Tag: Traveler

Traveler – Termination Shock Review

Each generation thinks it invented sex; each generation is totally mistaken. Anything along that line today was commonplace both in Pompeii and in Victorian England; the differences lie only in the degree of cover up

Best Of 2019 – Jeremy Morse: Only Half Death Metal. Aren’t I Fancy?

Well howdy, dear readers. This is it: Last and least. I usually take a powder on these personal best-of lists, and I’m still not sure I have any business doing one this year. I didn’t

Best Of 2019 – Ryan Tysinger: The Definitive List Of The Best Metal Albums There Ever Was In The Year Of Our Lord 2019, Or How I Stopped Worrying And Learned To Love Long Titles

Since the earliest days of mankind, someone has always been convinced that the world is ending. What’s both fascinating and terrifying about this is that of all those who have preached and proclaimed the end

Best Of 2019 – Last Rites Combined Staff Top 25

Well, Mark Tremonti of Alter Bridge was deemed “Guitarist Of The Decade” by the readers of Guitar World Magazine. From what I can tell, he seems like a good guy, so congrats to him. And

Traveler – Traveler Review

I’m going to go ahead and admit a fault here: writing reviews of traditional metal can get difficult. It is the medium in its purest, most undiluted form, and more often than not has few

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

Best Of 2018 – Ryan’s 20 Albums That Did The Damn Thing

Metal indisputably has a penchant for melodrama, from the larger-than-life stage shows to the rumors and stories that weave their way into the fabric of heavy metal legend. Sensationalism has followed metal since the earliest

Best of 2018 – Top 10 EPs and Demos

Last year it was caviar, Peter Dinklage, Ant-Man, and American League MVP Jose Altuve. This year it’s mini-Cokes (cutest among sodas), relatively short and possible GOAT quarterback Drew Brees, Ant-Man and the Wasp, and… American League MVP