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    Rhapsody of Fire - From Chaos to Eternity [Album Review]

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    Rhapsody of Fire - From Chaos to Eternity [Album Review]

    Post by DarkZX on Tue Nov 22, 2011 6:09 am

    From Chaos to Eternity by Rhapsody of Fire


    Reviewed by DarkZX on June 27th 2011

    Album Artwork:
    Genre - Melodic / Power Metal / Epic Metal / Narrative / Symphony / Classical

    Music Staff:


    Rhapsody of Fire
    Fabio Lione – Vocals
    Luca Turilli – Lead/rhythm guitar
    Tom Hess – Rhythm/lead guitar
    Alex Staropoli – Keyboards
    Patrice Guers – Bass
    Alex Holzwarth – Drums

    Others
    Christopher Lee - Narrator

    Introduction: Holy damn this band is talented. Incredibly surprisingly as well, this band rarely screams, the singer is really damn good. One of the few Italian/English bands that I have heard that I have ever enjoyed. It also has one of the best vocalists in this genre. I came across this band while doing a random search for new bands. I gotta say, this is one of the most talented bands I have heard in a while. They had to change their name three times due to copyright issues, but their music... They use fictionalized lyrics to tell amazing stories, which works out great. This album isn't just an album, it's an epic quest. Let's do a track by track review.

    Song Titles:

    No. Title Length

    1. "Ad Infinitum" - 1:30
    2. "From Chaos to Eternity" - 5:45
    3. "Tempesta di fuoco" ("Firestorm") - 4:48
    4. "Ghosts of Forgotten Worlds" - 5:35
    5. "Anima perduta" ("Lost Soul") - 4:46
    6. "Aeons of Raging Darkness" - 5:46
    7. "I Belong to the Stars" - 4:55
    8. "Tornado" - 4:57
    9. "Heroes of the Waterfalls' Kingdom" - 19:39

    Track 1: Ad Infinitum:
    A pretty awesome guitar intro with an amazing angellic chorus, leads directly into the title track From Chaos to Eternity.
    Track Rating: 8.3/10 (Very Good)

    Track 2: From Chaos to Eternity:
    One of the best tracks on the album, starts off with blistering guitar and then after a while goes into his vocals. There are mixes of guitar and keyboard solos throughout the song and it's amazing. But what really stands out is the amazing chorus, this band has an extreme talent for making amazing chorus music, they really can tell a story with their instruments and lyrics. One of the stand out tracks from the album.
    Track Rating: 9.2/10 (Amazing)

    Track 3: Tempesta di fuoco ("Firestorm"):
    Guitars.... All I can say is guitars... lots and lots of guitars. However, I feel this song lags behind the rest of the album in aspect. The vocals aren't as top notch as on the rest of the album. Still, a track worth checking out.
    Track Rating: 7.7/10 (Good)

    Track 4: Ghosts of Forgotten Worlds:
    Starts out with some of the best guitars on the album, then goes into a mixed acoustic / electric guitar solo with vocals, then it starts to pick up. This song has some of the best guitars on the entire album, it's a better version of Tempesta di fuoco. This song also combines some of the guitar solos with keyboard solos. Fabio's vocals are some of the finest in this song as well, the chorus's are epic as usual, they have that great angelic feel that this band has conveyed so far with this album.
    Track Rating: 9.3/10 (Amazing)

    Track 5: Anima perduta (Lost Soul):
    This song is one of the narrative musical masterpieces on the track. With a great mix of Italian singing with pianos, slow guitars and yet again, more amazing angel like chorus's. Listen if you want to hear a great story. Not much else though.
    Track Rating: 8.4/10 (Very Good)

    Track 6: Aeons of Raging Darkness:
    Incredible base solo, followed by blazing guitars, solos, and a whole assortment of extra instruments. However, I feel the only thing lagging behind in this song are Fabio's vocals. Also the drums are too harsh for the style of this song, along with the vocals as well. This song is rather generic because of that, however the guitars save the song from being generic.
    Track Rating: 7.4/10 (Good)

    Track 7: I Belong to the Stars:
    Another story like narrative similar to Anima perduta, except in english. It is heavier musically, but to be honest, I enjoyed Anima's instrumentals though. This song has some great keyboard / guitar solo mixes. If you want to hear amazing keyboard work, check this song out, you won't regret it.
    Track Rating: 7.5/10 (Good)

    Track 8: Tornado:
    Dueling violins, one of the best chorus's on the album, blistering guitar and drums, what more could you ask for? Better vocals, but that's it, the rest of this song is absolutely top notch. However, his vocals do pick up later in the song and save the song from having rather generic and bland vocals.
    Track Rating: 8.6/10 (Very Good)

    Track 9: Heroes of the Waterfalls' Kingdom:
    You may be thinking, what the hell, nearly 20 minutes? Are you high? No, i'm not, this is by far the best song on the album. It starts out with a narrative, acoustics, and soft singing in Italian and has narratives riddled throughout, accompanied with choruses, instruments, solos, and sections that sound like they were from an epic movie soundtrack. The whole song isn't in Italian, it's mostly just in the introduction during the singing. There are so many individual parts to this song I can't even begin to describe it. What really makes this sound stand out the most is the narrative. In combination with the instruments, it really tells one of the most amazing stories I have heard in a while. All I know is, this is one of the best songs I have ever heard, and is in my top songs list. I highly recommend this song for anyone who wants to hear an absolutely epic narrative song. Along with this, it just seems like this song had way more time put into it than the rest of the songs in the album, listen to it and I think you'll understand why. You'll get into it insanely quick, an amazing piece of art.
    Track Rating: 9.7/10 (Absolutely Amazing)

    Overall Album Rating:
    8.45 (Very Good)

    Final Words:
    This album was made to represent a physical and metaphysical journey through an ancient cosmic world. They succeeded, this is a great album, I hope they continue on the same path and continue their amazing story telling.


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