Welcome to Heavy Metal Overload aka HMO.

The blog is now over three years old. It originally started off as a device to try and help me curtail my addiciton to music collecting. But it didn’t really work. So now, I’ve given up on that but I still have the itch to review albums, both new and old, as well as covering news about the artists and releases that interest me. I try to cover a wide range of Metal genres from the glammiest through to the blackest. I cover any music that interests me though, so there is also coverage of non-Metal music if the mood takes me.

At the moment my posts are mainly reviews (including an ongoing series of chronological Saxon album reviews) and selective coverage of the new releases that interest me. This is a personal blog and I try to keep it that way, I’ll only cover albums and artists if they genuinely interest me.

I’m happy to accept review submissions but can’t guarantee anything. I don’t review very prolifically and tend to focus on my own musical interests. Any reviews will be honest but if the music submitted doesn’t interest me I’m unlikely to review it at all.

All comments on the site are very welcome and I try my best to answer every one.

Email: heavymetaloverload@yahoo.co.uk

Twitter: @HMOverload

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  1. Oh man, I have a similar problem. Not only do I want to buy albums from bands I know and love…but I’m always on the hunt for my next favorite band. Honestly, the only way I was able to retake my shelf-space/money by using Spotify. I use the paid premium service ($9.99) in place of buying 7-10 CD’s a week. This pretty much saved my marriage.

    I’m still not sure how I feel about not “owning” my music…and if it’s a particularly good album I’ll still buy it (or if it’s not on Spotify). These are the challenges of being obsessed with music.


    1. Exactly, you’re never done! There are always more albums… more bands! 7-10 CDs is quite full on. Glad you found a way around it!

      The Spotify service is useful, especially when you can sync playlists up with your phone. It’s just not enough for me, though. I prefer having the physical copy,and I only occasionally download.

      I have succeeded in cutting down a bit… but I’m going to challenge myself more in 2013. That said, I’ve been really enjoying my music this year by being more discerning about what I buy or don’t buy. I’ve had to make some painful choices.

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Much appreciated!


      1. Downloading is just not good enough, especially if you love album art. Sometimes I buy LPs just because the art is bigger. I have a large collection of Yes LPs which I bought partially because I love Roger Dean paintings. Jethro Tull’s Thick as a Brick LP folds out like a newspaper with several pages. It’s pretty amazing.


      2. I’ve bought LPs for that reason too. I bought Yessongs recently and it’s got a gorgeous big foldout cover. The 1st King Crimson album too. Love the art on that. I like having the physical copies too so I can flick through them for inspiration.


  2. Becoming a discerning consumer is a noble pursuit indeed. And an especially tricky one, given the slippery slope of music. Once you like one band, they lead you to another, and soon you have a whole room full of albums that are all awesome in some way, all important…

    I commend you on your 2013 pursuit, as well, and I wish you luck with it. But I have a question: Assuming you are successful in your pursuit of halving your spending, on what will you spend the saved money? Perhaps an investment for your old age, or a trip with your lovely lady, or… what have you chosen or what will you choose to do with the money you save?

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  3. Hey! I nominated you for the Liebster Award. I see that you’ve been gotten it before but your blog is one of my favorites to read so I went ahead and re-nominated you. I hope you don’t mind. It can be kind of a pain to accept.


    1. Hi Sara, thanks for the lovely compliment and the nomination. My schedule is pretty hectic at the moment so I’m not going to have time to do a questions post. But I really appreciate the thought!


      1. No problem man. I just thought it was a fun thing to do and wanted to pass it along. Well, really it’s like a chain letter and I would have bad luck if I didn’t pass it along.

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