Edenbridge - Solitaire


8.1 | 123 votes |
Release date: 30 June 2010
Style: Symphonic metal, Progressive metal

Owners:

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11 want it


01. Entree Unique
02. Solitaire
03. Higher
04. Skyline's End
05. Bon Voyage Vagabond
06. Inward Passage [limited edition bonus]
07. Come Undone
08. Out Of This World
09. Further Afield
10. Eternity [limited edition bonus]
11. A Virtual Dream?
12. Brothers On Diamir
13. Exit Unique

Line-up
Sabine Edelsbacher - vocals
Arne Stockhammer - guitars, keyboards. bass, piano, bouzouli, mandolin, percussion frog
Dominik Sebastian - guitars
Max Pointner - drums

Additional musicians:
Robby Valentine - backing vocals, choir vocals
Dennis Ward - backing vocals, choir vocals
Astrid Stockhammer - violin on "Skyline's End"
The Solitaire Orchestra and Choir

Additional info
Release dates:

June 30: Spain
July 2: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux, Italy, Sweden
July 5: Rest of Europe
July 13: USA/Canada

The limited-edition version of the album will include two additional songs:
- Inward Passage (01:20)
- Eternity (03:04)

Produced by Lanvall.
Mixed by Karl Groom.
Mastered by Mika Jussila at Finnvox Studio.

Cover artwork by Anthony Clarkson.

"Solitaire" is dedicated to Karl Stockhammer (1919-2009).

Staff review by
Jason W.
Rating:
9.2
Are you willing to leave behind your former self in the quest to reach the uncharted lands of human consciousness? Edenbridge's latest, Solitaire, invites us to dive headstrong into our own emotional whirlwind, to unearth higher levels of beauty by conquering our own minds, in order to attain a more dynamic and confident self. And with melodies this addictive and lyrics this inspiring, the often elusive and unseen path to personal empowerment seems more like an illustrious, well-lit highway.

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published 26.08.2010 | Comments (19)

This is what symphonic metal is all about! Inspiring lyrics and guitar solos that lead you down the road to personal empowerment and self-discovery, and vocals that are polished, refined, and beautiful. Sometimes, reaching for the sky can mean actually grabbing hold of it.

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11.05.2010 - 15:22
Rating: 6
Carl Berg
Carl Berg
The new song sample is pretty good! Pure Edenbridge style!
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13.05.2010 - 10:41
Rating: 7
SexyCat_1113
One of my highlight album in this year!
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18.06.2010 - 15:04
Rating: 9
Dominus
The Shooter
Higher kick ass!!!
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30.06.2010 - 21:32
Rating: 7
Chris Steele
Pretty descent album. A kind of boring sometimes but songs like Solitaire, Higher and A Virtual Dream is kickass:)
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01.07.2010 - 09:00
ImNotMetal
They cancel all concerts in my country
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06.07.2010 - 21:35
Metalas
Nothing special . . .
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08.07.2010 - 02:45
Rating: 6
Janne
Hugin
When listening to this, sometimes i have the feeling I'm lsitening to some punkrock..
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10.07.2010 - 10:30
Rating: 9
Dark Cornatus
Powerslave
I think this is a great album from Edenbridge, it's much better than MyEarthDream. I can't even say there is a weak song, except for the intro and outro which are boring (as always for any album.
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10.07.2010 - 10:47
Rating: 9
Dark Cornatus
Powerslave
I love the solo in The Brothers Diamir! It's one of the best i've ever heard.
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18.07.2010 - 01:23
Rating: 8
ravendeath
Written by Janne on 08.07.2010 at 02:45

When listening to this, sometimes i have the feeling I'm lsitening to some punkrock..

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18.07.2010 - 18:33
Rating: 6
Janne
Hugin
Written by ravendeath on 18.07.2010 at 01:23

Written by Janne on 08.07.2010 at 02:45

When listening to this, sometimes i have the feeling I'm lsitening to some punkrock..

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I was just thinking about the 3 chord guitar themes
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-FOLK METAL HUNGARY-
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27.07.2010 - 19:46
Rating: 6
Carl Berg
Carl Berg
A huge disappointment for me
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04.08.2010 - 19:00
Rating: 8
Vonpire
Songs 2 , 9 , 10 , 11 and 12 are excellent. All Others are a bit of a disapointment and besides that a bit commercial. Even though i gave a 8 for those 5 songs.
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28.12.2010 - 17:42
Rating: 8
Kropy
Musicianship: 9
Vocal: 9
Atmosphere: 8
Melody: 8
Originality: 7
Production: 10
CD Covers: 7

Best Songs:
04. Skyline's End
05. Bon Voyage Vagabond
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27.01.2011 - 12:04
Rating: 7
Sleeping Dragon
Somewhat boring, but still better than 90% of what's on the radio. Vocals are excellent...
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18.07.2011 - 09:20
ErnilEnNaur
Account deleted
Compared to what they are capable of (Shine), this is boring stuff. I wouldn't recommend this to anybody, not even the biggest fans of symphometal.
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