All posts by Manny-O-War

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

Speedclaw – Beast In The Mist Review

The framework for speed metal was founded in the whiskey-soaked throat of Ian Fraser Kilmister back in the mid-70s. His bass slung around his left shoulder, picking quickly the classic blues patterns that made rock

Getting Seriously Cereal With Some Serial Power Riffers – An Interview With Judicator

You might have noticed that the Last Rites’ staffers are always on the lookout for quality power metal. Sadly, it’s not always that easy to come by. However, upon hearing Judicator’s latest album, The Last

Lychgate – A Contagion in Nine Steps Review

It’s no secret that the crew at Last Rites likes their black metal super castley. Spooky castles perched atop perilous mountaintops. Castles inhabited by tricksters, ghouls and maidens given over in service of the dark

Slug Life: An Interview With Matt Moss Of Slugdge

Recently, a Last Rites-funded team of archaeologists made a surprising discovery, an ancient text hidden away in a cave, clearly foretelling of the rise of Mollusca and the latest album by his celestial emissaries, the

Horn – Retrograd Review

Like a majestic dolphin breaching the icy ceiling of the ocean, leaping high into the air as it fills its lungs with oxygen before returning to the darkness of the deep sea, Horn returns with

An Interview With Skeletal Remains

There’s no denying that death metal has been kicking our scene’s ass for the last eighteen months or so. Skeletal Remains is yet another killer death metal band hailing from California, and their third LP,

Rotted – Pestilent Tombs Review

As my colleague here recently said, he “simply doesn’t have time for more generic death metal.” Well, I’m sure a lot of people feel that way. Those people, however, are lame. Definitely not the kind

Apostle of Solitude – From Gold to Ash Review

Have you ever been given a nice chunk of 18K rose gold that’s been rendered into a beautiful shine and made ready for you to temper and bend into whatever hellish shapes you see fit