All posts by Manny-O-War

Infinitely committed to the expansion of artistic horizons. Interested in hearing your grandparent's anecdotes and recipes. @mannyowar

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Unleash The Archers – Apex Review

Now tackling their fourth album, Unleash the Archers seem poised to finally reveal the true character of their sound. Leading the way are bone-chilling vocals from Brittney Slaye accompanied by a band that is synchronized, complimentary and

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Dead Register – Fiber Review

There’s a distinct vibe here. One that causes you to close your eyes and let the music just wash over you. Slowly bobbing your head until it just rolls in lazy, dotted half note style,

Suffering Hour – In Passing Ascension Review

With nothing but a 2014 EP under their belt, it’s easy to assume that Suffering Hour’s debut LP, In Passing Ascension, would be rife with rookie mistakes, inexperience, and needless filler. Yet, the album displays

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Wolfbrigade – Run With The Hunted Review

It’s no secret that the heavier side of punk rock owes much of its early origins not only to the United Kingdom but also to Sweden. It was among the cold ruins of Scandinavia that

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Casket Huffer – Gospels Of Scum Review

Open wide. Inhale the stench of death. The rotting body that lies inside the casket. Perhaps you dug it up, freshly decomposed, only to whiff the putrid scent of decay and corrosion. Maybe it’s a

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Hellkeeper – A World Within Flesh Review

And here we go with the drama. By their own admission, Hellkeeper makes music “about wanting to live in a dream world because reality is too painful” (vocalist/lyricist Paul Butler). In that regard, many of

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Valborg – Endstrand Review

Rules, physics, science, biology. These are truths that most of us take for granted. For example, we know that there are only two sides to a coin. Heads and tails. We use that rule to

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Gorephilia – Severed Monolith Review

It’s been five years since Gorephilia has released anything (their 2012 LP Embodiment of Death). Since that time, over 50% of the band, their drummer and a guitar, were swapped out and replaced. This album