All posts by Manny-O-War

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

Testament – Titans Of Creation Review

“Everyone is gonna die. There’s no escape. Your lungs turning black. No one can save you… Welcome to World War Three.” Prescient lyrics mark the early landscape of Titans of Creation on the second track,

An Interview With Hällas: Auras, Candy Bars And Traditional Heavy Metal

What a year it’s been for Hällas. First they drop an incredible album in Conundrum and then they embark on a European tour to support that album. Then all gosh darn hell breaks loose and

Ambush – Infidel Review

[Cover Art by Alexander von Wieding] The long-established military tactic of the ambush is one that relies on the element of surprise. It also relies on your ability to draw the enemy into your trap

Circle Of Ouroborus – Viimeinen Juoksu Review

[Cover artwork: Antti Klemi]  The decision to leave Kuunpalvelus and switch labels certainly came as something of a shock. Yet, it’s important to realize that Circle of Ouroborus cares about nothing aside from composing and

Death Metal Dossier: Crypt Dagger, Malleus, And Muscipula

Welcome to the year two thousand and twenty the year of someone’s lord. Last Rites was kind enough to renew Death Metal Dossier for another season. Please be ensured that our agents are working tirelessly

Hällas – Conundrum Review

[Cover artwork: Nighjar Illustration with Photos by Broken Int and Layout by Branca Studio] Here’s a question you’ve probably asked yourself: “Can I pull off a cape?” Here’s an answer: “No, you cannot pull off a

Blaze Of Perdition – The Harrowing Of Hearts Review

In the deep corners of the dark internet (not the “dark web,” because who even understands what in the hell that is) sit angry, middle-aged men and maligned teenagers championing the cause of trve kvlt

Ihsahn – Telemark EP Review

Imagine waking up in the morning and looking in the mirror only to see the face of Vegard Sverre Tveitan looking back at you. Imagine the pressure of knowing that you were responsible for Emperor’s