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Review: Manticore - Endless Scourge of Torment
Endless Scourge of Torment

Label: Hells Headbangers Records
Year released: 2022
Duration: 35:01
Tracks: 11
Genre: Black Metal

Rating: 3.5/5

Review online: July 19, 2022
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
Readers Rating
Endless Scourge of Torment

Rated 3.25/5 (65%) (4 Votes)

This band’s debut album, Bowels of the Holy Anoint Us in Evil, was an underrated gem of Black Metal, but their subsequent output—while solid—just did not hit that same level for me. This is their fourth album overall, and their first in a decade of EPs and splits, and while it is pretty good, it doesn’t have the same edge. I like this band best when they are doing chaotic flailing, but this disc is just a bit more restrained than I want. The songwriting is more disciplined and the recording is a little sharper, so the whole just doesn’t hit the same subterranean vibe. They also do a cover of Twisted Sister’s "Captain Howdy"—which is just a bizarre choice. This is a decent album of underground USBM, but it’s not their best.

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