All posts by Andrew Edmunds

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

The Seal Of Quality – A Riot Primer, Part 2

The 80s were tough on Riot, even as the band was creating classic metal albums. There were endless line-up changes, contentious dealings with labels, managers, and producers, and mostly, there was a massive disparity between

The Seal Of Quality – A Riot Primer, Part 1

For those of us who don’t believe in predestination, the past is an endless series of could-have-beens. Every adventure left unchosen branches out in infinite directions, all the possible pasts and futures winding around one

Exhumed – Horror Review

Innovation is great and all, but what about dependability? Familiarity? Pushing boundaries is a necessary part of artistry, but excellence remains excellent, be it in some newfound territory or well within the confines of the

Diamonds & Rust: Coroner – No More Color

“Generally speaking, dazzling displays of technical prowess don’t impress me much,” says the intrepid Blog-Warrior, his fingers tap-tapping across the keys as he immediately contradicts himself in his rush to lavish heaps of praise upon

Cloud Rat – Pollinator Review

Once more, with feeling… And what is music about then, if not feeling? Michigan’s grindcore-slash-hardcore trio Cloud Rat harnesses their emotion with deadly precision, even emotions beyond the signature rage and aggression of their chosen

Lord Gore – Scalpels For Blind Surgeons Review

Take two dashes of death metal, one brutal and one rotten. Take one dash each of ripping thrash and rancid doom and gnarly grind. Take a sprinkle of punk-ish spirit, and a twisted sense of

Enforced – At The Walls Review

“Groove” – the word is almost enough to send old-school metalheads into paroxysms of rage or fear or both. For those of us who survived the 90s / early 2000s, we remember all too well

Potential Threat SF – Threat To Society Review

If you told me that a hole was recently torn in the space-time continuum and this newest Potential Threat SF album was warped to the present from 1990 by extraterrestrial starships, of course, I would