Album Review

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: 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...

Dark Helsinki is back in action, bringing Gothic music treasures to Helsinki. It's been a while since their last show, but fear not, this...

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: 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...

Artist: The Night Flight Orchestra Album: Sometimes the World Ain't Enough Release: 29.06.2018 Label: Nuclear Blast   In a surprise move and despite its members' other musical endeavors, classic...

Artist: Paradise Lost Album: Believe in Nothing (Remixed & Remastered) Release: 29.06.2018 Label: Nuclear Blast   Paradise Lost continue their series of album reissues from their experimental Gothic synth...

Artist: Fates Warning Album: Live Over Europe Release: 29.06.2018 Label: Inside Out Music   Live releases are an endangered species in the ever-changing music industry, but much to the...

Artist: Lunatic Soul Album: Under the Fragmented Sky Release: 08.06.2018 (Finland) Label: Kscope   Following last year's excellent Fractured, Riverside mainman Mariusz Duda's solo project Lunatic Soul returns with a...

Artisti: Lunatic Soul Albumi: Under the Fragmented Sky Julkaisupäivä: 08.06.2018 (Suomi) Levy-yhtiö: Kscope   Viime vuonna julkaistun erinomaisen Fracturedin jälkeen Riverside-nokkamies Mariusz Dudan sooloprojekti Lunatic Soul palaa kyseiseltä albumilta ylijääneistä...

Artist: At the Gates Album: To Drink from the Night Itself Release: 18.05.2018 Label: Century Media Records   At the Gates is known far and wide as one of the...

Artist: Bruce Dickinson Album: Accident of Birth Release: 14.05.1997 Label: CMC International   How many instances can you think of where an artist left their established, secure place in the...

Artist: Kamelot Album: The Shadow Theory Release: 06.04.2018 Label: Napalm Records   Kamelot are known for many things, like big sound, gorgeous vocals, and frequent use of...

Artist: Fear of Domination Album: Metanoia Release: 04.05.2018 Label: Ranka Kustannus   Fear of Domination is releasing their fifth studio album, Metanoia, which - according to Dictionary.com - means a transformative...

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...