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Porcupine Tree – Closure / Continuation – Album Review

Artist: Porcupine Tree Album Title: Closer / Continuation Label: Music For Nations Date of Release: 24 June 2022 I want to start this review by being completely transparent and honest. I have never been a particularly big fan of Porcupine Tree. I have a few of their albums in my collection, but I cannot remember  Continue Reading »

Def Leppard – Diamond Star Halos – Album Review

Artist: Def Leppard Album Title: Diamond Star Halos Label: Bludgeon Riffola/Mercury Records Date of Release: 27 May 2022 I thought long and hard before writing this review. Does the world really need yet another two-bit hack writing a review of the latest Def Leppard album? Probably not. But, in the end, I thought ‘why not?’  Continue Reading »

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 »

Arjen Anthony Lucassen’s Star One – Revel In Time – Album Review

Artist: Arjen Anthony Lucassen’s Star One Album Title: Revel In Time Label: InsideOut Music Date of Release:  18 February 2022 I’ve had a few struggles this year already with a couple of reviews, with writer’s block and a lack of clarity causing me to procrastinate and not know what to think or what to write  Continue Reading »

Lalu – Paint The Sky – Album Review

Artist: Lalu Album Title: Paint The Sky Label: Frontiers Music Date of Release: 21 January 2022 This record has to be one of my most anticipated releases of 2022 and it’s a delight to be able to finally bring you my considered thoughts about it. I’ve been a fan of Vivien Lalu for quite some  Continue Reading »

Eclipse – Wired – Album Review

Artist: Eclipse Album Title: Wired Label: Frontiers Music Date of Release: 8 October 2021 For a number of years now, Eclipse have been one of the biggest names in melodic hard rock circles, and one of my go-to bands when a dose of hard rocking and hook-laden music is what I need. Released around a  Continue Reading »

Nestor – Kids In A Ghost Town – Album Review

Artist: Nestor Album Title: Kids In A Ghost Town Label: Nestor Prestor Music Group Date of Release:  22 October 2021 I have tried to get hold of a promo of this record for quite some time, even contacting the band personally in an attempt to succeed. Unfortunately, I drew a blank and were it not  Continue Reading »

Crowne – Kings In The North – Album Review

Artist: Crowne Album Title: Kings In The North Label: Frontiers Music Date of Release: 18 June 2021 The sun is finally shining, it’s warm, and one might be forgiven for thinking that the summer is finally here. It has been a while coming and with the arrival of the sun, my inevitable melodic rock itch  Continue Reading »

Wooden Veins – In Finitude – Album Review

Artist: Wooden Veins Album Title: In Finitude Label: The Vinyl Division Date of Release: 4 June 2021 When I hear the description ‘avant-garde metal’, I immediately think of music that’s off the wall, bonkers, eclectic, and downright mad. After all, we can all think of a few artists that might fit the bill in this  Continue Reading »

Silver Lake by Esa Holopainen – Album Review

Artist: Esa Holopainen Album Title: Silver Lake By Esa Holopainen Label: Nuclear Blast Date of Release: 28 May 2021 I don’t mind admitting that I’m a huge fan of Amorphis, and have been since before the Millennium, thanks to the amazing ‘Tuonela’ album. It still remains a personal favourite of mine, not just within the  Continue Reading »


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