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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Au Champ Des Morts – Dans La Joie Review

Having only a two-song, seemingly one-note EP (Le Jour Se Lève) to go on, you can imagine the surprise at hearing the diversity of sounds, the mellowness, the near desert rock-like atmospheric touches across French black

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Overkill – The Grinding Wheel Review

The year is 1985 and your parents are pissed. Your grades slipped again. It’s not that you aren’t smart. It’s that you can’t focus. Because Overkill just released Feel the Fire and it’s changing your

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Ritualization – Sacraments to the Sons of the Abyss Review

“And it was on the eighth day of the year known by the Roman calendar as two thousand and sixteen that the great Lord Lucifer opened the dams and let forth the great, bloody deluge

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Horn – Turm am Hang Review

From first wave to second wave to dark wave to new wave to cold wave to no wave nerds have ridden the tubular tradition of classifying all sounds as movements. Lumping similar sounds and scenes

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Ekpyrosis – Asphyxiating Devotion Review

Let’s talk about headbanging for a minute. Is there a wrong way to headbang? Are there places where you shouldn’t headbang? First off, there is no wrong way to bang your head. The biggest faux

Gravebreaker – Sacrifice Review

What’s great about bands like Gravebreaker is that they take fresh sounds and ideas and employ them over what sounds like late 70s metal. Thus, it’s as if metal was ahead of its time back

Manny-O-War’s Best Of 2016 – The Death Of Angels

It seems like last year fans of loud music sat around talking about how the world had gone to shit and the only thing saving us from mental annihilation was quality heavy metal. Imagine if

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Sacrificio – Guerra Eterna Review

The language of metal is filled with a finite amount of dark, excessively graphic and usually made up words. Thus, we have to clarify that we are discussing the Sacrificio from Spain. They are not

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Panphage – Drengskapr Review

If you’re going to sit down and make a black metal album, it’s not a bad idea to take a few spins through catalogs of legends like Bathory and Darkthrone. It’s also a good idea

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Trees of Eternity – Hour of the Nightingale Review

Born out of a 2009 collaboration, Trees of Eternity began innocently enough. Juha Raivio invited Aleah Stanbridge into the studio to work on the track “Lights on the Lake” which was set to be featured