All posts by Andrew Edmunds

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

Worm – Foreverglade Review

There’s an odd inversely proportional relationship between the clarity of Worm’s logo and the clarity of — or at least, the quality of — their musical output. On their (then, his) first record, 2017’s Evocation

U.D.O. – Game Over Review

Part of me wants to say something like “It’s surprising that, forty-something years into his career, Udo — and by extension U.D.O. — is still cranking out albums as good as Game Over and making

Tentation – Le Berceau Des Dieux Review

They say French is the language of love and romance. Which is probably why I don’t speak it very well. HEY-OH! Thanks. I’ll be here all week. Try la ratatouille… But soyons sérieux, folks, if

Razoreater – Purgatory Review

These British blasters celebrate their decennial this year, ten years of ferocious death-tinted grinding, even if they’ve been relatively silent for the last half of that. But five years out from 2016’s Vacuum Of Nihil

Death Toll 80k – The Future Is Yours Review

The Finns are great at death metal, and I’m told they’re great at black metal, also. Turns out they’re also stellar at grindcore. Who knew? Well, besides anyone who’s been paying attention to Death Toll

Morbid Messiah – Disgorged In The Coffin Review

Picture a James Bond villain: Refined, debonair, intellectual; enacting some long-goal plan for world domination, some chess-game masterclass in malevolence that requires vast and far-reaching machinations; a portrait of upper-class sociopathy and grace. Now picture

Slimelord – Moss Contamination Review

A few months back, I wrote up the reissue of Slimelord’s first EP, The Delta Death Sirens, and about a third of my review was admittedly a further talking-up of most of these Britons’ other

Carcass – Torn Arteries Review

Ever been disappointed with a pretty good album? On the one hand, I haven’t either. But then… on the other hand… Let’s get that first cat right out of the bag: Torn Arteries is a