All posts by Andrew Edmunds

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

Systemik Viølence – Anarquia – Violencia Review (And More!)

“I am positively, absolutely sure that a lot of you are going to HATE this,” says the disembodied voice that opens Systemik Viølence’s new EP… Oh, but I disagree… Anarquia – Violencia is the latest

Napalm Death – Coded Smears And More Uncommon Slurs Review

If there are two things I am, unequivocally—aside from awesome and infallible—it’s these: I am a Napalm Death fan. And I am a completist. So this two-disc collection was custom made for the likes of

Johansson & Speckmann – From The Mouth Of Madness Review

Though I’ve been a fan of Master / Death Strike and Abomination for ages, and though I enjoy Paganizer and The Grotesquery amongst some others of Johansson’s myriad outlets, I wasn’t blown away by the

R.I.P. Killjoy (1969 – 2018)

None of Killjoy’s various projects was destined to make him a household name, not in thirty years, but his importance to death metal belies his notoriety. He wasn’t universally well-known for the gory death metal

Judas Priest – Firepower Review

Greetings, fellow acolytes of the great Judas Priest! And welcome to the very first ever Judas Priest Week here at Last Rites. All week, we’ll be honoring one of the all time greats in various

The Grotesquery – The Lupine Anathema Review

As usual, it looks like Rogga Johansson has been a busy little beaver… Sweden’s one-man death metal factory, Rogga has two albums coming out soon, this fourth effort from The Grotesquery and also the fourth

Neolithic / Martyrdod – Split Review

There are only two songs here, so that doesn’t give anyone a whole lot to sink their teeth into. Still, any new Martyrdöd is cause for celebration, so here we go… Composed of current and

Wake – Misery Rites Review

One of the most fascinating and fun facets of fandom is watching a band develop over time. I don’t have any children – much to everyone’s relief – but I do have nephews and a