All posts by Zach Duvall

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

Lord Vigo – Danse De Noir Review

Even a cursory glance at the band details for Germany’s Lord Vigo ought to tell you that this trio of dudes likes having fun. They take their band name from the villain of Ghostbusters II

Candlemass – The Pendulum Review

Fast Rites: because sometimes brevity is fundamental. Evidently the sessions that created last year’s The Door to Doom didn’t just lead to the best Candlemass record in over a decade – and the first with

Malokarpatan – Krupinské Ohne Review

[Cover artwork: Svjatogor] Over three albums in just under six years, Bratislava’s Malokarpatan have achieved a bit of a feat: they have managed to maintain their fun, slightly medieval aesthetic (both in their sound and

My Dying Bride – The Ghost of Orion Review

[Cover artwork: Eliran Kantor] Spoiler alert: My Dying Bride has never put out a bad album, and My Dying Bride continues to never put out a bad album. What constitutes a classic, great, or merely

Dead Kosmonaut – Gravitas Review

Sweden’s Dead Kosmonaut is pretty clearly still feeling out their place in the heavy metal pantheon. On debut full length Expect Nothing and last year’s standout Rekviem EP, they’ve played a mix of smooth trad,

Thy Catafalque – Naiv Review

That Tamás Kátai and Thy Catafalque can still surprise after several albums of increasingly decreased musical boundaries isn’t just impressive, it’s a testament to the very nature of the project. Kátai and his ever-expanding band

Empire Of The Moon – Εκλειψις Review

Empire of the Moon is a Hellenic black metal band that was formed in the 90s. Empire of the Moon is a Hellenic black metal band that sounds like it was formed in the 90s,

Best Of 2019 – Zach Duvall: A Grand Declaration Of WAR

After the turn of the millennium, professional baseball transitioned into what is now known as the sabermetrics era. Basically, those running the game began paying attention to more detailed ways of slicing up statistics, so