All posts by Andrew Edmunds

Last Rites Co-Owner; Senior Editor; born in the cemetery, under the sign of the MOOOOOOON...

God Mother – Vilseledd

This debut full-length from Sweden’s God Mother has drawn early comparison to Dillinger Escape Plan, but I’d bet that’s as much because of their signing to DEP guitarist Ben Weinman’s Party Smasher label – and

King Parrot – Ugly Produce Review

Everyone knows heavy metal is super-serious business. It’s all about the menacing look you give to no one in particular as you gaze out into the black-and-white grainy forest at dusk. It’s about the hours

Jag Panzer – The Deviant Chord Review

Not too long after 2011’s The Scourge Of The Light, it looked like we might lose Jag Panzer. Again. Splintering after that underrated album, these long-running American power metal innovators announced their separation. By then,

Helpless – Debt Review

About two weeks or so back, I got a message from Last Rites Central Command asking me if my Helpless review was ready. “I have no idea what you’re talking about,” I responded, for once

Roger Miret – My Riot: Agnostic Front, Grit, Guts & Glory Review

Reading this autobiography of Agnostic Front-man Roger Miret further confirmed two painfully obvious theories that I’ve long known to be true: 1 – Agnostic Front and everyone involved with them are pretty much badasses. 2

Night – Raft Of The World Review

“For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.” — Isaac Newton’s Third Law Of Motion Last week, my compatriot Mr. Danhammer Obstkrieg published an excellent thesis, in which he discussed the nature of

Leng Tch’e – Razorgrind Review

It’s been seven years since the last Leng Tch’e album, 2010’s Hypomanic, and since no original members remained even for that one – longtime mainman Sven du Caluwe having departed after 2007’s Marasmus – truthfully,

Atriarch – Dead As Truth Review

A friend of mine once told me that he doesn’t like any music where it sounds like the singer is smiling. Hey, buddy, do I ever have a band for you… Atriarch vocalist Lenny Smith