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Release date: 24 January 2005
Style: Progressive power metal


8.6 | 255 votes


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01. Crimson Rider
02. Back For My Life
03. Wounds
04. I'm Not Afraid
05. Headbanger's Ballroom
06. After This War
07. Into The Arena
08. Dark From The Dying
09. Falling Sparrow
10. Black In The Burn
11. Treasure World [bonus]

Lyrics (10)

Jørn Lande - vocals
Axel Mackenrott - keyboards
Roland Grapow - guitar
Uli Kusch - drums
Jan S. Eckert - bass

Additional info
Produced by Andy Sneap and Masterplan.
Executive producers: Andy Allendörfer and Nils Wasko.
All music and lyrics written by Masterplan, except "After This War" (music written by Masterplan and Piet Sielck).
Songs arranged by Masterplan.
Recorded by Andy Sneap and Roland Grapow at Crazy Cat Studio, Hamburg.
Mixed by Mikko Karmila at Finnvox Studio, Helsinki.
Mastered by Mika Jussila at Finnvox Studio.
Layout and album cover by Thomas Ewerhard.

Staff review by

Damn, I was waiting it, and finally yes the new album of Masterplan the excellent Heavy/Progressive combo of Mr Grapow, Kusch, Eckert, Mackenrott and Lande, is out for our great pleasure. Really I think that Masterplan is on the top of the list of the Heavy Metal bands in reason of their first great release "Masterplan" but also because of the quality of the musicians who plays in this Metal "dream team", especially Jorn Lande who is one of my favourite singer and one of the best Metal singer ever. If like me, you are in love with this band since the release of the first album, no doubt that you were waiting it too… But no need to wait, "Aeronautics" the 2nd album is in the place !!!

published 07.02.2005 | Comments (5)

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Zmaj Ognjeni Vuk - 05.02.2010 at 01:17  
Rating: 10 Black In The Burn is one of my favorite songs ever. 9 minutes and 44 seconds of an eargasm.
Baz Anderson - 05.02.2010 at 15:16  
  This is an amazing album. One of the best power metal albums of all time from my book.
Marcel Hubregtse - 05.02.2010 at 18:22  
  I am known for my hatred of European Power Metal but I just absolutely love this album. Its biggest asset are to me Lande's vocals which come quite close to Dio at times.
NocturnalStalker - 11.02.2015 at 18:28  
Rating: 9 My second favourite Masterplan album, which I consider to be on par with the debut one. Hardly any filler songs, powerful vocals by Jørn Lande and strong instrumentation are the secret ingredients of this cocktail.
Favourite tracks: Back for My Life, Wounds, I'm Not Afraid, Headbanger's Ballroom, Falling Sparrow, Black in the Burn.

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