Release date: 28 November 2000
Style: Symphonic power metal


8.6 | 486 votes


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Disc I
01. Lux Triumphans
02. Dawn Of Victory
03. Triumph For My Magic Steel
04. The Village Of Dwarves
05. Dargor, Shadowlord Of The Black Mountain
06. The Bloody Rage Of The Titans
07. Holy Thunderforce
08. Trolls In The Dark
09. The Last Winged Unicorn
10. The Mighty Ride Of The Firelord

Disc II [Limited Edition Boxset]
01. Guardians [Helloween cover]
02. The Mighty Ride Of The Firelord [edit version]
03. Holy Thunderforce [alternate version]
04. Triumph For My Magic Steel [alternate version]
05. Multimedia Track Featuring:
+ Holy Thunderforce [video]
+ Epicus Furor - Emerald Sword [video]
+ Wisdom Of The Kings [video]
+ Algalord Chronicles I, II III
+ Photo Gallery
+ Track Commentary
+ History
+ Screensaver [for PC use only]

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Additional info
Produced & engineered by Sascha Paeth and Miro.
Recorded at Gate & Pathway Studios in Wolfsburg/Germany between June and August 2000.
Mixed and mastered by Sascha Paeth at Pathway Studio.

All music, songs, vocal lines, classical interludes and bass lines composed by Luca Turilli & Alex Staropoli.
All lyrics and "Emerald Sword saga" written by Luca Turilli.
Orchestral arrangements by Alex Staropoli.

Cover concept by Luca Turilli & Alex Staropoli.
Artwork by Marc Klinnert, Studio Oxmox.
Original Rhapsody logo created by Eric Philippe, Belgium.
Sleeve design by Robert Paiste.
Photos by Karsten Koch, Hannover.

Was also released in a Limited Edition Boxset of 20,000 copies worldwide featuring a bonus CD with alternate versions and multimedia tracks.

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Third chapter of the Algalord Chronicles created by the founding fathers of the Italian band, Luca Turilli (guitars) & Alex Staropoli (keyboards), this album takes the music of Rhapsody to a more stereotypical extent: fast music, with the same way of singing (especially in choruses), with less exclusively symphonic passages, with more guitars... closer to real power metal than before.

published 07.12.2007 | Comments (9)

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MetalFantasy - 12.01.2011 at 09:15  
Rating: 8 I haven't never understand which is the first album of the Emerald Sword saga, (I haven't understand even the saga) but still, this was awesome album. Thank you!
The Shape 1973 - 13.01.2011 at 22:04  
Rating: 9 Probably my favourite. Love the title track.
Heka69 - 24.03.2011 at 20:44  
Rating: 7 Hilarious album!
Yasmine - 25.03.2011 at 15:39  
Rating: 10
Written by The Shape 1973 on 13.01.2011 at 22:04

Probably my favourite. Love the title track.

Same, I even play that riff on my guitar sometimes. lol
John Shock - 15.09.2011 at 01:57  
  Fuck...what a magic album! Well, i must say, congratulations Rhapsody, you keep impressing me, every day!
musicalkaratekid - 27.09.2011 at 02:04  
Rating: 9 Pretty good album, especially the final song that is as epic as always...
AngelofDeth - 25.02.2012 at 05:45  
Rating: 10 One of their best for sure!
Dead Eternity - 04.10.2012 at 02:40  
Rating: 9 I think that Symphony Of Enchanted Lands is a lot better...
Boxcar Willy - 21.03.2013 at 14:54  
Rating: 9 Amazing album.
LeChron James - 14.09.2013 at 09:29  
  The Last Winged Unicorn. Majesty and power metal pornography in a single song.
Reaper_Redeamer - 24.05.2014 at 13:40  
Rating: 6
Written by Dead Eternity on 04.10.2012 at 02:40

I think that Symphony Of Enchanted Lands is a lot better...

A lot better than 9? Metalstorm voting becomes clear xD
Dead Eternity - 27.05.2014 at 01:56  
Rating: 9
Written by Reaper_Redeamer on 24.05.2014 at 13:40

Written by Dead Eternity on 04.10.2012 at 02:40

I think that Symphony Of Enchanted Lands is a lot better...

A lot better than 9? Metalstorm voting becomes clear xD

You think I rate albums based on my personal preferences? pfff...

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