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Release date: 26 February 2010
Style: Symphonic power metal


8.5 | 101 votes


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16 want it

01. Prelude
02. The Birth Of Evil
03. Four Magic Elements
04. Only The Brave
05. Frozen Mind
06. Nightfall In Icy Forest
07. Lode Al Padre
08. Daltor The Dragonhunter
09. Farewell My Hero
10. Faithful To Destiny

Top 20 albums of 2010: 17

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Sara Squadrani - vocals
Daniele Mazza - keyboards, choir vocals
Fabio Balducci - guitars
Claudio Pietronik - guitars
Alessandro Carichini - drums
Martino Garattoni - bass

Additional musicians:
Simone Mularoni - acoustic guitars, choir vocals

Epic Choirs: Ala Ganciu, Raffaella Ceccarelli, Fabrizia Conti, Maria Letizia Sassaroli, Giambattista Volpones, Antonino Amato, Edoardo Canducci, Dante Canducci.

Barbarian Choirs: Lele, Jacko, Lucio, Simone Mularoni, Daniele Mazza.

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Produced by Ancient Bards.

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An Italian symphonic power band with lyrical themes pertaining to swords, monarchies, and magic, sound familiar? Don't be too hasty in your judgements, as what Ancient Bards do differently to the likes of Rhapsody Of Fire and Luca Turilli is be led by a female vocalist, and let me make it abundantly clear, vocalist Sara Squadrani is an incredible singer. Her vocals in tandem with the brilliant guitar, keyboard AND bass solo's make for an incredible debut album.

published 08.12.2010 | Comments (24)

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Irinel - 21.12.2010 at 11:57  
  Melodic and original 8.5
Vikcen - 17.02.2011 at 19:30  
Rating: 10 Sara Squadrani is awesome , a very special voice for the metal. I need more listenings, but for the moment the three first songs (01-02,03,04) are very good, also i like "Lode Al Padre".
Vikcen - 19.02.2011 at 05:24  
Rating: 10 Well, definitely i have to say it is a great album, very solid in all of their songs, but what really stands out about this band is the singer, seriously tremendous talent, even when she sings together with the choirs (Epic Choir Toto Corde), also this part is very well realized (even in a similar quality level to Blind Guardian i dare to say). Voice really with a great feeling inside this melodic metal with a very classic taste, epic keyboard parts, powerful drum, medieval classic touch, and of course great symphonic elements.
atkmetal123 - 23.03.2011 at 16:04  
Rating: 10 Too bad that they don't get enough attention last year! This amazing album could be a heavy competitor in Best Power Metal album of 2010!
Zenzero - 24.03.2011 at 16:42  
Rating: 10 What the fuck!
Vikcen - 24.03.2011 at 19:36  
Rating: 10
Written by Zenzero on 24.03.2011 at 16:42

What the fuck!

Yeah!, what the fuck! hahaha
The Norseman - 23.05.2011 at 16:17  
Rating: 9 How is that this album was not in the 2010 MS Awards ?
Vikcen - 23.05.2011 at 16:44  
Rating: 10
Written by The Norseman on 23.05.2011 at 16:17

How is that this album was not in the 2010 MS Awards ?

I wonder the same thing .
Deuzzy - 07.09.2011 at 19:53  

M C Vice - 06.04.2015 at 03:38  
Rating: 8 Serd.
Doge of Venice - 20.09.2015 at 00:04  
Rating: 6 I really, really like The Birth of Evil. But the rest of the album just bored me.

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