Tag: Opeth

Best Of 2019 – Andrew Edmunds: One Bird Cannot Make A Bad Pun, But Toucan

And so another year passes, the inexorable march of time… In the grand scheme of things, 2019 was a pretty good year for me, and I hope the same for you. I drank many good

Best Of 2019 – Zach Duvall: A Grand Declaration Of WAR

After the turn of the millennium, professional baseball transitioned into what is now known as the sabermetrics era. Basically, those running the game began paying attention to more detailed ways of slicing up statistics, so

Best Of 2019 – Captain: Be A Dear And Hand Me My Work Glaive

I am no spring chicken. More like an autumn chicken, maybe—cool (ahem) and slightly grim, in its prime, and pecking away on the gravel driveway of life in hopes of finding nourishment, but mostly ingesting

Best Of 2019 – Last Rites Combined Staff Top 25

Well, Mark Tremonti of Alter Bridge was deemed “Guitarist Of The Decade” by the readers of Guitar World Magazine. From what I can tell, he seems like a good guy, so congrats to him. And

Staff Infections – October 2019

Welcome, friends, to a belated edition of Staff Infections. I know you’ve all been eager to find out what your pals at Last Rites have been listening to, but we had an important staff event

Opeth ‒ In Cauda Venenum Review

Eleven years. That’s how long it’s been since Opeth has released an album that could really be considered heavy metal. Odds are high that you made up your mind about the wholly progressive rock era

Still Full Of Life: 20 Years Of Opeth’s Still Life

There are devotees of metal out there who don’t respect Opeth, just as I assume there are human beings roaming the planet who don’t care for David Attenborough. The mind boggles at what sort of

Damned If You Do, Damned If You Don’t: Damnation From Both Sides Of The Fence

[Editor’s Note: Opeth Week continues with a Point/Counterpoint examination of Opeth’s 2003 album, Damnation, by our own Dan Obstkrieg and Manny-O-War. Dan hates it, Manny loves it. Beyond that, uh… we’re not quite sure what