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The Enigma Division – The Enigma Division – Album Review

Artist: The Enigma Division Album Title: The Enigma Division Label: Independent Release Date of Release: 27 January 2023 I needed this. As I return from my extended hiatus at the back end of 2022, it is wonderful to be presented with an album by a new band that gets the magic flowing again. I started  Continue Reading »

Høstsol – Länge Leve Döden – Album Review

Artist: Høstsol Album Title: Länge Leve Döden Label: Avantgarde Music Date of Release: 13 January 2022 I came across this album quite by accident and what a wonderfully fortunate accident it has proven to be. ‘Länge Leve Döden’ is the debut release from a quartet of musicians of which many will no doubt be familiar.  Continue Reading »

Obituary – Dying Of Everything – Album Review

Artist: Obituary Album Title: Dying Of Everything Label: Relapse Records Date of Release: 13 January 2022 Whilst straight-up death metal hasn’t always been a favourite genre of mine, there are a few bands that I’ve nevertheless rather liked. Obituary are one of these, mainly because of their no-nonsense brand of riff-heavy and generally groovy style  Continue Reading »

Katatonia – Sky Void Of Stars – Album Review

Artist: Katatonia Album Title: Sky Void Of Stars Label: Napalm Records Date of Release: 20 January 2023 Long-time readers and supporters of manofmuchmetal.net will be aware that this is my first review in several months. Truth be told, I went so hard and fast at the start of 2022, that I hit burn-out, and couldn’t  Continue Reading »

Revocation – Netherheaven – Album Review

Artist: Revocation Album Title: Netherheaven Label: Metal Blade Records Date of Release: 9 September 2022 For a band that seemingly creates new material faster than you can say ‘new release’, a gap of four years between albums is something of an unexpected headline. Nevertheless, this is the reality with which we are faced, in part  Continue Reading »

Therion – Leviathan II – Album Review

Artist: Therion Album Title: Leviathan II Label: Nuclear Blast Date of Release: 28 October 2022 With the release of ‘Leviathan’ last year, my interest in Swedish stalwarts Therion was reinvigorated somewhat. I hadn’t thought to listen to it, or review it based on the chequered past I’d experienced with the overblown, symphonic, operatic, metal that  Continue Reading »

Bloodbath – Survival Of The Sickest – Album Review

Artist: Bloodbath Album Title: Survival Of The Sickest Label: Napalm Records Date of Release: 9 September 2022 Bearing in mind that I spent the entirety of the pandemic repping these guys with my Bloodbath facemask, it would feel incongruous were I not to review their latest album, even if it did drop during a period  Continue Reading »

An Abstract Illusion – Woe – Album Review

Artist: An Abstract Illusion Album Title: Woe Label: Willowtip Records Date of Release: 9 September 2022 I’ll confess that the debut album from An Abstract Illusion passed me by. Released in 2016, ‘Illuminate The Path’ did, by all accounts, garner some thoroughly positive column inches for the Swedish outfit but I completely missed it at  Continue Reading »

Andy Gillion – Arcade Metal – Album Review

Artist: Andy Gillion Album Title: Arcade Metal Label: Independent Release Date of Release: 2 September 2022 Here’s a confession for you: I don’t like computer games. Ok, so that’s not entirely true. I used to like computer games when I was a boy in the late 80s, early 90s when things were so much simpler.  Continue Reading »

Blind Guardian – The God Machine – Album Review

Artist: Blind Guardian Album Title: The God Machine Label: Nuclear Blast Date of Release: 2 September 2022 Never one to shy away from the truth, I begin this review by revealing that I have never been a huge fan of Blind Guardian. In the eyes of many, such an admission may be seen as heresy, made  Continue Reading »


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