Symfonia - In Paradisum

7.4 | 129 votes |
Release date: 23 March 2011
Style: Power metal


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01. Fields Of Avalon
02. Come By The Hills
03. Santiago
04. Alayna
05. Forevermore
06. Pilgrim Road
07. In Paradisum
08. Rhapsody In Black
09. I Walk In Neon
10. Don't Let Me Go

Additional info
Release dates:
- 2011.03.25: in Japan (Avalon/Marquee)
- 2011.04.01: Europe (Edel)
- 2011.04.19: North America (Armoury)

Japanese bonus track:
11. I'll Find My Way Home (04:43)

Recorded at Jägarestudio, Transformers Studio, Studio Mega in Sweden and Studio Redhouse in Finland.
Drums engineered at Studio Mega, Sweden.
Mixed at Ithil World Studio in Imperia Italy.
Mix and Pro Tools assistance at Ithil World Studios, Imperia Italy.
Mastered at Maor Appelbaum Mastering, California, USA.

Staff review by
Doc G.
Well, it looks like we get two Stratovarius releases this year. There really is no other way to describe this new Timo Tolkki project. Sure, calling it a "ripoff" would be far from the truth, as the main man from this band is the one who pretty much established Stratovarius' sound, so let's just go with "uninspired".

published 23.04.2011 | Comments (35)

Guest review by
Nemo Atkins
I really hate to tear apart albums which helped shape my musical direction. I really do. This was my first power metal album and, when I was working on my dad's boat, it was one of the few albums I kept constantly replaying, just because of how much I enjoyed listening to it. If it wasn't for this album, my interest in metal would likely have not happened. But I feel I must be honest with myself and say that this album, with the benefit of over a year and a half worth of power metal listening, is really not that great.

published 25.01.2013 | Comments (1)

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25.04.2011 - 05:45
Rating: 10
To say about this album, is a celestial album. This band has great power metal artists. I've heard and although their sound is quite similar to stratovarius, is a very good training.
19.05.2011 - 22:30
Rating: 9
I'm getting tired of all these complaints about Tolkki that his songs are rip of or sounds too much Stratovarius... big deal... first people wish he does music more like Stratovarius, then starts to say that there sound too much like Stratovarius... try to decide. For me it this album is awesome... it's great that Tolkki returns to do something what he does best... if Stratovarius has changed it's style it is not his problem... And if people just listen one time or just a couple of minutes from every song, then they have just lost great experience... learn how to listen songs couple times trhough and then you can only say that it's crap! Not every great song open in just one listening time
02.08.2011 - 17:22
Rating: 8
Good album but i dont like the vocalist voice normal voice ... this band need some awesome vocalist to be completely and amazing band ,,,
19.11.2011 - 05:14
Rating: 7
I'm pretty much a "die hard" Stratovarius fan and am very glad Stratovarius finally moved on and progressed, but I must say like others before me I really see no reason for Tolkki to start this band if only to sound like his old band, it's like he wrote the songs with one singer in mind Kotipelto. At least Tolkki shows he still got some decent material in him, but can he move on or more corectly (I think) get over his ego and let the other band mates have a bigger influence on the material? I have my doubts but time will tell.

Well on the album I found "Come By The Hills", "Santiago", "Forevermore" and "I Walk In Neon" to be the highlights of the album and quite enjoyable.
Just be Yourself
30.10.2013 - 17:04
Rating: 6
R Lewis
In some notes Matos is simply painful here
We could be so much more than we are. Stop.

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