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Release date: 18 November 2011
Style: Symphonic power metal

Rating:

8.3 | 121 votes

Owners:

106 have it
35 want it


01. Ilmarion
02. Shadow Of The Mithril Mountains
03. The Tempest
04. A Thousand Towers White
05. Fire And Brimstone
06. At The Inn Of Eamon Bayle [Japanese bonus]
07. The Black Mare
08. Lady Of Goldenwood
09. Dûrnir's Forge
10. The Trials Of Mount Farnor
11. Throne Of Bones
12. Under The Grey Banner
13. Ivory Shores

Lyrics (13)


Additional info
This is the third part of the "Dragonland Chronicle" trilogy. Musical actor Fred Johanson will play the role of the antagonist, with all three singers from Amaranthe - Elize Ryd, Jake E. and Andy Solveström - also set to make appearances.

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Angel_Lament 2011: Most & Least Fav  | #8
Awesomesaurus TOP 20 RELEASES FOR 2011  | #13
Hellomaiden My Best Power Metal Albums 2011  | #14
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Luneth - 17.10.2010 at 20:41  
Rating: 7 Can't wait for this
Anibx - 26.10.2010 at 01:43  
Rating: 9 This had been a log wait
Jay the mighty - 18.04.2011 at 21:23  
Rating: 10 Im itchin for the return!
TimdeKW - 13.05.2011 at 10:01  
  Finally!! It has been far to long! Their last two albums are epic!
Vengeance Time - 29.06.2011 at 15:06  
 
Written by TimdeKW on 13.05.2011 at 10:01

Finally!! It has been far to long! Their last two albums are epic!

Totally agree 100% , should be incredible ,awesome musicians here ,thats for sure!!
Mountain King - 12.11.2011 at 20:25  
  I gotta admit i can't wait anymore...
Mountain King - 18.11.2011 at 02:44  
  It's out!!!!!
Metal_4Ever - 18.11.2011 at 13:16  
  I will download it now!
Hughes - 18.11.2011 at 14:40  
Rating: 8 Gimme gimme gimme
Crimson1542 - 18.11.2011 at 16:14  
Rating: 8 OH~ I really want it right now!!
rasto - 18.11.2011 at 19:14  
Rating: 9 Very,very good symph.power metal album
annodomini - 19.11.2011 at 12:48  
Rating: 7 Disappointment of the year. I still can't get, how a band that reached such a high level with Astronomy, fell so low. Mediocore power metal album, with almost nothing catchy, memorable. Symphonic parts are just for the sake of symphonic parts, not that it gives something to music. Ech... So many expectations...
Wes - 19.11.2011 at 23:13  
 
Written by annodomini on 19.11.2011 at 12:48

Disappointment of the year. I still can't get, how a band that reached such a high level with Astronomy, fell so low. Mediocore power metal album, with almost nothing catchy, memorable. Symphonic parts are just for the sake of symphonic parts, not that it gives something to music. Ech... So many expectations...


So far I feel the same. Nothing special going on.
farfaramir - 21.11.2011 at 00:03  
Rating: 9 Finally we are back to the Holy War good old times... :')...
renai - 21.11.2011 at 02:37  
Rating: 7 The whole album sound flat and compared to Astronomy, this sounds boring. Still you can enjoy this.
Yavanna - 21.11.2011 at 12:32  
  One of the most "Tolkenian" albuns I ever heard... Even if I really apreciatted this album, I think they should rename it to "the middle-earth chronicles"
BMR Monkey - 21.11.2011 at 19:52  
Rating: 10 Is this that good or is it that just been released
Troy Killjoy - 21.11.2011 at 20:02  
 
Written by BMR Monkey on 21.11.2011 at 19:52
Is this that good or is it that just been released

Just released; only fans have voted thus far. Once it climbs in the charts, non-fans will vote either objectively (6s, 7s) and vote abusers will tank it with 1s and 2s.
BMR Monkey - 21.11.2011 at 20:39  
Rating: 10
Written by Troy Killjoy on 21.11.2011 at 20:02

Written by BMR Monkey on 21.11.2011 at 19:52
Is this that good or is it that just been released

Just released; only fans have voted thus far. Once it climbs in the charts, non-fans will vote either objectively (6s, 7s) and vote abusers will tank it with 1s and 2s.




lol but seriously i just got it because a friend of mine told me that it was really great and i´m listening right now for the first time and i got to admit it is pretty god, worth to check it out
kaspair - 21.11.2011 at 22:06  
Rating: 8 Especially the title track is a masterpiece.
Super_Greg - 22.11.2011 at 02:13  
Rating: 7 I need this now! I need some nerdy hobbit music while to jam out to while I play Lord of the Rings Online lol. Besides Blind Guardian of course
patrickmetal12 - 27.11.2011 at 08:55  
Rating: 10 Its so dark and powerful. i love it
atkmetal123 - 29.11.2011 at 08:59  
  Sounds cool, I specially love The Black Mare and Under The Gray Banner, but compare to Astronomy...yeah, this album sounds a little bit boring...
EmeraldSword - 29.11.2011 at 20:22  
Rating: 8 I thought this album was decent. Finally having a live official website with a decent design was a plus. That said. I think Under the Grey Banner would have been perfect if it was originally released in 2004 to complete their Dragon chronicles trilogy. It would have been a natural progression and would've paved way for their consequent albums Starfall and Astronomy.

The stylistic approach to UTGB was fast and hard hitting, with abrupt cutaways to slow tempo flute and keyboard movements. Although the production value of this album was extremely high, I think it fell short by having the orchestrated suite dominate the music, blending one song into another. The guitar work by Olof wasn't as focused as previous releases. Just a jest, but I wonder if the album's vision was why two founding members: Nicklas Magnusson and Christer "Zigge" Pedersen quit.

Astonomy spoiled me with the progressive power variety, but I do have a few track favorites with this one: 1) Fire And Brimstone and 2) The Black Mare.
Elaryan - 12.12.2011 at 21:08  
Rating: 7 Darker than their previous albums i think ,so symphonic, and... "harder", somehow reminds me of some of Rhaspody's songs
Loved "Fire and Brimstone" and "Throne Of Bones"
Mountain King - 31.12.2011 at 16:37  
  Apart from The Tempest, all tracks sound amazing and full of different interesting parts. I think it deserves an 8.6, for they have succeeded in creating a great story in an album and the production is great...
Mountain King - 03.01.2012 at 02:17  
  Another post cz this album deserves it. One of the best from 2011 if not the best...
swatata - 06.01.2012 at 00:04  
Rating: 10 One of the best albums for 2011
Andreas - 09.01.2012 at 13:45  
Rating: 9 One of my favourite albums of 2011. And why did I give it 9 points? It's better than Infected by HammerFall, and I gave that one a 10.

I think I gonna consider my fanboyism for a while...
AngelofDeth - 22.02.2012 at 10:54  
Rating: 10 Just found this band and damm this shit is sick. so far ive listened to this album and Astronomy and both are great in their own ways! this is more pwer classic style yet they dont seem to feel the need to go hyper-speed on every song which is very nice. also the symphonic parts are cool and some catchy stuff

Fire and Brimstone is one of my fav songs of all time.
AngelofDeth - 24.02.2012 at 23:55  
Rating: 10 A little reminiscent of Elvenking 's earlier work.
Therapy? - 30.03.2012 at 19:37  
Rating: 9 Wow, I once bought their "Holy War" album on an impulsive whim when I heard "Majesty Of The Mithril Mountains" in a CD store. Later, I started liking it less, mainly because the vocals sounded a bit off to me. But now, years later, I see that they've released quite a few albums since. I youtubed this whole album just now and WOW! Jonas' vocals have definitely improved a lot! This is a very good album. Really refreshening in this genre where Rhapsody is master, but whom have been belching out a lot of repetitive albums lately.
christosdd - 02.10.2012 at 13:21  
Rating: 9 Amazing album!!
Symphonic power metal at its best!
Luneth - 12.06.2013 at 00:47  
Rating: 7 Seems like they're still experimenting with their sound and that's a good thing but, for me, the album is just OK. Throne OF Bones and Fire and Brimstone really stand out to me having listened to it once; perhaps it is a grower.

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