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Release date: 3 April 2010
Style: Symphonic power metal

Rating:

7.8 | 364 votes

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01. Stargazers
02. Angel Of Babylon
03. Your Love Is Evil
04. Death Is Just A Feeling
05. Rat Race
06. Down In The Dark
07. Blowing Out The Flame
08. Symphony Of Life
09. Alone I Remember
10. Promised Land
11. Journey To Arcadia

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Line-up
Tobias Sammet - vocals, bass, keyboards
Michael "Miro" Rodenberger - keyboards, orchestration
Sascha Paeth - guitars, keyboards
Eric Singer - drums
Alex Holzwarth - drums

Additional musicians:
Jørn Lande - vocals
Russell Allen - vocals
Michael Kiske - vocals
Oliver Hartmann - vocals, guitars
John Nicholas "Jon" Oliva - vocals
Cloudy Yang - vocals
Bob Catley - vocals

Bruce Kulick - guitars
Jens Johansson - keyboard solo
Felix Bohnke - drums
Simon Oberender - hammond organ
Henjo Richter - guitar

Backing vocals: Emilie Paeth, Cloudy Yang, Amanda Somerville, Tiffany Kirkland, Ina Morgan, Cinzia Rizzo, Thomas Rettke, Oliver Hartmann, Matthias Kontny, Michael Voy, Tobias Sammet.


Additional info
Produced by Sascha Paeth and Tobias Sammet.

Staff review by
Baz Anderson

Rating:
8.0
A couple of years after The Scarecrow shook things up, Tobi is back with not one, but two new albums of brand new material featuring the cream of metal's vocal talents. Don't expect Metal Opera all over again from these albums, stylistically they are not too dissimilar from the previous album, as they mix elements from power metal and stadium rock to good effect.

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published 29.05.2010 | Comments (18)

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iMorphball - 31.03.2010 at 14:32  
Rating: 7 My edit for the tracklist as still not gone through. Now people are looking at a false tracklist. =/
Angelic Storm - 01.04.2010 at 17:08  
  I didnt think much to the album at first, but it has grown on me with repeated plays. Its still the weaker of the two new albums, and ''Symphony Of Life" is awful, but there is some good stuff on it. Like the awesome power metal epic "Stargazers" and the creepy "Death Is Just A Feeling". I'll definitely be getting the two albums in the boxset on Monday! xD
The Shape 1973 - 09.04.2010 at 19:14  
Rating: 7 Jon Oliva is so fantasically creepy on Death Is Just A Feeling, I love this track, probably the strongest over the two albums, also like Symphony Of Life a lot, it has a real Lacuna Coil (before they got crap) feel to it.

Overall the rest of the album is total filler, far too pop/rock. I'm sure if they lifted the few good tracks from this and slimmed down The Wicked Symphony a bit they could have made one excellent CD.

I got the double special edition and apart from the picture book it has nothing extra, so if you can get the two albums separately cheaper then do that, you're not missing anything.
Ag Fox - 10.04.2010 at 17:31  
Rating: 7 Okay, who's Cloudy Yang?
The Shape 1973 - 12.04.2010 at 21:38  
Rating: 7
Written by Ag Fox on 10.04.2010 at 17:31

Okay, who's Cloudy Yang?

Link
Ag Fox - 12.04.2010 at 21:52  
Rating: 7
Written by The Shape 1973 on 12.04.2010 at 21:38

Written by Ag Fox on 10.04.2010 at 17:31

Okay, who's Cloudy Yang?

Link
so she's quite hot. was she in any band or have a famous solo career? or just friends with Tobi (quite like her part in Avantasia)
The Shape 1973 - 12.04.2010 at 22:05  
Rating: 7
Written by Ag Fox on 12.04.2010 at 21:52

Written by The Shape 1973 on 12.04.2010 at 21:38

Written by Ag Fox on 10.04.2010 at 17:31

Okay, who's Cloudy Yang?

Link
so she's quite hot. was she in any band or have a famous solo career? or just friends with Tobi (quite like her part in Avantasia)

She has done a lot of backing vocals before. I think she was doing backing on The Scarecrow too.

....and yes, she's not bad either ha ha....
Ag Fox - 12.04.2010 at 23:25  
Rating: 7
Written by The Shape 1973 on 12.04.2010 at 22:05

Written by Ag Fox on 12.04.2010 at 21:52

Written by The Shape 1973 on 12.04.2010 at 21:38

Written by Ag Fox on 10.04.2010 at 17:31

Okay, who's Cloudy Yang?

Link
so she's quite hot. was she in any band or have a famous solo career? or just friends with Tobi (quite like her part in Avantasia)

She has done a lot of backing vocals before. I think she was doing backing on The Scarecrow too.

....and yes, she's not bad either ha ha....
which track in scarecrow? (I swear I hvn't noticed before)
The Shape 1973 - 13.04.2010 at 21:00  
Rating: 7
Written by Ag Fox on 12.04.2010 at 23:25

Written by The Shape 1973 on 12.04.2010 at 22:05

Written by Ag Fox on 12.04.2010 at 21:52

Written by The Shape 1973 on 12.04.2010 at 21:38

Written by Ag Fox on 10.04.2010 at 17:31

Okay, who's Cloudy Yang?

Link
so she's quite hot. was she in any band or have a famous solo career? or just friends with Tobi (quite like her part in Avantasia)

She has done a lot of backing vocals before. I think she was doing backing on The Scarecrow too.

....and yes, she's not bad either ha ha....
which track in scarecrow? (I swear I hvn't noticed before)

Sorry, my bad. She was on Tinnitus Sanctus not Scarecrow doing backing vocals. She toured with Avantasia during the world tour.

Link
Ag Fox - 13.04.2010 at 21:58  
Rating: 7 Ah... kays
Sati - 18.04.2010 at 15:20  
  Well, I've never been a fan of Edguy, and honestly, I don't find anything special in Sammet's voice either. The 2 Metal Opera albums were really good, though.
However, it seems like he had his strength and power in his hair just like Samuel in the Bible: eversince it was cut, he sounds like Bon Jovi...
Paradox0 - 22.12.2010 at 07:00  
Rating: 8 Has a lot of good songs, but also a lot of forgettable ones. I definitely feel that theres some kind of intelligent song writing and that the music is for the most part a great homage to arena metal of the 19080's. Theres just something missing to this album though which I just cant put my finger on that just makes it uninteresting. On paper it should work but in reality it didn't pen out to well. Although "Wicked Symphony" didn't have anything memorable, the album was consistently good (yet strangely forgettable). The similarly the same affects this album, except the quality isn't quite as consistent. If I was to rate this one, it would be a 7.2/10
JÄY - 11.12.2011 at 02:32  
Rating: 6 Am I the only Power fanboy who this does nothing for?
Dentura - 13.06.2012 at 06:15  
Rating: 5 Meh, I expected more from this album when i went to pick this up. This album had some moments I thought were pretty cheesy and awkward, especially the intro to "Death is A Feeling", and the attempt at gothic metal with "Symphony of Life". The only song I really enjoyed was the title track. That's just how I felt about the album personally. Oh well, I was never the biggest power metal fan anyway, the only band from this genre that I absolutely adore is the great Blind Guardian.
mikeprado30 - 21.06.2013 at 06:41  
Rating: 8 Well, this one is the weakest of their discography, but not by this reason a bad album. Songs like Stargazers, the homonymous one, Death Is Just A Feeling, Rat Race, Promised Land & Alone I Remember makes me enjoy this one.

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