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

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

Oh, having now forged 500th MA write-up, can relax for spell and, shortly, write sanely, as normal person...that is, until I attain "Metal Freak" status (review #888, or so).

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

Roy Peter Clark, William L. Shirer (RIP), W.W. Jacobs (RIP), Richard Matheson (RIP),
Adam Nevill, Jeff Lemire, Anthony Bourdain (RIP), Bill Bryson, Charles McKay (RIP), Mike "McBeardo" McPadden of (ineluctable) "Heavy Metal Movies" notoriety, John Bowen of "Bowen's Basement" (a waggishly ticklish Rue Morgue rubric), Andrew Pyper, Jennifer Duncan, 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, Garth Ennis (think Preacher/100 Bullets), Jo Nesbo and so many more, too numerous to count.

(Duly, now, a surfeit of estrogen powered fare beckons...)

Note: Completely disregard so-called MA album "collection",
as each entry results fully from repeated, burnt-out error,
and am too flummoxed to deal with it.

Hail-worthy aspirants to the rock, roll, and (golden) fyst
include, yet are not limited to:

Stoned Meadow Of Doom,
Bong Druid Of Godzilla Mountain,
Mr.Doom (666),
Holy Parish of Doom,
and, but of course, "NWOTHM",
most erudite genre connoisseur
in the best sense of the werd.

"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"!)

"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 pro-verb

"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)

"Well, we don't care in the least
Cause our metal is a feast
But there's always someone trying to put it down
So we crank the music louder
And our voices turn to power
With a wall of sound we'll blow 'em all away!"
-Rob H. & (the) boys, from JP's "Rock U All Around The World"

"And when he finds who he's looking for
Listen in awe and you'll hear him...

...Bark at the moon!"

-Oz Woz(z); 1983, Back whence The Prince of Darkness was no "ordinary man".

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**Extracurricular caveat:

"Childhood is when you idolize Metallica
Adolescence is preferring Slayer
Young adulthood is acting like they're all entry level garbage
Sage wisdom is to grasp Megadeth and the art of the Riff"
-Kerpak (Attack!)

(As sly bonus, for those having read thus far, have smattering of band
interviews published, as well, at