All posts by Zach Duvall

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

Elitist – A Mirage Of Grandeur Review

[Cover art by Tobias Holmbeck] On debut A Mirage of Grandeur, Copenhagen’s Elitist are a whole lot of things and also not a lot of things. For example, they play Danish death metal that is

Hebephrenique – Non Compos Mentis Review

Considering the militant sound of certain types of industrial and black metals, it’s surprising that we don’t hear more of the merging of the two. The heyday was likely in the late 90s and early

Autopsy – Ashes, Organs, Blood And Crypts Review

[Cover art by Wes Benscoter] Chris Reifert sure has been busy, eh? Two Autopsy albums, two Static Abyss albums, and a Siege of Power album all released in the last two years. But hey, Greg

Malokarpatan – Vertumnus Caesar Review

[Cover art by Astrid Bergdahl] Malokarpatan is an incredibly rare breed of band. Not so much in style, as their medieval, folklore-charged, melodic and progressive black metal isn’t all too rare over metal’s history, but

Disguised Malignance – Entering The Gateways Review

There are countless ways for bands to get going, but a couple that tend to prove smart sit at the opposite end of a certain spectrum. First, and most common, is taking established style and

Blood Oath – Lost In An Eternal Silence Review

[Cover art by Nox Fragor Art] We here at Last Rites are big believers in Chilean metal, with Mr. Tysinger in particular championing the scene. Something really tying a lot of the active acts together,

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,