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Havok – Conformicide – Album Review

Artist: Havok Album Title: Conformicide Label: Century Media Records Date Of Release: 10 March 2017 For someone who is continually going on record to say that he doesn’t, as a rule, prefer thrash metal, I seem to have been enjoying quite a lot of albums in this genre recently. First there was the new Testament  Continue Reading »

Album of the Year 2016 – Number 18

Welcome to number 18 in my ‘Album of the Year 2016’ top 30 countdown. We’re not far away now from the half-way mark, so things are slowly but surely getting more and more serious. There have been some (in my opinion at least) very good releases listed in this countdown already. And, given the strength  Continue Reading »

Albums that changed my life: Megadeth – ‘Youthanasia’

When the band in question has such a hugely strong back catalogue, why have I chosen this particular record, a record that is loved by some but is clearly not considered by large swathes of the metal community as their best? I can hear you all crying it: ‘Why have you chosen ‘Youthanasia’ by Megadeth?  Continue Reading »

Redemption – The Art Of Loss – Album Review

Artist: Redemption Album Title: The Art Of Loss Label: Metal Blade Records Date of Release: 26 February 2016 Redemption must surely be one of the most resilient bands in heavy metal. Founding member, guitarist and co-song writer Nick van Dyk was diagnosed with blood cancer and was given a bleak prognosis. He survived and the  Continue Reading »

Album Of The Year 2015 – Number 19

Welcome to chapter 12 in my ‘Album Of The Year 2015’ countdown. I hope you’re enjoying this series as much as I am putting it all together. A reminder that the positions 30-16 are very arbitrary and are only really ordered this way to allow a new blog post each day. These albums are equal  Continue Reading »

Triaxis – Zero Hour – Album Review

Artist: Triaxis Album Title: Zero Hour Label: Rocksector Records Year Of Release: 2015 From my vantage point, Triaxis are a band that seem to do everything the right way. Hailing from South Wales, Triaxis have a clear mission: to launch an attack to take over the heavy metal world. With a massively strong work ethic  Continue Reading »

My Route to Becoming A Metalhead

One of the most fascinating conversations I have with fellow music lovers and metalheads in particular is about the route they took when discovering this magnificent genre of music. Everybody has a different journey, one that inevitably leads to a different ending. Sure, we may all like roughly the same bands, but it is rare  Continue Reading »

My Top 5 Albums Of All Time

This has been a very hard blog to write. Even now, as you read this, I’m sure that I’ve already changed my mind a hundred times. However, as I write, these are what I currently consider to be my top 5 albums of all time. Many of you will agree, many more will disagree, perhaps  Continue Reading »

Festival Fever – The UK’s Best

Festival season may be nearly over for another year, but it’s never the wrong time to talk about them and engage in a little reminiscing. First up, a selection of UK festivals from the point of view of the Man Of Much Metal… The very first festival that I attended was Bloodstock in 2004. Since  Continue Reading »

Black is the New Black – the Metal ‘Uniform’ & My T-Shirt Obsession

This is a topic that has been mooted in a few quarters since I’ve started my blog, so I thought I’d discuss it now. The topic? The heavy metal ‘uniform’ and my obsession with metal-related t-shirts. I could be lazy and write the smallest blog ever, by saying ‘black’ and leave it there. But, however  Continue Reading »


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