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Blind Guardian – The God Machine – Album Review

Artist: Blind Guardian Album Title: The God Machine Label: Nuclear Blast Date of Release: 2 September 2022 Never one to shy away from the truth, I begin this review by revealing that I have never been a huge fan of Blind Guardian. In the eyes of many, such an admission may be seen as heresy, made  Continue Reading »

Megadeth – The Sick, The Dying…And The Dead! – Album Review

Artist: Megadeth Album Title: The Sick, The Dying…And The Dead! Label: Universal Music Group Date of Release: 2 September 2022 For countless reasons, Megadeth have always been at the very top of my thrash metal list. I discovered the band with their 1994 album, ‘Youthanasia’, and it was love at first listen. I’d been reticent  Continue Reading »

Witchery – Nightside – Album Review

Artist: Witchery Album Title: Nightside Label: Century Media Records Date of Release: 22 July 2022 Swedish band Witchery have been around since 1997 – that’s twenty-five years, a quarter of a century – and for all of that time, they have remained at the periphery of my affections. Over the course of seven studio albums,  Continue Reading »

Hatriot -The Vale Of Shadows – Album Review

Artist: Hatriot Album Title: The Vale Of Shadows Label: Massacre Records Date of Release: 22 July 2022 Hatriot is one of those names in the thrash arena with which I am less knowledgeable than perhaps I ought to be, especially since they were formed over a decade ago by the Exodus vocalist Steve ‘Zetro’ Souza.  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 »

Municipal Waste – Electrified Brain – Album Review

Artist: Municipal Waste Album Title: Electrified Brain Label: Nuclear Blast Date of Release: 1 July 2022 Seeing as I have finally embraced a greater love and appreciation for the thrash metal genre over the past year or two, I felt like it would be a good opportunity to listen to the new album from Municipal  Continue Reading »

Darkane – Inhuman Spirits – Album Review

Artist: Darkane Album Title: Inhuman Spirits Label: Massacre Records Date of Release: 24 June 2022 Ever since I discovered ‘Expanding Senses’ back in 2002 or thereabouts, I have had a soft spot for Swedish band Darkane. At a time when I was still very heavily into exploring everything that the melodic death metal genre had  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 »

Seven Kingdoms – Zenith – Album Review

Artist: Seven Kingdoms Album Title: Zenith Label: Distortion Music Group Date of Release: 17 June 2022 For a few years now, I’ve been meaning to check out the band Seven Kingdoms but something has always got in the way. I’ve heard a smattering of songs here and there, but that’s about it. However, finally, in  Continue Reading »

Denouncement Pyre – Forever Burning – Album Review

Artist: Denouncement Pyre Album Title: Forever Burning Label: Agonia Records Date of Release: 17 June 2022 It wasn’t until I was doing my research ahead of this release, that I realised just how many bands that fall into the black/death/thrash arena hail from Australia. The most famous of these is arguably Deströyer 666, about which  Continue Reading »


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