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Album of the Year 2016 – Number 5

Welcome to the top 5 of my ‘Album of the Year 2016’ top 30 countdown. It has been a long time coming but here we finally are – the five best albums of 2016, according to the Man of Much Metal. as I’ve said many times before, this is just one man’s opinion of the  Continue Reading »

Borknagar – Winter Thrice – Album Review

Artist: Borknagar Album Title: Winter Thrice Label: Century Media Records Year Of Release: 2016 It’s only mid-January and already I’m confronted with an album that has well and truly put the cat amongst the proverbial pigeons. The enigmatic and evergreen Borknagar have released what I consider to be their magnum opus. ‘Winter Thrice’ is nothing  Continue Reading »

Album Of The Year 2015 – Number 9

Welcome to day 22 of my ‘Album of the Year 2015’ Top 30 countdown. No great long intro today, just a reminder to check out my picks from 30 down to 10, all of which are linked at the bottom of this post. Number 9 Amorphis ‘Under The Red Cloud’ Nuclear Blast I mean, who  Continue Reading »

Amorphis – Under The Red Cloud – Album Review

Artist: Amorphis Album Title: Under The Red Cloud Label: Nuclear Blast Year Of Release: 2015 Throughout their career, Amorphis have been one of those bands that have achieved something rather special. Theirs is an approach and a sound that has evolved over the years from more of a dark/death metal blueprint, to the self-titled ‘melancholic  Continue Reading »

Australia – A New Powerhouse For Heavy Music?

I hadn’t planned on writing this post but all of a sudden, I felt compelled to do so. In recent months, I have been completely blown away by the quality of music being produced by some Australian artists and I wanted to bring this to people’s attention more. As a brief aside from an English  Continue Reading »

My Top 20 of 2012 – Number 17

If you are late to the party and have missed days 1-3, never fear because day 1 can be found here, day 2 here and day 3 here. Borknagar ‘Urd’ Century Media Records The number 17 slot belongs to Norwegian metallers Borknagar. I was going to say ‘Norwegian black metallers’ but really and truly, this  Continue Reading »


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