All posts by Zach Duvall

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

Negura Bunget – Poarta De Dincolo Review

So, as it turns out, all that worrying was largely for naught. After the bickering between the Negru and Sol Fraur / Hupogrammos camps, the former’s continuation of the Negura Bunget name (more a brand

Vreid – V Review

Round about a decade or so ago a boldly-titled comp called True Kings of Norway was released on Spikefarm Records. Featured were embryonic early works by Emperor, Immortal, Arcturus, Dimmu Borgir, and Ancient, obviously slapped

Darkest Era – The Last Caress Of Light Review

Sometimes being a little derivative on the surface is a good thing. It certainly helped the cause of Darkest Era, a newish act out of Northern Ireland presenting in their full-length debut The Last Caress Of

Havok – Time Is Up Review

As the so-called “thrash revival” begins to recede over the horizon, we can start to notice the cream bands of the crop rising to the top. One such act is Denver’s Havok, who with 2009’s

Saille – Irreversible Decay Review

It is no small secret that symphonic black metal has been in a lull for several years now. Really, calling it a lull is far too nice. A more accurate statement would be to say

Ghamorean – Terra Ruina Review

Now just where the hell did this come from? That was my thought as the grandiose, semi-overture-styled intro of “Towards Pandemonium” crashed out of my speakers. After all, Sweden’s Ghamorean isn’t exactly new on the

Motörhead – The World Is Yours Review

What the hell happened to the fanfare surrounding a new Motörhead album? The fact that no one seems to be talking about The Wörld is Yours, Lemmy and Co.’s landmark 20th studio album (or 21st,

Svart Crown – Witnessing The Fall Review

Jay: “Olaf, metal!” Jay: “That’s his fucking metal face.” Hipsters and “yeah bro, metal is cool”-types the world over love that scene. Why? Because fake Russian dudes are funny; because the movie is in black