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Eric Moreau 
Favourite metal genre(s):
Heavy, Power, Doom, NWOBHM 

Am a wryly enthused fan of the so called "new wave of traditional heavy metal" - alongside doom/power metal - yet, am also, for the most part, open-minded and receptive towards diverging (sub) genres.

However, due to my somewhat maniacal and obsessive nature, my write-ups originally appear a tad wacky, perhaps even pompous, if not grammatically skewe(re)d.

The good news is, I usually, as well as unequivocally,
reign 'er in within minutes, at worst, a few hours
of said spontaneously combustive reviewing abuse.

This often results in my lying awake at night ruefully ruminating over past, present and future review fodder, alongside a veritable host of miscellaneously construed, highfalutin' quips encountered throughout the day here among fellow mordacious revel-er minstrels.

In other, not so convoluted words, I heartily endorse and respect this super sapient and fore mostly authoritative heavy metal site (i.e. "HQ" to the lay[s]man).

*Writing Inspirations, alongside fellow Guild (MA reviewers) members:

Roy Peter Clark, William L. Shirer (RIP), W.W. Jacobs (RIP),
Adam Nevill, Markus Zusak, Lynda E. Rucker, Jeff Lemire,
Anthony Bourdain (RIP), Bill Bryson, Mike "McBeardo" McPadden of
(ineluctable) "Heavy Metal Movies" notoriety, John Bowen of
"Bowen's Basement" (a downright ticklish/uproarious/waggish
Rue Morgue rubric), Andrew Pyper, Pico Iyor, Jennifer Duncan,
Richard Meltzer, Philip Kerr, BM Croker (RIP), Honore De Balzac
(a French, Gilded Age i.e. early 19th century literary boon companion
and penultimate master of monarchic middle-age ribaldry - RIP), Erik Larson,
Douglas Adams, Lindy West, Garth Ennis, and, fondly enough, peak-a-boo-tube's Nebraskan stoner/doom metal "grass roots" purveyor,
Stoned Meadow Of Doom (And Gloom)...

*With special nods going on to 'roo tube's

BongDruidOfGodzillaMountain, Mr.Doom (666),
Vlad-from-Poland, QABAR's Extreme Music,
Thanos of, and, of course,
who else but "NWOTHM", a most erudite genre
connoisseur in the best sense of the werd.

**Quotes For Hopes (Not Dopes Or Mopes!):

"Fear not the long sentence."
-Roy Peter Clark, 2006

"They don't give medals on this planet
for courage in urban combat
But there are silver stars shining in the sky
that the astronomers can't explain."

"And yet even today people ask in surprise:
What is the use of these voyages of [musical]
exploration? What good do they do us?
Little brains, I always answer to myself,
have only room for thoughts of bread and butter."
-Roald Amundsen (bracket content mine) (RIP)

"The World is a magical place filled with people
who are waiting to be offended by something."
-Anonymous (& "Sardonic"!)

[anodyne, self-effacing, winking emoj(i) placed here!]

"If you run with wolves, you'll learn to howl."
-Jack Black, 1926 (RIP)

"Once the game is over, the king and the pawn go back
into the same box."
-Italian proverb

"Words are loaded pistols."
-Jean-Paul Sartre (RIP)

"A man with a scant vocabulary will almost certainly be a weak thinker. The richer and more copious one's vocabulary and the greater one's awareness of fine distinctions and subtle nuances of meaning, the more fertile and precise is likely to be one's thinking. Knowledge of things and knowledge of the words for them grow together. If you do not know the words, you can hardly know the thing."
-Henry Hazlitt (RIP), Thinking as a Science

"Having an identity - one that isn't easily subsumed and weaponized - is the single greatest sin one may commit in our time."

“When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.”
-Abraham Lincoln (RIP)

"Power wants your body softening in your chair and your emotions dissipating on the
screen. Get outside. Put your body in unfamiliar places with unfamiliar people. Make
new friends and march with them." (i.e. #13: Practice corporeal politics)
-Timothy Snyder (On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons From the Twentieth Century; Tim
Duggan Books, 2017)