Tag: NWOBHM

Satan – Earth Infernal Review

[Cover art by Eliran Kantor] The Court in the Act lineup of Satan has now been back together for over a decade, and the quality of their studio output in this time has been as

Saxon – Carpe Diem Review

I’m tempted to open this particular scribbling with some proclamation like, “Saxon probably shouldn’t be making albums this strong this late in their career.” But then again, who am I to say what a metal

Least To Beast: Iron Maiden Studio Albums Ranked

When considering discography rankings for legacy bands such as Iron Maiden with careers that stretch across multiple decades, it’s important to understand that said rankings are and will always be fluid and extremely situational. Consider

The B-Sides Of March: Iron Maiden’s Non-Album Killers

Greetings, friends. Welcome back to Iron Maiden Week! Before we get to the tunes, we must hop in our imaginary time machine for a little lesson on Ye Olden Times Ov Yore… Back when the

Iron Reforged: Another Life For Maiden Classics

There’s that tired old saying about not judging books by their covers, but you certainly can judge a band by its choice of cover songs, from the artists they pick, to the track they choose,

Fire Up The Big Riggs: Iron Maiden’s Greatest Album Art

Oh, hello there! Welcome to Iron Maiden Week! Wait, what? Isn’t, like, every week at Last Rites effectively Iron Maiden week? Well, yes… Yes, it is. But that steady servility is largely relegated to ongoings

Angel Witch – Angel Of Light Review

[Artwork by Adam Burke] The lifespan of great NWOBHM band was by no means uniform. Some had relatively short initial careers – they can’t all be Saxon, let alone Iron Maiden – only to reunite

Diamonds & Rust: Raven – Life’s A Bitch

In “Diamonds & Rust,” Last Rites looks back at classic albums from metal’s storied history. Some of these albums were big hits, and others are overlooked gems. All of them deserve your time and attention…