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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Zealotry – The Last Witness Review

Aside from a child quietly gestating inside the warm confines of its mother’s womb, it would be hard to say anyone, or anything, has had a better nine months than Phillipe Tougas (aka Pat Tougas).

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Grave Miasma – Endless Pilgrimage Review

Long before 2006, when Grave Miasma wised up and changed their name from Goat Molestör, the band cemented their sound as a pragmatically chaotic blackened death metal outfit. Sharing members with Cruciamentum, Destroyer 666, Binah

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Coffin Lust – Manifestation of Inner Darkness Review

It seems like these days you can’t swing a dead possum without hitting another throwback, old-school death metal band. Certainly many of these revival bands mimic the Gothenburg sound for its palatable ease. Yet, some

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Victims – Sirens Review

Swedes have forever been at the forefront of the d-beat movement, taking inspiration from the incomparably influential Discharge with bands like Rude Kids, KSMB (En Slemmig Torsk), Missbrukarna and Mob 47 (to name a few). Historically, the Swedish

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Tombs – All Empires Fall Review

Brooklyn based experimentalists Tombs have been climbing their mountain of success for nine years. In that time, they have yet to find the proper footing as a foundation for their ascent. Across three full-lengths, a

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Nucleus – Sentient Review

If you’ve been fortunate enough to visit the Natural History Museum in New York City, you may have seen their wall chart showing the history of evolution. From dinosaurs all the way up, it is

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Draugnim – Vulturine Review

Growth can be difficult to measure. For example, we know that grass grows, but if one were to sit there and watch it grow, said growth would be imperceptible. Similarly, you can’t see a child

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Ravensire – The Cycle Never Ends Review

The Cycle Never Ends fulfills the title of Ravensire’s debut LP by marching forward (although, technically the debut was entitled We March Forward). This is not only a more mature album than the band’s debut

God Dethroned – Passiondale Review

Originally written by Erik Thomas Considering death metal’s general empathy for all things violent, bloody and brutal, I’m surprised there are not more death metal albums about WWI – indisputably the most violent, bloody and

Arcturus – Sideshow Symphonies Review

Originally written by Erik Thomas How do you follow up landmark albums like La Masquerade Infernale andThe Sham Mirrors? I mean, seriously. Well in the case of Arcturus, you don’t. You just bring in the only other voice in