All posts by Zach Duvall

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

Suffering Hour ‒ Dwell Review

Suffering Hour’s full length debut, 2017’s In Passing Ascension, was a dark but often entrancingly melodic collection of blackened death metal that bared no small resemblance to The Chasm. That is, The Chasm if they

Inter Arma – Sulphur English Review

Straight to the point: Sulphur English is the darkest and most brutal record that Inter Arma has made yet. It is also far less immediate than albums like Sky Burial and Paradise Gallows. Immediacy is

Ulver State Of America

[Photo copyright Ingrid Aas 2018] Last week Ulver played their first ever shows in the U.S. at New York’s Irving Plaza. The set on night one was entirely comprised of songs from the band’s wonderful

Diamonds & Rust: Ripping Corpse – Dreaming With The Dead

Imagine being an extreme metal fan in the New York-New Jersey region at the dawn of the 90s. It was far from the only booming death metal scene (you’ve heard of Florida, right?), but there

Twisted Tower Dire ‒ Wars In The Unknown Review

Getting to Wars In The Unknown was no short journey for Twisted Tower Dire, nor was it ever a guarantee. The band’s first four albums all brought a more reserved but no less powerful form

Basilysk – Emergence Review

If the cover art for Emergence makes you think the full length debut from Philadelphia’s Basilysk is actually some long lost album out of the early 90s (check out that overly complicated and ornate logo),

Nornír – Verdandi Review

We all know our types, and we all know our type metals. Just about everyone among you has those particular styles that you can’t resist as long as they’re done at a minimum of 70

Funereal Presence – Achatius Review

New York-by-way-of-Germany black metal act Funereal Presence is another in the long line of projects that will remind listeners of many bands while sounding like none of them. Considering that the one band member –