All posts by Manny-O-War

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

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

An Interview With The Gruesome And Learned Matt Harvey

Matt Harvey is a guy who needs no introduction. His projects are known far and wide, all the way back to the early days of Exhumed when he helped to define a sub-genre. In his

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Khemmis – Desolation Review

Somewhere here, underneath the harsh vocals and the completely unnecessary mini-bridges, lies a very decent, almost good traditional doom album. In fact, it’s not uncommon for the Last Rites staff to gather behind the scenes

An Interview With Ray Alder Of Fates Warning – Live From Madrid

Fates Warning has long been a favorite among serious metalheads. These pioneers of the progressive/power metal genre (later turned straight progressive) have forever marched to the beat of their own drummer (usually in a fascinating

Ritual Necromancy – Disinterred Horror Review

Portland is a land known for a few things. You’ve got gray weather, rain storms, the occasional forest fire, boutique/artisanal/bespoke type crafts, that show Portlandia which makes fun of all the aforementioned things and, of

Necros Christos – Domedon Doxomedon Review

The joke around the Last Rites water cooler (which is filled with Stiggins’ Plantation, Fancy Pineapple Rum) was that we would treat Domedon Doxomedon with a Fast Rites because, let’s face it, brevity, while often

Ihsahn – Àmr Review

It’s undeniable that After will remain the classic Ihsahn record. If someone wants to get into his work, that’s the album they select. It’s not even out of the realm of possibility some would rate After higher