All posts by Zach Duvall

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

Cannibal Corpse – Chaos Horrific Review

[Cover art by Vince Locke, of course] Few bands can claim to have the type of impeccable track record as that of Cannibal Corpse, who for over three decades may never have written even a

KEN Mode – VOID Review

[Cover art by Randy Ortiz] The current kings of heavy noise last graced our ears not even a year ago with NULL, which served two purposes: first, to continue KEN mode’s pretty flawless track record,

Fleshvessel – Yearning: Promethean Fates Sealed Review

[Cover art by Carlos Agraz] I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but life is A LOT, friends. Beyond your own dealings with career and family and social scenes and whatever else you might have going

WAR Masters – A Completely Serious Analysis Of Metal And Baseball

Happy All Star Break, folks. Or, if you aren’t a baseball fan, enjoy the least exciting week in all of sports, when very little is going on except ESPN’s incessant coverage of the same 10

Trichomoniasis – Makeshift Crematoria Review

[Cover art by Juliet Lacarne*] Postmodernism is a really wild thing to try to navigate in terms of art and music. Take Makeshift Crematoria, the first full length and third release overall for Californian duo

Heruvim – Battle For Cimmeria Review

Ukraine’s Heruvim burst into the scene ‒ and our 2022 EP list ‒ with last year’s beastly Shadowheart. They showed a massive affinity towards Edge of Sanity (the melody, the gargantuan riffs, the deep growls)

Garoted – Bewitchment Of The Dark Ages Review

[Cover art by Misanthropic-Art] The quickest way to find out if you’re likely to enjoy the third full length from Nebraska’s Garoted, Bewitchment Of The Dark Ages, is to answer some very simple questions. Those

Spinebreaker – Cavern Of Inoculated Cognition Review

[Cover art by Brad Moore] We’re now coming up on about 40 years since the earliest, most primitive forms of extreme metal sprouted up from the soil of metal’s first decade-plus, and in all those