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Release date: 30 April 2010
Style: Symphonic power metal

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01. Dark Frozen World
02. Sea Of Fate
03. Crystal Moonlight
04. Reign Of Terror
05. Danza Di Fuoco E Ghiaccio
06. Raging Starfire
07. Lost In Cold Dreams
08. On The Way To Ainor
09. The Frozen Tears Of Angels
10. Labyrinth Of Madness [bonus]
11. Sea Of Fate [orchestral version] [bonus]
12. Immortal New Reign [Japanese bonus]

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Staff review by
Baz Anderson

Rating:
8.5
The mighty Rhapsody are back with a new label after years of legal battles. The question is; have the past years exhausted the band, or is The Frozen Tears Of Angels the masterpiece they claim it is?

There's no doubt that The Frozen Tears Of Angels is a Rhapsody album; flamboyant, colourful, cheesy and theatrical, the kings are back. This isn't the absolute masterpiece you might have been waiting for however, but neither is it a disappointment. Opening "Sea Of Fate" might show us that Luca Turilli's fingers haven't ceased up, and the silky smooth "Crystal Moonlight" might be mildly catchy, but these songs fall short of the wild energy and pomposity you might have experienced on the Dawn Of Victory or Power Of The Dragonflame albums for example.

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published 08.05.2010 | Comments (45)

Guest review by
Parasomnia

Rating:
9.3
Rhapsody Of Fire is a name synonymous with power metal. Anyone who has ever delved even the smallest bit into this genre undoubtedly has heard of this band. This fact is with good reason: Rhapsody Of Fire is a freaking powerhouse of talent and epic ability. Unlike their last couple albums, The Frozen Tears of Angels satisfies every bit of the unicorn riding, dragon slaying fantasies of Rhapsody Of Fire nerds, while maintaining super solid, well written metal songs.

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published 05.06.2011 | Comments (9)

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bloodlake_master - 06.02.2010 at 15:48  
  Waiting Hopefully
Met@1lurg - 07.02.2010 at 12:11  
  ... I hope that it will be a good album. And wanna listen to long songs for 10-19 min. May be this at that album.
Met@1lurg - 11.02.2010 at 19:21  
  I heard not good news from radio rock-program about it.
Nuclear Blast will release this album only 31 April 2010.
Ellrohir - 11.02.2010 at 20:12  
 
Written by Met@1lurg on 11.02.2010 at 19:21

I heard not good news from radio rock-program about it.
Nuclear Blast will release this album only 31 April 2010.


what do you mean by this?
Dominus - 15.02.2010 at 23:28  
Rating: 9
@zgarol - 17.02.2010 at 19:50  
Rating: 10 The new date - 30th April is confirmed.
Nardor - 25.02.2010 at 23:15  
  I thought 23th march.
Ellrohir - 25.02.2010 at 23:38  
  Rhapsody has 5th march on their site...and Nuclear Blast currently has nothing in scheduled releases up to 23rd April...
Lord_Regnier - 26.02.2010 at 00:04  
  As far as I know, the last known date was april 30th but it had yet to be confirmed.

I hope it will be along the lines of the old albums and not anything like SOEL II or TOA because both are utterly boring. TOA is especially bad.
Ellrohir - 26.02.2010 at 13:09  
  Well since it is "3rd Chapter" following the previous two...i dont think it will be so very different...but i find SOEL II quite good (though older really are better) so i wont mind an album like that...another album like TOA will be disaster
ImNotMetal - 05.03.2010 at 22:57  
Rating: 10 Not too good song for a promo, they should make a song like a "Silent Dream" in the previous album
Ellrohir - 05.03.2010 at 23:04  
  Maybe it is the best song from the upcoming album...but rather lets not being so pessimistic
Aeonian_Lich - 06.03.2010 at 01:39  
  The song is cool, still the same moves but good melodies there.
Baz Anderson - 09.03.2010 at 18:39  
  I got it today. Great album. Will need time to digest properly, but it seemed good - not outstanding (apart from one really great track) - but good. Time will tell.
TimelessSymphony - 09.03.2010 at 20:19  
 
Written by Baz Anderson on 09.03.2010 at 18:39

I got it today. Great album. Will need time to digest properly, but it seemed good - not outstanding (apart from one really great track) - but good. Time will tell.

How can you have it today=O!! its going to be out on April 30th and you have it today=O=(!! LUCKY=P... So i got a question is it much better than Triumph or Agony?=) because i think it's there weakest album of all time (in my opinion).. When i listen to Sea Of Fate it remained me of Power Of The Dragonflame and Dawn Of Victory=)!!!M/..

Oh man i can't wait for next month=D=)!!!
Baz Anderson - 09.03.2010 at 20:23  
 
Written by TimelessSymphony on 09.03.2010 at 20:19

How can you have it today=O!! its going to be out on April 30th and you have it today=O=(!! LUCKY=P... So i got a question is it much better than Triumph or Agony?=) because i think it's there weakest album of all time (in my opinion).. When i listen to Sea Of Fate it remained me of Power Of The Dragonflame and Dawn Of Victory=)!!!M/..

Oh man i can't wait for next month=D=)!!!

Through the label to review. I'll have to give it some more listens before I can say properly.
TimelessSymphony - 09.03.2010 at 20:26  
 
Written by Baz Anderson on 09.03.2010 at 20:23

Written by TimelessSymphony on 09.03.2010 at 20:19

How can you have it today=O!! its going to be out on April 30th and you have it today=O=(!! LUCKY=P... So i got a question is it much better than Triumph or Agony?=) because i think it's there weakest album of all time (in my opinion).. When i listen to Sea Of Fate it remained me of Power Of The Dragonflame and Dawn Of Victory=)!!!M/..

Oh man i can't wait for next month=D=)!!!

Through the label to review. I'll have to give it some more listens before I can say properly.


Ok=).. i hope it won't be like Triumph Or Agony though..
Baz Anderson - 16.03.2010 at 13:28  
  Ok, I am loving this album now. The first half is by far the best, tracks 4, 5 and 6 especially.
Ellrohir - 16.03.2010 at 14:31  
  You already have it? then it is matter of days, when it appears on-line, great
Baz Anderson - 16.03.2010 at 15:23  
 
Written by Ellrohir on 16.03.2010 at 14:31

You already have it? then it is matter of days, when it appears on-line, great

I've already had it a week.
Therapy? - 18.03.2010 at 11:30  
Rating: 8 I'm anxiously waiting for this album. It's been too long since I've heard from Rhapsody of Fire. Their last album wasn't all that great.

I hope this isn't going to be a letdown like Luca's " The Infinite Wonders of Creation" which was a blasphemy after the awesomeness that was "Prophet Of The Last Eclipse" which is one of my all time favorite albums.

I heard the demo on their sire though. Keeps my hopes up!
Apocalyp7ica - 22.03.2010 at 14:27  
  I heard some scream/growls in the sample of track 4. Fucking awesome.
Dargor - 22.03.2010 at 14:40  
Rating: 10 I can't stop listening to that excerpt from Reign of Terror. This is simply amazing! The music, the screams and the choir all together are awesome, and unexpected too.
I bet this is a fairly long song. I doubt they would put such an awesome moment in a 4 minutes song.

Probably one of the best moments in a Rhapsody song I've heard so far!
annodomini - 25.03.2010 at 21:31  
  Reign of Terror sample is just amazing, the best Rhapsody has ever done. I can't wait for the album.
voodoo turkey - 28.03.2010 at 21:25  
 
Written by annodomini on 25.03.2010 at 21:31

Reign of Terror sample is just amazing, the best Rhapsody has ever done. I can't wait for the album.


I totally agree, it sounds like it's gonna be a killer!! For me, April is gonna be one of the best months in history for new releases!!
Baz Anderson - 28.03.2010 at 22:09  
  I don't know what part of the song the sample is, but "Reign Of Terror" is probably the best song on the album... simply amazing.
Daggon - 10.04.2010 at 08:19  
Rating: 8 I want this, I really, really want this, FUCK! I can't wait anymore, I have waited too much, I don't want to wait anymore!!! hahaha Sea Of Fate and Reign Of Terror are amazingly great!!!
Kallis Helmi - 12.04.2010 at 00:52  
Rating: 9 "Reign Of Terror" and "On The Way To Ainor" are on youtube! Killer songs!!!
shisha - 23.04.2010 at 17:57  
  Yeah its nice to hear good old Rhapsody, symphonic, dynamic and catchy!
Whoever, give us more songs on youtube!!!
Ellrohir - 23.04.2010 at 18:20  
  Posting download links is illegal here

which on the other hand doenst mean i hadnt downloaded the album already two days ago... i really like songs 4 to 6 - Reign Of Terror, Danza Di Fuoco E Ghiaccio and Raging Starfire...rest was quite boring and even annoying for the first listening...
Lord_Regnier - 24.04.2010 at 01:10  
 
Written by Ellrohir on 23.04.2010 at 18:20

rest was quite boring and even annoying for the first listening...


I'm surprised to read this comment from you because you usually like Powermetal very much.
I'm curious to know...What do you dislike so much about it?
I'm just curious and won't argue. I knew the album leaked but I'm not in a hurry to check it so I heard only "Sea Of Fate" and "Reign Of Terror" until now.
Ellrohir - 24.04.2010 at 09:36  
  I think i cant really explain why i didnt liked it...i am still hearing Rhapsody, but i somehow missed the element of "glory" and "majesty" from older albums...even ToA has couple of "strong" songs, which i havent found here...at least not yet...maybe more times to listen...
shisha - 24.04.2010 at 22:03  
  Disappointment! AAA! These three songs are not enough to pull up the album! Back to waiting again, for Masterplan and Dragonland.
H-metal - 29.04.2010 at 20:25  
Rating: 6 Mmmmm. I can't enjoy their albums anymore. Didn't like it whatsoever.
3dd - 30.04.2010 at 07:14  
Rating: 10 This album is really impressive! The songs: "Crystal Moonlight" and "Raging Starfire" are insanely addictive and awesome. I'm not much into Rhapsody, but this album is great!
Andreas - 30.04.2010 at 10:38  
Rating: 9 I'm not gonna rate the album just yet, like those weirdos who give it a 10 straight ahead

I still have to listen to it a few times, and after that (so much I can say already) I'll give it a high rate
Ellrohir - 30.04.2010 at 14:01  
  I would so far give a rating of 3 and need more listenings to improve this a bit...maybe...
Lord_Regnier - 30.04.2010 at 14:24  
  I listened to all the songs on Youtube, skipping some parts and hitting the fast-forward button often, only to give me a quick overall idea. I wasn't interested to spend an hour listening to the entire album, especially as they have the habit to come back with the chorus many times in most songs, which is something I find quite boring in the long run.

Imo, it's average at best. If you listened to the few songs that leaked a while ago, you probably already heard the best there is to find on the album. It's not as boring as SOEL II and TOA but it's not impressive at all. Quite forgettable and I won't spend money on it.

And the narrations are so fucking cheesy, it's impossible to take them even a slightly bit seriously.
farfaramir - 30.04.2010 at 20:55  
Rating: 10 Lol, I was corius about your comment on the album, Lord.

Still need to hear it more times, but so far it's excelent.
Lord_Regnier - 01.05.2010 at 01:34  
 
Written by farfaramir on 30.04.2010 at 20:55

Lol, I was corius about your comment on the album, Lord.

Still need to hear it more times, but so far it's excelent.


I posted it only here and not, well, you know where. Reason is my impression wasn't positive enough to post it there.
But you know how I am when it comes to Powermetal. Even stuff people would find awesome would be no more than average or even boring to me. I haven't bought a single PM album in a very long time.
Honestly, my only reaction when I listened to the album was complete and utter indifference.

I guess some people there will discover that I posted about the new album here. It doesn't matter to me but I will refuse to comment about it there.
Anyway, to talk about it there in details, I'd need to listen to the entire album a few times, which is something I'm not interested to do.
Ag Fox - 01.05.2010 at 02:48  
Rating: 7 Definitely not a fan of the band, but "On The Way To Ainor" is probably the best Power Metal song I've heard so far this year
Lord_Regnier - 01.05.2010 at 07:53  
 
Written by Guest on 01.05.2010 at 06:10

This Album is Splendid


If only you would bother to explain your point from time to time, then perhaps your opinions would have a bit of credibility, dumbass.
Ellrohir - 01.05.2010 at 08:58  
  He didnt wrote "this album is glorious"...i see an evolution
Kallis Helmi - 01.05.2010 at 16:48  
Rating: 9 Their best release since POTD. Pure awesomeness!
Anibx - 01.05.2010 at 19:37  
Rating: 10 Probably best album I'd heard from rhapsody of fire in a long time. It's a matter of taste. If you like epic power metal you will like this. I personally enjoy big chorus, and rhapsody are the kings in that matter. I found this album to be a real fusion between the old Rhapsody and Rhapsody of fire. The chorus are there and the fast drum, but there is also the controlled and worked vocal that they use in TOA. I really like the album. But probably because I like powermetal. Best albums for me this year are: Avantasia - The Wicked Symphony/Angels of Babylon; Rhapsody of Fire - The Frozen Tears of Angels and Mägo de Oz - Gaia III Atlantia.
Uirapuru - 02.05.2010 at 01:24  
  Damn.. lots of dudes giving out 10's for this album with absolute no shame

Already the best of the year on the ranking... from what I've listen so far, a 6 (maybe a 7) would be the perfect rate.
Therapy? - 02.05.2010 at 02:55  
Rating: 8 I need to listen through this album a few more times before giving my final "verdict" but I like it so far. Though I kinda have a "been there done that" feeling here. Only "Reign of Terror" sounds reasonably innovative.

I'm glad I can finally digest new songs by this band though. Next to Luca Turilli's solo albums I haven't come across a different band that makes such great power metal with the use of big choruses and stuff like that. Maybe Lord_Regnier can give me some tips? He seems to be a power metal lover? Enlighten me
Angelic Storm - 02.05.2010 at 03:18  
  Hehe, ''Reign Of Terror" sounds like very like Children Of Bodom at times! As for the album, I really like it! Yep, Im sure both Symphony X and Angra will come up with better, but Rhapsody (I wont call them ''of fire'' ) have produced a very fine album for sure! ''Sea Of Fate" is a great opener, "Crystal Moonlight" has an amazing chorus, and "Raging Starfire" is an awesome song. "Lost In Cold Dreams" made me cry, I thought it was a very beautiful ballad. And I also loved the title track! <3
SexyCat_1113 - 02.05.2010 at 17:11  
Rating: 9 Rhapsody come back with new Power and Symphony,this is a great Power Metal Album of 2010!
FeskarN - 04.05.2010 at 09:21  
  Is it the lead singer that makes the screaming/harsh vocals in the song "Reign Of Terror" ? That song is really amazing!

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