Finnish progressive metal giants Amorphis have been a much requested act by many (myself included) for many years now. This year finally the marks the Finn’s first visit to Ireland in their 20+ year long career. Tonight they’re supporting their 12th album, the phenomenal Under the Red Cloud, alongside their classic tracks.
It’s that time of year when we take a look back at all the great music 2015 as given us. Here is my personal top 10 albums released during the year, some are from my favourite bands, debut albums or even new discoveries I’ve made.
Playing a single large arena show rather than touring the country was a risky move but it seems to have paid off for symphonic metal giants Nightwish. Not only are they the first Finnish band to play in Wembley Arena but they’ve also managed the amazing feat of selling out the 12,000 capacity venue.
Under the Red Cloud is the 12th album from progressive rock/metal group Amorphis. Combining their recent Joutsen-era sound with hints of past works, like Elegy and Tales from the Thousand Lakes, it’s their strong album since 2009’s Skyforger. From the oriental folk sounds of “Death of a King” to the more light hearted “Sacrifice” and…