Finnish heavy metal

Amorphis - Under the Red Cloud (Nuclear Blast)

Solid. Reliable. Amorphis.
Release Date: 
3 Sep 2015 - 11:30pm

At the end of the day, if you’ve heard an Amorphis album – especially a latterday Amorphis album – before, then you know what you’re in for on Under the Red Cloud almost d

Burning Point- Burning Point (AFM Records)

Burning Point’s melodies will burn deep into your skull…
Release Date: 
7 Jul 2015 (All day)

It is clear right from the first listen that Burning Point's Burning Point is not the kind of album that will wilt to an afterthought in the vast genre o

Dark Sarah - Behind the Black Veil (Inner Wound Recordings)

Pompous, symphonic, overblown... WONDERFUL!

Dark Sarah, as the project’s informative press blurb informs me,  is the new project from Heidi Parviainen (formerly of Amberian Dawn).

Nightwish - Endless Forms Most Beautiful (Nuclear Blast)

Just as Icarus strained too hard for immortality...
Release Date: 
30 Mar 2015 - 11:30pm

What’s your favourite era of Nightwish? Are you a Tarja person? Too much of an ice queen for you?

Ensiferum - One Man Army (Metal Blade)

Something of a new beginning...
Release Date: 
23 Feb 2015 (All day)

This is the album I have been looking forward to all year, in fact since Ensiferum first announced the initial details of this, their sixth full length studio album.

Apocalyptica: Shadowmakers

"I was like, ok I sort of know this sound, but this band sounds too good!!"

“We are totally at the opposite ends of the world right now Carrie!

Battle Beast - Unholy Savior (Nuclear Blast)

The Beast is back!
Release Date: 
9 Jan 2015 (All day)

Powermad Finns Battle Beast are back and, it has to be said, sounding better than ever. Unholy Savior is their third full-length effort and, after the disappointment of se

Amberian Dawn - Magic Forest (Napalm Records)

Yes, it sounds like you know who.. But who cares?
Release Date: 
27 Jun 2014 (All day)

Finns Amberian Dawn make all the right moves on Magic Forest, which by my calculations is their sixth full length offering since forming in in 2006.

Lost Society - Terror Hungry (Nuclear Blast)

Pleasant to listen to, but ultimately pointless...
Release Date: 
3 Apr 2014 - 11:30pm

“Attention! Attention! The world has become infected with high levels of alcohol!”

Evilnight - Storyhymns of Filth (Hells Headbangers Tape)

Furious Finnish filth...
Release Date: 
30 Mar 2014 - 11:30pm

Lovely. Ten tracks, ten fully formed, stinking slabs of furious thrash, yet clocking in at under twenty five minutes. This is what I like to hear.