Dark Moor - Ancestral Romance


8.1 | 110 votes |
Release date: 24 November 2010
Style: Symphonic power metal

Owners:

99 have it
20 want it


01. Gadir
02. Love From The Stone
03. Alaric De Marnac
04. Mio Cid
05. Just Rock
06. Tilt At Windmills
07. Canción Del Pirata
08. Ritual Fire Dance
09. Ah! Wretched Me
10. A Music In My Soul

Line-up
Alfred Romero - vocals
Enrik Garcia - guitars, orchestration
Roberto Cappa - drums
Mario García González - bass

Guest musicians
Berenice Musa - vocals

Additional info
Produced by Luigi Stefanini and Enrik Garcia .

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19.09.2010 - 12:07
annodomini
Title "Just Rock" really makes me worried ..
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11.10.2010 - 15:41
Lovecraft
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Me too.
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27.11.2010 - 18:56
Rating: 9
In Bone Factory
Realy enjoyable.a perfect sample of symphonic power music despite some existing stereotype. \m/
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27.11.2010 - 22:06
Apocalyp7ica
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I love Gadir, Mio Cid, Ritual Fire Dance and A Music In My Soul.
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28.11.2010 - 19:42
Rating: 9
In Bone Factory
A Music In My Soul is great
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29.11.2010 - 13:07
Symphony Ex
Gadir is awesome - did anyone get that it uses the theme 'Circus Parade' from Miklos Rozsa's fantastic score for the movie 'Ben Hur'? Dark Moor really know how to use orchestral music and blend it with their metal soundscape. Thumbs up.
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03.12.2010 - 16:59
Rating: 5
Ag Fox
Angel No More
Rather underwhelmed >:
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12.12.2010 - 09:24
Rating: 8
Wes
Written by Symphony Ex on 29.11.2010 at 13:07

Gadir is awesome - did anyone get that it uses the theme 'Circus Parade' from Miklos Rozsa's fantastic score for the movie 'Ben Hur'? Dark Moor really know how to use orchestral music and blend it with their metal soundscape. Thumbs up.


Nice to know! Odd by very good album

I LOVE Love From The Stone... just this song alone makes this album a worthy buy. Also Tilt At Windmills followed by Cancion Del Pirata. This album is not as good as Tarrot or even the last but just those three songs alone to me, are perfect. I Hope they can do better eventually.

Oh, from wikipedia

"Canción del Pirata" means "Song of the Pirate" in Spanish and is based in a poem written by José de Espronceda.
"Ah! Wretched Me " is based on the "Life is a Dream" by Calderon de la Barca
"Tilt at Windmills" is based on Don Quixote de La Mancha
"Mio Cid " is inspired by the legend of the Spanish hero El Cid,
"Alaric de Marnac" is an adaptation of Paul Naschy's latest book of the same title
"Love from Stone" tells of the legend of the lovers of Teruel
"Gadir" is inspired by the first city founded in Europe: Cádiz
*"Ritual Fire Dance"is based on "Danza del Fuego" by Manuel de Falla, Spanish composer
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15.12.2010 - 22:34
Rating: 9
Vikcen
Metálico
Well, i must say that this album has been a big surprise for me, especially because what has surprised me most here is the voice that has the singer on this record, this guy has improved a lot, and i think he can improve still more if he proposes it. I like a lot the first four songs (maybe the best part of the record), i like also "Canción del pirata" (great!), "Ritual Fire Dance" and "Ah! Wretched Me", but my favorite song is Mio Cid!!, "Gadir" is very strong too.

In conclusion, a very solid album, in my oppinion the best after "The Gates Of Oblivion" (the best of them... for the moment... hehe).
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16.12.2010 - 21:57
Rating: 8
Wes
Written by Vikcen on 15.12.2010 at 22:34

Well, i must say that this album has been a big surprise for me, especially because what has surprised me most here is the voice that has the singer on this record, this guy has improved a lot, and i think he can improve still more if he proposes it. I like a lot the first four songs (maybe the best part of the record), i like also "Canción del pirata" (great!), "Ritual Fire Dance" and "Ah! Wretched Me", but my favorite song is Mio Cid!!, "Gadir" is very strong too.

In conclusion, a very solid album, in my oppinion the best after "The Gates Of Oblivion" (the best of them... for the moment... hehe).


I completely agree with you on this! Dark Moor definitely has two different eras, the Elisa / Power metal era, followed by the new singer's Era which is more symphonic. While "Gates" is surely a power metal classic and Elisa's vocals a force of their own, I honestly really like the new Dark Moor. Tarot, Autumnal, and now Ancestral Romance are ALL phenomenal!
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16.12.2010 - 22:43
Rating: 9
Vikcen
Metálico
Written by Wes on 16.12.2010 at 21:57

Written by Vikcen on 15.12.2010 at 22:34

Well, i must say that this album has been a big surprise for me, especially because what has surprised me most here is the voice that has the singer on this record, this guy has improved a lot, and i think he can improve still more if he proposes it. I like a lot the first four songs (maybe the best part of the record), i like also "Canción del pirata" (great!), "Ritual Fire Dance" and "Ah! Wretched Me", but my favorite song is Mio Cid!!, "Gadir" is very strong too.

In conclusion, a very solid album, in my oppinion the best after "The Gates Of Oblivion" (the best of them... for the moment... hehe).


I completely agree with you on this! Dark Moor definitely has two different eras, the Elisa / Power metal era, followed by the new singer's Era which is more symphonic. While "Gates" is surely a power metal classic and Elisa's vocals a force of their own, I honestly really like the new Dark Moor. Tarot, Autumnal, and now Ancestral Romance are ALL phenomenal!


Hey dude, yes, with the new singer they are slowly becoming more and more symphonic (a matter of taste ) and this latest album is no exception and they have created another good album of Neo-classical/Symphonic/Power Metal. About "Gates" yes, i agree with you, i find this record how one of the best records of all time within the genre of power metal.

By the way, i have seen that you are from Japan =) , "Ancestral Romance" has had a leading critic in the November edition with a score of 91/100 in the prestigious japanese magazine Burrn!
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17.12.2010 - 03:20
Rating: 5
Ag Fox
Angel No More
My favourite track is actually "Just Rock" lol
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17.12.2010 - 19:55
Rating: 9
Vikcen
Metálico
Written by Ag Fox on 17.12.2010 at 03:20

My favourite track is actually "Just Rock" lol


You are a rocker! =)
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24.12.2010 - 22:53
Rating: 9
mikeprado30
Just hearing some classic elements of the band and some news (Just Rock and A Music In My Soul, this last one being PURELY EPIC BUT NOT POWER-ISH), makes this album a must-have for any Power Metal and Symphonic Metal fan and fanboy (just like myself )
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24.04.2011 - 18:20
Rating: 9
Pestilence
Written by Vikcen on 15.12.2010 at 22:34


I completely agree with you on this! Dark Moor definitely has two different eras, the Elisa / Power metal era, followed by the new singer's Era which is more symphonic. While "Gates" is surely a power metal classic and Elisa's vocals a force of their own, I honestly really like the new Dark Moor. Tarot, Autumnal, and now Ancestral Romance are ALL phenomenal!


I agree! In my opinion Tarot, Autumnal, and Ancestral Romance are their best albums to date. Not trying to knock any of their other great albums of course.
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13.10.2015 - 21:06
Rating: 7
Ruchesko
It's refreshing to hear a south European metal band writing songs about things relevant to their own culture. Makes a blessed difference from the flood of high fantasy guff the Italian power scene churns out year after year.
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