Tag: Slayer

Last Rites’ Facebook Albums Of The Week: July 1st – July 7th

“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

Battle Royal: 80s Metallica Vs. 80s Slayer – Two Bands Enter, One Band Leaves

If you’ve been a regular reader of Last Rites over the years, you know we’re pretty kind to the 80s. That has a lot to do with the fact that a number of us who

Slayer – Repentless Review

I love Slayer, probably more than you. In my opinion Slayer is one of the top five metal bands the world has ever known, and the band’s first four albums are some of the best

80s Essentials – Volume Ten

THIS IS IT! Volume Ten has finally arrived. And with it, so does the end of Last Rites’ 80s Essentials lists. We hope you’ve had as much fun reading them as we did putting them

A Devil’s Dozen – Slayer

Some bands need no introduction, and Slayer is definitely one of them. The scope of the band’s influence is nigh-on incalculable. Sufiice it to say that everyone that plays and/or listens to extreme metal owes

RIP Jeff Hanneman – Slayer Guitarist Dies At 49

Today, the official Slayer Facebook feed surprised us all with this: Slayer is devastated to inform that their bandmate and brother, Jeff Hanneman, passed away at about 11AM this morning near his Southern California home.

90s Essentials – Volume Ten

Bittersweet as the end can be, it must come. So here we have Volume 10, the final entry in Last Rites’ 100 Most Essential Albums Of The 1990s. This is the volume that will cause many

Slayer – World Painted Blood Review

Slayer. There is likely a very special place in your heart for that name and the music it represents. Whether it was Tom Araya’s banshee wail kicking off“Angel of Death,” the damning intro of “Hell