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Release date: 11 May 1989
Style: Heavy metal


6.8 | 200 votes


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01. Future Shock
02. False Messiah
03. Black Night
04. Witch-Hunt
05. Fire Dance
06. Fright Night
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08. Darkness
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Timo Tolkki - guitars, vocals
Jyrki Lettonen - bass
Tuomo Lassila - drums
Antti Ikonen - keyboards

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Repressed by Monsters of Rock Records in 2002.

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The debut album by Stratovarius. For crazed fans of this band (like myself) this is just as great to listen to as every other release. For people who want the same power metal they heard in Visions... expect something very different. This album has been given quite a high rating, because many people rate this low, forgetting that this album is one of the pioneering key orientated power metal albums. It is a significant album and if you like a much older sounding and heavier power metal style, this is for you.

published 26.04.2010 | Comments (4)

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Kocha - 10.12.2012 at 17:04  
Rating: 8 This average rating is ridiculous, this album is way better than 6.8. Actually, when I think it through, I kind of really like Tolkki's voice, even though technically it's nowhere near Kotipelto's.
Bad English - 27.04.2016 at 00:07  
  This album is classic, best what band put out, still HM or HPM not EFM as band plays now , solid album, lame production and quality but this is best what bad can offers and I have to admit if band would play such metal it would not have a future so bright as it has now

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