Masterplan - Masterplan

8.7 | 378 votes |
Release date: 20 January 2003
Style: Power metal


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01. Spirit Never Die
02. Enlighten Me
03. Kind Hearted Light
04. Crystal Night
05. Soulburn
06. Heroes
07. Sail On
08. Into The Light
09. Crawling From Hell
10. Bleeding Eyes
11. When Love Comes Close
12. Through Thick And Thin [Japanese bonus]
13. The Kid Rocks On [Japanese bonus]

Top 20 albums of 2003: 13

Jørn Lande - vocals
Roland Grapow - guitars
Uli Kusch - drums
Jan-Sören Eckert - bass
Axel Mackenrott - keyboards

Guest musicians
Michael Kiske - vocals
Janne Viljami Wirman - keyboards
Ferdy Doernberg - keyboards
Jürgen Attig - bass

Additional info
Produced by Andy Sneap and Masterplan.
All music and lyrics written by Masterplan except track #8 (music written by Masterplan, lyrics by Rainer Laws).
Songs arranged by Masterplan.
Recorded by Andy Sneap at Crazy Cat Studio, Hamburg.
Mixed by Mikko Karmila at Finnvox Studio, Helsinki.
Mastered by Mika Jussila at Finnvox Studio.
Cover and band logo by Thomas Ewerhard.

Guest review by
Masterplan gives us their debut album. First of all, just let me say that Masterplan is not warmed up Helloween or Ark stuffs. It's a complete new fusion between Roland Grapow's guitars and Uli Kusch's drums with the incredible voice of Jorn Lande. Great songs, with deep atmospheres.

Sometimes near the metal FM, songs like 'Into the light' or 'Soulburn' smell totally fresh easy compositions, but so wonderfull for the ears. Every melodic part of the album is a slap on your face cause Jorn's voice is always on the mood and very strong. The wheel feeling of the band is going and gives a best result for that category of metal. 'Bleeding eyes' is so oriental and deep, 'Crawling from hell' takes you in a complete land of fury. A great album for people who need a good metal journey.

published 21.09.2003 | Comments (8)

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05.02.2010 - 01:15
Rating: 10
Zmaj Ognjeni Vuk
To Mega Therion
Near perfection...This one never gets old to me. And with every listen a different song pops out as current favorite of mine.

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19.03.2010 - 04:31
Rating: 9

This CD is a true classic in my mind, the very definition of what a power metal album should be imo.
28.05.2010 - 20:18
Rating: 10
Brekke K'ktus

It is Masterplan's best album so far. Every song is different. I like this one the best.
"We gladden the raven"
15.08.2010 - 05:41
Rating: 9
Liver Failure
Written by wh1te603 on 19.03.2010 at 04:31

This CD is a true classic in my mind, the very definition of what a power metal album should be imo.

Exctly! This is power metal at its best imo.

Masterplan's works are by far the most enjoyable pieces of Power metal out there. =D And this album stays in the top, probably my alltime favorite in the genre.

member of the true crusade against old school heavy metal, early 80s thrash, NWOBHM, traditional doom, first and second wave black metal, old school death metal, US power metal, 70s prog rock and atmospheric doomsludgestoner. o/
28.08.2011 - 02:28
Rating: 9

This album defines what power metal should be like, every song memorable, and not super cheesy like a lot of power metal bands tend to be. songs like sail on, heroes, spirit never dies, and crystal night are some of my favorites although i love the entire album and i just discovered it this week
\m/ Next thing you know they'll take my thought away! \m/
25.02.2013 - 20:53
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I just changed the rating from 9 to 8. This album is very good, but it's slightly overrated. Enlighten Me is SO boring. Soulburn gets kinda boring around the middle of the song. But there are some standout tracks as well. The best songs are: Kind Hearted Light, Spirit Never Die (easily the best song), Sail On, and Crystal Night.
10.02.2015 - 19:01
Rating: 9
Metal Addict
My favourite album of Masterplan and the one I consider the most inspired and powerful.
Favourite tracks: Spirit Never Die, Enlighten Me, Sail On, Crawling From Hell, When Love Comes Close.
"And we are not who we think we are
We are who we're afraid to be"
- Lux Occulta "The Opening of Eleventh Sephirah"
23.08.2016 - 22:40
Bad English
Tage Westerlund
An album where Jörn Lande puts more value as other, because he is big name in metal, and album artwork its a bit Rinbowish if you ask me and in my version was Stairway to Heaven . Nice cover
Life is to short for LOVE, there is many great things to do online !!!

Stormtroopers of Death - ''Speak English or Die''

I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
20.02.2019 - 00:56
Rating: 8
Free as a.. Fish
The Dio-isms are there of course, but Jørn also does a pretty good David Coverdale on "When Love Comes Close".

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