All posts by Zach Duvall

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

Vreid – Lifehunger

Vreid has hit a bit of an identity crisis. After the most consistent run of albums of their career (Milorg, V, and Welcome Farewell), they changed it up a bit on Sólverv. That somewhat surprising

Horrendous – Idol Review

If you’ve had an ear directed towards the underground over the last few years, you know that more than any metal subsector, the death variety is on a tear. Seemingly every month there’s a new

Owl – Nights In Distortion

Over the course of a couple full lengths and several EPs, Germany’s Owl has delivered a blend of synth-heavy ambient and dark, morose doom/death, never twice bringing the same mix or balance of the band’s

Descent – Towers Of Grandiosity Review

If you were to assemble a couple teams of metal fans for a game of Family Feud, and the reanimated corpse of the late, great Richard Dawson asked the contestants to name an adjective that

Nachash – Phantasmal Triunity Review

A lot of extreme metal isn’t particularly, well, extreme. Melody, sheen, and progressive elements might end up dominating, or maybe there’s a tendency to lift a bunch of NWOBHM riffs, leaving some screeching dude as

Progenie Terrestre Pura – starCross Review

FAST RITES: because sometimes brevity is fundamental. As they did after their first LP, Italy’s industrial/black metal/sci-fi wizards Progenie Terrestre Pura have followed up the monstrous oltreLuna with an EP. But in contrast to the

With The End In Mind – Unraveling; Arising Review

Originally released independently in 2016, Unraveling; Arising is the debut full length of Olympia’s With the End in Mind. The project is the sole vision – if not quite sole execution – of Alex Freilich,

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