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Lonely Robot – A Model Life – Album Review

Artist: Lonely Robot Album Title: A Model Life Label: InsideOut Music Date of Release: 26 August 2022 It doesn’t matter how heavy or how extreme my tastes become, I will always have a place in my heart for certain ‘softer’ styles of music, and for certain artists. Progressive rock is one, and John Mitchell is  Continue Reading »

Charlie Griffiths – Tiktaalika – Album Review

Artist: Charlie Griffiths Album Title: Tiktaalika Label: InsideOut Music Date of Release: 17 June 2022 My love and admiration for the progressive metal band Haken is something with which regular readers of manofmuchmetal.com will be all too familiar. Hell, I even wrote a piece suggesting that Haken might be the best band from the UK  Continue Reading »

Tim Bowness – Butterfly Mind – Album Review

Artist: Tim Bowness Album Title: Butterfly Mind Label: InsideOut Music Date of Release: 17 June 2022 Cards on the table, I know nothing of the band No-Man and up until I was presented with the opportunity to listen to this record in advance of its release, I’d never clapped ears on any of Tim Bowness’  Continue Reading »

Arjen Anthony Lucassen’s Star One – Revel In Time – Album Review

Artist: Arjen Anthony Lucassen’s Star One Album Title: Revel In Time Label: InsideOut Music Date of Release:  18 February 2022 I’ve had a few struggles this year already with a couple of reviews, with writer’s block and a lack of clarity causing me to procrastinate and not know what to think or what to write  Continue Reading »

Toundra – Hex – Album Review

Artist: Toundra Album Title: Hex Label: InsideOut Music Date of Release: 14 January 2022 I’m officially abandoning my traditional stance that I’m not a fan of instrumental rock and metal. Over the past couple of years, I’ve found myself liking far too much instrumental music to maintain the pretence. It may not be my favourite  Continue Reading »

Dream Theater – A View From The Top Of The World – Album Review

Artist: Dream Theater Album Title: A View From The Top Of The World Label: InsideOut Music Date of Release: 22 October 2021 This review is a big deal for me. I fully understand the esteem and reverence with which Dream Theater are held by their enormous fanbase. As a progressive metal fan above almost all  Continue Reading »

Leprous – Aphelion – Album Review

Artist: Leprous Album Title: Aphelion Label: Inside Out Music Date of Release: 27 August 2021 I have reviewed every single studio album of Leprous’ career, since they released ‘Tall Poppy Syndrome’ back in 2009. And I can safely say that none of the reviews have been easy to complete. In fact, I would go so  Continue Reading »

Frost* – Day And Age – Album Review

Artist: Frost* Album Title: Day And Age Label: InsideOut Music Date of Release: 14 May 2021 I’m very late to the party with this album, but that might have something to do with the fact that I wasn’t going to review it initially. I was really not that enamoured with the band’s 2020 EP ‘The  Continue Reading »

Liquid Tension Experiment – LTE3 – Album Review

Artist: Liquid Tension Experiment Album Title: LTE3 Label: 16 April 2021 Date of Release: InsideOut Music Ah, Liquid Tension Experiment. The band that plays the kind of music that I’d normally consider to be my nemesis. I’m a huge fan of progressive music, but I’ve always struggled with instrumental prog, where there’s a huge emphasis  Continue Reading »

Album Of The Year 2020 – Number 1

Welcome to the final instalment of my 2020 ‘Album of the Year Top 30 countdown’. That means that I’m about to reveal the winning album in this year’s list. 2020 has been a bad year. Yes, there have been some bright moments, a few silver linings. But, as I sit here alone on Christmas Eve,  Continue Reading »


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