Album Review

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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...

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: 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...