Rage - Strings To A Web


7.9 | 188 votes |
Release date: 5 February 2010
Style: Heavy metal

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Disc I [Strings To A Web]
01. The Edge Of Darkness
02. Hunter And Prey
03. Into The Light
04. The Beggar's Last Dime
05. Empty Hollow
06. Strings To A Web
07. Fatal Grace
08. Connected
09. Empty Hollow (reprise)
10. Saviour Of The Dead
11. Hellgirl
12. Purified
13. Through Ages
14. Tomorrow Never Comes

Disc II [Bonus DVD: Live at Wacken 2009]
01. Carved In Stone
02. Higher Than The Sky
03. Set This World On Fire [feat. Hansi Kürsch]
04. All I Want [feat. Hansi Kürsch]
05. Invisible Horizons [feat. Hansi Kürsch]
06. Lord Of The Flies [feat. Jen Majura]
07. From The Cradle To The Grave [feat. Jen Majura]
08. Prayers Of Steel [feat. Schmier]
09. Suicide [feat. Schmier]
10. Down [feat. Schmier]
11. Soundchaser
12. Set This World On Fire [Live at Masters of Rock 2009]
13. All I Want [Live at Masters of Rock 2009]
14. Carved In Stone [Live in Sofia 2009]
15. Never Give Up [Rage Race Special]

Staff review by
Baz Anderson
Rating:
7.5
Heavy metal
Nuclear Blast
Germany
Length: 55:00

Rage are back with their fruitiest album since Soundchaser. Strings To A Web is a much more relaxed, fun and overall enjoyable album than the band's previous album Carved In Stone, which was much more to-the-point and no nonsense.

The band have found their flair once more and are back to terrorize your ears with some sugary, manly, heavy metal. In truth Strings To A Web is a melodic metal album that visits traditional heavy metal, power metal and also touches on the progressive for a few moments.

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published 05.02.2010 | Comments (15)

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08.02.2010 - 16:28
Rating: 10
ExtraHachse
Really good. Perfect for the 20th album!
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I like Powerwolf!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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18.02.2010 - 20:17
Rating: 9
JÄY
Metal slave
Best power metal release of 2010, so far! (beating gamma ray and freedom call)
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18.02.2010 - 23:19
Baz Anderson
Written by JÄY on 18.02.2010 at 20:17

Best power metal release of 2010, so far! (beating gamma ray and freedom call)

Dream Evil?
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18.02.2010 - 23:32
Rating: 9
JÄY
Metal slave
Written by Baz Anderson on 18.02.2010 at 23:19

Written by JÄY on 18.02.2010 at 20:17

Best power metal release of 2010, so far! (beating gamma ray and freedom call)

Dream Evil?

oohh, havnt heard it, baz...you like?
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18.02.2010 - 23:33
Baz Anderson
Written by JÄY on 18.02.2010 at 23:32

oohh, havnt heard it, baz...you like?

Very much.
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18.02.2010 - 23:35
Angelic Storm
Melodious
This new album is just Rage sticking to what they do best. Although overall the songs aren't quite as memorable as some they've done in the past. ''Tomorrow Never Comes" is a great anthemic rock song like ''Long Hard Road'' from ''Carved In Stone''. And ''Empty Hollow'' is a great throwback to their more experimental works. But overall it's a very run of the mill album for them. The intro riff to "Hunter And Prey" is so similar to the one in "Down" that I almost expect Peavy to go "You're going down!", although he does go "Hunt you down!" which makes it sound even more similar to that song. But it is a great song regardless.

As for best power metal album of 2010? Nah, the new Freedom Call has it beat. They totally revamped their sound, and totally surprised me with the adventurous nature of the album. The new Rage as decent as it is, is just what I expected, and not as good as some of their previous albums. Thats my opinion anyways!
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18.02.2010 - 23:44
Rating: 9
JÄY
Metal slave
Written by Baz Anderson on 18.02.2010 at 23:33

Written by JÄY on 18.02.2010 at 23:32

oohh, havnt heard it, baz...you like?

Very much.

Ive not liked any of their previous works..is there a chance id like this one?...err, is it any different or better?
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18.02.2010 - 23:50
Baz Anderson
Glad someone agrees with me with the Freedom Call at least.

Dream Evil... if you haven't liked their last albums, I wouldn't say you'd like this one much better. I would say however, give them another go. It took me a while to get into Dream Evil properly... they're not a typical, simple power metal band.
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19.02.2010 - 00:03
Angelic Storm
Melodious
Written by Baz Anderson on 18.02.2010 at 23:50

Glad someone agrees with me with the Freedom Call at least.

Dream Evil... if you haven't liked their last albums, I wouldn't say you'd like this one much better. I would say however, give them another go. It took me a while to get into Dream Evil properly... they're not a typical, simple power metal band.


I have seen a lot of harsh comments towards the new Freedom Call, though theirs really is a ''love it or hate it'' style. But they really surprised me, as well as making a very high quality album. Rage did nothing to surprise me at all, and their new album is nothing more than decent.

As for Dream Evil, I've always liked their music, but you need to have a very strong stomach for cheese. People who find Freedom Call cheesy, wouldnt be able to take Dream Evil. And from what Ive heard, the new album's lyrics are the same as they've always done!
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19.02.2010 - 00:51
Baz Anderson
I don't know, I would say Freedom Call were a lot cheesier than Dream Evil. Dream Evil have some humorous lyrics, but their music is more serious.
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19.02.2010 - 01:11
Angelic Storm
Melodious
Written by Baz Anderson on 19.02.2010 at 00:51

I don't know, I would say Freedom Call were a lot cheesier than Dream Evil. Dream Evil have some humorous lyrics, but their music is more serious.


I meant in a purely lyrical sense.

I often wish Dream Evil would start writing some more serious lyrics. Maybe not get rid of the humour completely, but I think the quality of their music isn't really done justice by some of their more ridiculous lyrics. I also think a lot more people might like them if the lyrics were overall less silly. To me, the music is the most important thing. But I know some people can be turned off by lyrical content alone.
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19.02.2010 - 20:08
Baz Anderson
Like "The Ballad"... haha, it's funny, but it's a really good song too.
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20.02.2010 - 02:09
Angelic Storm
Melodious
Written by Baz Anderson on 19.02.2010 at 20:08

Like "The Ballad"... haha, it's funny, but it's a really good song too.


That's a great example! That song is very good, but the lyrics are amazingly cheesy.

I think anyone who can get past the silliness of the lyrics and just focus on the music, then they'll find a lot to enjoy with ''In The Night''.
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27.02.2010 - 18:05
Rating: 6
Enemy of Reality
Just recicling ideas, not that good.
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01.03.2010 - 09:57
Angelic Storm
Melodious
Written by Enemy of Reality on 27.02.2010 at 18:05

Just recicling ideas, not that good.


Pretty much this.

I only really love 3 songs on the album. "Beggars Last Dime", "Empty Hollow" and "Tomorrow Never Comes".
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03.03.2010 - 20:37
Rating: 9
JÄY
Metal slave
Im listening to this right now and its great...but the problem is when im NOT listening to it, i dont really want to....its one of those
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