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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: 13
Views: 442

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: 507

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: 507

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: 507

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: 1345

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: 459

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: 528

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: 23
Views: 930

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: 3033

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: 3033

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: 1625

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: 1625

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: 1352

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: 1630

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: 1630

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: 1435

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: 1063

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: 3033

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: 578

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: 1117

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: 1117

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: 1953

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: 1117

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: 470

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: 2088

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: 2088

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: 2088

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: 854

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: 2088

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: 854

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: 851

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: 851

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: 854

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: 474

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: 2140

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...

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