Tag: Raven

Diamonds & Rust: Raven – Life’s A Bitch

In “Diamonds & Rust,” Last Rites looks back at classic albums from metal’s storied history. Some of these albums were big hits, and others are overlooked gems. All of them deserve your time and attention…

Last Rites’ Facebook Albums Of The Week: August 5th – August 11th

“Album Of The Day” is a Last Rites Facebook feature we started whose purpose is quite straight-forward: highlight one album per day and say a few words about it. Understanding that not everyone chooses to


Fast Rites – Volume 2

We run the gamut of genres with the second installment of Fast Rites, as we review a variety of releases from both newcomers and veterans. We had a bit of discussion about the inclusion of

Sledgehammer Rock – An Interview With Raven

2014 marks Raven‘s fortieth anniversary. In that time, they’ve released a dozen studio albums, from 1980’s Rock Until You Drop to 2009’s comeback effort, Walk Through Fire. Their hyperactive brand of riff-heavy NWOBHM (self-described as

80s Essentials – Volume Two

Our journey through the golden age of metal continues with another set of ten classics. If you missed the first installment of The Most Essential Albums of the 80s, check it out here. Goats were

Raven – Walk Through Fire Review

Originally written by Ian Chainey Tale ov the Tape: NWOBHM luminaries drop their twelfth record. Expect the same kind of proto-thrash punch of their “athletic rock” period with a smattering of the commercial hooks they