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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: 587

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: 587

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: 11
Views: 797

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: 587

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: 244

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: 830

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: 830

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.
by Man Of Much Metal
Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Orphaned Land - Unsung Prophets & Dead Messiahs - full review
Replies: 17
Views: 830

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

Many thanks gentlemen for the most lovely comments - I just hope that the reality in your ears lives up to the hyperbole in my review. I think it will, because this is a monster record, full of great stuff. I don't think I've heard or read a bad word about it yet!
by Man Of Much Metal
Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Bjorn Riis - Coming Home - a new EP!
Replies: 6
Views: 333

Re: Bjorn Riis - Coming Home - a new EP!

Matt -- I think that you, me and Stevie are the only 3 guys in the world who know who Bjorn Reis is ....... :wink: Well almost ........ his first solo effort was fantastic. It cold have been the next Airbag release, which it should have been because I thought Disconnected was awful. That said - Bjo...
by Man Of Much Metal
Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:20 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Orphaned Land - Unsung Prophets & Dead Messiahs - full review
Replies: 17
Views: 830

Orphaned Land - Unsung Prophets & Dead Messiahs - full review

Hi everyone, For those of you interested, or with an hour or two to kill, I've attached a link to my review of the new Orphaned Land album - I hope some of you enjoy reading it - I don't often say things like this (self-deprecating Englishman as I am!) but I am proud of this one. https://manofmuchme...
by Man Of Much Metal
Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Bjorn Riis - Coming Home - a new EP!
Replies: 6
Views: 333

Re: Bjorn Riis - Coming Home - a new EP!

LarryD wrote:Very welcome news indeed...... I'll read your review, but I do hope that this mini-disc is much better than his recent full length ........ that one was a huge disappointment.


Really Larry, I'm surprised you say that - I really liked it. I hope you like this mini album more in that case.
by Man Of Much Metal
Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Kingcrow - The Persistence
Replies: 7
Views: 328

Re: Kingcrow - The Persistence

Hey Larry, the article isn't a review I promise - that comes later. But either way, I doubt you'll be disappointed!
by Man Of Much Metal
Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:41 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Kingcrow - The Persistence
Replies: 7
Views: 328

Kingcrow - The Persistence

Hi All, I feel privileged to say that I was able to help Kingcrow a little with their new album & in return, I was granted a listen to the finished album. If you want a little more detail: https://manofmuchmetal.com/2018/01/16/kingcrow-the-persistence-an-update/ Otherwise, one word: wow! Cheers,...
by Man Of Much Metal
Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Bjorn Riis - Coming Home - a new EP!
Replies: 6
Views: 333

Bjorn Riis - Coming Home - a new EP!

Hi All,

I wasn't expecting anything new from the Airbag guitarist/songwriter, but a new mini-album is welcome news. Out on 23 Feb, I have written a review for anyone who's interested:

https://manofmuchmetal.com/2018/01/15/b ... ep-review/

Cheers,
Matt
by Man Of Much Metal
Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: NEW CYNIC!!!!!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 202

Re: NEW CYNIC!!!!!!!

This was a big surprise for me too, but I'm really excited by this news. Can't wait to hear more now!
by Man Of Much Metal
Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Organized Chaos - Divulgence
Replies: 16
Views: 854

Re: Organized Chaos - Divulgence

This is a wonderful album. I don't want to overhype it, but there are parts of it that call back to old Pain of Salvation in my mind. Lalic's voice is powerful and emotive. The music is sublime. And it's got David Maxim Micic on keys, which is icing on the cake for me. The Man of Much Metal and I a...
by Man Of Much Metal
Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:06 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Arch Echo- *wow*
Replies: 8
Views: 1015

Re: Arch Echo- *wow*

I love it so much, I just had to write a review of it. Here's the link if you're interested :)

Cheers,
Matt

https://manofmuchmetal.com/2018/01/06/a ... um-review/
by Man Of Much Metal
Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Arch Echo- *wow*
Replies: 8
Views: 1015

Re: Arch Echo- *wow*

I'm late to the cause here too, but making up for my mistake - this is really cool. what I like so much about it is the way it maintains proper melodies within the tech fusion going on. That, in my book, is a real winner of an idea!
by Man Of Much Metal
Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: My Top 10+ of 2017
Replies: 9
Views: 530

Re: My Top 10+ of 2017

Looking at all these lists, I'm beginning to think that I must have missed something with Daydream XI...it is very good, better than good in places but I just wasn't sold enough for it to break into my top 30. I think I wanted more in the melody department, or at least for the melodies to speak to ...
by Man Of Much Metal
Sat Dec 30, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: My Top 10+ of 2017
Replies: 9
Views: 530

Re: My Top 10+ of 2017

Looking at all these lists, I'm beginning to think that I must have missed something with Daydream XI...it is very good, better than good in places but I just wasn't sold enough for it to break into my top 30. I think I wanted more in the melody department, or at least for the melodies to speak to m...
by Man Of Much Metal
Fri Dec 29, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: My Top 30 albums of 2017
Replies: 10
Views: 981

Re: My Top 30 albums of 2017

Incredible job writing all those reviews. I don’t agree with you on a few of them (hate the new PoS and can’t stand Voyager) but I’m truly impressed by your great reviews. I’ll join the choir of those who are going to have to check out the white moth disc (love Daniel Tompkins voice). Thanks so muc...
by Man Of Much Metal
Fri Dec 29, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: My Top 30 albums of 2017
Replies: 10
Views: 981

Re: My Top 30 albums of 2017

Thank you Todd, I hope there's something in my list that you agree with :) I always find several we agree on Matt. Hopefully I find something I missed as well. Just taking a peak at the top 10, Voyager, and Caligular's Horse are top 10 for me as well. Some other solid releases in there. Only one I ...
by Man Of Much Metal
Fri Dec 29, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: My Top 30 albums of 2017
Replies: 10
Views: 981

Re: My Top 30 albums of 2017

Chris R wrote:Good work as always


Thanks very much Chris!
by Man Of Much Metal
Wed Dec 27, 2017 3:24 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: My Top 30 albums of 2017
Replies: 10
Views: 981

Re: My Top 30 albums of 2017

Thank you Todd, I hope there's something in my list that you agree with :)
by Man Of Much Metal
Fri Dec 22, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: My Top 30 albums of 2017
Replies: 10
Views: 981

Re: My Top 30 albums of 2017

Hey Nos, Talk about crushing a chap in 5 seconds...it's ok, I only spent about 60-70 hours putting this series together, giving people something more than just a simple list to read. Thank goodness there are people out there who are interested, otherwise my efforts would have been totally wasted &am...
by Man Of Much Metal
Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: My Top 30 albums of 2017
Replies: 10
Views: 981

My Top 30 albums of 2017

Hi All, My annual, rather epic & hard work top 30 countdown is complete for another year. If anyone is interested in checking out my choices, here's the link: https://manofmuchmetal.com/2017/12/21/album-of-the-year-2017-number-1/ As always, there's healthy dose of music that finds favour with th...
by Man Of Much Metal
Wed Dec 20, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: SORCERER / The Crowning of the Fire King ........
Replies: 22
Views: 1358

Re: SORCERER / The Crowning of the Fire King ........

I'm going to be a +1 for loving this disc despite a general apathy for doom - the melodies on this disc are insane!
by Man Of Much Metal
Wed Dec 20, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: My Top 10 for 2017.
Replies: 8
Views: 883

Re: My Top 10 for 2017.

I'm actually shocked that you don't like the Threshold disc Larry. It's another example of how subjective music can be because I adore it - in fact, I'd rank it as their best ever release. Very interesting... :D
by Man Of Much Metal
Sun Oct 29, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: New Lunatic Soul
Replies: 8
Views: 964

Re: New Lunatic Soul

I still haven't got round to listening to this disc yet - I need to remedy this very soon.
by Man Of Much Metal
Sun Oct 29, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Seventh Wonder update ......
Replies: 6
Views: 814

Re: Seventh Wonder update ......

I agree with you Nos about there being way too many concept discs out there these days. But, there's one big 'BUT' here...this is Seventh Wonder. 'Mercy Falls' proves that these guys can handle a concept and deliver something special, albeit with the occasional flaw in the storyline!!
by Man Of Much Metal
Sun Oct 29, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: A few new reviews over at manofmuchmetal.com
Replies: 3
Views: 415

Re: A few new reviews over at manofmuchmetal.com

Thanks Larry - it seems that the Sorcerer disc is surprising a lot of people, myself included...and for those that were already fully aware of the talents of this band, they have been rewarded with more killer material. I can't get over how great this thing is. You're also not the only one who rates...
by Man Of Much Metal
Thu Oct 26, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: A few new reviews over at manofmuchmetal.com
Replies: 3
Views: 415

A few new reviews over at manofmuchmetal.com

Hey All, I've been busy at the Mansion of Much Metal* penning a load of new reviews. I know that many of you subscribe or check out my material frequently** but for anyone else who might not have seen these & who might be interested***, here are a few links for your reading pleasure**** *it's no...
by Man Of Much Metal
Thu Oct 26, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Recent listens...
Replies: 16
Views: 1593

Re: Recent listens...

I read the original post & one thing really caught my attention: You don't like blastbeats????! Are you mad? :wink:

Only kidding, each to their own. But I can't get enough of blasts myself, I love them. But then I am the Man of Much Metal after all!
by Man Of Much Metal
Thu Oct 26, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Sons Of Apollo (Portnoy's New Band)
Replies: 23
Views: 3680

Re: Sons Of Apollo (Portnoy's New Band)

I rather like this album. Top 20 of 2017? No. But worthy of a good listen, that's for sure.
by Man Of Much Metal
Thu Oct 26, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: New Threshold
Replies: 11
Views: 1209

Re: New Threshold

So far, this is in real contention for AOTY - sublime and mesmerising.

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