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Release date: 1997
Style: Heavy metal, Power metal


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01. Swamp Castle Overture
02. Nightmare
03. Playing With Fire
04. Magic
05. Turned To Stone
06. The Clown Is Dead
07. Prisoners Of The Sea
08. Light In The Sky
09. The Eyes Of The Lost

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Axel Rudi Pell - guitars
Jeff Scott Soto - vocals
Jörg Michael - drums
Volker Krawczak - bass
Christian Wolff - keyboards

Additional info
Label: Steamhammer/SPV

Produced by Axel Rudi Pell & Ulli Pösselt.

Guest review by
Baz Anderson

Axel Rudi Pell seems to be somewhat of an "unsung hero" in the eyes of many people - the people that know his music, even though he would say otherwise himself, as he is a very modest person.
His solo band going now for over seventeen years and still seems to be somewhat unknown to many metallers.

Axel Rudi Pell doesn't play the most technical and complicated music ever. (Even though some is rather complicated) His style is more of one with a very strong melody and quite traditional and mature sounding.

published 12.11.2006 | Comments (5)

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CakeTrolley - 05.07.2016 at 22:57  
Rating: 8 Last album with Soto on vocals. Axel Rudi Pell had a good streak during this period and this is defiantly one of the best ones. There's a drop in quality at song 6 and 7 and all the solos blows, but the rest of the album is really good. The title track got this overly catchy chorus (it sticks for days!) and the tracks Nightmare, Turned To Stone and Playing With Fire does offer some great fast riffing. Light In The Sky is also one of his best ballads.

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