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Árstíðir – Nivalis – Album Review

Artist: Árstíðir Album Title: Nivalis Label: Season of Mist Date of Release: 22 June 2018 Starting off a review on by referencing artists like Simon and Garfunkel, The Bee Gees and Radiohead might seem a little strange. Indeed, it seems a little strange to me also. But when tackling a review of the fourth  Continue Reading »

Live Gig Review: Voyager, Sümer, Temples On Mars – The Borderline, London – 3 July 2018

Artist: Voyager Venue: The Borderline Date: 3 July 2018 If ever I was going to test my ‘Man of Much Metal’ credentials, it was tonight. With England playing a rare knock-out game in the World Cup on the same night, it could have been easy to ditch the gig and find a pub to watch  Continue Reading »

Midas Fall – Evaporate – Album Review

Artist: Midas Fall Album Title: Evaporate Label: Monotreme Records Date Of Release: 27 April 2018 I know I have been a bit behind with my album reviews of late, but on this occasion, I am very late to the party. The album in question is ‘Evaporate’, the fourth release from Scottish duo Midas Fall. I  Continue Reading »

Aesthesys – Achromata – Album Review

Artist: Aesthesys Album Title: Achromata Label: Independent Release Date Of Release: 3 April 2018 When you have a soft spot for great artwork, to the point where you’ll listen to an album based purely on the cover of an album, this record was a no-brainer. And ‘this record’ is none other than ‘Achromata’, the sophomore  Continue Reading »

Album of the Year 2017 – Number 13

Welcome to day 18 of my ‘Album of the Year 2017 top 30 countdown’. I have finally done it. 17 days into my epic countdown and I have had my first murmurs of disagreement. I told you it would happen; it was just a question of when. Perhaps with hindsight I should have awarded Persefone’s  Continue Reading »

Album of the Year 2017 – Number 22

Welcome to day 9 of my ‘Album of the Year 2017 top 30 countdown’. I can hardly believe I’m nearing a third of the way through this series already. This year, I have to be honest and say that I’m having the most fun I’ve ever had putting this series together. Initially, it was very  Continue Reading »

Tuesday The Sky – Drift – Album Review

Artist: Tuesday The Sky Album Title: Drift Label: InsideOut Music Release date: 30 June 2017 You’ll already be aware of my general feelings towards instrumental albums as I’ve made no secret of it on this blog. I’m not the biggest fan as a rule, because I tend to find them a little one-dimensional and just  Continue Reading »

Half-way through 2017 – the best so far – Part 3

Welcome to the third and final part of my round-up, looking at the best albums to have been released during the first half of 2017. It is an eclectic list overall, where there’s room for extreme metal and progressive rock alike. But for someone who has wide-ranging tastes with a rock and metal framework, this  Continue Reading »

Half-way through 2017 – the best so far – Part 1

The Blog of Much Metal is nothing if not predictable. But, what it lacks in spontaneity, it makes up for with quality writing, brilliant wit, incisive articles and a bucket load of irony and modesty. As a result, I return with my usual mid-year round-up of the best music that has been released between January  Continue Reading »

Sólstafir – Berdreyminn – Album Review

Artist: Sólstafir Album Title: Berdreyminn Label: Season of Mist Date of Release: 26 May 2017 Being unexpectedly blown away by an album can be one of the best feelings where music is concerned. The rush of adrenaline that courses through your veins when you realise that you have uncovered a new gem in your own  Continue Reading »

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