Tag: Steamhammer

Catching Up With Sodom + Partisan EP Review

The deeper you care to dig into the underground, the more likely you’ll eventually unearth crews of thorny bangers who “only care about the demo material.” It works for a band like Sodom because the

Them – Manor Of The Se7en Gables Review

Halloween is over for another year, but the horror continues, at least for a little while… Perhaps not surprisingly, based on on their name, Them began life as a King Diamond tribute, and their first

Missing Pieces: The Best Of What We’ve Missed In 2018 So Far, Part 3

Here at Last Rites, we listen to a metric shit-ton of heavy metal—it’s just what we do. But even then, every year, there’s so much great heavy metal that gets released that we simply don’t

Jag Panzer – The Deviant Chord Review

Not too long after 2011’s The Scourge Of The Light, it looked like we might lose Jag Panzer. Again. Splintering after that underrated album, these long-running American power metal innovators announced their separation. By then,

Running Wild – Resilient Review

No pirate jokes. No pirate jokes. No pirate jokes. NO PIRATE JOKES. Rock ‘n’ Rolf Kasparek is the Stephen King of the metal world: he cranks ’em out like a bloody machine, and long-time fans

Type O Negative – Dead Again Review

Originally written by Jon Eardley Approaching the 20 year mark within the music business – this release being studio album number seven in that lengthy period of time – it seems the machine that Peter

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

Angra – Temple Of Shadows Review

Originally written by Justin Bean. Allow me to pose a rather challenging question to the fans of a genre plagued by elitism- What is talent in regards to music? Is it technical proficiency in playing