All posts by Zach Duvall

Last Rites Co-Owner; Senior Editor; Obnoxious overuser of baseball metaphors.

Distillator – Summoning The Malicious Review

Dutch act Distillator comes about as close to a thrash jack-of-all-trades as one could imagine. From the Bay Area to New York, Germany and Norway and back, just about every thrash region/scene can be heard

Katakomb – Chained To A Wolf Review

In a scene as overcrowded as black metal, it’s tough to nail down exactly what gives a band the It Factor. This is particularly true when at least 85 percent of the bands sound 85

The Ruins Of Beverast – Exuvia Review

It’s perfectly understandable if fans of Alexander von Meilenwald go into the newest album from The Ruins of Beverast with a bit of trepidation. After all, it has been about eight years since the project

Sarcasm – Within The Sphere Of Ethereal Minds Review

Since the dawn of culinary arts, ever since the first caveman chef decided that some random weed we now know as oregano tasted good with roasted mammoth hock, humans have hungered for two great tastes

The Doomsday Kingdom – The Doomsday Kingdom Review

After the “Godfather of Heavy Metal” Tony Iommi, no single person has done more to define doom metal than Candlemass mastermind (Candlemasstermind?) Leif Edling. It is both fitting and deserved, then, that he calls himself

Azarath – In Extremis Review

When Polish black/death vets Azarath brought in vocalist/guitarist Marek “Necrosodom” Lechowski for 2011’s Blasphemers’ Maledictions, the already great band seemed complete. Not that Necrosodom brougth with him some sort of elite pedigree (depends on your

Locust Leaves – A Subtler Kind Of Light Review

There are no two ways to put it: A Subtler Kind of Light, the debut album from Greece’s Locust Leaves, is a bizarre piece of music. However, what makes it strange is not its roots

Woe – Hope Attrition Review

When Woe’s debut A Spell for the Death of Man hit in 2008, it was a significant shot of adrenaline to an American black metal scene that was, at the time, more often known for