Vanden Plas - Chronicles Of The Immortals: Netherworld (Path 1)

8.2 | 131 votes |
Release date: 21 February 2014
Style: Power metal, Progressive metal


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01. Vision 1ne
02. Vision 2wo - The Black Knight
03. Vision 3hree - Godmaker
04. Vision 4our - Misery Affection Prelude
05. Vision 5ive - A Ghosts Requiem
06. Vision 6ix - New Vampyre
07. Vision 7ven - The King And The Children Of Lost World
08. Vision 8ight - Misery Affection
09. Vision 9ine - Soul Alliance
10. Vision 10n - Inside

Andy Kuntz - vocals
Günter Werno - keyboards
Stephan Lill - guitars
Andreas Lill - drums
Torsten Reichert - bass

Additional musicians:
Julia Steingass - vocals
Dave Esser - voice
Christian Köbler - backing vocals
Manuel Lothchütz - backing vocals

Choir: Sarah Bohnert, Heike Dechert, Julia Hach, Stephan Hugo, Lisana Hunsinger, Christian Köbler, Jutta Mitschke, Ines Pawlowski, Johannes Zimnol.

Additional info
Produced by Vanden Plas. Co-produced by Markus Teske.

Release date: 21st of February 2014
Label: Frontiers Records

Staff review by
Demonic Tutor
The masters of heavy rock operas are back. Vanden Plas, from the city of Kaiserslautern, Germany, have been steadily grabbing dully deserved attention of late with their unique theatrical approach to music applied to progressive power metal. It has been 4 years already since they released the addictive concept album The Seraphic Clockwork. They took things even a notch farther in terms of theater performance by teaming up with fantasy writer Wolfgang Hohlbein to interpret his Netherworld novels on stage in the form of a rock opera for a few selected shows in Germany. With the bombastic title of Chronicles of the Immortals: Netherworld (Path I), this is the studio recording of the first half of those songs.

published 09.03.2014 | Comments (7)

If you know the band, you know what to expect. And you won't be disappointed. Chances are, you'll be amazed.

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28.11.2013 - 00:59
This is truly one of the best bands in the world! It will be tough to top their last effort. But they never disappoint. Its time for more international recognition.
No time like the present
10.12.2013 - 15:59
Rating: 10
Amazing, my favorite album of theirs along with Clockwork.
24.01.2014 - 17:29
Cannot wait for this - my expectations are very high after TSC.
22.02.2014 - 23:24
Rating: 9
Vintage Metaller
Man...the last two albums were BADASS!! Hope the new one continues the trend.
24.02.2014 - 14:01
Rating: 10
Black Knight
This album is absolutely amazing... never experienced a good power metal ever since Kamelot's The Black Halo. Hands down.
25.02.2014 - 06:04
Metal slave
27.02.2014 - 23:39
Rating: 8
Considering how good this album is, i'm surprised no one talks about it.
Now loving:
Tribulation - The Lament
Tribulation - Nightbound
Tribulation - Subterranea
Tribulation - The World
Tribulation - Here Be Dragons
02.03.2014 - 13:42
"The Quaker"
Written by JÄY on 25.02.2014 at 06:04


+1 they had the concept but the few songs I checked online were pretty clueless and lacked inspiration..
02.03.2014 - 21:06
Account deleted
A nice surprise, better than their previous album. An enjoyable listen.
02.03.2014 - 22:37
Rating: 9
I do not have all of their many releases, but I was very pleased with this album. Good for the genre!
05.03.2014 - 00:54
Rating: 8
Love it!!!
05.03.2014 - 05:35
Rating: 9
Good album!! I'm enjoying it. I really like the "New Vampyre" song!

My only issue is that the digital download didn't include a booklet. I really want to know what the story for this album is but I have no idea. For that reason, I can't rate this album higher then Seraphic Clockwork. I loved the story of the previous record and knowing it really enhanced the experience for me. Without knowing it, this album just feels like a collection of great songs without any cohesion. I learned my lesson though, from now on I will not buy digital albums of Vanden Plas...
05.03.2014 - 22:19
Rating: 8
Very good album. Need to run it a couple of times before deciding whether it's 8 or 9
20.03.2014 - 05:11
Rating: 9
Decided to listen while playing Skyrim (for added epicosity) and at times I found myself standing still in the game so I could listen exclusively to these fantastic songs. WOW. It's simply an amazingly epic album.
27.03.2014 - 10:19
Rating: 9
M C Vice
Kamelot. Ayreon, Dimmu Borgir, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Saturnian, Serenity, Lingua Mortis Orchestra, I'm hearing bits of everyone on this.
"Another day, another Doug."
"I'll fight you on one condition. That you lower your nipples."
"I'll put whatever I want in your mouth!"
31.03.2014 - 22:53
Mountain King
K i K o
It's a good album. I have listened to every album by this band, and while this one has many decent riffs and interesting songs it's not their best at all. Christ O remains my favorite...
08.04.2014 - 15:33
Rating: 9
It's a excellent album !!!
09.04.2014 - 02:26
Rating: 9
Patrick Andersen
Absolutely mesmerising album! Might even take the crown as my favourite 2014 release so far. They way they blend together beauty, darkness, elegance, power, etc, etc is just incredible.

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