Sonata Arctica - Ecliptica


8.7 | 761 votes |
Release date: 4 September 1999
Style: Power metal

Owners:

873 have it
66 want it
1 trades it


01. Blank File
02. My Land
03. 8th Commandment
04. Replica
05. Kingdom For A Heart
06. Fullmoon
07. Letter To Dana
08. Unopened
09. Picturing The Past
10. Destruction Preventer
11. Mary-Lou [Japanese bonus]
12. Letter To Dana (Returned To Sender) [2008 remaster bonus]

Top 20 albums of 1999: 15

Additional info
Recorded at Tico Tico Studio, by Ahti Kortelainen.
Mixed by Mikko Karmila at Finnvox Studios and mastered by Mika Jussila at Finnvox Studios.

Staff review by
Demonic Tutor
Rating:
8.8
Hailing from Finland, Sonata Arctica was one of the revelations of the year 1999 . The young band played very fast tempo melodies , enhanced by splendid keyboards and breathtaking guitar lines. "Ecliptica" was their first full-length album and was the beginning of the arctic phenomenon.

The first thing that comes to my mind is that more than the musical performance shown throughout the entire album, the most important aspect of "Ecliptica" is the songs themselves. Every track on that album is catchy as it can be, the choruses are grand, the solos fantastic and innovative, even the vocals rule. I mean, anyone who listened to that album at some point has to remember at least two or three songs of "Ecliptica" nowadays, and that without being necessary a fan of the band.

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published 01.10.2003 | Comments (18)

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Comments: 11   Visited by: 661 users
20.08.2011 - 15:04
BeastOfMetal456
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Good album, too cheesy for me though.
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02.10.2012 - 01:40
Rating: 9
Dead Eternity
Written by Guest on 24.06.2012 at 04:48

Cheesy power metal at best!

Cheesy? I don't see it that way...
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02.10.2012 - 08:36
JÄY
Metal slave
Written by Dead Eternity on 02.10.2012 at 01:40

Cheesy? I don't see it that way...

Well, there's your problem.....You can't listen with your eyes
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02.10.2012 - 13:32
Rating: 9
Dead Eternity
Written by JÄY on 02.10.2012 at 08:36

Written by Dead Eternity on 02.10.2012 at 01:40

Cheesy? I don't see it that way...

Well, there's your problem.....You can't listen with your eyes

You know what I meant.
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02.10.2012 - 23:04
JÄY
Metal slave
Written by Dead Eternity on 02.10.2012 at 13:32

Written by JÄY on 02.10.2012 at 08:36

Written by Dead Eternity on 02.10.2012 at 01:40

Cheesy? I don't see it that way...

Well, there's your problem.....You can't listen with your eyes

You know what I meant.

....that's true
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28.02.2013 - 19:13
Rating: 7
Aristarchos
Found this album quite late and was surprised I was still able to discover a power metal that was great.
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29.04.2013 - 09:24
Lião
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If this album could be described in only a single word...? Masterpiece. Every riff, beat and cheesy power metal screams are just perfect, from the first drum beats of Blank File, through the catchy speed, addded with the powerfull Tony vocal habilities in the ballads, is magnific. A trip into the cheesy world of power metal, and certainly the album that best defines the genre, in my opinion. It's sad that everything after it changed. Well, let's replay this album on and on... and at least we have the demo tapes. Neverthless, a masterpiece.
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24.04.2014 - 20:35
pipis
Horrible disk !!!
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08.11.2014 - 18:22
Rating: 8
Azarath
"If I only had a heart - IF I ONLY HAD A HEART!"

This is one awesome album.
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05.03.2015 - 13:35
Rating: 9
Tomas Piller
Brilliant album. A lot of cheese of course, it's euro power metal after all ffs.
Some people simply love cheese from time to time, others can feel free to go back chewing their black metal potatoes
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05.03.2015 - 20:05
Rating: 7
Paw!!
I remember when I listen this album.
And wow I just like one song "Fullmoon".
Piece of shit are average
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