Serenity - Death & Legacy


7.9 | 102 votes |
Release date: 25 February 2011
Style: Symphonic power metal

Owners:

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25 want it


01. Set Sail To… (Intro)
02. New Horizons
03. The Chevalier [feat. Pilar "Ailyn" Giménez García]
04. Far From Home
05. Heavenly Mission
06. Prayer (Interlude) [feat. Pilar "Ailyn" Giménez García]
07. State Of Siege
08. Changing Fate [feat. Amanda Somerville]
09. When Canvas Starts To Burn
10. Serenade Of Flames [feat. Charlotte Wessels]
11. Youngest Of Widows [Limited Digipack bonus]
12. Below Eastern Skies (Interlude)
13. Beyond Desert Sands
14. To India's Shores [Limited Digipack bonus]
15. Lament (Interlude)
16. My Legacy

Line-up
Georg Neuhauser - vocals
Mario Hirzinger - keyboards
Thomas Buchberger - guitar, bass
Andreas Schipflinger - drums

Additional musicians
Pilar "Ailyn" Giménez García - vocals
Amanda Somerville - vocals
Charlotte Wessels - vocals
Oliver Philipps - orchestration, additional keyboards, additional piano

Additional info
The limited digipak edition contains 2 bonus tracks:

11. Youngest of Widows (04:08)
14. To India's Shores (04:34)

Asian/Japan edition contain besides the 2 bonus tracks the following and exclusive bonus track:

17. Guiding Light (Re-Recorded) (07:07)

Music & lyrics by Thomas Buchberger, Mario Hirzinger & Georg Neuhauser
Below Eastern Skies" written and performed by Lanvall (published by Copyright Control)

Produced by Oliver Philipps, Jan Vacik, Thomas Buchberger & Georg Neuhauser
Drum recordings by Jan Vacik at Dreamsound Studios
Choir arrangements and recordings by Lanvall at Farpoint Station Studios
Lead vocal recordings by Oliver Philips at Olibär's Bastelecke and Lanvall at Farpoint Station Studios
Guitar & bass recordings, drum editing, additional editing & preproduction by Thomas Buchberger at SERENITY HEADQUARTERS

Orchestration and additional keyboards/pianos by Oliver Philipps
All backing vocals & choirs performed by Georg Neuhauser
All bass guitars performed by Thomas Buchberger

Female vocals on "The Chevalier" & "Prayer" by Ailyn from SIRENIA, appears courtesy of Nuclear Blast Records, recorded by Jan Vacik at Dreamsound Studios (www.dreamsound-studios.de)

Female vocals on "Changing Fate" by Amanda Somerville (AVANTASIA, EPICA, KISKE), recorded by Amanda Somerville at Eternia Studios

Female vocals on "Serenade of Flames" by Charlotte Wessels from DELAIN, appears courtesy of Roadrunner Records, recorded by Oliver Philipps at Olibär's Bastelecke

"Lament" translated by Domenica Barbaro, performed by Fabio D'Amore, recorded by Fabio D'Amore at Artesonika Studios

Mix and mastering by Jan Vacik at Dreamsound Studio
Special thanx to Dejan Djukovic and Florian Albert

All photos & artworks by Stefan Heilemann, (www.heilemania.de) based on a concept by Thomas Buchberger & Georg Neuhauser
Cover artwork model Arthemis Maskenbild
Additional photos (www.shutterstock.com),
(www.4mengroup.com)

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24.02.2011 - 13:50
Rating: 8
rasto
Super album,vote 9
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25.02.2011 - 22:08
Rating: 10
Fred
It's a shame the album has such a low voting.
It deserves no less than 8 to 8.5 that's why my 10 is due to lift it up.
I've never heard of this band before. This album has totally amazed me.
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26.02.2011 - 00:43
Rating: 7
Luneth
Quite disappointing. Removal of their bassist makes this pretty standard symphonic/power metal. Guitars are incredibly boring, dull riffs, uninspired solo's and just general heavy progressions. Vocals are good as always, but I do feel that the vocalist is lost on this band, very epic vocals, was thinking of Heri Joensen while listening to 'New Horizons'. Overall, I don't think this album deserves anything above an 8, not as good as Fallen Sanctuary.
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Apocalypse, X-Men
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26.02.2011 - 08:23
renai
The cover looks great alone
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28.02.2011 - 14:13
Rating: 8
Angel_Lament
Very good album, it definitly deserves more than this rating...
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02.03.2011 - 02:14
Rating: 4
Enemy of Reality
This is quite bad i'm afraid. I love their first record, the second was a fine sequel, but this is pure shit.
All too symphonic, drowned in cheesy keys, the vocal are awful, the cover reminds me of something taken from WOW.
But the biggest problem is the adoration these guys have with Kamelot. In the first album, and also in FS, the were able to hide this influence with great choruses and guitar riffs, but here they just don't try to hide it anymore.
"Hey, we are Serenity, and our most beloved band is Kamelot".
Man, look at those track titles and go check Kamelot's tracklists: there's the "desert" song, the "arabia" song, the "lament" song, the "serenade" song....ffffuuuuuuuuu ahahahah
The guests in the record don't add anything but good looks of pretty girls, and the video for The Chevalier is the worst thing i've ever seen in metal, not even Bewitched and The Call of the Wintermoon are this bad.
Sorry, i used to love these guys in the first record but Death & Legacy is just BAD.
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04.03.2011 - 00:56
Rating: 9
Malaghost
Written by Enemy of Reality on 02.03.2011 at 02:14

This is quite bad i'm afraid. I love their first record, the second was a fine sequel, but this is pure shit.
All too symphonic, drowned in cheesy keys, the vocal are awful, the cover reminds me of something taken from WOW.
But the biggest problem is the adoration these guys have with Kamelot. In the first album, and also in FS, the were able to hide this influence with great choruses and guitar riffs, but here they just don't try to hide it anymore.
"Hey, we are Serenity, and our most beloved band is Kamelot".
Man, look at those track titles and go check Kamelot's tracklists: there's the "desert" song, the "arabia" song, the "lament" song, the "serenade" song....ffffuuuuuuuuu ahahahah
The guests in the record don't add anything but good looks of pretty girls, and the video for The Chevalier is the worst thing i've ever seen in metal, not even Bewitched and The Call of the Wintermoon are this bad.
Sorry, i used to love these guys in the first record but Death & Legacy is just BAD.


At first, who gives a f*ck about their fascination with Kamelot. Maybe only you.
Second, some people just don't recognize good music, when they hear it and they stick with their biases along the listening. And I'm afraid it's your case. This album isn't BAD. It's actually pretty good. And your fine observations about The Chevalier are just ridiculous, go puke somewhere else dude.
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04.03.2011 - 01:12
Rating: 4
Enemy of Reality
Wow! Are you mad fanboy? Take another Death & Legacy dose, it will sure calm you down...:lol:
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04.03.2011 - 02:23
Rating: 7
R'Vannith
ghedengi
The theme for the album is admirable to say the least...
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04.03.2011 - 13:14
Rating: 7
The Shape 1973
Bit disappointed at the moment. Listened to it a couple of times and nothing stands out like the second album.
The guitars sound great, especially the solos, but the catchy song hooks are missing. More listens might bring them out.

Can't see any problem with being fans of Kamelot. Can't hear the comparison though, similar genre, but not a copycat. Sounds more like Thy Majestie or Dark Moor.

The next album needs beefing up a bit, turn up the aggression from a 2 to a 5/10 maybe.
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RIP NFFC
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04.03.2011 - 17:47
Rating: 9
Malaghost
Written by Enemy of Reality on 04.03.2011 at 01:12

Wow! Are you mad fanboy? Take another Death & Legacy dose, it will sure calm you down...:lol:


Not a mad fanboy, just tired of reading such a long sh*t you wrote about something you obviously don't like.
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16.03.2011 - 01:39
mitch3043
Listening to the album now as I type this message. Just bought (downloaded) my copy today and must say I cannot stop listening to it. Yes, it is different from the other albums in many ways, but I for one applaud any band, musician, performer, willing to stretch his/her/their boundaries while staying true to their roots - which is what I believe the band has done here. Excellent album in my opinion. The best ever? No... the Bay City Rollers will always claim that title............... KIDDING! Seriously, I do not find this disappointing at all. I if I want to hear the same thing from the band I'll listen to their previous recordings. This band is too good to sit on it's laurels and not progress and try new and varied themes. Besides.... whoever would have thought that a metal album would be a great history lesson at the same time! I think its fun trying to figure out which historical figure is being references in each song. Some are obvious, some not and that makes the album all the more intriguing!
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24.03.2011 - 23:32
Rating: 8
Bubble
It's a good one! is faster than "Fallen Sanctuary" - a full 8 from me!
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13.07.2011 - 17:18
Rating: 6
Eruntano
Written by Malaghost on 04.03.2011 at 17:47

Written by Enemy of Reality on 04.03.2011 at 01:12

Wow! Are you mad fanboy? Take another Death & Legacy dose, it will sure calm you down...:lol:


Not a mad fanboy, just tired of reading such a long sh*t you wrote about something you obviously don't like.


Don't be so oversensitive to critics, it's childish.
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20.07.2011 - 15:05
Rating: 6
SceneryOfLoss
Much weaker than the previous albums.
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