All posts by Andrew Edmunds

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

Wojczech / Krupskaya Split Review

I’ve had my ear on Germany’s Wojczech since their 2005 full-length Sedimente. That one hit the right spot for me back then, with its crust-fueled riffing, grindcore dissonance, balance of punk drive and outright blasting,

R.I.P. Malcolm Young: 1953 – 2017

I don’t even know where to start. I could tell you about the first time I heard AC/DC, but I don’t remember when that was. They’ve just always been there for me, some intrinsic facet

Friendship – Hatred Review

Don’t believe them – they’re not your friends. Unless your friends come over and break your belongings, beat you half senseless, scream into the night with all the rage of a thousand suns, and generally

Malokarpaten – Nordkarpatenland Review

This second album from Slovakia’s Malokarpatan has certainly been building a buzz in the break room at Last Rites World Headquarters. I guess I’ll see what all the fuss is about… Usually, when an album

Antisect – The Rising Of The Lights Review

I clearly haven’t been keeping up: I wouldn’t say a new Antisect album is the last thing I thought I’d be covering this year, but it’s probably way closer to unexpected than to anything I’d

Haemorrhage – We Are The Gore Review

I know it may appear to all you average Joe reader types that the life of a heavy metal blogger is one nonstop exercise in pure playboy luxury… …and that’s absolutely correct. I’m writing this

God Mother – Vilseledd

This new full-length from Sweden’s God Mother has drawn early comparison to Dillinger Escape Plan, but I’d bet that’s as much because of their signing to DEP guitarist Ben Weinman’s Party Smasher label – and

King Parrot – Ugly Produce Review

Everyone knows heavy metal is super-serious business. It’s all about the menacing look you give to no one in particular as you gaze out into the black-and-white grainy forest at dusk. It’s about the hours