All posts by Manny-O-War

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

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Celestial Bodies – Spit Forth From Chaos Review

Somewhere in between free jazz and a black metal version of the X-Files lies whatever the hell is Celestial Bodies. The music attacks as if the listener is laid out naked on a cold, steel

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Dread Sovereign – For Doom the Bell Tolls Review

Irish doombringers Dread Sovereign feature the immortal Alan Averill aka A. A. Nemtheanga (Primordial) on bass and vocals along with Johnny King aka “Dubh Sol” (Malthusian) on drums and “Bones” (ex-De Novissimis) on Guitar. That’s

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Light of the Morning Star – Nocta Review

I promised the boys and girls over here I wouldn’t do this. I swore I wouldn’t start by talking about leather. But, here we are, and here I am about to drone on about leather.

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Cultes Des Ghoules – Coven, or Evil Ways Instead of Love Review

Someone needs to write an open letter to metal artists letting them know that albums simply don’t need to be longer than 48 minutes. When you have bands like Black Anvil reducing their typical run-time

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Au Champ Des Morts – Dans La Joie Review

Having only a two-song, seemingly one-note EP (Le Jour Se Lève) to go on, you can imagine the surprise at hearing the diversity of sounds, the mellowness, the near desert rock-like atmospheric touches across French black

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Overkill – The Grinding Wheel Review

The year is 1985 and your parents are pissed. Your grades slipped again. It’s not that you aren’t smart. It’s that you can’t focus. Because Overkill just released Feel the Fire and it’s changing your

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Ritualization – Sacraments to the Sons of the Abyss Review

“And it was on the eighth day of the year known by the Roman calendar as two thousand and sixteen that the great Lord Lucifer opened the dams and let forth the great, bloody deluge

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Horn – Turm am Hang Review

From first wave to second wave to dark wave to new wave to cold wave to no wave nerds have ridden the tubular tradition of classifying all sounds as movements. Lumping similar sounds and scenes