All posts by Zach Duvall

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

Demoniac ‒ So It Goes Review

So It Goes, the second full length from Chilean thrashers Demoniac, is a bit of a strange record. It’s also a pretty wicked cool record, but let’s start with the strange side first. The most

Stormkeep ‒ Galdrum Review

[Artwork by Ian Miller] It’s a little difficult gleaning much information about black metal newcomers Stormkeep, as their online presence is fairly anonymous (is it too much to ask for a M-A page?), but some

Carcass ‒ Despicable Review

On nearly every level, the Carcass reunion that began in 2007 has been a resounding success. (Also, 13 years? What?!) No matter the lineup that joins Jeff Walker and Bill Steer on stage, the band

Counting Hours ‒ The Will Review

The Will is the debut record from Finland’s Counting Hours, and in the interest of getting straight to the point, here’s the point: this record is unabashedly, lovingly, even aggressively 90s in style. Such a

Septage ‒ Septic Decadence Review

Goregrind and melodeath pioneers Carcass have a new EP coming out later this month. It will surely be the subject of a lot of excitement and sell quite well. It’ll probably be solid, and at

Anaal Nathrakh ‒ Endarkenment Review

Let’s get the obvious point out of the way right now: about half of Anaal Nathrakh’s career has been rather superfluous. They haven’t really done much new since they truly cemented their formula on the

Sacred Outcry ‒ Damned For All Time Review

If the members of Greece’s Sacred Outcry had had their way, you’d have heard debut full length Damned For All Time about 17 years ago. They originally entered the studio to record it all the

Happy Anneke-Versary: Mandylion Turns 25

Even during the humblest of beginnings, there are signs of emerging greatness. The Gathering’s beginnings were indeed quite humble. Founded by brothers Hans (drums) and René (guitars) Rutten along with vocalist buddy Bart Smits in