All posts by Zach Duvall

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

Crypt Sermon ‒ The Ruins Of Fading Light Review

Epic doom metal is called such because from its earliest days it was linked to the nature of epicness ‒ heroics, theatricality, a grand tale, etc. ‒ to the point that the title of the

Eclipser – Pathos Review

Let’s get the necessary cliche right out of the way: Ottowa’s Eclipser has a little something for everyone. Okay, “everyone” might be a bit of a stretch, because black metal with vocals this harsh and

Diamonds & Rust: Napalm Death ‒ Utopia Banished

For the better part of three decades, Napalm Death has been one of extreme music’s greatest examples of consistency and stability, with the only lineup change since the early 90s being the departure and death

Hagzissa – They Ride Along Review

The cover art of They Ride Along, the full length debut from Austria’s Hagzissa, looks like a teenage scrawl on a piece of construction paper. This is no mistake. The figure ‒ arms out and

Mylingar ‒ Döda Själar Review

Sports website Deadspin recently posted an article about the NYC Hot Sauce Expo, where hot chili farmers and makers of spicy sauces come in droves to show off the fruits of their various labors. The

Disentomb ‒ The Decaying Light Review

After a rather standard, toilet-and-trash (and great) brutal/slam debut, Australia’s Disentomb showed bits of growth on sophomore outing Misery. Sure, it was still loaded with pummels and riffs of the most brutal order, but the

Concrete Winds – Primitive Force Review

Concrete Winds is a rude band, and debut Primitive Force is an incredibly rude record. This is the type of music Lemmy was thinking of when he said your lawn would die if Motörhead moved

Sadistic Ritual – Visionaire Of Death Review

More than just about any style of metal, it’s nearly impossible to stand out as a thrash band. That’s really been the case since it was the dominant form of metal way back in the