All posts by Manny-O-War

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

Gravebreaker – Sacrifice Review

What’s great about bands like Gravebreaker is that they take fresh sounds and ideas and employ them over what sounds like late 70s metal. Thus, it’s as if metal was ahead of its time back

Manny-O-War’s Best Of 2016 – The Death Of Angels

It seems like last year fans of loud music sat around talking about how the world had gone to shit and the only thing saving us from mental annihilation was quality heavy metal. Imagine if

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Sacrificio – Guerra Eterna Review

The language of metal is filled with a finite amount of dark, excessively graphic and usually made up words. Thus, we have to clarify that we are discussing the Sacrificio from Spain. They are not

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Panphage – Drengskapr Review

If you’re going to sit down and make a black metal album, it’s not a bad idea to take a few spins through catalogs of legends like Bathory and Darkthrone. It’s also a good idea

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Trees of Eternity – Hour of the Nightingale Review

Born out of a 2009 collaboration, Trees of Eternity began innocently enough. Juha Raivio invited Aleah Stanbridge into the studio to work on the track “Lights on the Lake” which was set to be featured

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Saor – Guardians Review

If Scotland is going to have an impact year in black metal it’s going to be due to the tireless efforts of Andy Marshall. Guardians represents his second solo release of 2016. Earlier this year

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Void Meditation Cult – Utter the Tongue of the Dead Review

Void Meditation Cult, the solo project of Desolate Defiler, began back in 2009 as Sperm of Antichrist. To the delight of parents everywhere, the name was changed almost immediately. The only prior release is a

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Ulcerate – Shrines of Paralysis Review

If you were to plant a seed in hopes of producing a Oak Tree for future generations, that tree would grow slowly. Through diligent watering, staking the tree to keep it vertical and lots and