All posts by Manny-O-War

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

Falls of Rauros – Patterns in Mythology Review

The influence of Agalloch on the American black metal scene, and the American metal scene in general, simply cannot be understated. The intimate connection that so many bands feel to the earth, the soil, the

Death Metal Dossier – Tristengrav, Rotted, Voimaton, Swarn, Encoffinate & Sedimentum

Hello and welcome to another episode of Death Metal Dossier! Unlike last time, Ryan did not make crepes. I’m not exactly mad about it but I’d be much happier with a light crepe filled with

Ravensire – A Stone Engraved In Red Review

A brief aside: way back in April of 2016 a juvenile named Manny-O-War was plugging away at his craft—well hobby is more like it—just hoping that he could one day write with the big dogs

Ripped to Shreds – 魔經 – Demon Scriptures Review

A lot of people think there are few substitutes for seeing a band live. To counter that argument one can point out that there is a great substitute: listening to an album roughly the length

Fetid – Steeping Corporeal Mess Review

Back in 2017 Fetid came on the scene with a demo entitled Sentient Pile of Amorphous Rot. Fans of sewer-originated death metal flocked to the internet to order cassettes of this absolutely putrid little demo.

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