All posts by Andrew Edmunds

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

Chepang – Chatta Review

Don’t get me wrong: I love a good primitive straightforward grindcore album as much as the next guy who really really loves a good primitive straightforward grindcore album. I’ll take all the Agathocles albums you’ve

ACxDC – Satan Is King Review

Well, now, what have we here… When I was a teenager, about a million years ago, and just beginning my 30-year (and counting) exploration of this crazy world of heavy metal, the Satanic Panic was

Paradise Lost – Obsidian Review

As I write this, it’s early May 2020, and for all intents and purposes, the world is ending. A new plague has killed hundreds of thousands of people the world across; in hard-hit areas, hospitals

Destroyed In Seconds – Divide And Devour Review

From Destroyed In Second’s Facebook “about” info: Band interests: Disrocking your fucking face in. D-beats. Personal interests: Stomping out ignorance, fascism, racism, greed, organized religion, proud boys, patriots, and MAGA culture. Well, then… Sign me

Shards Of Humanity – Cold Logic Review

It says right up there by our logo: “Generally impressed with riffs.” Thus, I am generally impressed with Shards Of Humanity. It’s been almost six years since the first album from this Memphis-born four-piece, a

Architectural Genocide – Cordyceptic Anthropomorph Review

I’m not 100% sure what “architectural genocide” is… But I know what Architectural Genocide does. For their debut full-length, this quartet brings the brootal, bro, taking cues from the usual Suffo-spects like the US Disgorge,

Silverthorne – Tear The Sky Wide Open Review

Don’t let the picturesque painted pasture on the album art fool you: Silverthorne is not peddling some farmhouse hoedown cow-paddies-an’-banjos folkiness. Nope, this is rock ‘n’ f’n roll, baby… Drummer Brian Tichy should be a

Manic First Impressions: A Belated Dive Into Anacrusis

Like all of us here at Last Rites — and like most all of you, I would guess — I’ve spent a large part of my life exploring this beast called Heavy Metal. Since my