All posts by Andrew Edmunds

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

Blast Rites #14: Thieves – Therapy Sessions Review

Some days you want some bloodsoaked goregrind grossness. Some days you want some rifftastic death / grind mash-up. Some days call for simpler measures: Some days you just want to smash things, or people, or

Blast Rites #13: Suffering Mind – Lifeless Review

Ah, we’ve come to lucky number 13 for this little column I decided to do on the spur of a half-blitzed moment, and to celebrate, Blast Rites is taking on the latest from a personal

Municipal Waste – Electrified Brain Review

When you get into middle age, some combination of social convention (“you’re too old for this”) or real-world responsibilities (kids, job, life) or simple physical limitation (it just fuckin’ hurts) will usually tell you that

Protector – Excessive Outburst Of Depravity Review

In the pantheon of Teutonic thrash, Protector occupies a somewhat interesting place. On one hand, they’re a truly oft-unsung and overlooked outfit, rarely if ever mentioned alongside the Holy Trinity of that particular scene, or

Blast Rites #12: Deterioration – Retaliatory Measures Review

Lyrics? Who needs ‘em. Drums other than a kick and snare? Who needs ‘em. Subtlety or melody? Who needs ‘em. This is Deterioration, baby. And this is how to grind. After three EPs, two splits,

Blast Rites #11: Rashes – Necrotic Cultivation Review

Great big gobs of greasy gory grindy goods… I don’t know much about these Swedish slashers except that Rashes is a duo and this is their debut demo, released on cassette by Neuro Habitat Productions

Whoresnation – Dearth Review

When it comes to grindcore, at least, France has been kicking some serious ass lately. Between Blockheads’ stellar Trip To The Void at the end of last year, and since then, the new Pulmonary Fibrosis,

Blast Rites #10: Berated / Barren – Chainsaw Deth Grind Review

Ten entries into this Blast Rites barrage and we have our first repeat offender… Belgium’s chainsaw grinders Barren got the compilation treatment earlier this year from Esagoya Records in Japan, rounding up the two demos