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REVIEW: Ensiferum – Two Paths (Musicalypse Archive)

It's been a mere 2 years since ENSIFERUM's last release, "One Man Army" (2015), but it's time once again for these Viking metal Finns to...

REVIEW: Blackcurrent – EP: Homicide

Citizens of Finnish city Vantaa often have to deal with the ground to be rumbled by the close vicinity of the airport. It seems...

REVIEW: Die Apokalyptischen Reiter – Der Rote Reiter

When the last tones of "Wir Sind Zurück" hit my speakers, I hear the final words of the lyrics: "Seid ihr bereit?" Fuchs sings (translation: Are...

REVIEW: Force Majeure – Rise of Starlit Fires (Musicalypse Archive)

As has been rather common this year already, today we introduce yet another band whose latest album features a change in line-up. FORCE MAJEURE...

REVIEW: Blind Hen – EP: Life

Blind Hen, a relatively young band hailing from the South of Finland is definitely one of those bands with a very promising future ahead....

REVIEW: Paradise Lost – Medusa (Musicalypse Archive)

I've been a fan of Gothic doom pioneers PARADISE LOST for about 7 years now. Their discography is one of the most interesting in...

REVIEW: Eluveitie – Evocation II – Pantheon

Imagine living in Switzerland from about 500 B.C. to A.D. 400, where a Celtic tribe named the Helvetians settled in the land of the...

REVIEW: Leprous – Malina (Musicalypse Archive)

Ever since I joined this site, we've been keeping a close eye on LEPROUS. The melancholic Norwegian prog metal group has been busy touring...

REVIEW: Accept – The Rise of Chaos

After a long hiatus in 2009, Mark Tornillo joined German titans of Accept as a vocalist. In 2014 guitarist Herman Frank and Stefan Schwarzmann...

REVIEW: The Haunted – Strength in Numbers (Musicalypse Archive)

I've been a fan of THE HAUNTED (without knowing it) since I heard "Dark Intentions," the legendary intro track from "...Made Me Do It"...

REVIEW: Edguy – Monuments

In 1992 Tobias Sammet and friends decided to name their band after their mathematics teacher, leading to founding Edguy. The band became an immediate...

REVIEW: Eluveitie – Evocation II: Pantheon (Musicalypse Archive)

The time has come! ELUVEITIE had what seemed to be a rather rough division in members last year, resulting in the formation of CELLAR...

REVIEW: Heroes Don't Ask Why – Heroes Don't Ask Why

Arising from what was then still a dark cloud in 2015, Heroes Don't Ask Why rose to existence in Kokkola and is our next...

REVIEW: Crimfall – Amain (Musicalypse Archive)

CRIMFALL has been fairly quiet since their 2011 album, "The Writ of Sword," with the odd tour date here-and-there. Now it seems they're back with...

REVIEW: Hamartia – EP: Ílios

Finnish band Hamartia from Tampere hands a very powerful debut EP "Ílios" with a lot of depth, which they released in July 2016. The...

REVIEW: Nicumo – Storms Arise

Northern Finland is home to a new genre: Melancholic metal. What is that, you may ask? A genre used to describe the music Finnish...

REVIEW: Junktone – EP: Junkrock

Meet Junktone, established in 2016 in Tampere. Put 5 experienced players together in a band who bring a mixture of metal, '90s Seattle grunge,...

REVIEW: Shaman’s Harvest – Red Hands Black Deeds (Musicalypse Archive)

This album showed up in the mail a few weeks ago, and has been sitting on my desk ever since. I've never heard of...

REVIEW: Wintersun – The Forest Seasons (Musicalypse Archive)

And so the climax of WINTERSUN's controversy is finally upon us! For those of you who are late to the party, WINTERSUN has been...

REVIEW: Cellar Darling – This is the Sound (Musicalypse Archive)

Let me be frank - I've been terrified to listen to this album. I really like CELLAR DARLING. I like Anna Murphy, I like...