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by Man Of Much Metal
Tue Sep 19, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Threshold 'Legends Of The Shires' - full review
Replies: 8
Views: 560

Re: Threshold 'Legends Of The Shires' - full review

Thanks everyone for the kind comments about the review, even if the agreement with my thoughts was not universal across the board. But that's what I like, the fact that we can discuss something coherently, rationally and thoughtfully. And I still love this disc. I'm not sure that anything will beat ...
by Man Of Much Metal
Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Threshold 'Legends Of The Shires' - full review
Replies: 8
Views: 560

Threshold 'Legends Of The Shires' - full review

Hi All, Me again. I'm told over & again by you fine people not to apologise for posting links to my reviews, so I won't! I know it's out already & so this might not be too helpful but it might be of interest to some. https://manofmuchmetal.com/2017/09/07/threshold-legends-of-the-shires-album...
by Man Of Much Metal
Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Caligula's Horse - In Contact - full review
Replies: 6
Views: 341

Caligula's Horse - In Contact - full review

Hi All,

For those interested, here's my take on the eagerly awaited new Caligula's Horse album, 'In Contact':

https://manofmuchmetal.com/2017/09/13/c ... um-review/

Cheers,

Matt
www.manofmuchmetal.com
by Man Of Much Metal
Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: The blog is dead, long live manofmuchmetal.com
Replies: 6
Views: 380

Re: The blog is dead, long live manofmuchmetal.com

Thanks Todd, I hope you like it when you get a chance to check it out. :)
by Man Of Much Metal
Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: The blog is dead, long live manofmuchmetal.com
Replies: 6
Views: 380

Re: The blog is dead, long live manofmuchmetal.com

Thank you For Exar, most kind of you. I appreciate your support greatly & I'm glad we agree on some things at least :D
by Man Of Much Metal
Thu Sep 07, 2017 7:43 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: The blog is dead, long live manofmuchmetal.com
Replies: 6
Views: 380

Re: The blog is dead, long live manofmuchmetal.com

Thanks Scott, much appreciated!
by Man Of Much Metal
Wed Sep 06, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: The blog is dead, long live manofmuchmetal.com
Replies: 6
Views: 380

The blog is dead, long live manofmuchmetal.com

Hi All, I thought I'd post this quick update here seeing as how this board has been instrumental in supporting the BlogOfMuchMetal over the years. Well, the BlogofMuchMetal is no more...I have updated it, had it redesigned and it is now, simply: http://www.manofmuchmetal.com :D The best bit is that ...
by Man Of Much Metal
Fri Aug 11, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Leprous - Malina - album review
Replies: 5
Views: 518

Leprous - Malina - album review

Hi Everyone,

I guess that a few of you might like Leprous, so I figured you might not object to a link to my full, detailed review:

https://manofmuchmetal.wordpress.com/20 ... um-review/

Enjoy!

Cheers,
Matt
by Man Of Much Metal
Sat Aug 05, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Prospekt - The Illuminated Sky
Replies: 20
Views: 1498

Re: Prospekt - The Illuminated Sky

My review of this disc is live on the BlogOfMuchMetal - here's the link in case anyone is interested:

https://manofmuchmetal.wordpress.com/20 ... um-review/

Cheers,

Matt
by Man Of Much Metal
Sat Jul 22, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Bjorn Riis - Forever Comes to an End .......
Replies: 8
Views: 940

Re: Bjorn Riis - Forever Comes to an End .......

I trust your judgement Larry. My only concern then is that maybe my mind will be blown by the previous disc, as I thought the new one was pretty amazing...if I don't reply further, my head has exploded!
by Man Of Much Metal
Sat Jul 22, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: The return of my musical mojo!
Replies: 1
Views: 235

The return of my musical mojo!

Hi All, Some of you might have noticed that I haven't been around these parts much recently. I kept in the 'game', listening & writing but I noticed I was doing it out of obligation rather than love. I had lost my mojo. But now it seems to have returned & I apologise for the sudden deluge in...
by Man Of Much Metal
Sat Jul 22, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Bjorn Riis - Forever Comes to an End .......
Replies: 8
Views: 940

Re: Bjorn Riis - Forever Comes to an End .......

I'm really surprised by the negativity about this record. I don't really know the last one that well, so I can't compare. But this is a wonderful disc to my ears, full of warmth and atmosphere. Not quite as good as the current Airbag, but very close. My detailed thoughts in case anyone is interested...
by Man Of Much Metal
Sat Jul 22, 2017 4:28 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Tuesday the Sky - Drift
Replies: 0
Views: 220

Tuesday the Sky - Drift

Hi everyone, Surprised this has not got much of a mention around these parts, although it might not be everyone's cup of tea. But, coming from the mind of Fates Warning's Jim Matheos, you know that even an instrumental ambient & atmospheric affair is going to be of a high quality. I love this al...
by Man Of Much Metal
Sat Jul 22, 2017 4:19 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Witherfall - Nocturnes and Requiems
Replies: 0
Views: 184

Witherfall - Nocturnes and Requiems

Apologies if this has been mentioned before but I couldn't see anything... Another new album that I hadn't expected but that has had a big impact on me in recent weeks. It's so sad that the drummer Adam Sagan has passed away because this group of musicians really delivered the goods on this record. ...
by Man Of Much Metal
Sat Jul 22, 2017 4:15 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Anthriel - Transcendence (first impressions)
Replies: 3
Views: 523

Re: Anthriel - Transcendence (first impressions)

I'm a big fan of this record, but owe it to this board and one very insistent reader of my blog for making me listen in the first place. Nearly missed out on a great album otherwise. So, thank you! And here are my thoughts on it in more detail: https://manofmuchmetal.wordpress.com/2017/07/12/anthrie...
by Man Of Much Metal
Sat Jul 22, 2017 4:13 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: TDW & Dreamwalkers Inc
Replies: 4
Views: 406

Re: TDW & Dreamwalkers Inc

There is a lot going on here, a lot. I keep wanting to write a review of it, but every time I try, I discover something else and I'm back to the drawing board. I for one hope these guys get a bit more recognition soon.
by Man Of Much Metal
Sat Jul 22, 2017 4:11 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Orden Ogan - Gunman
Replies: 6
Views: 431

Re: Orden Ogan - Gunman

I rather like this record, having never been very aware of this band in the past. Here's my review if anyone is interested in such things...

https://manofmuchmetal.wordpress.com/20 ... um-review/

Cheers,
Matt
by Man Of Much Metal
Wed Jul 05, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Andromeda is still alive and kicking ......
Replies: 4
Views: 537

Re: Andromeda is still alive and kicking ......

Man, I loved the last one. Can't wait for their next studio album!
by Man Of Much Metal
Wed May 03, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Vangough / Warpaint ...... what happened ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1084

Re: Vangough / Warpaint ...... what happened ?

I really rather like this disc as you can see:

https://manofmuchmetal.wordpress.com/20 ... 17f34d8ad4

It's different from Manikin Parade for sure, but I dig it!

Cheers,
Matt
by Man Of Much Metal
Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Voyager - Ghost Mile
Replies: 12
Views: 1577

Voyager - Ghost Mile

Hi All, Apologies for yet another review, but I'm thinking that this might be of real interest around these parts. Voyager are on a massive upward trajectory & it's well deserved as far as I'm concerned. I hope you like the review. https://manofmuchmetal.wordpress.com/2017/04/24/voyager-ghost-mi...
by Man Of Much Metal
Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Big Big Train - Grimspound - review
Replies: 2
Views: 553

Big Big Train - Grimspound - review

Hi All, Anyone here a fan of English prog rock band Big Big Train? If so, here's my review of their excellent new album. If not, you should be, so check out my review anyway to prove my point :wink: ! https://manofmuchmetal.wordpress.com/2017/04/21/big-big-train-grimspound-album-review/ Cheers, Matt
by Man Of Much Metal
Mon Apr 10, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Pyramaze - Contingent - my review
Replies: 0
Views: 532

Pyramaze - Contingent - my review

Good evening one & all,

I thought I'd share with you all my review of the new Pyramaze album, you lucky, lucky people :wink:

https://manofmuchmetal.wordpress.com/20 ... b46e11c49e

I hope you enjoy it

Cheers,
Matt
by Man Of Much Metal
Fri Apr 07, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: UNTIL RAIN Signs To Sensory Records For Spring Release Of Inure; Trailer + European Tour Dates Posted
Replies: 7
Views: 1162

Re: UNTIL RAIN Signs To Sensory Records For Spring Release Of Inure; Trailer + European Tour Dates Posted

This is good stuff - it takes a bit of effort but the pay off is well worth it. Review coming soon...
by Man Of Much Metal
Thu Feb 23, 2017 6:32 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Meshiaak - Alliance of thieves: melodic thrash
Replies: 5
Views: 1113

Re: Meshiaak - Alliance of thieves: melodic thrash

Oooh, I'm liking this. I shall investigate further for sure.
by Man Of Much Metal
Thu Feb 23, 2017 6:13 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: 2017 - I know it's early, but.....
Replies: 45
Views: 5431

Re: 2017 - I know it's early, but.....

Sir Exar Kun wrote:
Speaking of Kingcrow, I cannot confirm or deny that this might be their best yet...i just have a feeling...


Now you're just talking crazy talk..... The bar is ALREADY ridiculously high for these guys.....


Trust me :wink:
by Man Of Much Metal
Wed Feb 22, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: 2017 - I know it's early, but.....
Replies: 45
Views: 5431

Re: 2017 - I know it's early, but.....

Speaking of Kingcrow, I cannot confirm or deny that this might be their best yet...i just have a feeling...
by Man Of Much Metal
Wed Feb 22, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: My Soliloquy - Engines of Gravity
Replies: 0
Views: 516

My Soliloquy - Engines of Gravity

Good afternoon All, I've been privileged to be given a very early listen to the new My Soliloquy album, 'Engines of Gravity'. it's the almost one man project from Pete Morten, multi-instrumentalist and guitarist with Threshold and this is my considered take on it. In short, it is very, very good. ht...
by Man Of Much Metal
Fri Feb 10, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Persefone - Aathma (first song, and full album reaction)
Replies: 13
Views: 2007

Re: Persefone - Aathma (first song, and full album reaction)

For anyone interested, here's my take on the album...

https://manofmuchmetal.wordpress.com/20 ... um-review/

Cheers,

Matt
by Man Of Much Metal
Fri Feb 03, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Soen - Lykaia
Replies: 16
Views: 1868

Re: Soen - Lykaia

This is interesting because I hate Opeth...ok, so 'hate' is too strong, but I'm not a fan at all. I read all the Opeth comparisons and whilst I'm not for one second denying the similarities, this is something quite different in tone, feel and ambience. I absolutely love it. The melodies are way stro...
by Man Of Much Metal
Sun Jan 29, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Pain of Salvation - ITPLOD - full review
Replies: 21
Views: 2947

Re: Pain of Salvation - ITPLOD - full review

Thanks for the kind comments about my review...if it meant that some of you have had a listen when perhaps you might not have, that's the biggest compliment a reviewer can have. I'm still amazed about the polarisation of views on this disc, but I can kind of understand everyone's views whether or no...
by Man Of Much Metal
Sun Jan 29, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: New Ayreon video
Replies: 30
Views: 3346

Re: New Ayreon video

I got goosebumps when I listened...that amount of vocal talent in one place is a powerful thing. And I love the chunky riffs & the quiet vocal 101001 bit is stunning..
by Man Of Much Metal
Sun Jan 29, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Odd Logic - Effigy - Full Review -
Replies: 13
Views: 1721

Re: Odd Logic - Effigy - Full Review -

I'm pleased that this is finally getting a little love...the band really deserve it. It is the first album under the Odd Logic moniker that's a full band effort, so maybe that's been an issue in the past too.
by Man Of Much Metal
Thu Jan 26, 2017 3:57 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Odd Logic - Effigy - Full Review -
Replies: 13
Views: 1721

Odd Logic - Effigy - Full Review -

Hello All, I'm still amazed at how little love this band are getting from the prog community. I have therefore made it my mission to shout about them as much as possible, particularly as they have a brilliant new album available. Trust me, it's good. Check it out here, including a sample track! http...
by Man Of Much Metal
Thu Jan 05, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Pain of Salvation - ITPLOD - full review
Replies: 21
Views: 2947

Pain of Salvation - ITPLOD - full review

Good evening friends, I hope you don't mind but I wanted to share with you my review of the new PoS album...it is one of the biggest and most personal reviews I've ever penned, so I hope you like it. https://manofmuchmetal.wordpress.com/2017/01/05/pain-of-salvation-in-the-passing-light-of-day-album-...
by Man Of Much Metal
Wed Nov 02, 2016 6:01 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: The Neal Morse Band - The Similitude Of A Dream - full review
Replies: 14
Views: 2112

The Neal Morse Band - The Similitude Of A Dream - full review

Hello friends, Me again, with another review for you all (hey, stop groaning at the back!) I suspect there might be a few interested parties regarding this release, given the tremendous hype that has surrounded it. If nothing else, the review contains links to a couple of the songs if anyone has yet...

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