Grave Digger - Rheingold

8.1 | 161 votes |
Release date: 26 May 2003
Style: Heavy metal


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01. The Ring (Overture)
02. Rheingold
03. Valhalla
04. Giants
05. Maidens Of War
06. Sword
07. Dragon
08. Liar
09. Murderer
10. Twilight Of The Gods
11. Hero [Limited Edition Digipak bonus]
12. Goodbye [Limited Edition Digipak bonus]
13. No Quarter [Led Zeppelin cover] [Japanese bonus]

Chris Boltendahl - vocals
Hans Peter Katzenburg - keyboards
Manni Schmidt - guitars
Stefan Arnold - drums
Jens Becker - bass

Session musicians
Thomas "Hacky" Hackmann - backing vocals
Olaf Senkbeil - backing vocals

Guest musicians
Michael Robert Rhein - vocals

Additional info
Recorded and mixed from October, 2002 to January, 2003 at Principal Studios in Senden, Münster, Germany.
Orchestral arrangements by Chris Boltendahl & H.P. Katzenburg.

Staff review by
Pierre Tombale
The latest output from my favourite german band is a concept album on the topic of the Ring of the Nibelungen myth. When I first heard and read about Rheingold I thought about another attempt of following the trend of metal + symphonic orchestra like Metallica and Scorpions did not too long ago, but my thought were mislead and it turned out to be different. The Grave Diggers rather got some inspiration by the compositions of Richard Wagner.

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15.01.2016 - 18:51
Rating: 8
Not quite as solid as the previous few records in my opinion, but this album still has some absolute bangers. The title track, "Valhalla" and the nicely written "Maidens of War" all proved that Grave Digger could still match some of the intensity found on their self-titled 2001 effort, even if the musicianship and originality seemed lacking this time round.
19.04.2018 - 14:46
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Tage Westerlund
I didn't like it only Valhalla was good song rest is well how to say, wrong way, age, degradation, new genres coming in, not good album.
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