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Release date: 4 September 1999
Style: Power metal

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8.7 | 694 votes

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01. Blank File
02. My Land
03. 8th Commandment
04. Replica
05. Kingdom For A Heart
06. Fullmoon
07. Letter To Dana
08. Unopened
09. Picturing The Past
10. Destruction Preventer
11. Mary-Lou [Japanese bonus]
12. Letter To Dana (Returned To Sender) [2008 remaster bonus]

Top 20 albums of 1999: 15

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Additional info
Recorded at Tico Tico Studio, by Ahti Kortelainen.
Mixed by Mikko Karmila at Finnvox Studios and mastered by Mika Jussila at Finnvox Studios.

Staff review by
Demonic Tutor

Rating:
8.8
Hailing from Finland, Sonata Arctica was one of the revelations of the year 1999 . The young band played very fast tempo melodies , enhanced by splendid keyboards and breathtaking guitar lines. "Ecliptica" was their first full-length album and was the beginning of the arctic phenomenon.

The first thing that comes to my mind is that more than the musical performance shown throughout the entire album, the most important aspect of "Ecliptica" is the songs themselves. Every track on that album is catchy as it can be, the choruses are grand, the solos fantastic and innovative, even the vocals rule. I mean, anyone who listened to that album at some point has to remember at least two or three songs of "Ecliptica" nowadays, and that without being necessary a fan of the band.

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published 01.10.2003 | Comments (18)

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BeastOfMetal456 - 20.08.2011 at 15:04  
  Good album, too cheesy for me though.
LordHypnos - 02.10.2012 at 01:40  
Rating: 9
Written by Guest on 24.06.2012 at 04:48

Cheesy power metal at best!

Cheesy? I don't see it that way...
JÄY - 02.10.2012 at 08:36  
 
Written by LordHypnos on 02.10.2012 at 01:40

Cheesy? I don't see it that way...

Well, there's your problem.....You can't listen with your eyes
LordHypnos - 02.10.2012 at 13:32  
Rating: 9
Written by JÄY on 02.10.2012 at 08:36

Written by LordHypnos on 02.10.2012 at 01:40

Cheesy? I don't see it that way...

Well, there's your problem.....You can't listen with your eyes

You know what I meant.
JÄY - 02.10.2012 at 23:04  
 
Written by LordHypnos on 02.10.2012 at 13:32

Written by JÄY on 02.10.2012 at 08:36

Written by LordHypnos on 02.10.2012 at 01:40

Cheesy? I don't see it that way...

Well, there's your problem.....You can't listen with your eyes

You know what I meant.

....that's true
Aristarchos - 28.02.2013 at 19:13  
Rating: 8 Found this album quite late and was surprised I was still able to discover a power metal that was great.
Lião - 29.04.2013 at 09:24  
  If this album could be described in only a single word...? Masterpiece. Every riff, beat and cheesy power metal screams are just perfect, from the first drum beats of Blank File, through the catchy speed, addded with the powerfull Tony vocal habilities in the ballads, is magnific. A trip into the cheesy world of power metal, and certainly the album that best defines the genre, in my opinion. It's sad that everything after it changed. Well, let's replay this album on and on... and at least we have the demo tapes. Neverthless, a masterpiece.
pipis - 24.04.2014 at 20:35  
  Horrible disk !!!

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