Best of Q2: Manny-O-War’s List

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Another three months has flown by. Here we are, halfway through yet another year of metal releases and real life. Theoretically, we all should be a few months older and wiser by now but we all know that is a bunch of malarkey. What we are is slightly more confused about what we are, who we are and what our purpose is in this world. Well, I can tell you one thing: a noble purpose is to consume absurd amounts of art. So this year, consume absurd amounts of metal and remember, as always, to Hail Satan!

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Album Review: Nocternity – “Harps of the Ancient Temples”

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I was shocked to discover that Harps of the Ancient Temples has literally zero harps on it. Not one. It’s not disappointing. It’s just a fact. It does have guitars and some synthesizer-like sounds arcing over the plodding blackness but harps? No dice. I guess Nocternity was super busy in the twelve years since their last full-length—too busy to learn how to play harp or at least meet a gypsy woman that knows her way around one. Regardless, harps or no harps, the album was well worth the extensive wait. Continue reading