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Rhapsody (of Fire)


Progressive Metal

3.75 | 98 ratings

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4 stars Amazingly entertaining. This album will surprise anyone that listens to it. This is was first Rhapsody purchase, and everyone whom I have played it for have thought it was great, no matter what their musical background. Several listenings to other albums have bought Rhapsody another multi-album buyer in me.

Power Metal is not quite an appropriate label, which is what some other album reviews here have called it. It should be noted that several of these musicians were classical music performers before they decided to pick up the electric. Due to it's heavily fantasy influenced songs, some others (including myself) have decided the label "EPIC METAL" is more appropriate. Indeed, in the form of many epics, there is a definite story thread that runs through not one, but a whole series of the albums!

If you have ever enjoyed reading (or viewing) any of the LOTR or Shanarrah series, you will easily identify with and enjoy the fantasy influences of this album.

If there is anything negative about this album, it's the running time (49:33). This album is so engrossing that it is almost disappointing when it ends. One of the best songs on the album (9. Holy Thunderforce) also appears to be one of the shortest, which is a bit disappointing.

I expect the fan base of this Italian Epic Metal band to continue to grow. These musicians are incredibly talented and have a niche in a unique genre Give it a listen!

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