Album Review

Artist: Psychework Album: Karelian Hills Release: 20.04.2018 Label: Ranka Kustannus   Psychework are perhaps best known as the comeback band of ex-Machine Men singer and guitarist, Antony Parviainen and J-V...

Artist: Blind Channel Album: Blood Brothers Release: 20.04.2018 Label: Ranka Kustannus   Blind Channel is a young band from Oulu who swiftly and surely knocked us off our feet with...

Artist: Alghazanth Album: Eight Coffin Nails Release: 31.03.2018 Label: Woodcut Records   After a 22-year journey, Alghazanth are releasing their funeral album, Eight Coffin Nails. Being (well, claiming to be) a...

Artist: Auri Album: Auri Release: 23.03.2018 Label: Nuclear Blast Records   Among big Nightwish fans, there have been a few whispers about what's been going on in the last...

Artist: Ayreon Album: Ayreon Universe (Best of Ayreon Live) Release: 30.03.2018 Label: Mascot Label Group   Ayreon is known for many things: epic concept albums, great vocalists from all...

Artist: Paradise Lost Album: Host (remaster) Release: 16.03.2018 Label: Nuclear Blast   Every band has that one album - you know, the one that caused a stir upon its release,...

Artisti: Paradise Lost Albumi: Host (remaster) Julkaisupäivä: 16.03.2018 Levy-yhtiö: Nuclear Blast   Jokaiselta bändiltä löytyy tuotannostaan se albumi; tiedättehän, se joka herättää kuohuntaa julkaisunsa aikoihin, mutta muuttuu pienimuotoiseksi kulttiklassikoksi vuosien...

Artist: Long Distance Calling Album: Boundless Released: 02.02.2018 Label: Inside Out Music   German Long Distance Calling was a familiar name to me from the past, as Jonas Renkse...

Artisti: Long Distance Calling Albumi: Boundless Julkaisupäivä: 02.02.2018 Levy-yhtiö: Inside Out Music   Saksalainen Long Distance Calling on entuudestaan nimenä tuttu, sillä Katatonian Jonas Renkse ja Anatheman Vincent Cavanagh...

Artist: Gleb Kolyadin Album: Gleb Kolyadin Released: 23.02.2018 Label: Kscope   Gleb Kolyadin is known as the pianist and other half of the Russian duo, iamthemorning, which also includes...

Artisti: Gleb Kolyadin Albumi: Gleb Kolyadin Julkaisupäivä: 23.02.2018 Levy-yhtiö: Kscope   Gleb Kolyadin tunnetaan pianistina ja toisena puoliskona venäläisessä iamthemorning-duossa, johon kuuluu myös laulaja Marjana Semkina. Kolmen yhteisen albumin...

Artist: Shiraz Lane Album: Carnival Days Release: 23.02.2018 Label: Frontiers Music   The young bucks from Shiraz Lane have been hard at work, and after a mere 2 years, have...

Artist: Sterling Ball, John Ferraro, Jim Cox Album: The Mutual Admiration Society Released: 19.01.2018 Label: Mascot Label Group   Mascot Label Group is a wonderful record label in the...

Artist: Doom Side of the Moon Album: Doom Side of the Moon Released: 08.12.2017 Label: Music Theories Recordings   One of the most iconic works in the canon of...

Artisti: Doom Side of the Moon Albumi: Doom Side of the Moon Julkaisupäivä: 08.12.2017 Levy-yhtiö: Music Theories Recordings   Pink Floydin The Dark Side of the Moon (1973) on...

Artist: Delain Album: A Decade of Delain – Live at Paradiso Released: 27.10.2017 Label: Napalm Records   Dutch melodic metallers Delain celebrated the first full decade from releasing their...

Artist: Sons of Apollo Album: Psychotic Symphony Release: 20.10.2017 Label: InsideOut Music   "For Apollo so loved the world that he gave his only 5 sons..."...

Artisti: Sons of Apollo Albumi: Psychotic Symphony Julkaisupäivä: 20.10.2017 Levy-yhtiö: Inside Out Music   "Apollo on rakastanut maailmaa niin paljon, että antoi ainoat viisi poikaansa..." Toisin sanoen Dream...

Artist: VUUR Album: In this Moment We are Free - Cities Release: 20.10.2017 Label: InsideOutMusic   We at Musicalypse have known and loved Anneke van Giersbergen for many years and...

Artist: Daniel Cavanagh Album: Monochrome Release: 13.10.2017 Label: Kscope   Daniel Cavanagh is known as the main songwriter of Anathema, and therefore he's not the first...

Artisti: Daniel Cavanagh Albumi: Monochrome Julkaisupäivä: 13.10.2017 Levy-yhtiö: Kscope   Daniel Cavanagh tunnetaan Anatheman pääasiallisena lauluntekijänä, joten häneltä ei ihan ensimmäisenä odottaisi sooloalbumia. Lisäksi hänen pääbändinsä viimeisin julkaisu,...

Artist: Hallatar Album: No Stars Upon the Bridge Release: 13.10.2017 Label: Svart Records   As some of you likely know already, the tragic origin of Hallatar...

Artist: CyHra Album: Letters to Myself Release: 20.10.2017 Label: Spinefarm Records   When one door closes, they say another opens, and that was true for Jake E. ,...

Artist: Grave Pleasures Album: Motherblood Released: 29.09.2017 Label: Century Media   Gothic rock/post-punk posse Grave Pleasures seems to have become a cult name of sorts, as I recall seeing...

Artisti: Grave Pleasures Albumi: Motherblood Julkaisupäivä: 29.09.2017 Levy-yhtiö: Century Media   Goottirock/post-punk -poppoo Grave Pleasuresista on ilmeisesti tullut jonkinlainen kulttinimi, sillä muistan nähneeni sen (sekä bändin edellisen inkarnaation Beastmilkin)...

Artist: Caligula's Horse Album: In Contact Released: 15.09.2017 Label: InsideOut   Alongside kangaroos, koalas, and AC/DC, Australia has a fairly sizable prog scene. I'm familiar with Karnivool, but Caligula's...

Artisti: Caligula's Horse Albumi: In Contact Julkaisupäivä: 15.09.2017 Levy-yhtiö: InsideOut   Kenguruiden, koalojen ja AC/DC:n lisäksi Australiasta löytyy kookas progeskene. Karnivool on tuttu minulle, mutta Caligula's Horse on onnistunut...

Artist: Ensiferum Album: Two Paths Release: 15.09.2017 Label: Metal Blade Records   It's been a mere 2 years since Ensiferum's last release, One Man Army (2015), but it's time once again...

Artist: Force Majeure Album: The Rise of Starlit Fires Release: 08.09.2017 Label: Mighty Music   As has been rather common this year already, today we introduce yet another band...

Artist: Paradise Lost Album: Medusa Released: 01.09.2017 Label: Nuclear Blast   I've been a fan of Gothic doom pioneers Paradise Lost for about 7 years now. Their discography is...

Artisti: Paradise Lost Albumi: Medusa Julkaisupäivä: 01.09.2017 Levy-yhtiö: Nuclear Blast   Olen ollut goottidoomin pioneerin Paradise Lostin fani jo noin seitsemän vuotta. Bändin diskografia on yksi mielenkiintoisimmista metallin historiassa,...

Artist: Crimfall Album: Amain Release: 25.08.2017 Label: Metal Blade Records   Crimfall has been fairly quiet since their 2011 album, The Writ of Sword, with the odd tour date here-and-there....

Artist: Leprous Album: Malina Release: 25.08.2017 Label: Inside Out Music   Ever since I joined this site, we've been keeping a close eye on Leprous. The melancholic Norwegian prog...

Artist: Eluveitie Album: Evocation II - Pantheon Release: 18.08.2017 Label: Nuclear Blast Records   The time has come! Eluveitie had what seemed to be a rather rough division in...

Artist: The Haunted Album: Strength in Numbers Release: 25.08.2017 Label: Century Media   I've been a fan of The Haunted (without knowing it) since I heard...

Artist: Shaman's Harvest Album: Red Hands Black Deeds Release: 28.07.2017 Label: Mascot Label Group   This album showed up in the mail a few weeks ago, and has been...

Artist: Wintersun Album: The Forest Seasons Release: 21.07.2017 Label: Nuclear Blast Records   And so the climax of Wintersun's controversy is finally upon us! For those of you who...

Artist: Cellar Darling Album: This is the Sound Release: 30.06.2017 Label: Nuclear Blast   Let me be frank - I've been terrified to listen to this album. I really...

Artist: Tuesday the Sky Album: Drift Release: 30.06.2017 Label: InsideOut   It's no secret that Jim Matheos is one of my favorite musicians. As the captain of progressive metal pioneers...

Artisti: Tuesday the Sky Albumi: Drift Julkaisupäivä: 30.06.2017 Levy-yhtiö: InsideOut   Ei ole mikään salaisuus, että Jim Matheos on yksi suosikkimuusikoistani. Progemetallipioneeri Fates Warningin kipparina ja OSI-duon toisena puoliskona...

Artist: Avatarium Album: Hurricanes and Halos Release: 26.05.2017 Label: Nuclear Blast   It seems like only yesterday when Sweden's Avatarium captured my attention with their mix of doom metal...

Artisti: Avatarium Albumi: Hurricanes and Halos Julkaistu: 26.05.2017 Levy-yhtiö: Nuclear Blast Tuntuu kuin eiliseltä, kun ruotsalainen Avatarium kiinnitti huomioni doom metalin ja vintagerockin sekoituksellaan edellisellä levyllään, Girl...

Artist: The Night Flight Orchestra Album: Amber Galactic Release: 19.05.2017 Label: Nuclear Blast   Although The Night Flight Orchestra features well-known members of Swedish bands like Soilwork and Arch...

Artist: Iced Earth Album: Incorruptible Release: 16.06.2017 Label: Century Media   It's been 3 years, which means it's time for another Iced Earth album. There's been some debate over...

Artist: Ayreon Album: The Source Release: 28.04.2017 Label: Mascot Label Group   In a glorious moment of complete ignorance, I only very recently found out that Arjen Lucassen has...

Artist: The Surge Album: The End Goes On Released: 04.2017 Label: self-published   About once a year I come across a demo or a new band that actually piques...

Artist: Ten After Dawn Album: Best of Both Words EP Released: 21.04.2017 Label: Macaroni Penguin Music   Ten After Dawn is an electronic/industrial dark-pop band from Helsinki that recently...

Artist: Alan Menkin, Howard Ashman, Tim Rice Album: Beauty and the Beast: Original Soundtrack Released: 10.03.2017 Label: Walt Disney   Well, this is something I'm sure most of you...

Artist: Brother Firetribe Album: Sunbound Release: 24.03.2017 Label: Spinefarm/Universal   The 80s have returned! Brother Firetribe has paid homage to the music world’s greatest decade with False Metal...

Artisti: Brother Firetribe Albumi: Sunbound Julkaistu: 24.03.2017 Levy-yhtiö: Spinefarm/Universal   80-luku on palannut! Brother Firetribe on tehnyt kunniaa musiikkihistorian hienoimmalle vuosikymmenelle levyillään False Metal (2006), Heart Full of...

Artist: Zeal and Ardor Album: Devil is Fine Release: 24.02.2017 Label: MVKA   Just when you think you've seen it all, you come across something like...

Artist: The Mute Gods Album: Tardigrades Will Inherit the Earth Release date: 24.02.2017 Label: InsideOut   My favorite debut album last year was Do Nothing Till You Hear from...

Artist: Lost in Grey Album: The Grey Realms Release: 03.03.2017 Label: NoiseArt Records   Lost in Grey is a newcomer to the Finnish metal scene, even if frontman Harri...

Artist: Tim Bowness Album: Lost in the Ghost Light Release date: 17.02.2017 Label: InsideOut   Tim Bowness is best known as the other half of the British art pop...

Artist: Haken Album: Aquarius; Visions (reissues) Release date: 03.02.2017 Label: InsideOut   British new-generation prog metallers Haken are celebrating their 10th anniversary as a band this year, and their...

Artist: Ember Falls Album: Welcome to Ember Falls Release: 17.02.2017 Label: Spinefarm/Universal Music   It's no secret that I've been a huge fan of Ember Falls ever since I...

Artist: Firewind Album: Immortals Release: 20.01.2017 Label: Century Media Records   It’s been 5 years since their last studio album, Few Against Many, came out, but...

Artist: Amaranthe Album: Maximalism Released: 21.10.2016 Label: Spinefarm Records   I've been trying to decide for a good while now whether I should review Maximalism by Amaranthe. As you...

Artist: Metallica Album: Hardwired... To Self-Destruct Released: 18.11.2016 Label: Blackened   Like many of our dear readers, my courtship with heavy metal music started in my early teens with...

Artist: Machinae Supremacy Album: Into the Night World Released: 16.12.2016 Label: self-published   It should come as no surprise that I am a bit of a MaSu fangirl. I...

Artist: Taylor Davis Album: Odyssey Released: 28.10.2016 Label: self-released   Popular YouTube violinist, Taylor Davis, is back with yet another album. October 2016 marked the release of her second...

Artist: Nightwish Album: Vehicle of Spirit Released: 09.12.2016 Label: Nuclear Blast   It's always a good day when you go outside and find a Nightwish demo in your mailbox....

Artist: Sabaton Album: The Last Stand Released: 19.08.2016 Label: Nuclear Blast   Sabaton. The great divide on this band never fails to amaze me. People either...

Artist: Leprous Album: Live at Rockefeller Music Hall Release: 25.11.2016 Label: InsideOut Music   Like many, I first heard of the Norwegian prog metal group Leprous when they were...

Artist: Maschine Album: Naturalis Released: 18.11.2016 Label: InsideOut   British progressive rock/metal band Maschine is a new name to me, although they've got one record, Rubidium (2013), under their...

Artist: Trees of Eternity Album: Hour of the Nightingale Release: 11.11.2016 Label: Svart Records   Death is not an unfamiliar topic for the vast majority of...

Artist: In Flames Album: Battles Released: 11.11.2016 Label: Nuclear Blast   In Flames, much like Sonata Arctica, have seen a great deal of rising and falling in their popularity...

Artist: Dark Tranquillity Album: Atoma Released: 04.11.2016 Label: Century Media   I still remember it as if it were yesterday: about 9 years ago, I had received a bunch...

Artist: Riverside Album: Eye of the Soundscape Release: 21.10.2016 Label: Inside Out   Arguably one of the greatest progressive rock bands of the 21st century, Riverside faced a tragedy...

Artist: John Wesley Album: a way you'll never be Release: 7.10.2016 Label: InsideOut   John Wesley is known to most prog fans as a sideman, having worked as Marillion's...

Artist: Forever Still Album: Tied Down Release: 21.10.2016 Label: Nuclear Blast   Who are Forever Still, you may be asking yourselves. This Danish duo came onto our radar after...

Artist: Epica Album: The Holographic Principle Release: 30.09.2016 Label: Nuclear Blast   There can be no denying that Epica has a huge fanbase, nor that they deserve it. With...

Artist: Sonata Arctica Album: The Ninth Hour Release: 07.10.2016 Label: Nuclear Blast   When mentioned to a crowd, Sonata Arctica is liable to elicit a variety of reactions, but...

Artist: Opeth Album: Sorceress Released: 30.09.2016 Label: Nuclear Blast   Opeth's recent releases have been rather polarizing in the metal community. I had no problem at all with the...

Artist: Insomnium Album: Winter's Gate Release: 23.09.2016 Label: Century Media   These days, Insomnium is one of those bands that hardly needs to be introduced to...

Artist: Blind Channel Album: Revolutions Released: 01.10.2016 Label: Ranka Kustannus   Blind Channel, in the span of a few months, has quickly become one of my favorite live acts....

Artist: Kansas Album: The Prelude Implicit Released: 23.09.2016 Label: Inside Out   Kansas has never been a massive name in Finland, and I’ve only heard ”Carry On Wayward Son”...

Artist: Psychework Album: The Dragon's Year Released: 02.09.2016 Label: Ranka Kustannus   There has been a lot of excitement buzzing around about the new Psychework album, because it marks...

Artist: Devin Townsend Project Album: Transcendence Release: 09.09.2016 Label: Inside Out Music   Few things in the world these days get me more excited than a new release by...

Artist: Witherscape Album: The Northern Sanctuary Released: 22.07.2016 Label: Century Media   Progressive death metal duo Witherscape’s debut album, The Inheritance (2013), was my introduction to the wonderful world...

Artisti: Witherscape Albumi: The Northern Sanctuary Julkaistu: 22.07.2016 Levy-yhtiö: Century Media Progressiivisen death metal -duo Witherscapen debyyttialbumi The Inheritance (2013) oli ensikosketukseni monilahjakkuus Dan Swanön ihmeelliseen maailmaan, ja...

Artist: Fates Warning Album: Theories of Flight Release: 01.07.2016 Label: Inside Out   Progressive metal pioneers Fates Warning started enriching my record collection around the time their previous album,...

Artisti: Fates Warning Albumi: Theories of Flight Julkaistu: 01.07.2016 Levy-yhtiö: Inside Out   Progressiivisen metallin pioneeri Fates Warning alkoi rikastaa levykokoelmaani edellisen albuminsa Darkness in a Different Light (2013)...

Artist: Ayreon (Arjen Lucassen) DVD: The Theater Equation Release: 17.06.2016 Label: Inside Out Music   It is time! Ever since I made the trip to Rotterdam...

Artist: Katatonia Album: The Fall of Hearts Released: 20.05.2016 Label: Peaceville   Some 4 years have passed since the release of Katatonia’s last full-length album, Dead End Kings (2012)....

Artisti: Katatonia Albumi: The Fall of Hearts Julkaistu: 20.05.2016 Levy-yhtiö: Peaceville   Noin neljä vuotta on vierähtänyt Katatonian edellisen täyspitkän Dead End Kingsin (2012) julkaisusta. Yhtye on pysynyt ihmisten...

Artist: End of Aeon Album: Through Infant Eyes Released: 19.02.2016 Label: Haminian   I largely feel like, in my personal experience, fans of female-fronted metal largely...

Artist: Whispered Album: Metsutan - Songs of the Void Released: 20.05.2016 Label: Redhouse Finland Music Publishing   Whispered first caught my attention after the release of their debut album,...

Artist: Amon Amarth Album: Jomsviking Released: 25.03.2016 Label: Metal Blade   It has been weirdly hard for me to decide if I like Amon Amarth or not. If you...

Artist: Lacuna Coil Album: Delirium Released: 01.04.2016 (North America), 31.05.2016 (Europe, Oceania) Label: Century Media   Oh Lacuna Coil, how I used to love you. I don't remember how...

Artist: Moonsorrow Album: Jumalten kaupunki Released: 01.04.2016 Label: Century Media   I'd be genuinely surprised if there's a single person in the world who can claim that Moonsorrow is...

Artist: Thunderstone Album: Apocalypse Again Released: 01.04.2016 Label: Sakara Records (distribution via Sony Music)   Thunderstone is one of those bands where you consistently find yourself wondering, "Where did...

Artist: Devin Townsend Project DVD: Ziltoid Live at the Royal Albert Hall Released: 13.11.2015 Label: HevyDevy   When you think of Canada and metal, there’s really only one person...

Artist: Taylor Davis Album: Taylor Davis Released: 2015 Label: self-published   At last I can review some original violin music! While I don't expect it to...

Artisti: Queensrÿche Albumi: Condition Hüman Julkaistu: 02.10.2015 Levy-yhtiö: Century Media   Queensrÿche sai huomioni ensimmäistä kertaa, kun bändin katkera välirikko alkuperäislaulaja Geoff Taten kanssa nousi otsikoihin vuonna 2012. Seurasin...

Artist: Queensrÿche Album: Condition Hüman Released: 02.10.2015 Label: Century Media   Queensrÿche first got my attention when their ugly split with original vocalist Geoff Tate made headlines in 2012....

Artist: Leaves' Eyes Album: King of Kings Released: 11.09.2015 Label: AFM Records, Nuclear Blast   I really want to love Leaves’ Eyes. Liv Kristine is one of my favorite...

Artist: Bring Me the Horizon Album: That's the Spirit Released: 11.09.2015 Label: Sony, Columbia, RCA   For a long time, the majority of my metal friends were metal snobs....

Artisti: Riverside Albumi: Love, Fear and the Time Machine Julkaistu: 04.09.2015 Yhtiö: InsideOut   Löysin Riversiden musiikin kaksi vuotta sitten, ja puolalaisten tunnelmallinen proge iski minuun saman tien. Itse...

Artist: Riverside Album: Love, Fear and the Time Machine Released: 04.09.2015 Label: InsideOut Music   I discovered Riverside two years ago, and the Poles’ atmospheric prog struck a chord...