All posts by Zach Duvall

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

Arsis – Starve For The Devil Review

I am constantly dumbfounded at how a great band can cause a much larger uproar than, say, the criminal fact that Six Feet Under are still allowed to enter and utilize a recording studio. Pick

Imperium Dekadenz – Procella Vadens Review

Imperium Dekadenz hail from the Black Forest region in southwestern Germany, bringing you a very clear case of DO judge a book by its cover. Their particular form of black metal is slow, foreboding, ominous,

Morgue Supplier – Constant Negative Review

As can be deduced from the moniker, Chicago’s Morgue Supplier do not play deft and jazzy prog, but brutal and blasting grindcore, and have been doing so since 1999. Constant Negative is their latest, containing

Arcana Coelestia – Le Mirage De L’idéal Review

Before I get into the details of this gem, indulge me… Imagine standing in one of the world’s most spacious and majestic cathedrals. Every sound you make, from your softest steps to the slightest murmur,

Zach Duvall’s Top 20 of 2009

2009 has been one helluva year for me and music. The sheer number of killer albums and shows (Neurosis!) has been overwhelming, making the 29th year of my life my best yet as a music

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