Rhapsody Of Fire - From Chaos To Eternity review
|Band:||Rhapsody Of Fire|
|Album:||From Chaos To Eternity|
|Release date:||June 2011|
01. Ad Infinitum
02. From Chaos To Eternity
03. Tempesta Di Fuoco
04. Ghosts Of Forgotten Worlds
05. Anima Perduta
06. Aeons Of Raging Darkness
07. I Belong To The Stars
09. Heroes Of The Waterfalls' Kingdom
1 - Lo Spirito Della Foresta
2 - Realm Of Sacred Waterfalls
3 - Thanor's Awakening
4 - Northern Skies Enflamed
5 - The Splendour Of Angels' Glory (A Final Revelation)
10. Flash Of The Blade [Iron Maiden cover] [Digipack bonus]
There comes a time as part of life as a fan when you have to resign yourself to the fact that the band will probably never top those earlier albums you have gloriously laid on display in your bedroom shrine, and learn to not expect too much when a new album arises and just be satisfied with it. From Chaos To Eternity comes after only a short wait after the band's last EP The Cold Embrace Of Fear and album The Frozen Tears Of Angels saw release. Since the band's new record contract, they have clearly been hard at work getting their backlog of ideas onto CD.
Rhapsody's latest CD From Chaos To Eternity is then a prime example of an album that will never be remembered as a masterpiece, but just another title in the ever-growing discography with a few nice songs on it. The opening duo of "From Chaos To Eternity" and "Tempesta Di Fuoco" are good examples of nice songs that fail to bring anything to the table that hasn't already been heard on every past Rhapsody album. "Aeons Of Raging Darkness" on the other hand is the most aggressive song the band have ever put to CD with some harsh vocals, and "Tornado" could even sit in the Power Of The Dragonflame album without sounding out of place, which can never be a bad thing.
Rhapsody are a victim of their own high standards; no one can deny that these Italians will always be a great band, one of the best, but with classics to look back on like Symphony Of Enchanted Lands and Dawn Of Victory, new albums that don't provide the listener with anything original like this one are destined to be sidelined in the long run. Maintaining the highest level of production, there are a couple of great parts on this album. The question is whether you like the band enough to sit through the majority of an album you might as well have already heard before, twenty-minute epic included to hear them.
A good album, but something from outside the box would be greatly appreciated next time .
Symphonic Power metal
||Written on 12.06.2011 by Member of Staff since 2006.|
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