All posts by Andrew Edmunds

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

Dismember – Dismember Review

I absolutely love Swedish death metal; I get all weird inside when I hear that dirty fuzzy guitar tone. Not weird in a creepy way, but weird in a good way, like an intoxicated way. It

Arson Anthem – Arson Anthem Review

For the three of you who may not know, Arson Anthem is another side project of Phil “I’m In More Bands Than You” Anselmo, this time a hardcore punk venture.  Knowing full well what lashes I’m

Hellish Crossfire – Slaves Of The Burning Pentagram Review

Part 2 of my journey into retro-metal side-projects is Hellish Crossfire. (Part 1 was my Zwartketterij review, and I enjoyed that part of the trip, so let’s hope my luck holds up here.) Tracking down

Zwartketterij – Cult Of The Necro-Thrasher Review

From Zwartketterij‘s bio: “Only 80s metal is real… ” “…lyrics about metal, demons, spanking the bitches, alcohol and blasphemy…” Okay, color me interested… Holland’s Zwartketterij is comprised of members of Grimm, Walpurgisnacht, and Cirith Gorgor.

Warbringer – War Without End Review

Like many fans of Ye Olde Days Of Metale, I was pleased with the idea of these newbie thrash bands popping up everywhere, raising their horns in tribute to bands and albums I’d always loved. But

Cripple Bastards – Blackmails And Assholism (DVD) Review

Crusty Italian grinders Cripple Bastards celebrate their twentieth anniversary with this exhaustive double-DVD documentary plus their full set at the 2003 Obscene Extreme Festival in the Czech Republic. DVD sets are almost always “for fans only”

Lizzy Borden – Appointment With Death Review

Of all the bands that could have possibly reformed in the new millennium, Lizzy Borden was one that I never thought actually would. Not because they didn’t have a few minor glories to relive, as dated

Afgrund – Svarta Dagar Review

originally written by Chris McDonald Like grindcore? In particular, like Nasum? Then Afgrund’s debut album should be right up your alley. Svarta Dagar is a tight, cacophonous grind record that takes a great many cues