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Amaranthe – The Catalyst – Album Review

Artist: Amaranthe Album Title: The Catalyst Label: Nuclear Blast Records Date of Release: 23 February 2024 I have followed the career of Amaranthe since the very beginning. As a writer for Powerplay Magazine here in the UK, I reviewed their early material, and interviewed the band on more than one occasion. At the outset, you  Continue Reading »

Amaranthe – Manifest – Album Review

Artist: Amaranthe Album Title: Manifest Label: Nuclear Blast Date of Release: 2 October 2020 Aaaarrrrrghhhh…how the hell does this band manage to do this to me every single time? When I heard the first couple of singles from ‘Manifest’, the sixth full-length release from Amaranthe, I felt cold, unmoved. Having championed their brazen and unflinching  Continue Reading »

CyHra – No Halos In Hell – Album Review

Artist: CyHra Album Title: No Halos In Hell Label: Nuclear Blast Records Date of Release: 15 November 2019 It is inescapable and as inevitable as death and taxes…a band like CyHra will always receive flak from certain sections of the heavy metal community. ‘These guys aren’t metal’, ‘this is rubbish pop with guitars’, ‘sellouts’, ‘they’re  Continue Reading »

Amaranthe – Helix – Album Review

Artist: Amaranthe Album Title: Helix Label: Spinefarm Records Date of Release: 19 October 2018 Let’s get one thing straight right from the off: if you’ve never been a fan of Amaranthe, ‘Helix’ will not change your mind. Not even close. In fact, it is likely to push you further away from the band. However, if  Continue Reading »

Dynazty – Firesign – Album Review

Artist: Dynazty Album Title: Firesign Label: AFM Records Date of Release: 28 September 2018 The latest band to find themselves under the Man of Much Metal microscope is Dynazty, a Swedish melodic hard rock/metal band that up until now, I’d heard of, but had never given much of a listen. If I’m honest, the reason  Continue Reading »

Metal Update – 14 August 2018

Hey All, just a quick three-band update today, but it’s an eclectic mix. The news of all three has been around for a few days, but I felt the need to add my voice to the clamour just in case anyone has missed the news about any of these bands…or needs further persuading to check  Continue Reading »

CyHra – Letters To Myself – Album Review

Artist: CyHra Album Title: Letters To Myself Label: Spinefarm Records Date of Release: 20 October 2017 I have been desperate to review this album ever since I knew of its existence, several months ago, maybe even longer. Unfortunately, until recently, I only had access via an Internet stream, so my opportunity to listen to it  Continue Reading »

Album of the Year 2016 – Number 30

Hello and welcome to my annual musical extravaganza that’s my countdown of the year’s best album releases from across the rock and metal spectrum. As usual, you’ll find just about everything in this list, from black to death metal, from prog rock to extreme prog metal and plenty in between. I am a fan of  Continue Reading »

Amaranthe – Maximalism – Album Review

Artist: Amaranthe Album Title: Maximalism Label: Spinefarm Records Date of Release: 21 October 2016 When I first heard the self-titled debut album from Amaranthe in 2011, I was quite rude about it. I considered it to be heavy metal fluff, the kind of music that goes in one ear, gives a momentary shot of aural  Continue Reading »

Heavy Metal Is Not Just ‘Shouty’ Music – Part 2 – The Female Voices

I received some great feedback to my original post entitled ‘Heavy metal is not just ‘shouty’ music’ but a few people criticised it for one important reason: my post only featured male vocalists. This was in no way deliberate and, to underline this point, I have decided to write a second post that puts some  Continue Reading »

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