All posts by Andrew Edmunds

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Cognizant – Cognizant (2020 Reissue) Review

Fast Rites: because sometimes brevity is fundamental. Dallas-based death / grind outfit Cognizant sees a CD reissue of their first album here, thanks to the kind souls at Selfmadegod. This fancy little slab of tech-grind

Sodom – Genesis XIX Review

Seems like about 90% of the reviews for any Sodom album released in the past two decades or so have been cut from a similar cloth: “Old-school thrashers remain remarkably consistent,” “Sodom sounds like Sodom,”

Houkago Grind Time – Bakyunsified (Moe To The Gore) Review

It’s hard to tell by looking at me, but I used to be a runner. Back then, the building that I worked in had an unoccupied office area that was repurposed into a “gym,” and

Machetazo – Ultratumba II Review

I’m a sucker for a good grindcore discography comp. Considering how much of that world is built upon a steady stream of split sevens and shorter-form releases, and with so many of those being on

Armored Saint – Punching The Sky Review

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 1:15 AM, four beers in Internal Monologue, stream-of-consciousness… sort of… Shit, I better write something for this new Armored Saint record that comes out this week or Editor Zach will get

Repuked – Dawn Of Reintoxication Review

You looking for high art, bud? Well, you’d best look elsewhere. I mean… the band is called Repuked, after all — either a pun on “rebuked” or just the word for “puked once and then

King Parrot – Holed Up In The Lair Review

Do you guys remember touring? Back in the Days Before The Plague, that was when bands would travel around from town to town — and even from country to country, if they were lucky —

Dropdead – Dropdead 2020 Review

I don’t know if you’ve noticed this, dear reader, but the year 2020 has been a bit of a shitshow. It’s some consolation, however minor, that times of woe at least inspire kick-ass pissed-off punk