Lost Horizon - A Flame To The Ground Beneath

8.8 | 347 votes |
Release date: 2003
Style: Power metal


358 have it
41 want it

01. Transdimensional Revelation
02. Pure
03. Lost In The Depths Of Me
04. Again Will The Fire Burn
05. The Song Of Earth
06. Cry Of A Restless Soul
07. Think Not Forever
08. Highlander (The One)
09. Deliverance

Top 20 albums of 2003: 3
Top 200 albums of all time: 151

Additional info
All lyrics by Wojtek Lisicki except 7 by Martin Furangen
All music by Wojtek Lisicki except 5 by Christian Nyquist and 7 by Wojtek Lisicki & Martin Furangen

All material recorded, mixed and mastered in Meta4Music Studio

Produced and arranged by Wojtek Lisicki
Pro Tools recording and editing by Wojtek Lisicki, Christian Nyquist, Martin Furängen and Emil Örtenmark
Recording organised and engineered by Baskin Zuta
Mixed and mastered by Tobias Lindell and Baskin Zuta
All titles published by Meta4Music Publishing

Artwork and layout ideas by Lost Horizon and Mattias Norén
Lost Horizon logo designed by Martin Furängen
Artwork and computer graphics realisation by Mattias Norén
Photo on booklet centrefold taken by Iwona Wadolowska
Photos by Daniel Pedersen
"Ritual warrior paintings" by Lost Horizon
Typesetting by Martin Furängen
Band administration by Martin Furängen
Executive production by Baskim Zuta and Martin Furängen

Guest review by
With this new album the Gods Lost Horizon are able to reach again the maximum musical level they reached in their first release, Awakening The World. Again we have the first an the last track missed, I mean, the album has 9 tracks, but the first and the last one are just galactic sounds of disintegration, not songs, we can not consider them songs at all, so we have actually a 7 songs album. Anyway, the album has a total playtime of 53 minutes, which means we have songs from 6 to 13 minutes long, so the album is not a fake at all in this sense. With this new album the band's sound has matured a lot, and the arrival of new members have helped to give the band their own sound and sign.

published 17.09.2003 | Comments (13)

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17.02.2012 - 16:33
Rating: 9
The Norseman

Top 20 albums of 2003: 4

This band never got the recognition they diserved, maybe because it was also short lived.
23.10.2012 - 00:37
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Daniel Heiman has a wicked voice!!!
21.12.2012 - 11:35

I remember picking this up dirt cheap as a teenager when I was big into power metal. Back then the German model appealed to me, with Helloween, Gamma Ray, Avantasia, Blind Guardian etc. Thought it was cool, but it's mostly been sitting in my shelf untouched for all these years. Some time ago I picked it up again. Turns out it's pretty much the best power metal album I know. It's ridiculously over the top, but somehow it also sidesteps the biggest musical cheese bombs in power metal. It's never stupid or easy. The verses flow seamlessly into the refrains. Maybe it's that I've lately listened to a lot more doom and epic metal by extension, and this is definitely closer to the epic end of power metal than the thrashy or the keyboard-pop branches of it.

Thought I couldn't enjoy power metal anymore, but lately I've been enjoying this album thoroughly.
16.06.2014 - 06:43
Rating: 10

Brilliant, Daniel Heiman is amazing here, the band is very reminiscent of Boston, melodic as hell. I need more!
16.06.2014 - 09:58
Rating: 7
The Shape 1973

Written by Wes on 16.06.2014 at 06:43

Brilliant, Daniel Heiman is amazing here, the band is very reminiscent of Boston, melodic as hell. I need more!

Try Heed - The Call. They only did one album but it has Daniel on it. Not heard anything from him since.
So many chips on the world's shoulder. Low on ketchup.
13.09.2014 - 22:04
Rating: 10

Apparently among the best power metal albums ever written and at the same time the most unkown among them. Maybe Timeless Miracle can compare.
Tagline: "We'll put a happy smile on your face".
29.05.2015 - 02:52
Stunning Cactus

Fucking legendary album.
"I always knew metal would live on. I was right."
~Me, 2013
24.05.2016 - 22:26
Rating: 10
Slightly weaker than the debut but it's still a huge album, so many awesome things going on here. Incredible music.
And what do you call assassins who accuse assassins anyway, my friend?
03.02.2019 - 01:02
Tyrannical Hero
Super Normal
Probably my favorite gay metal album ever.
Crackhead Megadeth reigns supreme.
06.04.2019 - 12:20
Rating: 10

The greatest power metal album ever created. Considering the state of the genre, pretty sure nothing will ever be able to top it.
20.08.2019 - 15:08
Rating: 10
Mountain King
K i K o
Written by MeatWolf on 06.04.2019 at 12:20

The greatest power metal album ever created. Considering the state of the genre, pretty sure nothing will ever be able to top it.

I agree that's it's a hidden gem but I enjoyed some other Power Metal albums more. Just one example, Melancholy Beast by Pyramaze which was released a year after (2004) but I can name few other albums. I am not comparing the technicality of those bands, but the overall quality of the songs, production and performance. I think there were several PM releases after that were as good and maybe to some even slightly better.
03.08.2020 - 02:14
Rating: 9

I feel like this album is the epitome of power metal, although it could be better. I think the order of the tracks could be a little different. And especially the ending: Even though The One is an undeniably excellent song, I think it has a couple of parts to spare, and the inertia of that song is lost a bit with those parts getting in the way. So much so that I don't think it should last 12 minutes, but 10 at most. Despite this, I understand why many say this is possibly PM's best album.
Here, waiting very quiet right in front of The Doors of Stone...
24.09.2020 - 16:07
Rating: 9

07.11.2020 - 18:25
Rating: 10
Mountain King
K i K o
Hard to believe it isn't THE #1 album of 2003. I might be wrong but it's like a Power Metal album cannot be rated very high by some just because it doesn't have balls and given that sad criteria, an 8.8 on metal storm shows just how undeniably good this album is.

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