All posts by Manny-O-War

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

tombs_all_empires_fall

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

nucleus_sentient

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

draugnim_vulturine

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

ravensire_the_cycle_never_ends

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

In Flames – Lunar Strain (Remastered) Review

Originally written by Tim Pigeon Few bands engender as much controversy and incite as much scorn as In Flames has in the past few years. After releasing four of the most influential albums in the melodic death