Tag: Nevermore

Silver Talon – Decadence And Decay Review

There’s a lot to like about Silver Talon, not the least of which is that the band manages to get the most out of its three guitarists. And while the Portland, Oregon-based band may have

Last Rites’ Facebook Albums Of The Week: April 29 – May 5

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

R.I.P. Tim Calvert: 1965 – 2018

More tragic news came yesterday as former Forbidden and Nevermore guitarist Tim Calvert lost his battle to ALS at the age of 52. Calvert replaced Glen Alvelais in Forbidden before the band’s second album, 1990’s

R.I.P. Warrel Dane: 1961 – 2017

Christ, it seems like I’m writing one of these somewhere about every two weeks now… But here we go again. We all woke up this morning to terrible news: Another metal brother gone, this time

Sanctuary – The Year The Sun Died Review

I’ve been looking forward to a new Sanctuary album for a long time. It’s been twenty-five years since the last one, since 1989’s Into The Mirror Black. Mirror and its predecessor, the Dave Mustaine-produced Refuge

90s Essentials – Volume Seven

We’re seven weeks into this, and by now, you know the drill. Here are ten more albums that every metalhead worth his or her Slayer shirt should know and know well. For this seventh entry

Cover Ups – 12 Tunes Improved By Metal

Ah, the cover song, that most mixed of bags… Broadly, cover tunes fall into three categories — 1) re-recordings of influential numbers, sometimes largely unimaginative in their faithfulness to the source material, but as often

Serpent’s Knight – Silent Knight… Of Myth And Destiny Review

I’m a collector, one of those obsessive types who has to at least hear every scrap of music he possibly can, if only to know not to hear it again. Over time, I’ve given up