All posts by Andrew Edmunds

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

Riot V – Mean Streets Review

My Riot fandom is pretty well documented, but the question remains: What’s it gonna take to make you Riot? If it takes an absolutely kick-ass album cover – courtesy of Gyula Havancsák, his first for

Coffins – Sinister Oath Review

Keep it simple, whether you’re stupid or not – there’s certainly something to be said for that ethos. And always, always, always keep it heavy. The four fellows in Japan’s Coffins abide by a credo

Septage – Septic Worship (Intolerant Spree Of Infesting Forms) Review

“Get in, loser. We’re going grinding…” That’s what Septic Worship says to me from the first instant, the opening five-second blastfest of the wonderfully titled “Inauguration Of Septic Tank Release And Epic Faecal Sludge Chug-Off.”

Blast Rites: Hemorrhoid – Raw Materials Of Decay Review

Thankfully, I’ve never yet had to deal with hemorrhoids, but I hear they’re a total pain in the ass… Boom. Mic drop. Thanks. I’m here all week. But seriously, folks. These bloody Portland, Oregon-based death-grinders

Midnight – Hellish Expectations Review

I quite liked – but didn’t quite love – the last Midnight record, 2022’s Let There Be Witchery, and based on the initial announcement for this follow-up, I was not alone. According to the press

Blast Rites: MooM – Plague Infested Urban Dump Of The Future Review

According to an interview on Lixiviat Records’ site, the name “MooM” most closely translates into English as “defect” — the intended meaning being the “disadvantages of being born into this reality while being awake to

Dipygus – Dipygus Review

You know what I’m talking about when I talk about “The Filth”? Well, Dipygus got The Filth. If you don’t know what I’m talking about here – and based on forty-plus years of experience with

Blast Rites: AK//47 – Menari Dalam Abu Algoritma Review

A few weeks back, at the turn of the year, we published our annual Most Anticipated Albums for the coming year. In making our selections back in December, I had initially chosen the third installment