All posts by Andrew Edmunds

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Mar De Grises – Draining The Waterheart Review

Not that there’s much competition in my recent listens, but Chile’s Mar de Grises (“Ocean Of Grief”) is the best prog/doom/post-metal hybrid I’ve heard lately. Seriously. I know that’s simultaneously big words and a laughably

Shai Hulud – Misanthropy Pure Review

One of the few metalcore bands that I can truly appreciate (even if I only first checked them out because I’m a science fiction geek), Florida/New York’s Shai Hulud reformed after a several-year hiatus with

Gridlink – Amber Grey Review

Eleven songs. Twelve minutes. Two roommates who wish I’d turn this shit down. Former Discordance Axis frontman Jon Chang is back with Gridlink, a grindcore unit that, like his usually underrated earlier band, kicks all

Grave – Dominion VIII Review

Of late, I seem to be saying this constantly: I love Swedish death metal. I’m repeating myself in a few reviews, I’m aware, but damn it, it’s true, whether you like it or not. I

Deranged – The Redlight Murder Case Review

Swedish death metal act Deranged is back for the final installment of their fifteen-year career. Between the time this album was released and the time I wrote this review, in the face of line-up changes,

ASRA – The Way Of All Flesh Review

I love grindcore. I love it lots. I love it long time. As I listen to The Way Of All Flesh, which I have done multiple times daily since I got it, the first two

Battleroar – To Death And Beyond… Review

Epic metal in the classic tradition, Greece’s Battleroar evokes the heyday of Iron Maiden, Queensryche, Manilla Road, Omen, pre-prog Fates Warning and others. What little I’ve heard of earlier Battleroar efforts didn’t particularly wow me—like

Heidevolk – Walhalla Wacht Review

Heidevolk hails from Holland (or, if you prefer geographical nomenclatures that sound like polite references to your genitalia, “The Netherlands”). Their first record, 2005’s De Strijdlust Is Geboren, garnered some positive interest, although I myself