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3.41 | 17 ratings | 3 reviews | 24% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2006

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Sin to Sin (7:17)
2. The Talisman (5:22)
3. Optical Illusion (7:12)
4. The Ashen Soul (5:34)
5. Ocean Wings (6:42)
6. Creator in Time (5:21)
7. Miracle Man (6:02)
8. Sphere of Fantasy (6:24)

Total Time 49:54

Bonus track on Japanese release:
9. Despair and Pain (by Richard Andersson's Space Odyssey) (6:35)

Line-up / Musicians

- Richard Andersson / keyboards
- Magnus Nilsson / guitars
- Jörg Andrews / drums
- Göran Edman / vocals
- Andy Rose / bass

Releases information

Released in Japan February 22.
Released in Europe April 24.

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TIME REQUIEM Optical Illusion ratings distribution

(17 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(24%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(35%)
Good, but non-essential (35%)
Collectors/fans only (6%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

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Review by b_olariu
3 stars After the excellent previous album where all musicians realy shine, the head of the band and main composer Richard Anderson decided to have another line up for this album, exit the vocalist Apollo Papathanasio he was replaced by Goran Edman known from Karmakanic, Vindictiv, etc, exit the 2 Flower Kings members and replace with 2 unknow ones to me at least. This new line up in the end done a good job, realy, maybe not so fantastic as before but ok. The vocalist is more towards hard rock style, his melodical vocal lines are ok but was not so impressive as Apollo Papathanasio, to my ears. The music aswell tend to be more on melodic side of prog metal the that powerful neo classical progressive metal from previous albums. Still a pretty decent effort with good moments, pieces like Optical Illusion are excellent and shows true talent of the band. Very worthy again keyboards parts. 3 stars, good but less enjoyble and great then their second effort. I don't think is their best album, and for sure is not, was the best rated album from all 3 and is quite strange because The inner circle is by far their best.

Latest members reviews

4 stars Listening to Time Requiem from the start,very good new vocals,but not much different from the last two albums.A very tehnical album,a good example of how neo-progressive music should sound like... ... (read more)

Report this review (#92955) | Posted by | Monday, October 2, 2006 | Review Permanlink

3 stars On the first of September 2005 Richard Andersson started to compose the songs for "Optical Illusion", Time Requiems third studio album. Taking only two months to complete the eight songs, Richard had Göran Edmans voice in mind the whole process through. Since Richard has always been intere ... (read more)

Report this review (#73542) | Posted by fratelmaestro | Thursday, March 30, 2006 | Review Permanlink

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