All posts by Zach Duvall

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

Wrack – Graveyard Review

Wrack is the sole vision and performance of vocalist /multi-instrumentalist Tyler Cox, who plays a very un-shoegaze-ish form of modern post/sludge on Graveyard, his debut. To fans of the genre, the album will initially seem

Ihsahn – After Review

Vegard Sverre Tveitan has been a mainstay of the vast metal underground for over 15 years. At the ripe age of 17, he helped to write and record the groundbreaking self-titled EP with Emperor, a

Bound By Entrails – The Oath To Forbear And The Burden Of Inheritance Review

Examining a map of the United States will reveal that the majority of well-known American black metal is a little weak on seeking out extreme climates and landscapes. The it-bands from the Pacific Northwest are

Fischel’s Beast – Commencement Review

Back in the yore days of the mid-1980’s, a band named Sentinel Beast achieved a certain cult following with their quality debut album Depths of Death. While the band was working on material for their

Witchmaster – Trücizna Review

Only with heavy metal is ugliness a complement. Poland’s Witchmaster revel in all things hideous and dirty, and in all things, well, metal. With this aim in mind, they spew forth nasty blackened thrash with

The Company Band – The Company Band Review

The Company Band is an aptly-named little project. Featuring Neil Fallon of Clutch on vocals, Rev. James Rota of Fireball Ministry and Dave Bone on guitar, Jess Margera of CKY on drums, and Fu Manchu

Slayer – World Painted Blood Review

Slayer. There is likely a very special place in your heart for that name and the music it represents. Whether it was Tom Araya’s banshee wail kicking off“Angel of Death,” the damning intro of “Hell

Lye By Mistake – Fea Jur Review

Those who clicked into this review expecting the jazzed-up Dillinger Escape Plan worship of Lye By Mistake’s debut LP, Arrangements for Fulminating Vective, are in for a bit of a shock. Things have happened in