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Release date: 1999
Style: Symphonic power metal


8.5 | 192 votes


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01. To Magic Horizons
02. Black Dragon
03. Legend Of Steel
04. Lord Of The Winter Snow
05. Princess Aurora
06. The Ancient Forest Of Elves
07. Throne Of Ice
08. Where Heroes Lie
09. Warrior's Pride
10. Kings Of The Nordic Twilight

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An "artist" will usually take a break from his musical group to make a side project due to creative restrictions in the group. Luca Turilli is this "artist". After all he only writes all of Rhapsody's music and lyrics, besides the orchestration. King Of The Nordic Twilight was recorded after Symphony of Enchanted Lands was released to huge fanfare. Being a Rhapsody fan my expectations were pretty high for this album. You would think it would be something completely different and grand if he needed a creative departure. Instead you get a heavy dose of what seems like computer generated music. This album is made out of generic power metal formulas that would be used by Hammerfall, or Dragonforce even. The synths are used to generate your run-of-the-mill power metal atmosphere. The orchestration happens to take the same road. If you think that being the neoclassical virtuoso that Luca is, there would be some excellent guitar work normally not found in Rhapsody, think again. His guitar work is very watered down and his solos are half assed and uninspired.

published 05.08.2005 | Comments (16)

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Baz Anderson - 28.03.2010 at 18:16  
  Now I love Rhapsody, but for some reason I never wanted to give this a go.

Finally I have... and I think it's crap. It's such a watered down version of Rhapsody - not good at all.
Ellrohir - 28.03.2010 at 19:05  
  Imo it is so cheesy, that it is good i would give some lower 8

and it is definitely best job out of Turili's solos...
Baz Anderson - 29.03.2010 at 01:55  
  I don't have a problem with cheese... not at all...
The problem here is that the songs are crap, and the singer isn't very distinctive. This is just so average and unexciting that it is annoying.
Valaskjalf - 29.03.2010 at 04:41  
Rating: 7 Yeah looking back Id prolly give it a 6 also...I gave it a 7 because thats what I thought of it at the time of release. Not a patch on Rhapsody though..
Ellrohir - 29.03.2010 at 11:34  
  Legend Of Steel, The Ancient Forest Of Elves and Kings Of The Nordic Twilight are worth enough for me to listen to this album from time to time

and Warrior's Pride sounds like some Edguy ballad to me
mikeprado30 - 31.03.2015 at 06:27  
Rating: 9 Nice album, with a very nice vocal performing by Olaf Hayer

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