Tag: Power

Heir Apparent – The View From Below Review

The Heir Apparent backstory is a decidedly familiar one that’s been handed down likely since the earliest days when music first began hitting platters: Band arrives on the scene with something special; a person or

Immortal Guardian – Age Of Revolution Review

Last Rites doesn’t always do the best job of keeping readers on top of power metal. We cover it, of course, and always will, but we mostly showcase the records that really jump out and

Lizzy Borden – My Midnight Things Review

I’m an old fart now—I remember the late 1980s. I remember running across Lizzy Borden when they were featured in Penelope Spheeris’ classic The Decline Of Western Civilization, Part 2: The Metal Years, prancing about

Vhäldemar – Shadows Of Combat (Reissue) Review

Do you like Grave Digger and Helloween? I like Grave Digger and Helloween. Do you know who else likes Grave Digger and Helloween? Vhäldemar likes Grave Digger and Helloween. This fourth album from these Teutonic-toned

Getting Seriously Cereal With Some Serial Power Riffers – An Interview With Judicator

You might have noticed that the Last Rites’ staffers are always on the lookout for quality power metal. Sadly, it’s not always that easy to come by. However, upon hearing Judicator’s latest album, The Last

Angra – ØMNI Review

Angra has endured for over 20 years as what many would consider the South American counterpart to North America’s Symphony X. Progressive power metal is the name of the game, basically, but Angra place a

Lione/Conti – Lione/Conti Review

Fade in: EXTERIOR: A CHARMING ITALIAN CAFE – MIDDAY Three tenors gather for a friendly lunch. After a heavy-handed Frappato pour or four, one tenor gets up to use the can. SERVER: “Your bill, gentlemen.

Visigoth – Conqueror’s Oath Review

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back The Godfather: Part II The Dark Knight Terminator 2 The Road Warrior Dawn of the Dead Aliens The Raid 2 Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey While I’m sure there