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Release date: 2002
Style: Symphonic power metal

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01. The Seven Angels
02. No Return
03. The Looking Glass
04. In Quest For
05. The Final Sacrifice
06. Neverland
07. Anywhere
08. Chalice Of Agony
09. Memory
10. Into The Unknown
11. Chalice Of Agony [edit version]
12. Avantasia [single version]

Reviews (2)
Lyrics (10)


Line-up
Tobias Sammet - vocals, keyboards, orchestrations, bass
Henjo Richter - guitars
Alex Holzwarth - drums
Markus Grosskopf - bass

Additional musicians:
Michael Kiske - vocals
David DeFeis - vocals
Ralf Zdiarstek - vocals
Sharon Janny den Adel - vocals
Robert "Rob" Rock - vocals
Oliver Hartmann - vocals
Andre Matos - vocals
Kai Hansen - vocals
Bob Catley - vocals

Eric Singer - drums
Norman Meiritz - guitars
Frank Tischer - piano
Jens Ludwig - guitars
Timo Tolkki - guitars


Additional info
Produced by Tobias Sammet. Co-produced by Norman Meiritz.

Guest review by
Emalaith

Rating:
9.5
by Emalaith:

There are some albums that are simply greater than others and this one belongs in the first category. For me personally, the release of Avantasia II could not have come at a better time. Avantasia changed my life and Avantasia II was to set everything in stone...

The album begins with a wonderful overture that contains several different choruses, rhythm changes, and atmospheres and introduces almost all of the Avantasia II cast. Like on Avantasia I, Tobi tells the story of Gabriel the Monk not simply through dialogues and monologues but leaves a lot of the story-telling to the music itself. For instance, on track 9 you will know from the first note that this song deals with the bad guys and you can just feel the pain and anguish conveyed on track 5 . To fully comprehend the story, the best way, of course, is to take the booklet and read along as the story unfolds.

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published 28.08.2003 | Comments (2)

Guest review by
Bas

Rating:
8.8
And here's the second part of the opera. This one is a lot better in my opinion. Most notably it has much more variation. And a really, really, really really seriously awesome and amazing opening track. The Seven Angels is an epic masterpiece spanning fourteen minutes and featuring seven of the eleven vocalists. Plus two choirs and some solos. Great song, nothing more to say about it.

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published 20.12.2006 | Comments (3)

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JÄY - 28.11.2011 at 06:54  
Rating: 7 If only more of the songs were like The Final Sacrifice...
NLthrasher - 29.11.2011 at 06:47  
Rating: 10 This album has something special, just as The metal opera 1, clear 10 for me
mikeprado30 - 08.06.2013 at 08:41  
Rating: 8 Nice but very overrated album. Liked above all Seven Angels, No Return, The Looking Glass, The Final Sacrifice, CHALICE OF AGONY & Memory (dat Zdiarstek voice! ^_^ ). The other ones also are nice, but those i mentioned are the best ones.

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