Tag: Traditional

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

Fifth Angel – The Third Secret Review

Clearly, grunge did not kill metal. What it did kill, however, was hope—the hope of every mid-to-late 80s’ hard rock / metal band that was interested in rocketing into living rooms via MTV / 107.7

Sacral Rage – Beyond Celestial Echoes Review

I may be getting a little soft in my old age. I was never a King Diamond guy. I know: sacrilege, right? Thing is the falsetto just never clicked for me. There are only a

Heir Apparent – The View From Below Review

The Heir Apparent backstory is a decidedly familiar one that’s been handed down likely since the earliest days when music first began hitting platters: Band arrives on the scene with something special; a person or

Ashbury – Eye Of The Stygian Witches Review

Not much that an old dog (or a young dog with an old dog’s heart) loves more than discovering some forgotten, dusty gem of a record that ends up as sharp and true as Excalibur.