All posts by Andrew Edmunds

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

Split / Cross – Rise Of Discontent Review

“Okay, it’s about time to retire this Network soundbite…” Truthfully, that’s the first thing that pops into my mind when Rise Of Discontent starts rolling. Howard Beale’s impassioned break from television news’ usual decorum has

Thetan – Abysmal Review

Oh, what is this unholy noise?  Could it be I know, I know… The obvious jokes aside, it’s the wrong religion, anyway. It should be this guy, instead: He’s funny enough without the face tattoo.

Horrisonous – A Culinary Cacophony Review

Horrisonous – adj., Sounding dreadful I had to look that up, I’ll admit. Let’s take a gander, shall we? See if it holds true… This Australian quintet released The Plague Doctors EP back in 2016,

Diamonds & Rust: The Accüsed – The Return Of Martha Splatterhead

In “Diamonds & Rust,” Last Rites looks back at classic albums from metal’s storied history. Some of those albums were big hits, and others are overlooked gems. All of them deserve your time and attention…

Insanity Alert – 666-Pack Review

There’s a fine line between homage and thievery. Nearly two decades ago now, Municipal Waste came raging out of Richmond, with a silly sense of humor and a sound borrowed heavily from DRI, early Exodus,

King Diamond – Songs For The Dead – Live Review

Ordinarily, I’m not much on live albums. For every Live After Death or Strangers In The Night or Live & Dangerous there are fifteen unnecessary catalog-fillers, most of them little more than a greatest hits

Graf Orlock – Examination Of Violent Cinema, Volume 1 Review

I keep an eye on Graf Orlock because I’m unduly fascinated with the completely over-the-top packaging in which they’ve managed to literally wrap their physical output. The Destination Time Tomorrow CD arrived in the arachnoid

Satan’s Host – Metal From Hell & Midnight Wind (Reissues) Review

Long before he left Jag Panzer to front eeeeevil power metal outfit Satan’s Host in 2011, Harry “Leviathan Thisiren” Conklin left Jag Panzer to front eeeeevil power metal outfit Satan’s Host in 1986. The sole