Tag: Traditional

Sanhedrin – The Poisoner Review

Female voices in rock music used to leave me a little cold. On her good days, Ann Wilson would get me moving, but most of the time the voices just missed some mark I could

An Interview With Matt Ries Of Traveler

I’m going ahead and calling it now: 2019 is going to be a blowout year for traditional heavy metal. With promising releases on the horizon, or at least rumored to be, from the likes of

The Wandering Ascetic – Crimson Review

Crimson, the debut full length from Singapore’s The Wandering Ascetic, is the type of record that shows how truly unsurprising it is to hear music that is rather “post-genre” in 2019. Not a genre that

King Diamond – Songs For The Dead – Live Review

Ordinarily, I’m not much on live albums. For every Live After Death or Strangers In The Night or Live & Dangerous there are fifteen unnecessary catalog-fillers, most of them little more than a greatest hits

Metal Church – Damned If You Do Review

Any new Metal Church is guaranteed to pique interest amongst the old farts around Last Rites HQ, but this particular new Metal Church has been something of a point of polite contention around the break-room

Stunner – Turbo City Review

With list season getting into full swing, we find ourselves going back and looking for things we may have missed or overlooked earlier in the year. Sometimes, in this process, a discovery just stands out

Deceased – Ghostly White Review

Deceased has long felt like a timeless, immovable object within heavy metal, the type of band that looks back on decades of ripped jeans and leather jackets while also being a predictor that the culture

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