Tag: Opeth

Battle Royal: Opeth vs. Enslaved – Two Bands Enter, One Band Leaves

Battle Royal is ideally intended to hurt. It is intended to hurt our readers, and it is absolutely, unquestionably, 100% intended to hurt whichever staffers are knuckleheaded enough to partake. Battle Royal is having a

Evan Thompson’s Best of 2016 – Finding the Way Forward

I’ll be the first to acknowledge that 2016 was hard on all of us. Here in that huge space of snow-covered land called Canada, more specifically in Alberta, we have been going through a brutal

Andrew Edmunds’ Best Of 2016 – Let’s Put This Year Behind Us

Christ, what a terrible terrible terrible year. I’m glad this one’s behind us. Between the deaths of so many greats and the interminable American presidential election, 2016 was an insufferably brutal year. (Let’s not speak

Last Rites’ Best Of 2016 – Combined Staff

Every year we get hundreds of thousands of letters from all over the world asking how we manage to compile our annual Last Rites Combined Staff Top 25 List. It’s no easy task, we’ll have

Opeth – Sorceress Review

When dealing with dynamic and complex systems, it is a nearly inevitable conclusion that the only real constant we can universally count on is the aspect of change. Despite the empirical knowledge that anomalies exist,

Zach Duvall’s Best of 2014: Santorinian Poetry

If you follow along with a lot of the heavy metal blogosphere closely, you might get the impression that 2014 was a down year for heavy music. I absolutely, positively refuse to accept that notion.

Opeth – Pale Communion Review

originally written by Craig Hayes I know you’re busy, so I won’t waste your time. If the lack of heavy ordnance on Opeth’s last album, Heritage, left you feeling disenchanted or even dismayed with the

90s Essentials – Volume Nine

This is almost the end, my friends. Almost the end. We’ve come through eight installments of Last Rites’ 100 Most Essential Albums Of The Nineties, through eighty records, and here we are with ten more: A