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(2010) Machinae Supremacy – A View from the End of the World: Anniversary Special (Musicalypse Archive)

When I think about perfect albums, the first one that comes to mind that I'm very happy to listen to whenever and wherever is...

(2010) Helloween – The Dark Ride: Anniversary Special (Musicalypse Archive)

When autumn rolls around, one of the best albums I can recommend putting on is HELLOWEEN's "The Dark Ride." While some people are big...

(2000) The Smashing Pumpkins – Machina/The Machines of Gods: Anniversary Special

At the turn of the millennia, the star of the undisputed heroes of 1990s teenage-angsty alt-rock, THE SMASHING PUMPKINS, had started to dim. The...

(2000) Deftones – White Pony: Anniversary Special

Twenty years ago, the mainstream metal climate favored somewhat peculiar vegetation with nu-metal being the buzzword of the day. While some of the genre's...

(2000) Linkin Park – Hybrid Theory: Anniversary Special

There is no album, in recent times, that is more influential but also more polarizing than LINKIN PARK’s classic “Hybrid Theory” (2000). Love it...

(2000) Nevermore – Dead Heart in a Dead World: Anniversary Special

With their roots in Seattle, the city of grunge, NEVERMORE was founded when the thrash/power metal act SANCTUARY was pressured by its record label...

(2000) Radiohead – Kid A: Anniversary Special

In 1997, the angst-riddled bunch, RADIOHEAD, released ”OK Computer,” the first in a series of landmark albums, which has later been tagged as the...

(1970) Black Sabbath – Paranoid: Anniversary Special

If the Earth didn't rumble when British heavy metal forefathers BLACK SABBATH released their debut effort, "Black Sabbath," it surely did when their sophomore...

(1990) Judas Priest – Painkiller: Anniversary special

In September 1990, legendary heavy metal singer Rob Halford took "going out with a bang" seriously by releasing "Painkiller" with JUDAS PRIEST. The album...

(1980) Yes – Drama: Anniversary Special

With a significant lineup change - singer Jon Anderson and keyboardist Rick Wakeman leaving the band and THE BUGGLES' very own vocalist Trevor Horn...

(2000) Nightwish – Wishmaster: Anniversary Special

Rivers of ink have flowed covering the fascinating topic that is NIGHTWISH and their brand of symphonic power metal that took the world by...

(1990) Depeche Mode – Violator: Anniversary Special

In the summer of 2017, I had the pleasure of attending a DEPECHE MODE concert during their Global Spirit Tour stop in Cluj-Napoca, Romania....

(2000) Killswitch Engage – Killswitch Engage: Anniversary special

In the late 1990’s, two bands named OVERCAST and AFTERSHOCK fell apart, and from their remains rose a new band named KILLSWITCH ENGAGE. The...

(2000) In Flames – Clayman: Anniversary special

In the year 2000, Swedish melodic death metal group IN FLAMES released a record named “Clayman” through Nuclear Blast Records. The album was their...

(2000) In Flames – Clayman: Anniversary Special (Musicalypse Archive)

Exactly 20 years ago, Gothenburg metallers IN FLAMES released their 5th full-length album, "Clayman." While the Swedes had already enjoyed moderate success in Europe...

(1970) Uriah Heep – Very ‘Eavy, Very ‘Umble: Anniversary special

Critics can often be mistaken and their quotes, forever, will be remembered by fans alike, combined with thoughts like oh boy, they couldn't be...

(2000) Bon Jovi – Crush: Anniversary Special

The album that gave the world the anthemic “It’s My Life,” but also the beautiful ballad “Thank You for Loving Me,” is turning 20...

(2000) HIM – Razorblade Romance: Anniversary Special

Love them or hate them, but love metal icon HIM was a staple of not only the Finnish metal scene but also of the...

(1970) Deep Purple – Deep Purple in Rock: Anniversary special

Two years ago, Deep Purple celebrated their 50th anniversary. Now they're soon to release a brand new studio album, "Whoosh!" There's no stopping DEEP...

(2000) Iron Maiden – Brave New World: Anniversary special (Musicalypse Archive)

Certain albums carry powerful nostalgic value. In 2000, IRON MAIDEN released an album titled after Aldous Huxley's classic dystopian novel of the same name...