All posts by Manny-O-War

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

Fórn – Rites Of Despair Review

These days it’s safe to admit publicly that things aren’t going well. It’s not uncommon to take your personal demise to social media and let the world know just how under-appreciated you feel. And why

Hyperdontia – Nexus Of Teeth Review

Before we dive in, a word of caution. Do not, under any circumstances, google “hyperdontia” without another word like “band” or “metal” or “dark descent” in the search bar. If you make this fatal error

Malthusian – Across Deaths Review

With both a quality demo and EP under their belt, Malthusian has been one of the more promising acts out of Ireland in the past decade. Further, they’ve been hailed as one of the better

Void Rot – Consumed By Oblivion Review

When a promotional electronic missive arrives in the Last Rites mailbox (we only accept physical mail, obviously) and it’s recommended for fans of Rippikoulu, the Board of Directors knows to immediately get it into safe

Drawn And Quartered – The One Who Lurks Review

Make America Great Again, you say? Well, how about making this country of ours KILL again with some fucking high quality death metal!? Sure, you might be immediately put off by the title The One

Atavisma – The Chtonic Rituals Review

Talent is a fickle beast. Those who possess it are often led down the pompous, overwrought path of say Dave Weckl or Steve Vai. One might spend more time endorsing drumsticks than supporting the mostly

Moenen Of Xezbeth – Ancient Spells Of Darkness… Review

Everybody wants a castle. Sure, they’re drafty, expensive to heat, nearly impossible to clean, and most likely filled with evil spirits of yore that died tragic, painful deaths on the steps of the throne room.

An Interview With Anicon: Brooklyn And Black Metal Tropes

Recorded during a furious winter, Anicon’s newest work, their sophomore LP Entropy Mantra, represents a shift in their sound. More riff-heavy than prior work and certainly more open to individual contribution, Entropy Mantra is yet another solid album from