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A-Z (Alder/Zonder) – A-Z – Album Review

Artist: A-Z (Alder/Zonder) Album Title: A-Z Label: Metal Blade Records Date of Release: 12 August 2022 I’m well aware of the fact that the artwork of an album is not the most important thing. However, as I’ve chirped on many times, as a music lover in the pre-Internet days, it was one of the biggest elements  Continue Reading »

Wake – Thought Form Descent – Album Review

Artist: Wake Album Title: Thought Form Descent Label: Metal Blade Records Date of Release: 22 July 2022 Canadian band Wake have been around since 2009 but until now, they haven’t been high on my list of bands to check out, principally because they started life as a grindcore band. I like a bit of grind  Continue Reading »

Greylotus – Downfall – Album Review

Artist: Greylotus Album Title: Downfall Label: The Artisan Era Date of Release: 8 July 2022 Hailing from Baltimore, Maryland, Greylotus are a relatively new and emerging name in the technical death metal arena. They released an EP in 2018 entitled ‘Savior’, and toured in the US with Abiotic, Cognitive, and God Of Nothing in 2019.  Continue Reading »

My Soliloquy – Fu3ion – Album Review

Artist: My Soliloquy Album Title: Fu3ion Label: Rare Artist Music Date of Release: 11 July 2022 I have closely followed the career of Pete Morten ever since I discovered him whilst plying his trade with UK progressive metal band Threshold. Being involved in some of my favourite and most enduring records by one of the  Continue Reading »

The best albums of 2022 so far – April to June

We’re halfway through 2022 already. How on Earth did that happen? It’s true what they say, that the older you get, the faster time seems to fly by. However, the good news is that it gives me an excuse to bring you a round-up post of my favourite albums that have been released in the  Continue Reading »

Philosophobia – Philosophobia – Album Review

Artist: Philosophobia Album Title: Philosophobia Label: Sensory Records Date of Release: 24 June 2022 For all of my new-found love of some more extreme styles of metal, I will always gravitate back to the progressive metal scene, because it is one of my favourite, and most enduring styles of music, particularly the more ‘classic’ melodic  Continue Reading »

Charlie Griffiths – Tiktaalika – Album Review

Artist: Charlie Griffiths Album Title: Tiktaalika Label: InsideOut Music Date of Release: 17 June 2022 My love and admiration for the progressive metal band Haken is something with which regular readers of manofmuchmetal.com will be all too familiar. Hell, I even wrote a piece suggesting that Haken might be the best band from the UK  Continue Reading »

Seventh Wonder – The Testament – Album Review

Artist: Seventh Wonder Album Title: The Testament Label: Frontiers Music Date of Release: 10 June 2022 Just when 2022 was beginning to feel disappointing when it came to progressive metal, the balance has begun to be redressed. In the last month or so, we’ve had new albums from Zero Hour and Spheric Universe Experience, whilst  Continue Reading »

All Things Fallen – Shadow Way – Album Review

Artist: All Things Fallen Album Title: Shadow Way Label: Blackoak Records Date of Release: 3 June 2022 When I received the email alerting me to this album, the content of the press release had me salivating like a starving lion in the Serengeti. Featuring a fantastic line-up comprised of multi-instrumentalist Markus Sigfridsson (Darkwater, Harmony), drummer  Continue Reading »

IATT – Magnum Opus – Album Review

Artist: IATT Album Title: Magnum Opus Label: Black Lion Records Date of Release: 27 May 2022 This is my first experience of IATT, and I’m listening to ‘Magnum Opus’, their third album, having read some positive reviews elsewhere of previous records. I’m also taking the plunge because the band find themselves on Black Lion Records,  Continue Reading »


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