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Release date: 25 December 2003
Style: Progressive power metal

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8.2 | 103 votes

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Disc I
01. Aina Overture
02. Revelations
03. Silver Maiden
04. Flight Of Torek
05. Naschtok Is Born
06. The Beast Within
07. The Siege Of Aina
08. Talon's Last Hope
09. Rape Of Oria
10. Son Of Sorvahr
11. Serendipity
12. Lalae Amêr
13. Rebellion
14. Oriana's Wrath
15. Restoration

Disc II [limited edition]
01. The Story Of Aina [instrumental version]
02. The Beast Within [single version]
03. Ve Toúra Sol -Rape Of Oria- [ainae version]
04. Flight Of Torek [single version]
05. Silver Maiden [alternate version]
06. Talon's Last Hope [demo]
07. The Siege Of Aina [single version]
08. The Story Of Aina

Disc III [limited edition - DVD]
01. The Beast Within [video]
+ The Making Of Aina
+ The Story Of Aina
+ Slide Show
+ Artwork

Review
Lyrics (15)


Additional info
Producer: Sascha Paeth, Rober Hunecke-Rizzo
Mixing: Sascha Paeth, Miro, Robert Hunecke-Rizzo
Engineer: Sascha Paeth, Olaf Reitmeier, Miro, Robert Hunecke-Rizzo
Mastering: Peter van't Riet

2-CD Digibook, the limited edition also includes a DVD called "Beyond The Borders"with some extra material.

Disc 1 : Days of Rising Doom
Disc 2 : The Story of Aina

The Japanese version has an extra bonus track on disc 2:
09. Oriana's Wrath (Alternative version) (06:11)
This version has mainly female vocals instead of male vocals.

Staff review by
Demonic Tutor

Rating:
8.3
Tobias Sammet's Avantasia project proved two things. Number one, a metal opera could be done and very well done, number two it apparently sells well. Since then, metal operas have flourished throughout Europe like mushrooms. Even Arjen Lucassen's projects came back into fashion, especially Ayreon. On this not so positive note in terms of money matter, the famous German guitar player-producer-visionary Sascha Paeth decided to try. Actually, he was mandated by the label boss of Transmission Records and, well, knowing lots of musicians, Sascha was an obvious pick! The result? In fact, if I started by underlining my suspicions concerning the genuine approach to the making of this record, that's because it's probably the only "major" flaw I can pinpoint.

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M C Vice - 16.07.2012 at 12:43  
Rating: 9 Positives: Glenn Hughes, more coherent story than The Metal Opera (Avantasia), Michael Kiske, 60+ mins, Sass Jordan sounds like Kimberly Goss, no one singer dominates the show, Glenn Hughes.
Negatives: The Beast Within, Marco Heitala is under used, the made-up language is over used.
Miscelanious: It's the only thin I've heard on which Andre Matos doesn't sound like a castrati.

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