All posts by Manny-O-War

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

Pulver – Kings Under The Sand Review

Even the cryptic album title Kings Under the Sand can’t throw the listener off the scent of this one. These German jerks are talking about dead pharaohs. I mean, those are the kings buried under

Monasterium – Church of Bones Review

Doom (the genre not the game or the [amazing] punk band) is having something of a resurgence in 2019. Perhaps “resurgence” is the wrong word. Doom, of the clean vocal variety, has existed since before

Tanagra – Meridiem Review

When you first arrive at college for your freshman year, at least in the United States of Student Loan Debt, you’re forced to take a bunch of core courses. These are courses that the school

Death Metal Dossier – Devoid Of Thought, Pestilent Death, Sepolcro & Undeath

Hello and good evening and welcome to our wood-paneled den. Ryan and I were just about to sit down and listen to some music on cassette tape. Ryan made crepes! There’s just something about the

Ceremony of Silence – Outis Review

The landlocked country of Slovakia doesn’t always make headlines in metal the way Finland, South America and the United States do. But, when Slovakia decides that it’s time to make a splash they certainly ante

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Isotope – Self-Titled Review

[Cover Illustration by Adam Kindred] There is plenty of great metal starting to seep through the cracks here in 2019, and a bunch of it is getting reviewed right here at Last Rites. But for

Wolfsblood – Vomit & Lice Review

I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking that Last Rites is slowly transitioning from metal to punk. Thanks to our very own Craig Hayes, we recently had a multiple volume crust feature that will now

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Kicker – Pure Drivel Review

Punk was never meant to be radio friendly. Broken glass on sticky floors. Who gives a fuck what anyone thinks? That’s punk. It’s never been about what you wear. It’s never been about how much