Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography


Psychedelic/Space Rock • Germany

From, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Arilyn picture
Arilyn biography
After the split up of their former band desperation, Christian, Jürgen and Christof decided to go on and build up a new band. In 1999 a person called Jürgen Moßgraber contacted them, because he had read in a local newspaper that the band was looking for a keyboard player. With Jürgen's keyboardsound, the face of the music turned from normal rock to space-rock.

After some time of writing new songs, the band decided that Christian should also do the job of the bass player because they found no one to complete the line up. That was the new band called ARILYN. After a good year 2001, they could record a complete album in Christians new founded recording-studio in Ludwigshafen. So the work on "Tomorrow Never Comes", their first longplayer, began. In January 2002 a record label from Heidelberg got very interested in their music and after hearing the master-cd, Quixote-Music gave them their first record deal.

ARILYN Videos (YouTube and more)

Showing only random 3 | Search and add more videos to ARILYN

Buy ARILYN Music

ARILYN discography

Ordered by release date | Showing ratings (top albums) | Help to complete the discography and add albums

ARILYN top albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

3.00 | 5 ratings
Tomorrow Never Comes
2.27 | 7 ratings
Virtual Reality
3.30 | 9 ratings
Alter Ego
2.75 | 8 ratings
Shadows Of The Past
2.75 | 4 ratings
A Stripped Down Journey
3.20 | 5 ratings

ARILYN Live Albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

ARILYN Videos (DVD, Blu-ray, VHS etc)

0.00 | 0 ratings
Live in England

ARILYN Boxset & Compilations (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

ARILYN Official Singles, EPs, Fan Club & Promo (CD, EP/LP, MC, Digital Media Download)

ARILYN Reviews

Showing last 10 reviews only
 Alter Ego by ARILYN album cover Studio Album, 2007
3.30 | 9 ratings

Alter Ego
Arilyn Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by Windhawk
Special Collaborator Honorary Collaborator

3 stars This third release from German band Arilyn sure has some unique elements to it, although the commercial aspect of this music may not be the world's greatest.

Mixing influences from neo-prog as well as electronica pioneers such as Tangerine Dream in the use of synths, commercial rock hooks like ones made by fellow Germans Sylvan with distinct influences from progressive metal, and adding some space rock elements to the mix the tunes here - apart from the ballads - are highly intriguing and fascinating stuff. Hard to classify as such - but interesting.

Slightly weak vocals and some rather plain ballads are the sole negative aspects here; and an album worth checking out by fans of melodic rock with lots of synths and slight progressive metal influences. Personal highlights: When Worlds Collide, Alter Ego - both of them top notch tunes.

 Alter Ego by ARILYN album cover Studio Album, 2007
3.30 | 9 ratings

Alter Ego
Arilyn Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by beebs

4 stars Hard to peg this band, thus part of the reason I'm rating this CD with 4 stars. In a musical world of so much neo-prog and progressive metal (read: "DT"-influenced), this comes as a breath of fresh air. The tunes are very well-crafted, crunchy (ala Presto Ballet) and have lots of good synth work. The band hails from Germany, but I don't know much beyond that. Still, I recommend this release highly. Definitely for fans of bands like Sylvan, Riverside and Presto Ballet. I doubt you'll be disappointed.
 Virtual Reality by ARILYN album cover Studio Album, 2005
2.27 | 7 ratings

Virtual Reality
Arilyn Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by Mellotron Storm
Prog Reviewer

2 stars This is ARILYN's second release. Their first record was in the Spacerock genre while on this one "Virtual Reality" they have changed styles completly. Now they have more in common with fellow German's SYLVAN who they have perhaps tried to emulate.

"Beta" is a short 47 second song with spacey synths and a monologue. This appears to be a nod to the past before they get into the Neo-Prog style they have now embraced. "Chaos" is perhaps the best song on the record. With a good contrast between the vocal lines with synths and drums, and the uptempo, heavy instrumental passages. The guitar 5 minutes in is great. "Rise "N" Sorrow" has some variety and a good low end sound with guitar and bass. As well as a relaxed sound with keys. Some strange vocals too.

"Reality" is a mid paced song with vocals and drums leading the way. Lots of sax that I usually like but not here, it just doesn't sound right. This is a good catchy tune though. "Run" is dominated by keys and drums. Some minor riffing as well. "Fall From Here" has some more sax but the intense vocals are the focus. "Unreal" starts slowly before it becomes an uptempo tune. "Break Out" is a radio friendly song that is very commercial sounding. "Time Went Backwards" has a lot of synths and the instrumental interlude is good. "Virtual Reality" the title track is a ballad. "Encourage Me" just doesn't work for me.

This really sounds like music I would hear on the radio. Very commercial, radio friendly songs for the most part. The singer is good but no where as good as the singer for SYLVAN who he slightly reminds me of. Maybe it's my taste in music more then anything else. I can't recommend this album, fans only.

Thanks to ProgLucky for the artist addition.

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: — jazz music reviews and archives | — metal music reviews and archives

Donate monthly and keep PA fast-loading and ad-free forever.