Album Review

Artist: Hyperomm Album: Transcendence Release: 12.09.2019 Label: self-released   If you haven't heard of Hyperomm yet, don't worry, you aren't alone. We came across the one-man project of Russian Anton...

Artist: Soen Album: Lotus Release: 01.02.2019 Label: Silver Lining Music   Soen has flickered on and off of our radar for some time now, and with the release of Lotus...

Artist: Brymir Album: Wings of Fire Release: 08.03.2019 Label: Ranka Kustannus   Brymir has been on our radar for quite a long time now, but it's kept slipping down...
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Marko Hietala should need no introduction by now, but in case you've lived in a hole for the last few decades, he plays in...

Artist: Thy Row Album: Thy Row EP Release: 14.03.2019 Label: self-released   Thy Row is a relative newcomer on the scene these days and is known in our circles...

Artist: Metal de Facto Album: Imperium Romanum Release: 22.11.2019 Label: Rockshots Records   Word on the street has been that it's time to make power metal great again, and Metal...

Artist: CyHra Album: No Halos in Hell Release: 15.11.2019 Label: Nuclear Blast Records   CyHra is back again with their sophomore album, No Halos in Hell! Known for being a bit...

Artist: Oceanhoarse Album: Voluntary Bends EP Release: 15.11.2019 Label: self-released   Oceanhoarse popped onto our radar a handful of years ago, when legendary Finnish guitarist Ben Varon announced the...

Artist: Blind Guardian - Twilight Orchestra Album: Legacy of the Dark Lands Release: 08.11.2019 Label: Nuclear Blast Records   Blind Guardian have been teasing us for around two decades...

Artist: Riverside Album: Wasteland Release: 28.09.2018 Label: Inside Out   As mentioned before on our site, Poland's prog pride Riverside lost its guitarist Piotr Grudziński tragically in 2016. The...

Artisti: Riverside Albumi: Wasteland Julkaisupäivä: 28.09.2018 Levy-yhtiö: Inside Out   Kuten sivuillamme on mainittu aiemminkin, Puolan progeylpeys Riverside menetti kitaristinsa Piotr Grudzińskin traagisesti vuonna 2016. Bändin muut jäsenet viimeistelivät...

Artist: Opeth Album: In Cauda Venenum Release: 27.09.2019 Label: Moderbolaget/Nuclear Blast   After a nearly 30-year-career, Opeth is no stranger to fans of progressive metal and rock, and each new...

Artisti: Opeth Albumi: In Cauda Venenum Julkaisupäivä: 27.09.2019 Levy-yhtiö: Moderbolaget/Nuclear Blast   Lähes 30 vuotta kestäneen uran jälkeen Opeth ei ole mikään outo nimi progressiivisen metallin ja rockin ystäville,...
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A lot of people worldwide who suffer from mental illness find solace in heavy metal, the look, the community, and of course, the lyrics....
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If you don't know Hevisaurus by now, for shame (at least if you live in Finland). This child-friendly heavy metal band of dinosaurs (and...

Artist: Leprous Album: Pitfalls Release: 25.10.2019 Label: InsideOut Records   If you're looking into what's hot in prog these days, hopefully one of the first bands you'll find is Leprous, who...

Artist: Jinjer Album: Macro Release: 25.10.2019 Label: Napalm Records   If anyone mentions metal from the Ukraine these days, one of the first bands to come to mind is...
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If you're looking for a strong contender in the melodic metal scene, or if you just love strong female vocalists, Crimson Sun has hopefully...
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The odds of having your birthday on a Friday each year aren't incredible, so having it fall on the Friday when one of the...
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With autumn here, it's time for many to put aside the speedy party anthems of summer and relax to some chill, groovy tunes. Fortunately,...

Artist: Lacuna Coil Album: Black Anima Release: 11.10.2019 Label: Century Media   If you mention metal from Italy, Lacuna Coil is one of the first names that pops into...
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Have you been waiting for someone to make power metal great again? As the genre evolves, it spreads in new directions and oftentimes the...
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In the greatest act of shame, I've been meaning to review this song... well, since I found out that it would be a single...
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A few weeks ago, we featured a single by new band on the scene, Smackbound! Having been quite impressed by the good message, catchy music,...
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Concepts and story albums are becoming more and more popular these days, especially in heavy metal, and many artists find a lot of their...
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Am I the only one who forgot that The Darkness was a thing, and a great thing at that? Known for their hilarious songs like...

Artist: Sonata Arctica Album: Talviyö Release: 06.09.2019 Label: Nuclear Blast Records   One of Finland's great classic metal bands, Sonata Arctica, have their tenth studio album coming out on September...

Artist: Cyan Kicks Album: I Don't Love You Release: 23.08.2019 Label: Ranka Kustannus   During our efforts to keep on top of what's new in Finland, we've come across...

Artist: Everfrost Album: Winterider Release: 06.09.2019 Label: Rockshot Records   We have been waiting for a long time to hear the follow-up to Everfrost's extremely impressive first album, Blue Eyed Emotion....
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Adding pop and electronica to metal is always tough, especially in this day and age of genre snobbery. Bands like Amaranthe started strong but...
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Do you love power metal? Do you wish someone would bring great power metal back, or better yet, symphonic power metal, the more melodic...
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We at Musicalypse have been considering featuring singles for a while now, but haven't quite gotten inspired to do it. However, 2019 has been...

Artist: Sabaton Album: The Great War Release: 19.07.2019 Label: Nuclear Blast Records   We of Musicalypse have known and appreciated Sabaton for many years now, but during the chaos of...

Artist: Myrath Album: Shehili Release: 03.05.2019 Label: earMUSIC   If you listen to heavy music with an eastern/oriental flavor, you must surely be familiar with Myrath in name if...

Artist: Eluveitie Album: Ategnatos Release: 05.04.2019 Label: Nuclear Blast Records   When you're listing the best metal music that is both historically accurate and just really damn good, Eluveitie...

Artist: Devin Townsend Album: Empath Release: 29.03.2019 Label: InsideOut Music   It's no secret that Musicalypse follows Devin Townsend pretty closely. In the past year or two, Devy has mentioned...

Artist: Wheel Album: Moving Backwards Release: 22.02.2019 Label: Odyssey Music Network   We've already bumped into a few new names this year, and one of them is a new band...

Artist: Silver Bullet Album: Mooncult Release: 29.03.2019 Label: Reaper Entertainment   One of Reaper Entertainment's newest acquisitions, Silver Bullet, announced their sophomore album'a release for the end of March 2019. Having...

Artist: Yngwie Malmsteen Album: Blue Lightning Release: 29.03.2019 Label: Mascot Label Group / Rising Force   If you know the name Yngwie Malmsteen, you might also know the not-so-old adage,...

Artist: Cellar Darling Album: The Spell Release: 22.03.2019 Label: Nuclear Blast Records   It feels like just yesterday that Eluveitie parted ways with Anna Murphy, Ivo Henzi, and Merlin Sutter....

Artist: Battle Beast Album: No More Hollywood Endings Release: 22.03.2019 Label: Nuclear Blast Records   Battle Beast has been on the rise since their inception, and they've already reached their...

Artist: The Fair Attempts Album: arisTotal Release: 08.02.2019 Label: self-released   The Fair Attempts are a new name to us, as they likely are to you. The story behind this...

Artist: In Flames Album: I, the Mask Release: 01.03.2019 Label: Nuclear Blast Records   It's been 3 years since the release of Battles, and that means it's time for a new...

Artist: Avantasia Album: Moonglow Released: 15.02.2019 Label: Nuclear Blast Records   It's probably not necessary to tell you who or what Avantasia is, but in case you haven't paid attention...

Artist: Beast in Black Album: From Hell with Love Release: 08.02.2019 Label: Nuclear Blast Records   Beast in Black was originally known for being Anton Kabanen's new band after...

Artist: Within Temptation Album: Resist Release: 01.02.2019 Label: Spinefarm, Vertigo   Within Temptation has been on a bumpy ride in the last few years. With their last album, Hydra, coming out...

Artist: Frosttide Album: Decedents EP Release: 18.05.2018 / 20.11.2018 (remixed & remastered) Label: self-published   Frosttide has been ready and willing to be on the metal scene's radar again...

Artist: Arion Album: Life is Not Beautiful Released: 19.10.2018 Label: Ranka Kustannus   Among the best of the Finnish up-and-comers these days is a power metal band called Arion; a...

Artist: Seventh Wonder Album: Tiara Release: 12.10.2018 Label: Frontiers   Fans of Tommy Karevik and the band he was known for before his Kamelot days have been waiting for a...

Artist: Lucifer Album: Lucifer II Release: 06.07.2018 Label: Century Media   Countless bands in the past (Led Zeppelin, Queen, Van Halen etc.) titled their early albums chronologically with Roman...