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by Man Of Much Metal
Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Riverside - Wasteland - full review
Replies: 2
Views: 97

Re: Riverside - Wasteland - full review

pfillion wrote:Wow!! Thanks a lot for the great review Matt.


That's very kind of you to say - thanks a lot!
by Man Of Much Metal
Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:16 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Riverside - Wasteland - full review
Replies: 2
Views: 97

Riverside - Wasteland - full review

Hello everyone, As you know, I really like Riverside but I'd certainly not class myself as a fanboy, so I hope my review is an honest and relatively impartial affair. So, for those of you who might be interested, here's the link: https://manofmuchmetal.com/2018/09/12/riverside-wasteland-album-review...
by Man Of Much Metal
Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: A Dying Planet review from Manofmuchmetal.com
Replies: 4
Views: 271

Re: A Dying Planet review from Manofmuchmetal.com

Thanks for sharing my review - it's a great album!
by Man Of Much Metal
Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Dynazty - Firesign (Sept 27th)...
Replies: 4
Views: 322

Re: Dynazty - Firesign (Sept 27th)...

It's a decent album, better than decent actually.

For those interested, here are my thoughts on it:
https://manofmuchmetal.com/2018/09/09/d ... um-review/

Cheers,

Matt
by Man Of Much Metal
Fri Aug 31, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: My track by track Kingcrow review
Replies: 2
Views: 168

My track by track Kingcrow review

Hi All, Forgive me for the shameless new thread & self-promotion, but I genuinely believe that this album and this band deserves the attention. So, if the mood takes you, here's my feature-length song-by-song review of 'The Persistence' by Kingcrow... https://manofmuchmetal.com/2018/08/29/kingcr...
by Man Of Much Metal
Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: New Redemption song / video just released 9/10
Replies: 31
Views: 1591

Re: New Redemption song / video just released 9/10

Hi everyone,

I've penned my review of this album, so if you are interested, here's the link:

https://manofmuchmetal.com/2018/07/24/r ... um-review/

I hope you like/agree!

Cheers,
Matt
by Man Of Much Metal
Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Tomorrow's Eve / Mirror of Creation III .......
Replies: 23
Views: 1436

Re: Tomorrow's Eve / Mirror of Creation III .......

Good evening everyone,

I finally got around to putting a review together - here it is for those who wish to have a read:

https://manofmuchmetal.com/2018/07/14/t ... um-review/

Cheers,

Matt
by Man Of Much Metal
Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Distorted Harmony - A Way Out
Replies: 10
Views: 780

Re: Distorted Harmony - A Way Out

Hi All,

Here's my review if it of any interest around these parts:

https://manofmuchmetal.com/2018/07/18/d ... um-review/

Cheers,

Matt
by Man Of Much Metal
Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Kingcrow - The Persistence
Replies: 18
Views: 1637

Re: Kingcrow - The Persistence

This genuinely has 'number 1 album of 2018' stamped all over it...and this isn't even the best track. Trust me on this, this album is a monster!
by Man Of Much Metal
Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: MICHAEL ROMEO - War Of The Worlds Pt. 1
Replies: 34
Views: 1992

Re: MICHAEL ROMEO - War Of The Worlds Pt. 1

I'm going to buck the trend of grumpiness, by saying that I quite like the sound of this. I'd have preferred new SX material, but I'll take this!
by Man Of Much Metal
Wed May 30, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Amorphis - Queen of Time
Replies: 20
Views: 1097

Re: Amorphis - Queen of Time

These are both strong contenders come the year's end - stunning stuff!
by Man Of Much Metal
Wed May 30, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Amorphis - Queen of Time
Replies: 20
Views: 1097

Re: Amorphis - Queen of Time

I really am curious sometime as to how you differentiate a 9.75 rating from a 9.8...... :) Glad to see you dug both this and Subsignal; looking forward to hearing both. Haha, it's called 'having my own website & being able to be as arbitrary as I like with my scoring having spent many years bei...
by Man Of Much Metal
Wed May 30, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Amorphis - Queen of Time
Replies: 20
Views: 1097

Amorphis - Queen of Time

Hi All, I had a quick look & couldn't find another thread about this record, so I thought I'd oblige! I know that some of you don't enjoy growlies, but that aside, this record is melodic/folk/prog rock/metal gold. I urge you to take a listen...or at least take a peek at my succinct (hahaha) revi...
by Man Of Much Metal
Wed May 30, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Subsignal - La Muerta (May 25, 2018)
Replies: 14
Views: 1870

Re: Subsignal - La Muerta (May 25, 2018)

here we are boys & girls - my review of 'La Muerta'...

https://manofmuchmetal.com/2018/05/29/s ... um-review/

Cheers,

Matt
by Man Of Much Metal
Thu May 03, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: HEKZ / Invicta......
Replies: 10
Views: 809

Re: HEKZ / Invicta......

Good afternoon fellow PMer's,

Here's my take on this album for anyone interested...

https://manofmuchmetal.com/2018/05/02/h ... um-review/

Cheers!

Matt
by Man Of Much Metal
Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Dreyelands - Stages
Replies: 7
Views: 860

Re: Dreyelands - Stages

Heck, with a capital 'oooohhh'! This is rather excellent, isn't it?! I was aware of this record on the horizon, but I wasn't blown away by the last record, so I wasn't that excited....that has now changed & I am very interested to hear more of this band. I really like this song. Right up my stre...
by Man Of Much Metal
Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: New Seventh Wonder tune
Replies: 27
Views: 1820

Re: New Seventh Wonder tune

This is in no way a dig at Kamelot, because I've said all I've said on that score...but this is the Tommy that I want to hear - full of passion, individuality and lending his killer pipes to some excellent, intelligent and melodic prog. No-one sounds quite like SW and that's the biggest accolade I c...
by Man Of Much Metal
Sun Apr 08, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: New Kamelot / The Shadow Theory.....
Replies: 31
Views: 3920

Re: New Kamelot / The Shadow Theory.....

I'm glad I'm not alone with the review issues - I did think long and hard before even writing this review and finally decided to air my issues. On the album itself, I simply can't decide if I like it or not - I've just not had enough access to it to decide. But from what I did hear, I didn't hate it...
by Man Of Much Metal
Fri Apr 06, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: New Kamelot / The Shadow Theory.....
Replies: 31
Views: 3920

Re: New Kamelot single

In case anyone is interested, I have penned my review of this new Kamelot album...but my review is a little different to my normal fare & I *may* have gone off on a little rant. But perhaps not for the reasons you may think! In short, I'm still on the fence with this release thanks to the decisi...
by Man Of Much Metal
Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: New Horizons - Inner Dislocation
Replies: 14
Views: 2082

Re: New Horizons - Inner Dislocation

Yes, yes, yes...once again this board comes up trumps. This is fantastic, so much so that I have tracked the band down & sent them a message asking if I can get hold of a promo to review it. This needs a wider audience. It may not be the most original music out there, but I love the vibe of thi...
by Man Of Much Metal
Fri Mar 23, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: New Horizons - Inner Dislocation
Replies: 14
Views: 2082

Re: New Horizons - Inner Dislocation

Yes, yes, yes...once again this board comes up trumps. This is fantastic, so much so that I have tracked the band down & sent them a message asking if I can get hold of a promo to review it. This needs a wider audience. It may not be the most original music out there, but I love the vibe of this...
by Man Of Much Metal
Fri Mar 23, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: BOREALIS - The Offering
Replies: 5
Views: 1559

Re: BOREALIS - The Offering

Hey guys,

I love this record, with a capital 'L'. I agree with the production, but otherwise, this is marvellous.

here's my review for those with an hour to kill :wink:

https://manofmuchmetal.com/2018/03/16/b ... um-review/

Cheers,

Matt
by Man Of Much Metal
Fri Mar 23, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: new Kino!
Replies: 8
Views: 1978

Re: new Kino!

Hey chaps & chapesses! Here's my review in case anyone would like to know my deepest thoughts about this album... https://manofmuchmetal.com/2018/03/21/kino-radio-voltaire-album-review/ In short, it's a bit hit and miss for me. **** You must be dead inside too Matt -- join the club ......... 8)...
by Man Of Much Metal
Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: new Kino!
Replies: 8
Views: 1978

Re: new Kino!

Hey chaps & chapesses!

Here's my review in case anyone would like to know my deepest thoughts about this album...

https://manofmuchmetal.com/2018/03/21/k ... um-review/

In short, it's a bit hit and miss for me.

Cheers,
Matt
by Man Of Much Metal
Tue Mar 06, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Hekz - Invicta - April 20
Replies: 10
Views: 1812

Re: Hekz - Invicta - April 20

Another album I'm looking forward to hearing. This year is shaping up nicely!
by Man Of Much Metal
Tue Mar 06, 2018 6:00 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: New Gus G...damn!
Replies: 3
Views: 1211

Re: New Gus G...damn!

Interested in this - looking forward to hearing more for sure.
by Man Of Much Metal
Tue Mar 06, 2018 5:59 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: New Kamelot / The Shadow Theory.....
Replies: 31
Views: 3920

Re: New Kamelot single

I'm looking forward to hearing the entire album before making a final decision, but I have to say that I might be 'done' with Kamelot. Not for any other reason than their newer material just leaves me a bit 'meh'. I'm not going to join the 'bring back the 'Karma' era, but that was their best period ...
by Man Of Much Metal
Tue Feb 27, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Oceans of Slumber - The Banished Heart
Replies: 0
Views: 740

Oceans of Slumber - The Banished Heart

Hi All, In light of the Progpower USA news a short time ago, some of you might be interested in taking a look at my review of the new record from Oceans of Slumber, 'The Banished Heart'. I hope you like it: https://manofmuchmetal.com/2018/02/27/oceans-of-slumber-the-banished-heart-album-review/ Chee...
by Man Of Much Metal
Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Kælling - new prog band worth checking out!
Replies: 5
Views: 1345

Re: Kælling - new prog band worth checking out!

I forgot to mention that this part in your review had me cracking up: "Kælling is a name that should definitely be taken seriously." - Considering that the name means BITCH in Danish, that sentence there was hilarious to me :) I wish I could say that it was deliberate, but it wasn't! Glad...
by Man Of Much Metal
Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Kælling - new prog band worth checking out!
Replies: 5
Views: 1345

Re: Kælling - new prog band worth checking out!

Matt Thank you so much for this recommendation. This disc is great!!! Yes, there’s some leprous in it for sure and I agree with a bit of katatonia (not just because of the cover). Your review is spot on. Keep those reviews coming - I keep finding new stuff there. I'm so pleased you like it - they d...
by Man Of Much Metal
Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Status Minor - Three Faces of Antoine...
Replies: 12
Views: 2325

Re: Status Minor - Three Faces of Antoine...

Gah, how did I miss this one? I am a big fan of their last record but I just assumed they'd gone to the wall. I'm off to get hold of this right now - thanks for the heads-up!
by Man Of Much Metal
Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Kælling - new prog band worth checking out!
Replies: 5
Views: 1345

Kælling - new prog band worth checking out!

Hi All, I recently came across a new name - Kælling - they are a Portuguese duo and in December they released their debut album, 'Lacuna'. I've been very impressed by them, enough to give the album the full review treatment. They are worth checking out if you like Leprous, Caligula's Horse etc - whi...
by Man Of Much Metal
Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Long Distance Calling - Boundless
Replies: 1
Views: 574

Re: Long Distance Calling - Boundless

It's a good album for sure, with plenty to like...I just wish they'd kept with the vocals of the last two. Nevertheless, if you're interested, here's my fuller review:

https://manofmuchmetal.com/2018/01/27/l ... um-review/

Cheers,
Matt
by Man Of Much Metal
Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Orphaned Land - Unsung Prophets & Dead Messiahs - full review
Replies: 17
Views: 2600

Re: Orphaned Land - Unsung Prophets & Dead Messiahs - full review

Digital Man wrote:Great review Matt. Now that I have the CD I went back and read it. Pretty much agree with it all I think.


Thanks very much - high praise indeed & I'm pleased that my review isn't way off the mark!
by Man Of Much Metal
Sat Jan 27, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Orphaned Land - Unsung Prophets & Dead Messiahs - full review
Replies: 17
Views: 2600

Re: Orphaned Land - Unsung Prophets & Dead Messiahs - full review

ToddS wrote:This is a killer record! As you said in your review, maybe their best. Wow!


It is one of those great albums that just gets progressively better (if you'll excuse the pun!!) - what starts out as a decent record, soon grows into something quite phenomenal.

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