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Insomnium – Argent Moon – EP Review

Artist: Insomnium Album Title: Argent Moon EP Label: Century Media Records Date of Release: 17 September 2021 I find it quite amusing that neither of my favourite two melodic death metal bands at the current time hail from Sweden. After all, it was the Swedes that invented the genre. But no. Both Omnium Gatherum and  Continue Reading »

Album of the Year 2019 – The Top 10

For the first time in several years, 2019 will not see your inboxes and social media timelines spammed by my epic and rather foolhardy top 20 or top 30 countdown series. I’ve simply not listened to, or reviewed, anywhere near enough music this year to make this a viable possibility. Long-term readers of manofmuchmetal.com will  Continue Reading »

Insomnium – Heart Like A Grave – Album Review

Artist: Insomnium Album Title: Heart Like A Grave Label: Century Media Date of Release: 4 October 2019 Next up in my epic ‘2019 catch-up’ adventure is ‘Heart Like A Grave’ by Insomnium, a melodic death metal album that could have only come from the instruments and minds of a Finnish band. Sweden may have invented  Continue Reading »

Album of the Year 2016 – Number 9

Welcome to day 22 of my ‘Album of the Year 2016’ top 30 countdown. Thank you for sticking with me over the past month or so, the support has been brilliant and it gives me the inspiration to keep going. From 30 to 10 so far, every single album featured so far has been worthy  Continue Reading »

Album of the Year 2016 – Number 14

Hello and welcome to the latest post in my Album of the Year 2016 top 30 countdown, one man’s lone opinion in a tumultuous worldwide sea of opinions about music. As I have said before, I am picking my albums based on one thing: the impact that they have made on me during the past  Continue Reading »

Album of the Year 2016 – Number 29

Welcome to day two of my ‘Album of the Year 2016’ top 30 countdown. If you missed the first post in this series, check it out here: Album of the Year 2016 – Number 30 As I stated at the beginning of the last post, 2016 has been an incredibly strong year for my personal  Continue Reading »

Insomnium – Winter’s Gate – Album Review

Artist: Insomnium Album Title: Winter’s Gate Label: Century Media Records Date Of Release: 23 September 2016 I am a big fan of melodic death metal, a genre normally considered to be the preserve of the Swedes who helped to create the very movement. However, over the past few years, Finland have muscled onto the scene  Continue Reading »

Essential rock & metal releases still to come in 2016 – Part 3

Welcome to the third and final part of my series looking at those bands & albums that I either know or hope will be released during the second half of 2016. If you missed the first two instalments, here they are for your delectation: Essential rock & metal releases still to come in 2016 –  Continue Reading »

In Mourning – Afterglow – Album Review

Artist: In Mourning Album Title: Afterglow Label: Agonia Records Date Of Release: 20 May 2016 In Mourning is a name that that have flitted around the very edges of my consciousness for a few years now. ‘Afterglow’ however, takes the Swedish quintet out of my personal periphery and re-positions them at the very forefront of  Continue Reading »

Omnium Gatherum – Grey Heavens – Album Review

Artist: Omnium Gatherum Album Title: The Grey Heavens Label: Lifeforce Records Date Of Release: 26 February 2016 Ah, Omnium Gatherum. A band that have gone from being an ok melodic death metal band to arguably my most favourite band within the genre. These Finns really are a special outfit and with ’Grey Heavens’ they have  Continue Reading »


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