All posts by Zach Duvall

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

Deathstorm – Reaping What Is Left Review

FAST RITES: because sometimes brevity is fundamental. Reaping What Is Left, the third full length from Austrian thrashers Deathstorm, sounds almost exactly like Slayer. And not the clearly-influenced-by-but-bringing-a-little-something-new type of sounding almost exactly like Slayer,

Uada – Cult Of A Dying Sun Review

Uada comes to us from Portland, but instead of sounding like 1,000 other Pacific Northwest black metal bands, the particular brand offered on sophomore album Cult of a Dying Sun sounds pulled from 90s Sweden.

At The Gates – To Drink From The Night Itself Review

In Stereogum’s latest edition of The Black Market (aka the best metal column on the web), Ian Chainey broke down all of the thoughts and natural reactions that long time fans have to new material

Aeviterne – Sireless Review

FAST RITES: because sometimes brevity is fundamental. Consisting of two former members of Flourishing and former Castevet drummer Ian Jacyszyn, the debut EP of Aeviterne ought to excite fans of slightly noisy, oddball death metal.

Varathron – Patriarchs of Evil Review

While it gains less attention than its Scandinavian parallel, the Hellenic black metal scene has been one of the most creative and daring over its nearly 30 year existence. Hungry and experimental projects pop up

Melan Selas – Reon Review

Greece’s Melan Selas was just formed back in 2016 by instrumentalist D.K. and vocalist/lyricist Astraea – Oletir, but they already show not just a very promising level of songwriting and riffcraft, but a true understanding

Thy Catafalque – Geometria Review

Every time Tamás Kátai gifts us with another Thy Catafalque album, he seems to be providing another slightly different glimpse at his wider vision. While the project’s sound is instantly recognizable and undeniably unique –

Nigredo – Flesh Torn – Spirit Pierced Review

Sometimes when you fire up an album by an unknown band and it’s instantly pretty great, the next step is to discover The Origins. With Nigredo and debut full length Flesh Torn – Spirit Pierced,