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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Ulcerate – Shrines of Paralysis Review

If you were to plant a seed in hopes of producing a Oak Tree for future generations, that tree would grow slowly. Through diligent watering, staking the tree to keep it vertical and lots and

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Winterfylleth – The Dark Hereafter Review

British black metal outfit Winterfylleth certainly produce music that is tiresomely consistent: Their signature sound features monotone, alto-1 desperate vocals, thin but relentless guitars, blast beats, and just a modicum of melody squeezed in. Prior

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Dysrhythmia – The Veil Of Control Review

There are bands on this earth that would be better off without vocals. Often we hear music critics proclaim that albums are good but for the vocals. Perhaps they are too harsh or formulaic. Perhaps

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In The Woods… – Pure Review

In the Woods… officially formed all the way back in 1991 but Pure is only their fourth full-length to date. The Norwegian band formed as an offshoot of a very early version of Green Carnation,

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Rotör – Musta Käsi Review

Fine. Let’s come right out and talk about it. There’s really not much of a distance between Angel Witch’s self-titled 1980 debut and what Rotör is doing. It’s a whole bunch of Angel Witch mixed

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Surgikill – Sanguinary Revelations Review

It’s sometimes surprising just how much time a lot of metal musicians seem to have on their hands. It’s not uncommon to see some of them playing in upwards of a dozen bands at the

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Inquisition – Bloodshed Across the Empyrean Altar Beyond the Celestial Zenith Review

There’s really no need to get into Inquisition‘s background. We aren’t going to deal with their political garbage dump heaped upon them by websites seeking clicks and ad revenue. In fact, they just got back

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Vukari – Divination Review

Divination I: Laying on the ground. Staring at the heavens. I am sinking. Sinking into this earth. Below which the worms and maggots prepare to devour the rot of my flesh. But here, on the