Tag: Power

Rhapsody Of Fire – The Eighth Mountain Review

You don’t have to be a D&D dork to love symphonic power metal. There’s nothing that says that, in order to enjoy Rhapsody of Fire, you have to have memorized a monster manual or enjoyed

Twisted Tower Dire ‒ Wars In The Unknown Review

Getting to Wars In The Unknown was no short journey for Twisted Tower Dire, nor was it ever a guarantee. The band’s first four albums all brought a more reserved but no less powerful form

Avantasia – Moonglow Review

Heavy metal is not, nor has it ever particularly been, a single thing. Those in search of some mythical heavy metal purity, some Ur-text that forms a blueprint from which all deviations are heretical, are

Eternity’s End – Unyielding Review

[Cover artwork: Adam Burke] More often than not, it’s metal’s immortal mainstays and the bands that pushed extremes into thrash and death that get the glossy treatment when people choose to commemorate what happened in

Lord Divine – Facing Chaos Review

I don’t pretend to be any kind of expert on show business, heavy metal or otherwise, at any level, especially whatever level it is that somehow marks the transition from ordinary to significant. But (and

Satan’s Host – Metal From Hell & Midnight Wind (Reissues) Review

Long before he left Jag Panzer to front eeeeevil power metal outfit Satan’s Host in 2011, Harry “Leviathan Thisiren” Conklin left Jag Panzer to front eeeeevil power metal outfit Satan’s Host in 1986. The sole

We Have The Power! — The Top Twenty Power (And Power-Related) Albums Of 2018

News flash: Last Rites loves lists. Hell, we might as well refer to ourselves as List Rites come December because by then we’ve already spent weeks compiling lists, comparing lists, tweaking lists and, most importantly,

Dire Peril – The Extraterrestrial Compendium Review

Dire Peril’s long-gestating debut full-length The Extraterrestrial Compendium is something of an unexpected gift in a year that has already seen new albums from guitarist Jason Ashcraft’s other band Helion Prime and vocalist John Yelland’s