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by Man Of Much Metal
Sun Dec 30, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: My Top 30 of 2018 - more than just a list!
Replies: 9
Views: 419

Re: My Top 30 of 2018 - more than just a list!

Wow, thanks everyone! I'm so grateful for the kind words & the massive support - what a way to boost someone's confidence...and ego :wink:
by Man Of Much Metal
Thu Dec 27, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: My Top 30 of 2018 - more than just a list!
Replies: 9
Views: 419

Re: My Top 30 of 2018 - more than just a list!

Hey Larry, A fair point indeed and something I'll try to do when I get a moment. I appreciate that it is a bit arduous all in one go like this, but it is designed as an annual advent calendar or something like that. So if you follow it online, you get a new post (or two) a day to check out. With a c...
by Man Of Much Metal
Thu Dec 27, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: My Top 30 of 2018 - more than just a list!
Replies: 9
Views: 419

My Top 30 of 2018 - more than just a list!

Good evening fellow PM'ers! Seeing as everyone else is posting theirs, I thought I'd join the party and offer my top 30 of 2018. As many of you know, I do things a little differently, by counting down throughout December. It gives me a chance to talk in some detail about each release, whilst quoting...
by Man Of Much Metal
Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Top 50 Albums of 2018
Replies: 27
Views: 3928

Re: Top 50 Albums of 2018

Great list as always, even if our tastes don't always 100% align (as is the way it should be)

And for the record, my countdown has begun - be afraid, be very afraid!
https://manofmuchmetal.com/2018/11/30/a ... number-30/

Cheers,
Matt
by Man Of Much Metal
Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: My 2018 top 10 list...
Replies: 22
Views: 3380

Re: My 2018 top 10 list...

Be afraid, be very afraid...my top 30 countdown series begins very soon... :D
by Man Of Much Metal
Sat Nov 24, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: New Evergrey album
Replies: 29
Views: 3948

Re: New Evergrey album

Nos wrote:
Man Of Much Metal wrote:
You're allowed to agree with Nos without sounding somewhat apologetic :wink:


I have been known to be right from time to time.


Absolutely, no doubt about it. Not on this occasion, obviously, but there have been times :wink:
by Man Of Much Metal
Fri Nov 23, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Divine Ascension - The Uncovering
Replies: 2
Views: 934

Divine Ascension - The Uncovering

Good evening one & all, I've seen no mention around these parts for Australian melodic prog metal band, Divine Ascension. So I thought I'd bring them to the table for this forum to place under the microscope. This is, essentially, high-powered riff-driven melodic music with just enough prog to k...
by Man Of Much Metal
Fri Nov 23, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Threads of Fate - A Funeral For The Virtuous
Replies: 1
Views: 758

Threads of Fate - A Funeral For The Virtuous

Good evening All, Any love around these parts for the Symphonic/cinematic metal band Threads of Fate? The more extreme metal parts & growls might put a few people off, but their debut EP dropped today & I think it's a monster - featuring Vikram Shankar (Redemption) on the keys & bass, it...
by Man Of Much Metal
Fri Nov 23, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: New Evergrey album
Replies: 29
Views: 3948

Re: New Evergrey album

I have to kinda agree with NOS. I really do like this band and the guys are fantastic but for an opening track this is lacking energy. For me, its about as exciting as the accompanying video. This is an instant purchase regardless of my feelings with the opening track, but I was hoping for somewhat...
by Man Of Much Metal
Fri Nov 23, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: New Evergrey album
Replies: 29
Views: 3948

Re: New Evergrey album

That song was exactly what I don't like about quite a bit of prog metal. It starts out good, and the hints of death metal in the riffing is interesting, but that chorus. Ugh. It's slow, and lazy, and the melody is kind of an amorphis blob of crooning that doesn't seem to go anywhere. It's so unmemo...
by Man Of Much Metal
Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Universe Effects - Desolation
Replies: 19
Views: 3419

Re: Universe Effects - Desolation

Hi All,

Here's my review of this disc, a review that was prompted by this very thread! Enjoy...

https://manofmuchmetal.com/2018/11/12/u ... um-review/

Cheers,
Matt
by Man Of Much Metal
Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Lost In Thought - Renascence
Replies: 16
Views: 2227

Lost In Thought - Renascence

Hi Everyone, I was given the distinct privilege of being the first to review the new, long-awaited return of UK prog metal band, Lost In Thought. 'Renascence' is a brilliant return and I hope my review piques your interest and/or brings them a few new fans! https://manofmuchmetal.com/2018/11/02/lost...
by Man Of Much Metal
Fri Oct 26, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: new Divine Regale song
Replies: 6
Views: 1437

Re: new Divine Regale song

Woah, just listened...really like this - thanks for the heads up.

Guys, please keep me informed of progress on the new album, because I'd really like to review this on my website!

Cheers,

Matt
by Man Of Much Metal
Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: New Seventh Wonder tune
Replies: 69
Views: 10387

Re: New Seventh Wonder tune

Hey everyone, another day, another review!!

https://manofmuchmetal.com/2018/10/17/s ... um-review/

Cheers,
Matt
by Man Of Much Metal
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Port Noir - Old Fashioned
Replies: 8
Views: 1723

Re: Port Noir - Old Fashioned

introclaus wrote:
Man Of Much Metal wrote:I need to listen to this band because they're a big black hole in my knowledge at the moment...


Enjoy :)

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVADnV ... AHsjHCDQlQ


Not bad at all Claus...I need to explore this band more!
by Man Of Much Metal
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: New Seventh Wonder tune
Replies: 69
Views: 10387

Re: New Seventh Wonder tune

So far, I'm on the fence with this. I like some of the songs, others through just seem to spoil the flow. The production isn't great either, so I'm seriously torn. Review to follow as soon as possible now that I've bought a copy - I've had to wait because I can't be dealing with stream only promos!
by Man Of Much Metal
Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Port Noir - Old Fashioned
Replies: 8
Views: 1723

Re: Port Noir - Old Fashioned

I need to listen to this band because they're a big black hole in my knowledge at the moment...
by Man Of Much Metal
Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: New Evergrey album
Replies: 29
Views: 3948

Re: New Evergrey album

Meh, I guess I'll take a listen...but I'm not a big fan if I'm honest :wink: :wink:
by Man Of Much Metal
Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Haken - Vector - my track-by-track review
Replies: 54
Views: 8068

Haken - Vector - my track-by-track review

Hi Everyone,

I'm told to keep posting my reviews, so here's my latest for the eagerly-anticipated new Haken record, 'Vector'. I hope you enjoy reading it.

https://manofmuchmetal.com/2018/10/11/h ... um-review/

All the best,

Matt
by Man Of Much Metal
Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: New Riverside in September....
Replies: 39
Views: 6885

Re: New Riverside in September....

I feel the need to add my review to the list mentioned in previous posts, seeing as it was shamefully overlooked :wink: :wink:

https://manofmuchmetal.com/2018/09/12/r ... um-review/

Cheers,

Matt
by Man Of Much Metal
Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Shattered Skies - Muted Neon
Replies: 8
Views: 2116

Re: Shattered Skies - Muted Neon

I need to check these guys out more closely - thanks for the reminder to do just that asap!
by Man Of Much Metal
Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Ghost Ship Octavius - Delirium
Replies: 7
Views: 1549

Re: Ghost Ship Octavius - Delirium

WHY, OH WHY, O MAN OF MUCH METAL, IS THIS BAND NOT HUGE?!? I recently lost memory of my previous login info for this board, but I re-registered just for this thread. I'm anxiously awaiting for this new album on CD. I missed the kickstarter but donated during the recording process. Just listening to...
by Man Of Much Metal
Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Brainstorm / Midnight Ghost........
Replies: 5
Views: 1176

Re: Brainstorm / Midnight Ghost........

Evening Gents,

Great to see some Brainstorm conversation on here. For what it's worth, here's my take on the album. In a nutshell (spoiler alert!), I like it! :D

https://manofmuchmetal.com/2018/09/06/b ... um-review/

Cheers,

Matt
by Man Of Much Metal
Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Ghost Ship Octavius - Delirium
Replies: 7
Views: 1549

Re: Ghost Ship Octavius - Delirium

Hi Claus,

I'm speechless. All I can say is a heartfelt 'thank you' :D

Cheers,
Matt
by Man Of Much Metal
Sun Sep 30, 2018 4:43 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Ghost Ship Octavius - Delirium
Replies: 7
Views: 1549

Ghost Ship Octavius - Delirium

Hi Everyone, Question: why is this band not more popular? Ok, so I know the answer sadly, but it's still insane - Matthew Wicklund on guitar, Van Williams on drums for heaven's sake & a killer vocalist in Adon Fanion...madness, I tell you. The new album, 'Delirium', is absolutely superb too - ch...
by Man Of Much Metal
Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Riverside - Wasteland - full review
Replies: 2
Views: 703

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: 703

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: 1032

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: 1132

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: 776

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: 4610

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: 3963

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: 1942

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: 3508

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: 5401

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!

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