All posts by Manny-O-Lito

Infinitely committed to the expansion of artistic horizons. Very interested in hearing your grandparent's anecdotes & recipes. @mannyowar

Wytch Hazel – III: Pentecost Review

Let’s tackle the obvious elephant in the room before we move onto the musical aspects here. (It’s a metaphorical elephant – don’t be scared.) You ever notice how you, as a metalhead, wake up and

Undeath – Lesions Of A Different Kind Review

[Cover artwork: Matt Browning] It’s almost Halloween and I feel like I’m taking crazy pills. I look at the social medias and I don’t see people flipping out about Undeath. I don’t see people posting

Ihsahn – Pharos (EP) Review

Earlier this year Ihsahn, the immortal, ever-evolving genius of Norwegian prog, released Telemark. That EP saw Ihsahn dialing back the clock and bringing the raw fury that made people love his solo records such as

Death Metal Dossier: Madrost, Kuvotus, Ruin & Hedles

DEATH METAL DOSSIER: BACK FOR THE ATTACK EDITION “We tried swinging, but realized we were all we need.” An apt title and something Ryan texted me late one night from his Lisa Frank phone. The

Necrot – Mortal Review

Can death metal mature? Perhaps not like a fine wine but more like an angsty teenager who finally put down the Noxema and decided to work on their insides because that’s what is truly important

Panzerfaust – The Suns of Perdition – Chapter II: Render Unto Eden Review

[Etching by the great Kathe Kollwitz] “COME RENDER THE SALAD UNTO CAESAR!” That is a quote from a great, noble man. Panzerfaust’s fifth full-length The Suns of Perdition – Chapter II: Render Unto Eden, a

Cytotoxin – Nuklearth Review

Are you really good at guitar? But like, really good. Odds are that if you answered “yes” to that question you either are a liar who should probably find the nearest moldy WhatchamacallitTM bar and

Katalepsy – Terra Mortuus Est Review

As the CEO of Spotify said, it’s “not enough” for artists to release [good] music “every three to four years.” It has been, quite prophetically, four years since Katalepsy’s last release, Gravenous Hour. While the