Tag: Power

Missing Pieces 2019: The Best Of What We’ve Missed So Far, Part 2

Here at Last Rites, we listen to a metric shit-ton of heavy metal—it’s just what we do. But every year there’s so much great metal that we simply don’t have time to cover it all…

Missing Pieces 2019: The Best Of What We’ve Missed So Far, Part 1

Here at Last Rites, we listen to a metric shit-ton of heavy metal—it’s just what we do. But every year there’s so much great metal that we simply don’t have time to cover it all…

Freternia – The Gathering Review

More often than not, two things generally come up when conversations turn to Sweden’s greatest influence on heavy metal: Yngwie J. Malmsteen and Swedeath. It’s an understandable consequence—the prior taught us the importance of giant

Lunar Shadow – The Smokeless Fires Review

Old age, or even the precipice below it, distorts time. You spent most of your life in the first 18 years, where moments were moments, then seconds, then minutes. But over time the moments can

Riot City – Burn the Night Review

Sometimes you’re sitting around with your buddies, listening to all your favorite old records, when you notice one of the guys staring extra intently at the iconic sleeve art of Screaming for Vengeance. “You guys

Tanagra – Meridiem Review

When you first arrive at college for your freshman year, at least in the United States of Student Loan Debt, you’re forced to take a bunch of core courses. These are courses that the school

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