Release date: 22 June 2012
Style: Symphonic power metal

Rating:

8.1 | 195 votes

Owners:

176 have it
35 want it


Disc I
01. Quantum X
02. Ascending To Infinity
03. Dante's Inferno
04. Excalibur
05. Tormento E Passione
06. Dark Fate Of Atlantis
07. Luna [Alessandro Safina cover]
08. Clash Of The Titans
09. Of Michael The Archangel And Lucifer's Fall
    1 - Alma Mundi
    2 - Fatum Mortalis
    3 - Ignis Divinus
10. In The Mirror [Loudness cover] [bonus]
11. March Of Time [Helloween cover] [bonus]

Disc II [limited edition]
+ Dark Fate Of Atlantis [video]
+ Making Of Dark Fate Of Atlantis Video
+ Interview With Sebastian Roeder
+ Interview With Luca Turilli
+ Interview With Alessandro Conti
+ Interview With Dominique Leurquin
+ Interview With Patrice Guers
+ Alex Landenburg [drum improvisation]

Review
Lyrics (9)


Line-up
Alessandro Conti - vocals
Luca Turilli - guitars, keyboards
Dominique Leurquin - guitars
Alex Holzwarth - drums
Patrice Guers - bass

Guest musicians
Previn Moore - narrator, backing vocals
Bridget Fogle - narrator, backing vocals
Jasen Anthony - narrator
Johnny Krüger - backing vocals
Dan "Fucking" Lucas - backing vocals
Matthias Stockinger - backing vocals
Sabine "Sassy" Bernert - backing vocals


Additional info
Producer, recording, editing, orchestral arrangements, cover concept, lyrics: Luca Turilli.
Engineering, recording, editing: Arnaud Ménard.
Photography: Malin Yberg Palmgren.
Cover art, booklet design: Felipe Machado Franco.
Mastering: Christoph Stickel.
Engineering, mixing, recording, editing: Sebastian "Basi" Roeder.

The melody of the chorus of "Excalibur" was taken from Schubert's "Moment Musical N.5 in F Minor". The main guitar solo of "Dante's Inferno" was inspired to Czerny's "Etude N.14, Op.740".

Staff review by
Baz Anderson

Rating:
7.0
The pressure is on for Luca Turilli to stamp his authority as the better of the two "Rhapsody" bands. Luca Turilli's Rhapsody being the first half to release an album since the split, it is time to discover whether this band can justify themselves as a separate entity, or if this is just a faction of the past.

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published 29.06.2012 | Comments (20)

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BMR Monkey - 14.02.2012 at 03:41  
  Who is going to be on vocals?
Kallis Helmi - 28.02.2012 at 01:09  
Rating: 10
Written by BMR Monkey on 14.02.2012 at 03:41

Who is going to be on vocals?


http://www.metalstorm.net/events/news_comments.php?news_id=16063 - March 27!
John Shock - 01.03.2012 at 20:57  
  I want this!
R Lewis - 18.04.2012 at 16:16  
Rating: 9
Written by BMR Monkey on 14.02.2012 at 03:41

Who is going to be on vocals?


The new singer is Trick or Treat's Alessandro Conti...
Tiglath Pileser - 10.06.2012 at 11:50  
  I'm really looking forward to this release, although I doubt how long Luca Turilli can manage to keep releasing great albums year after year. Dark Fate of Atlantis lacked something, and I hope this is not a pathetic new attempt to create this so-called "Film-Score Metal", a concept which backfired a few years ago when they released Triumph or Agony, and on Rhapsody's latest release's last song.
annodomini - 21.06.2012 at 20:17  
  From what it was promised, I was expecting some kind of Trailer music vs Power metal, but it is the same, absolutely the same as Rhapsody (of Fire). I mean, even the vocals sounds the same. Music is great, but nothing different than Rhapsody.
Abel - 22.06.2012 at 03:53  
Rating: 9 Somebody explain and fast: "Luca Turilli's Rhapsody"???... what the hell?!?!?!, wasn't either Rhapsody of Fire or just Luca Turilli??? don't get me wrong i loved both (pretty much almost the same) but WHY THIS?
Hyperion - 22.06.2012 at 05:39  
Rating: 10
Written by Abel on 22.06.2012 at 03:53

Somebody explain and fast: "Luca Turilli's Rhapsody"???... what the hell?!?!?!, wasn't either Rhapsody of Fire or just Luca Turilli??? don't get me wrong i loved both (pretty much almost the same) but WHY THIS?

I guess it's just so Luca can have a different band with the same popularity of RoF. i find it a good move since he built Rhapsody with Alex and has laid 15 years of work on the band's name.
Radivoy - 22.06.2012 at 07:00  
Rating: 9
Written by Hyperion on 22.06.2012 at 05:39

Written by Abel on 22.06.2012 at 03:53

Somebody explain and fast: "Luca Turilli's Rhapsody"???... what the hell?!?!?!, wasn't either Rhapsody of Fire or just Luca Turilli??? don't get me wrong i loved both (pretty much almost the same) but WHY THIS?

I guess it's just so Luca can have a different band with the same popularity of RoF. i find it a good move since he built Rhapsody with Alex and has laid 15 years of work on the band's name.


They had a friendly split. I guess is more like they don't feel comfortable composing together anymore (Alex and Luca), so now we have two Rhapsody's that sounds pretty similar both xD

About the album (have in mind that i'm a Rhapsody "fan", and consider that I only heard it a few times):
At the begginning was sort like of what I expected, not too much originality, and also a little much frenetic ._. Catchy choruses and nice rythms, but a little messy sometimes (I always thought that Luca rushed to record the album). Tormento e Passione was a really nice hearing, one of the best songs in my opinion, but the truly one thing that makes this album great are the 16 minutes of "Of Michael The Archangel And Lucifer's Fall", ¡That's what I was expecting of Rhapsody!. I need to hear it more, but in the meantime, I really liked it (dunno if that's because I was being truly pesimist about this album xD).
Darth Revan - 22.06.2012 at 17:38  
  Ya know, this band's gone through so many name changes that it's a practical joke... actually, I'm not really sure if this is the continuation of the original band or Rhapsody of Fire is the continuation of the original band. I'll just call one of 'em Thundercross, that was the original name and it's far less confusing than a million variations and descriptions of the word 'rhapsody'.
Snbn - 22.06.2012 at 22:53  
Rating: 7 Pretty boring to here same stuff from 2 bands....
Kamil - 23.06.2012 at 00:56  
Rating: 9 The best Turilli's stuff since "Power of The Dragonflame"
DieH@rd - 23.06.2012 at 02:18  
Rating: 9 Very good album. Alexandro sounds awesome.
basquetal - 23.06.2012 at 04:13  
  Ok...sincerely I don´t know if this is good or bad
Unhealer - 23.06.2012 at 06:06  
  They covered 'Luna'?! Damn, I must hear that.
renai - 23.06.2012 at 13:37  
Rating: 9 Lol .... you may think this is cheesy stuff. indeed , but it is Luca Turilli, its in his level. pretty awesome. I curious now to see how the other Rhapsody need to catch up with this.
Prometheus - 23.06.2012 at 14:04  
Rating: 8 It sounds new. truly the guitarwork could sound like the same way of the others albums,but same melodies sometimes are good because they mark the technique of an artist. changes don't always are good in music.new vocalist is great. my favourite track is March of time,and i think it innovates the original one,another three like Dark fate of atlantis,Tormento e passione and Excalibur.
neonxaos - 24.06.2012 at 09:27  
  I'm afraid I don't understand this at all... Cheesy does not even begin to describe it. The musicianship is obviously top notch... but the actual product is pure toe-curling circus musical metal. And yes, I realize I listen to bands that others would probably have similar opinions about, but... Ah well, tastes differ.
LeChron James - 24.06.2012 at 11:15  
  The album as a whole is much better than I originally anticipated. Hopefully the rebuttal from the other camp is as good or better.
LeSiS - 24.06.2012 at 13:43  
Rating: 10 Yes, this album confirm and give Luca Turilli like the best metal composer have ever existed and obviously all the previous albums that he composed in his career.

For my this is the best Rhapsody's album since Symphony of Enchanted Lands.
Abel - 24.06.2012 at 17:04  
Rating: 9
Written by Radivoy on 22.06.2012 at 07:00

Written by Hyperion on 22.06.2012 at 05:39

Written by Abel on 22.06.2012 at 03:53

Somebody explain and fast: "Luca Turilli's Rhapsody"???... what the hell?!?!?!, wasn't either Rhapsody of Fire or just Luca Turilli??? don't get me wrong i loved both (pretty much almost the same) but WHY THIS?

I guess it's just so Luca can have a different band with the same popularity of RoF. i find it a good move since he built Rhapsody with Alex and has laid 15 years of work on the band's name.


They had a friendly split. I guess is more like they don't feel comfortable composing together anymore (Alex and Luca), so now we have two Rhapsody's that sounds pretty similar both xD

About the album (have in mind that i'm a Rhapsody "fan", and consider that I only heard it a few times):
At the begginning was sort like of what I expected, not too much originality, and also a little much frenetic ._. Catchy choruses and nice rythms, but a little messy sometimes (I always thought that Luca rushed to record the album). Tormento e Passione was a really nice hearing, one of the best songs in my opinion, but the truly one thing that makes this album great are the 16 minutes of "Of Michael The Archangel And Lucifer's Fall", ¡That's what I was expecting of Rhapsody!. I need to hear it more, but in the meantime, I really liked it (dunno if that's because I was being truly pesimist about this album xD).




but why then wasn't this album putted under Luca Turilli's discography?????
Chris Steele - 24.06.2012 at 18:37  
Rating: 9 This album somehow reminds me of the two first Keeper Of The Seven Keys albums by Helloween! Of Michael The Archangel & Lucifer's Fall is a masterpiece!
Radivoy - 24.06.2012 at 21:32  
Rating: 9
Written by Abel on 24.06.2012 at 17:04

Written by Radivoy on 22.06.2012 at 07:00

Written by Hyperion on 22.06.2012 at 05:39

Written by Abel on 22.06.2012 at 03:53

Somebody explain and fast: "Luca Turilli's Rhapsody"???... what the hell?!?!?!, wasn't either Rhapsody of Fire or just Luca Turilli??? don't get me wrong i loved both (pretty much almost the same) but WHY THIS?

I guess it's just so Luca can have a different band with the same popularity of RoF. i find it a good move since he built Rhapsody with Alex and has laid 15 years of work on the band's name.


They had a friendly split. I guess is more like they don't feel comfortable composing together anymore (Alex and Luca), so now we have two Rhapsody's that sounds pretty similar both xD

About the album (have in mind that i'm a Rhapsody "fan", and consider that I only heard it a few times):
At the begginning was sort like of what I expected, not too much originality, and also a little much frenetic ._. Catchy choruses and nice rythms, but a little messy sometimes (I always thought that Luca rushed to record the album). Tormento e Passione was a really nice hearing, one of the best songs in my opinion, but the truly one thing that makes this album great are the 16 minutes of "Of Michael The Archangel And Lucifer's Fall", ¡That's what I was expecting of Rhapsody!. I need to hear it more, but in the meantime, I really liked it (dunno if that's because I was being truly pesimist about this album xD).




but why then wasn't this album putted under Luca Turilli's discography?????


I guess because he wanted to keep doing 'Rhapsody' style under the Rhapsody name, and perhaps he consider that his solo albums are different (maybe not at the beginning, but the last ones) so he created the new band "Luca Turilli's Rhapsody" .
Also Luca Turilli's Rhapsody has 3 members of Rhapsody of Fire (Patrice Guers, Dominique Leurquin and Turilli ofc), and Rhapsody of Fire remains with the others 3 members (Alex Staropoli, Fabio Lione and Alex Holzwarth), so it's more like they divided the band in two.
Fradd - 25.06.2012 at 19:56  
  The intro track is the single cheesiest thing I've ever ever ever heard.
Jeeers - 26.06.2012 at 16:31  
Rating: 4
Written by neonxaos on 24.06.2012 at 09:27

I'm afraid I don't understand this at all... Cheesy does not even begin to describe it. The musicianship is obviously top notch... but the actual product is pure toe-curling circus musical metal. And yes, I realize I listen to bands that others would probably have similar opinions about, but... Ah well, tastes differ.


"Circus musical metal" describes this pretty well.
This is one crazy shit I must admit - shit covered in pink sugar and served by King of cheese riding pink unicorn while waving 80 lvl plastic sword.
I don't get it.
Void Eater - 27.06.2012 at 05:10  
  My thoughts on the album
farfaramir - 28.06.2012 at 19:08  
Rating: 9 What's the problem with the drums in this albums? I mind, they don't even exist, at some points they dissapear behind everything else.

The rest of the album is great.
Fradd - 30.06.2012 at 01:19  
 
Written by Void Eater on 27.06.2012 at 05:10

thing

same here
Ritual_Suicide - 13.07.2012 at 12:04  
 
Written by Fradd on 25.06.2012 at 19:56




Perfectly sums this album up.
Abel - 05.08.2012 at 21:39  
Rating: 9 I don't understand people, how can this album NOT be ones on the top list on 2012 best albums???
Andreas - 06.08.2012 at 16:46  
Rating: 10
Written by Abel on 05.08.2012 at 21:39

I don't understand people, how can this album NOT be ones on the top list on 2012 best albums???

For example when others have a different taste from you.
Abel - 06.08.2012 at 21:08  
Rating: 9
Written by Andreas on 06.08.2012 at 16:46

Written by Abel on 05.08.2012 at 21:39

I don't understand people, how can this album NOT be ones on the top list on 2012 best albums???

For example when others have a different taste from you.


that's a shame
Andreas - 06.08.2012 at 23:12  
Rating: 10
Written by Abel on 06.08.2012 at 21:08

Written by Andreas on 06.08.2012 at 16:46

Written by Abel on 05.08.2012 at 21:39

I don't understand people, how can this album NOT be ones on the top list on 2012 best albums???

For example when others have a different taste from you.


that's a shame

Indeed. It should be forbidden.
Therapy? - 09.09.2012 at 14:49  
Rating: 9 I recently got this album and the first listen I was a bit "meh, not much new here". But after a few spins I really got to enjoy Alessandro Conti's exceptional voice. His performance in "Ascending to Infinity" (the song) got me goosebumps. Wow, what a reach this guy has.

All the songs have great quality. Even the kinda cheap cover of Luna. Excellent! My favourite by far is the title song though.

This is how "The Infinite Wonders Of Creation" should have sounded. That was Luca's worst album ever.
Ellrohir - 09.09.2012 at 23:46  
  This is just another pretty average Luca Turilli's piece...who likes his stuff (including songwriting work for Rhapsody), can be satisfied, who hates him, will receive a proof, that it is still the same and bad...i really doubt someone will radically change his point of view to Turilli's musicianship after listening to this...
Iamawalker - 19.11.2012 at 02:59  
Rating: 10 At first I was overwelmed by the sheer amount of melodic grandeur, orchestral layers and so on, but after a while I found myself drawn to it and like every masterpiece, it grows on you! Now I can say it's one of the finest albums of the year! How Luca manages to pull this off is totally unbelievable, that guy is a friggn' genius of embodied epicness. "Of Michael The Archangel And Lucifer's Fall" alone should convince any sceptic! That song is the blueprint of a perfected Symphonic Power Metal work. If not appreciated by the sheer enjoyement you should get from this, then at least the level of musicianship, production and approach to arrangements should leave you with a smile or your head nodding if you have any iota of sanity (just kidding! ).
Daggon - 09.05.2013 at 04:07  
Rating: 6 After many, maaaany spins, and specially, being a HUGE fan of Rhapsody and Luca Turilli, I find "Ascending To Infinity" quite bland, boring, cheesy, and underwhelming. Yeah, yeah, there is a couple of nice songs here and there, but, I mean, this is the guy who brought us great masterpieces like "Dawn Of Victory", "Symphony Of Enchanted Lands" and "Prophet Of The Last Eclipse" or just another copycat that appears every day in the Power metal scene?
I feel bad, but it could be worse, he could try to split-up with Rhapsody to make his own Rhapsody with some former members of Rhapsody Of Fire and release a lame album as bad as "The Infinite Wonders Of Creation" and... OH HOLY CRAP.
Zenzero - 16.10.2014 at 15:38  
Rating: 10 Amazing!!!!

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