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Symphony of Enchanted Lands

a Studio release
by
Rhapsody Of Fire

Release Year: 1998

Date Label Catalog # Comments
Added To Proggnosis Database on: 3/2/2001 12:00:00 AM
Entry Last Updated on: 9/18/2011 11:26:00 PM by: Rob
  1. Epicus Furor (1:14)
  2. Emerald Sword (4:21)
  3. Wisdom of the King (4:28)
  4. Heroes of the Lost Valley (2:04)
  5. Eternal Glory (7:29)
  6. Beyond the Gate of Infinity (7:23)
  7. Wings of Destiny (4:28)
  8. The Dark Tower of Abyss (6:46)
  9. Riding the Winds of Eternity (4:13)
  10. Symphony of Enchanted Land (13:16)
Alexandro Lotta
Bass
Alex Staropoli
Keyboards
Fabio Lione
Vocals
Luca Turilli
Guitars
Danielle
Drums

Reviewed by Nuno on 01 Dec 2000


No doubt these Italian guys were influenced by old Helloween, Stratovarius and Gamma Ray, but then they added a little of their own: Fantasy lyrics and a Medieval feeling that revives your youth imagination of lands with dragons and wizards.
The excellent keyboards are the key to that Medieval touch, well seconded by the technical excelence of the guitar riffs. These elements have puted this group as one of the most inovative in recent metal.
The standard base is power metal: fast, tecnhical and very melodical.
If you are feeling down, no doubt this will be your sountrack to cheer up. Just a warning: dont listen to this if you are on the wheels, you'll find yourself speeding up just to keep up with the music...
There are no weak songs here, all is good and coherent with the story line...yes, this could be the score to a DragonHeart sequel...
I believe that track 8 is a monument to prog metal and for music itself...but this is just my opinion and this cd was one of the records that stayed longer in my playing list of all times...
Rating (from 1-5) 5 stars , without a doubt in my mind.