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Album Of The Year 2020 – Number 25

Welcome to day six  of my 2020 ‘Album of the Year Top 30 countdown’. Just a quick reminder that numbers 30 down to 16 are really not in any particular order; they all deserve their place in the list and I found the exercise of trying to order them very difficult and a largely redundant  Continue Reading »

Paradise Lost – Obsidian – Album Review

Artist: Paradise Lost Album Title: Obsidian Label: Nuclear Blast Date of Release: 15 May 2020 Upon hearing the opening strains of ‘Darker Thoughts’, the first song on ‘Obsidian’, I will admit to checking out the information on my laptop as I wasn’t convinced that this was Paradise Lost initially. The gentle, serene acoustic guitar notes  Continue Reading »

Strigoi – Abandon All Faith – Album Review

Artist: Strigoi Album Title: Abandon All Faith Label: Nuclear Blast Date of Release: 22 November 2019 From the very first depraved and hauntingly ominous notes of ‘The Rising Horde’, there is no escaping the fact that ‘Abandon All Faith’ is a sinister and evil affair, even for the world of extreme metal. It is a  Continue Reading »

Bloodbath – The Arrow Of Satan Is Drawn – Album Review

Artist: Bloodbath Album Title: The Arrow of Satan Is Drawn Label: Peaceville Date of Release: 26 October 2018 It has been four years since death metal ‘supergroup’ Bloodbath last butchered our ears with a slab of dirty and depraved extreme metal. ‘Grand Morbid Funeral’ was released in 2014 to mixed reviews but I have always  Continue Reading »

Paradise Lost – Medusa – Album Review

Artist: Paradise Lost Album Title: Medusa Label: Nuclear Blast Records Date Of Release: 1 September 2017 I have been a fan of Paradise Lost for over 20 years since, as a teenager, I took a chance on ‘Draconian Times’. It was love at first listen and it served as the soundtrack to some very important  Continue Reading »

BlogOfMuchMetal – metal news – 22 July 2017

Hello and welcome to the latest post in this series after a bit of a hiatus, where I bring you the latest confirmed news within the world of rock and heavy metal. This series does not require the use of a crystal ball, which can sometimes malfunction with embarrassing results. No, this is a series that  Continue Reading »

Album Of The Year 2015 – Number 14

It’s beginning to get serious now as I enter the second half of my ‘Album Of The Year 2015’ Top 30 countdown. Thanks to my regular readers who have remained loyal throughout this barrage of new posts. And, if you’re new to the Blog of Much Metal, welcome! Please feel free to check out my  Continue Reading »

Half-Way Through 2015 – The Best So Far – Part 2

Welcome to part 2 of my round-up of the very best music that was released during the first six months of 2015. If you missed it, you can find Part 1 right here: Half-Way Through 2015 – The Best So Far – Part 1 As I mentioned before, this year has seen some extraordinarily strong  Continue Reading »

Most Anticipated Album Releases of 2015

Welcome to 2015! Or, to be more exact, welcome to week three of 2015, as I’m a little behind the times at the moment. Nevertheless, it is still early enough in the year to take a look at the coming twelve months to identify those releases that we’re most excited about. As is always the  Continue Reading »

An Interview with Bruce Soord & Jonas Renkse – Wisdom Of Crowds

The collaboration between The Pineapple Thief’s Bruce Soord and Katatonia’s vocalist Jonas Renkse is an intriguing one. It brings together two relatively unlikely bedfellows, one from the world of English prog rock, the other from a Swedish dark metal band. That said, the response from almost all quarters to the project known as Wisdom Of  Continue Reading »

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