All posts by Andrew Edmunds

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

Ares Kingdom – By The Light Of Their Destruction Review

Though it was early a decade ago now, Ares Kingdom still couldn’t have picked a better title for their second album than Incendiary. If one word encapsulated this band’s aesthetic, that word was “incendiary.” And

Vultures Vengeance – The Knightlore Review

Because I’m clearly a paragon of awesomeness, I keep a Page-A-Day calendar on my desk. Tragically, this year, my go-to choices of 365 consecutive Grumpy Cat memes or a year’s supply of terrible Dad Jokes

Seax – Fallout Rituals Review

Ah, speed… Some of us are built for it; some of us have a need for it. And way back some thirty years ago, it was one of the most important criteria by which a

Endorphins Lost – Seclusions Review

The first release on The Head Of Zeus Records, Seclusions is the second full-length for Pacific Northwest powerviolence outfit Endorphins Lost. If you’ve been playing along at home, Seclusions shouldn’t take you by surprise —

Split / Cross – Rise Of Discontent Review

“Okay, it’s about time to retire this Network soundbite…” Truthfully, that’s the first thing that pops into my mind when Rise Of Discontent starts rolling. Howard Beale’s impassioned break from television news’ usual decorum has

Thetan – Abysmal Review

Oh, what is this unholy noise?  Could it be I know, I know… The obvious jokes aside, it’s the wrong religion, anyway. It should be this guy, instead: He’s funny enough without the face tattoo.

Horrisonous – A Culinary Cacophony Review

Horrisonous – adj., Sounding dreadful I had to look that up, I’ll admit. Let’s take a gander, shall we? See if it holds true… This Australian quintet released The Plague Doctors EP back in 2016,

Diamonds & Rust: The Accüsed – The Return Of Martha Splatterhead

In “Diamonds & Rust,” Last Rites looks back at classic albums from metal’s storied history. Some of those albums were big hits, and others are overlooked gems. All of them deserve your time and attention…