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Eric Moreau 
Favourite metal genre(s):
Doom & NWOB/THM 

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, receptive or inclined towards diverging (sub) genres.

However, due to my somewhat maniacal and obsessive nature, my write-ups originally appear a tad wacky, perhaps even pompous...

The good news is, I habitually reign 'er in within hours; at worst, days of said initial 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 reveler minstrels.

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

As a sardonic footnote, I also gladly revel in folks' chest-thumping, espoused contrarian claptrap geared solely towards self-aggrandizement as well as coy feather ruffle-age.

*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, 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,
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), 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)

"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)

"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

"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 (God bless him!)

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