All posts by Manny-O-Lito

Infinitely committed to the expansion of artistic horizons. Very interested in hearing your grandparent's anecdotes & recipes. @mannyowar

Death Metal Dossier: Crypt Dagger, Malleus, And Muscipula

Welcome to the year two thousand and twenty the year of someone’s lord. Last Rites was kind enough to renew Death Metal Dossier for another season. Please be ensured that our agents are working tirelessly

Hällas – Conundrum Review

[Cover artwork: Nighjar Illustration with Photos by Broken Int and Layout by Branca Studio] Here’s a question you’ve probably asked yourself: “Can I pull off a cape?” Here’s an answer: “No, you cannot pull off a

Blaze Of Perdition – The Harrowing Of Hearts Review

In the deep corners of the dark internet (not the “dark web,” because who even understands what in the hell that is) sit angry, middle-aged men and maligned teenagers championing the cause of trve kvlt

Ihsahn – Telemark EP Review

Imagine waking up in the morning and looking in the mirror only to see the face of Vegard Sverre Tveitan looking back at you. Imagine the pressure of knowing that you were responsible for Emperor’s

Aethyrick – Gnosis Review

Who is to truly say in which “wave” of black metal we currently reside? Most black metal these days is sold with descriptors of “second wave” or “early” or “trve kvlt” or perhaps “pagan.” What

Ironflame – Blood Red Victory Review

Like most of us, Andrew D’Cagna grew up in a quiet town bereft of Crusades, wars fought upon horseback and plagues. Thus, we were all forced to cobble together medieval weaponry made from sticks, battle

Porta Nigra – Schöpfungswut Review

Let’s assume that Porta Nigra means “black door,” which could potentially have a serious spooky factor. It would also mean that these Germans spend their evenings traveling by auto to the nearby cities of Frankfurt

Best Of 2019 – Manny-O-War: Tales Of Woe And Abstract Sympathy

2019 can absolutely get fucked. To be honest with you, dear reader, I’ve been dreading writing this intro. It’s hung over my head like an anvil held fast to a roof beam raised high by