, And An Ode To An Impossible Album

Dear “Orion”, I have put off writing this letter for too long. But I feel compelled now to speak my heart to you, to express my love for you, and to praise you as the

Last Rites’ Facebook Albums Of The Week: May 12th – May 18th

“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

Disappointment Is Like A Pig Which Has Been Destroyed

Krokus. I heard the song “Winning Man” on the radio, on 99 FM back when 99 FM played a lot of cool music along with the incredibly not cool music of Fleetwood Mac (post P.

Last Rites’ Facebook Albums Of The Week: August 26th – September 1st

“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

Song Moratorium: Cease and De-Setlist

Music is communicated via two means: recorded media and live. We undoubtedly hear it more coming from the former, but the latter — the gig, the show, the concert — is the heart of heavy

Metallica – Hardwired… To Self Destruct Review

If ever an album title accurately described Metallica’s past two decades, there it is… There’s no need to rehash in any significant depth those past twenty years, of course – if you’re here now, you’ve

Battle Royal: 80s Metallica Vs. 80s Slayer – Two Bands Enter, One Band Leaves

If you’ve been a regular reader of Last Rites over the years, you know we’re pretty kind to the 80s. That has a lot to do with the fact that a number of us who

Various Artists – Ronnie James Dio: This is Your Life Review

I don’t have to tell you how great Ronnie James Dio was, or at least I shouldn’t. His shocking and tragic passing in 2010 was a huge blow to the metal world. It had lost