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Oh Hiroshima – Myriad – Album Review

Artist: Oh Hiroshima Album Title: Myriad Label: Napalm Records Date of Release: 4 March 2022 During the near decade that I have run manofmuchmetal.com, I have had to face many of my long-held prejudices and reassess plenty of my likes and dislikes from a musical perspective. In the intervening years, I have now accepted and  Continue Reading »

Nordic Giants – Symbiosis – Album Review

Artist: Nordic Giants Album Title: Symbiosis Label: Independent Release Date of Release:  4 February 2022 You’ve got to love a musical entity that’s shrouded in mystery, haven’t you? I mean, it adds to the aura that surrounds the music, and to an extent, stops the focus being on the people. You can therefore concentrate on  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 »

Sleep Token – This Place Will Become Your Tomb – Album Review

Artist: Sleep Token Album Title: This Place Will Become Your Tomb Label: Spinefarm Date of Release: 24 September 2021 It’s one thing to be able to shroud your identity in mystery behind masks or by deliberately shunning the media, but it’s quite another to be able to hide the true identity of your music as  Continue Reading »

Album Of The Year 2020 – Number 11

Welcome to instalment number twenty of my 2020 ‘Album of the Year Top 30 countdown’. Exactly two-thirds of the way through now, and today is the last pick that falls outside my top 10. I know I say it every year, but it is so tough to put all these great records in some kind  Continue Reading »

Sólstafir – Endless Twilight Of Co-Dependent Love – Album Review

Artist: Sólstafir Album Title: Endless Twilight Of Co-Dependent Love Label: Season Of Mist Date of Release: 6 November 2020 Back in 2014, when undertaking my now-annual tradition top albums of the year countdown, I awarded ‘Ótta’, the fifth release from Icelandic post rock/metal band Sólstafir the number three spot. It was my first real dalliance  Continue Reading »

Dynfari – Myrkurs er þörf – Album Review

Artist: Dynfari Album Title: Myrkurs er þörf Label: Code666 Date of Release: 18 September 2020 Those that know me, know that I have a soft spot for all things Iceland. You’ll also know that I have another soft spot for bands like Solstafir, who blend organic, melodic, and atmospheric black metal with more post-metal offerings.  Continue Reading »

Long Distance Calling – How Do we Want To Live? – Album Review

Artist: Long Distance Calling Album Title: How Do We Want To Live? Label: InsideOut Music Date of Release: 26 June 2020 Long Distance Calling are one of those bands that defy all of my self-imposed logic and reasoning. The saying goes that there’s always an exception that proves a rule but, in the case of  Continue Reading »

Lesoir – Mosaic – Album Review

Artist: Lesoir Album Title: Mosaic Label: GlassVille Records Date of Release: 1 May 2020 Another new name to cross my desk at manofmuchmetal.com is Lesoir, a Dutch five-piece that came to my attention because of my ongoing professional relationship with the good people at Incendia Music. That and the reference to Anathema in the ‘FFO’  Continue Reading »

Fauna Timbre – Altering Echoes – EP Review

Artist: Fauna Timbre Album Title: Altering Echoes EP Label: Red Orchard Records Date of Release: 31 October 2018 One of the many joys of music is in the discovery of something or someone new when you least expect it. That’s exactly what happened with Fauna Timbre, a Norwegian trio, who are about to release their  Continue Reading »


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