All posts by Manny-O-War

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

Death Metal Dossier – Devoid Of Thought, Pestilent Death, Sepolcro & Undeath

Hello and good evening and welcome to our wood-paneled den. Ryan and I were just about to sit down and listen to some music on cassette tape. Ryan made crepes! There’s just something about the

Ceremony of Silence – Outis Review

The landlocked country of Slovakia doesn’t always make headlines in metal the way Finland, South America and the United States do. But, when Slovakia decides that it’s time to make a splash they certainly ante

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Isotope – Self-Titled Review

[Cover Illustration by Adam Kindred] There is plenty of great metal starting to seep through the cracks here in 2019, and a bunch of it is getting reviewed right here at Last Rites. But for

Wolfsblood – Vomit & Lice Review

I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking that Last Rites is slowly transitioning from metal to punk. Thanks to our very own Craig Hayes, we recently had a multiple volume crust feature that will now

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Kicker – Pure Drivel Review

Punk was never meant to be radio friendly. Broken glass on sticky floors. Who gives a fuck what anyone thinks? That’s punk. It’s never been about what you wear. It’s never been about how much

Squalus & Shadow Limb – Mass And Power Review

Hello, friend. Have you seen Jaws? I certainly have. It’s a truly great film where Richard Dreyfus yells a lot (like he does in every film) and people get eaten by sharks. You know who

Death Metal Dossier – DEMOCEMBER Part III

This month, we’re doing something special for Death Metal Dossier, where Manny and Ryan attempt to shed some light on the moldy crypts of underground death metal. This month, we’re highlighting not one, but three

Best Of 2018 – Manny-O-War: Death To The Feeble Masses

It was yet another year spent on Last Rites Semi-Permanent Probation for Manny. Sure, the crew briefly allowed me off after Maryland Deathfest, but alas, it was merely a tease. I was back on Last