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REVIEW: Nightwish – Vehicle of Spirit (Musicalypse Archive)

It's always a good day when you go outside and find a NIGHTWISH demo in your mailbox. I hadn't been expecting to do another...

REVIEW: Machinae Supremacy – Into the Night World (Musicalypse Archive)

It should come as no surprise that I am a huge fan of MACHINAE SUPREMACY. I am one of those new-age fans who joined...

REVIEW: Leprous – Live at Rockefeller Hall (Musicalypse Archive)

Like many, I first heard of the Norwegian prog metal group LEPROUS when they were acting as Ihsahn's backing band; Ihsahn of course having...

REVIEW: Sabaton – The Last Stand (Musicalypse Archive)

SABATON. The great divide on this band never fails to amaze me. People either really love these guys, or strongly detest them. As per...

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...