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DAYS OF RISING DOOM - THE METAL OPERA

AinA

 

Progressive Metal

3.25 | 34 ratings

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HammerOfPink
4 stars A very interesting album indeed! Just the concept is interesting enough to get someone into it, as well as the number of singers and musicians who participated, who come from all over the world. The project is mostly associated with Rhapsody and Luca Turilli, but it has people from all over, many progressive metal bands, gothic symphonic metal, and even classic rock bands. Just looking at the musicians from their respective bands/projects is interesting. The next thing that will draw you is the fact that it's a Metal Opera.

The Storyline is much like that of a Rhapsody or Kamelot album. It tells the story of the land of Aina, thrown into chaos due to a dramatic love Triangle. I won't bother narrating the story, you can find it somewhere else, but it's very interesting. It reminds you of something like the Lord of the Rings, or other interesting medieval tales.

From beginning to end it keeps you interested. You can seriously just pull up a page with the lyrics on it, and read along as you hear the music play and the singers sing... and at the end, you will emerge satisfied, as if you'd just seen an amazing movie. Fans of Rhapsody, Kamelot and symphonic metal in general would love this... and also anyone who likes Ayreon, particularly "The Final Experiment."

This album is really good, and interesting as well. It's a Metal Opera, and has many guest singers and musicians, and the music is really good too. Well worth it!

HammerOfPink | 4/5 |

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