Tag: Traditional

Lunar Shadow – Far From Light Review

At first glance, Germany’s Lunar Shadow occupies the same epic, sweeping terrain as Atlantean Kodex, and the comparison is certainly not without merit. After all, debut full length Far From Light certainly feels grandiose through

Striker – Striker Review

Since 2010, Edmonton, Alberta’s Striker has released five records – including its latest self-titled disc – and Last Rites has not reviewed a single one of them until now. Shame on us, because Striker is

Vultures Vengeance – Where The Time Dwelt In Review

Italian quartet Vultures Vengeance is yet another new band attempting to sound like some long-lost undergrounders from yesteryear – and they look ridiculous with their aviator shades and headbands and Paul Stanley chest-rugs. Put all

Grave Digger – Healed By Metal Review

Grave Digger is the veritable embodiment of consistency. Like Accept, like UDO, like Helloween, these Germans have carved themselves a kingdom from a seemingly endless wellspring of trad-metal inspiration, assembling and re-assembling the basics of power-trad

Hazzard’s Cure – Smoke Iron Plunder Review

Look, I get it: You don’t like to have fun anymore. No one does. Politics suck, the weather sucks, your rent/mortgage sucks, your job sucks, the universe sucks. Why, just the other day I saw

Tygers Of Pan Tang – Tygers Of Pan Tang Review

People love a good underdog story. The sports team that shouldn’t win, but perseveres against all odds and pulls off The Big Win with an unbelievable goal in the last seconds. The little David who

Quicksand Dream – Beheading Tyrants Review

Many metal enthusiasts love debating Integrity and purity and how those words relate to the truest of the true “true metal” champions. Does this band honor the roots enough, does that band adhere to the

Darkthrone – Arctic Thunder Review

One of unlimited advantages of Darkthrone is the fact that they’ve always guarded an inherent, gleaming “metalness” at their core that’s never come close to being doused. That’s something that likewise radiated within the foundation