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REVIEW: Maschine – Naturalis (Musicalypse Archive)

British progressive rock/metal band MASCHINE is a new name to me, although they've got one record, "Rubidium" (2013), under their belts already. Their new...

REVIEW: Metallica – Hardwired… to Self-Destruct (Musicalypse Archive)

Like many of our dear readers, my courtship with heavy metal music started in my early teens with no doubt the same two or...

REVIEW: In Flames – Battles (Musicalypse Archive)

IN FLAMES, much like SONATA ARCTICA, have seen a great deal of rising and falling in their popularity of late, with fans largely divided...

REVIEW: Trees of Eternity – Hour of the Nightengale (Musicalypse Archive)

Death is not an unfamiliar topic for the vast majority of metal bands, as most of them handle the subject in at least one...

REVIEW: Taylor Davis – Odyssey (Musicalypse Archive)

Popular YouTube violinist Taylor Davis is back with yet another album. October 28th, 2016, marked the release of "Odyssey," this time comprised entirely of...

REVIEW: Dark Tranquillity – Atoma (Musicalypse Archive)

I still remember it as if it were yesterday: about 9 years ago, I had received a bunch of DARK TRANQUILLITY songs to listen...

REVIEW: Riverside – Eye of the Soundscape (Musicalypse Archive)

Arguably one of the greatest progressive rock bands of the 21st century, RIVERSIDE faced a tragedy earlier this year when founding member Piotr Grudziński...

REVIEW: Forever Still – Tied Down (Musicalypse Archive)

Who are FOREVER STILL, you may be asking yourselves. This Danish duo came onto our radar after we were poking around to find out...

REVIEW: Sonata Arctica – The Ninth Hour (Musicalypse Archive)

When mentioned to a crowd, SONATA ARCTICA is liable to elicit a variety of reactions, but it's hard to deny that they are an...

REVIEW: John Wesley – a way you’ll never be (Musicalypse Archive)

John Wesley is known to most prog fans as a sideman, having worked as MARILLION's guitar tech, Fish's songwriting partner and guitarist, and most...

REVIEW: Opeth – Sorceress (Musicalypse Archive)

OPETH's recent releases have been rather polarizing in the metal community. I had no problem at all with the stylistic change on "Heritage" (2011),...

REVIEW: Epica – The Holographic Principle (Musicalypse Archive)

There can be no denying that EPICA has a huge fanbase, nor that they deserve it. With their bombastic sound, strong vocalists, talented instrumentalists,...

REVIEW: Blind Channel – Revolutions (Musicalypse Archive)

BLIND CHANNEL, in the span of a few months, has quickly become one of my favorite live acts. How painful is it then that...

REVIEW: Insomnium – Winter’s Gate (Musicalypse Archive)

These days, INSOMNIUM is one of those bands that hardly needs to be introduced to metal audiences. Ever since their debut in 2002, this...

REVIEW: Kansas – The Prelude Implicit (Musicalypse Archive)

KANSAS has never been a massive name in Finland, and I’ve only heard ”Carry On Wayward Son” on the radio once or twice. However,...

REVIEW: Devin Townsend Project – Transcendence (Musicalypse Archive)

Few things in the world these days get me more excited than a new release by Devin Townsend, who, in the span of about...

REVIEW: Psychework – The Dragon’s Year (Musicalypse Archive)

There has been a lot of excitement buzzing around about the new PSYCHEWORK album, because it marks the official comeback of the much-beloved Antony...

REVIEW: Witherscape – The Northern Sanctuary (Musicalypse Archive)

Progressive death metal duo WITHERSCAPE’s debut album, "The Inheritance" (2013), was my introduction to the wonderful world of the multi-talented Dan Swanö, whose projects...

REVIEW: Fates Warning – Theories of Flight (Musicalypse Archive)

Progressive metal pioneers FATES WARNING started enriching my record collection around the time their previous album, "Darkness in a Different Light" (2013), came out....

REVIEW: Ayreon – The Theater Equation (Musicalypse Archive)

It is time! Ever since I made the trip to Rotterdam with a friend back in September 2015 to see The Theater Equation, I've...