All posts by Manny-O-War

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


In The Woods… – Pure Review

In the Woods… officially formed all the way back in 1991 but Pure is only their fourth full-length to date. The Norwegian band formed as an offshoot of a very early version of Green Carnation,


Rotör – Musta Käsi Review

Fine. Let’s come right out and talk about it. There’s really not much of a distance between Angel Witch’s self-titled 1980 debut and what Rotör is doing. It’s a whole bunch of Angel Witch mixed


Surgikill – Sanguinary Revelations Review

It’s sometimes surprising just how much time a lot of metal musicians seem to have on their hands. It’s not uncommon to see some of them playing in upwards of a dozen bands at the


Inquisition – Bloodshed Across the Empyrean Altar Beyond the Celestial Zenith Review

There’s really no need to get into Inquisition‘s background. We aren’t going to deal with their political garbage dump heaped upon them by websites seeking clicks and ad revenue. In fact, they just got back


Vukari – Divination Review

Divination I: Laying on the ground. Staring at the heavens. I am sinking. Sinking into this earth. Below which the worms and maggots prepare to devour the rot of my flesh. But here, on the


Necromancing the Stone – Jewel of the Vile Review

Some things in life are meant to be fun. Sex is one example that immediately comes to mind. Sports are also fun. Some people like to enjoy a brisk walk in the park while others


A.M.S.G. – Hostis Universi Generis Review

The roiling world of chaotic, experimental black metal, loaded with samples, atmosphere and evil all backed by an ambiance torn straight from the devil’s liver is full of apostates. Ryan Page (ex-Ouroboros/Rites Of Thy Degringolade),


Witherscape – The Northern Sanctuary Review

Witherscape is the brainchild of two men. One, Ragnar Widerberg you might know from his work in Shadowquest or his very hip mustache. The other, you might know from any one of the literally 715