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Nordic Giants – Symbiosis – Album Review

Artist: Nordic Giants Album Title: Symbiosis Label: Independent Release Date of Release:  4 February 2022 You’ve got to love a musical entity that’s shrouded in mystery, haven’t you? I mean, it adds to the aura that surrounds the music, and to an extent, stops the focus being on the people. You can therefore concentrate on  Continue Reading »

Silent Skies – Nectar – Album Review

Artist: Silent Skies Album Title: Nectar Label: Napalm Records Date of Release:  2022 I desperately wanted to dislike this album. This might sound like an odd revelation with which to commence an album review, but it’s true. Ever since I started manofmuchmetal.com, I have made no secret of my love for Evergrey, happily stating that  Continue Reading »

Dordeduh – Har – Album Review

Artist: Dordeduh Album Title: Har Label: Prophecy Productions Date of Release: 14 May 2021 Sometimes, internal conflicts within bands can be a positive thing. We normally view these events as negative, but it isn’t always the case. This is one such.  Dordeduh, taken from three Romanian words meaning ‘longing for spirit’ was formed in 2009  Continue Reading »

Silent Skies – Satellites – Album Review

Artist: Silent Skies Album Title: Satellites Label: AFM Records Date of Release: 11 December 2020 A review of this album was about as inevitable as death and taxes quite frankly, so I suspect none of you are surprised to be reading this. Silent Skies is the new project between Evergrey’s Tom S. Englund and pianist  Continue Reading »

Thoughts Factory – Elements – Album Review

Artist: Thoughts Factory Album Title: Elements Label: Melodic Revolution Records Date of Release: 24 January 2020 During my time at ProgPower Europe 2019, I heard a lot of chat about a band called Thoughts Factory. I’d never heard of them before but when there’s a buzz about a band at this great festival, I tend  Continue Reading »

Universe Effects – Desolation – Album Review

Artist: Universe Effects Album Title: Desolation Label: Independent Date of Release: 29 October 2018 And finally, here we have it. I was talking a few weeks ago about the fact that I am forever searching for the next great prog discovery, a task that has become ever-harder as the years go by because I feel  Continue Reading »

White Moth Black Butterfly – Atone – Album Review

Artist: White Moth Black Butterfly Album Title: Atone Label: Kscope Date Of Release: 1 September 2017 Before reading this review, you might like to take a look outside. In so doing, you might notice a few flying pigs, a blue moon or even the beginning of the end of the Universe as we know it.  Continue Reading »

Periphery – Periphery III: Select Difficulty – Album Review

  Artist: Periphery Album Title: Periphery III: Select Difficulty Label: century Media Records Date Of Release: 22 July 2016 The wonderful curse of ‘too much music, too little time’ is the main reason for the delay in offering a review of this record. If I’m honest, there was also an element of ‘hmm, not sure  Continue Reading »

Live gig review: Earthside, Toska, Brutai, Voices from the Fuselage – Camden Barfly 10/04/16

The following gig review comes with an apology for the quality of the photos – I’m no photographer and so, coupled with a poorly-equipped camera and a level of entertainment that meant I didn’t want to ruin my enjoyment by staring through a lens all night, they are not the best. In fact, if there  Continue Reading »

Album Of The Year 2015 – Number 5

Well, here we are, into the final five places in my ‘Album of the Year 2015’ Top 30 countdown. Are you excited? I hope so. It has been a long journey to get to this point – late nights, early mornings and very little sleep in between. But it has been worth it, because it  Continue Reading »


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