Tag: Traditional

Least To Beast: Iron Maiden Studio Albums Ranked

When considering discography rankings for legacy bands such as Iron Maiden with careers that stretch across multiple decades, it’s important to understand that said rankings are and will always be fluid and extremely situational. Consider

The B-Sides Of March: Iron Maiden’s Non-Album Killers

Greetings, friends. Welcome back to Iron Maiden Week! Before we get to the tunes, we must hop in our imaginary time machine for a little lesson on Ye Olden Times Ov Yore… Back when the

Iron Reforged: Another Life For Maiden Classics

There’s that tired old saying about not judging books by their covers, but you certainly can judge a band by its choice of cover songs, from the artists they pick, to the track they choose,

Fire Up The Big Riggs: Iron Maiden’s Greatest Album Art

Oh, hello there! Welcome to Iron Maiden Week! Wait, what? Isn’t, like, every week at Last Rites effectively Iron Maiden week? Well, yes… Yes, it is. But that steady servility is largely relegated to ongoings

Tyrann – Djävulens Musik Review

There’s something romantic about falling for heavy metal in a language you don’t understand. In a way, it’s the purest form of the music–the words themselves, stripped of the power of recognition, rely entirely on

Missing Pieces: The Best Of What We Missed In 2021 So Far, Volume 2

This is Part 2 of our 2021 Missing Pieces series, in which we offer praise to some great stuff we missed during the initial press cycles. Have a gander at Part 1 if you haven’t,

Pharaoh – The Powers That Be Review

At some point in every human’s existence, we discover the value of “not worrying about it.” Our parents hammer the lesson home early when we first start wondering about life’s less attractive elements—undue illness, death,

Cirith Ungol – Half Past Human Review

[Cover artwork by the peerless Michael Whelan] Friendly greetings from the mouth of madness that is the collector’s music room, fellow accumulators of all things heavy duty, underground, and…well, collectible. Please wind your way through