All posts by Zach Duvall

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

Khanus – Flammarion Review

Finland’s Khanus is a very strange band, and not necessarily for the reason most of us westerns likely think–that snicker-friendly name that has no conveniently available translation. No, Finland’s Khanus is a strange band to

Blood Worship – Death’s Omnipotence Review

FAST RITES: because sometimes brevity is fundamental. Sweden’s Blood Worship comes to you from the mind, guitar, and voice of Martin Andersson, also of Astrophobos. And if you’ve spent time with that band, you’ll know

Urfaust – The Constellatory Practice Review

If you want to get all scientific about it, music is just physics. “Just physics,” of course, is a silly statement, as physics is the vast study of about everything, and the tiny vibrations that

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