Tag: Saxon

On Death – Grim, Inevitable Death – In Metal

There is a book of heavy metal. No one wrote it. It exists in the ether, in the songs and albums and album art and performances and memories of we who read it. It is

Song Moratorium: Cease and De-Setlist

Music is communicated via two means: recorded media and live. We undoubtedly hear it more coming from the former, but the latter — the gig, the show, the concert — is the heart of heavy

Saxon – Battering Ram Review

If you’ve been keeping up with Saxon – and you should’ve been – then you know that they’re still going strong after damn near forty years. 2013’s Sacrifice was proof enough that the old chaps

80s Essentials – Volume One

We are at it again. Having previously compiled the 100 Most Essential Albums of both the 1990s and the 2000s, the Last Rites staff set its sights on that golden age of heavy metal, the

Saxon – Sacrifice Review

It may well be true that you can’t teach old dogs new tricks, but it’s equally true that practice makes perfect, so it would stand to reason that old dogs can certainly perform what tricks

Saxon – Into The Labyrinth Review

A full three decades after their debut, NWOBHM mainstay Saxon stands strong among the elder statesmen of metal, with only a handful of equally aged contemporaries who are still consistently this good. Like its immediate

Saxon – The Inner Sanctum Review

Originally written by Chris Chellis. After treading in safe territory for far too long, NWOBHM legends Saxon surprised many with the undeniably heavy and modern-sounding Lionheart in 2004. Sure the production could have used more grit to match the

Saxon – The Eagle Has Landed Vol. 3 Review

What can you say about a band like Saxon, critically? Especially in reference to a live album? What are the odds a band that has been in business for nearly three decades is going to fuck