All posts by Andrew Edmunds

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

Today Is The Day – Supernova (Reissue) Review

I first heard Today Is The Day when I saw them live in 1999, six years after this record was initially released. My buddy Kevin and I saw them in a shit-hole club in Nashville

Hellhammer – Demon Entrails Review

Some two decades and several thousand imitators later, Hellhammer exists outside of judgment or critique, not because they were really all that awesome, but because there’s a big disparity between their importance and their actual

Dawn Of Demise – Hate Takes Its Form Review

Dawn Of Demise are heavy; they definitely have that going for them. This heaviness is not the heaviness born of sheer blasting force, nor of abrasive chaotic clamor. This heaviness is the heaviness of a

Exit Strategy – United State Of Amnesia Review

“Marine, what is that button on your body armor?” “A peace symbol, sir!” “What is that you’ve got written on your helmet?” “Born to kill, sir!” “You’ve got ‘born to kill’ written on your helmet

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.