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Release date: 30 August 2013
Style: Symphonic metal


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01. Victim Of Ritual
02. 500 Letters
03. Lucid Dreamer
04. Never Enough
05. Mystique Voyage
06. Darkness
07. Deliverance
08. Neverlight
09. Until Silence
10. Medusa [featuring Justin Furstenfeld]
11. Into The Sun [Japanese bonus]

[iTunes edition bonuses]
12. Neverlight [live] [full orchestral version]
13. Until Silence [orchestral version]

Lyrics (12)

Tarja Turunen - vocals, piano
Alex Scholpp - guitars, slide guitar
Julian Barrett - guitars
Kevin Chown - bass
Doug Wimbish - bass, programming
Christian Kretschmar - keyboards
Mike Terrana - drums
Max Lilja - cello

Additional musicians:
Thomas Bloch - glass harmonica, crystal baschet
Justin Furstenfeld - vocals (on "Medusa")
Caroline Lavelle - cello
Mel Wesson - guitars, keyboards, programming
Bart Hendrickson - keyboards, programming
Tim Palmer - keyboards, programming
Torsten Stenzel - keyboards
Luis Conte - percussion
Saro Danielian - oboe, duduk
Anders Wollbeck - toy piano

Additional info
- Release details:
August 30th in Germany, Austria, Finland, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland
September 2nd in Norway, Poland and Czech Republic
September 3rd USA and Canada
September 4th in Belgium, Denmark, The Netherlands, Sweden and the UK

- Mixing was done by Tim Palmer

Staff review by
R Lewis

How weird. Googling in "rich Finnish wine", the results are mainly concerning Vodka. I'm absolutely sure that there should be "Tarja Turunen" as the first link: the years pass, and that woman becomes more beautiful and interesting day by day. Colours In The Dark, in fact, follows the trend of showing her creator's talent outside of the scene that made her world famous.

published 13.08.2013 | Comments (17)

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Zhazhael - 01.08.2013 at 03:50  
Rating: 9 Weak album but sound normal, not aweosme but nice, i put 6/10 of rating
Ap46 - 02.08.2013 at 15:47  
  Best album from her solo carreer to date. A bit experimental and eclectic, establishes herself in Rock, with Symphonic and ambient touches. I really like it.
Ismarmlp - 03.08.2013 at 05:07  
Rating: 9 Great, epic, amazing album. But the cover of Peter Gabriel is the song I like least. Blame it on Peter Gabriel, not Tarja ...
Unhealer - 03.09.2013 at 20:49  
Rating: 5 Two or three decent songs and that's it
Zhazhael - 08.09.2013 at 02:27  
Rating: 9
Written by Unhealer on 03.09.2013 at 20:49

Two or three decent songs and that's it

I agree with u ...
Teravolt_Danny - 24.09.2013 at 11:42  
  Trying to get into this album, but I just can't. There just aren't that many memorable tracks, unfortunately. I still absolutely adore "My Winter Storm," though, could never understand why it wasn't very popular...
Zhazhael - 03.11.2013 at 17:56  
Rating: 9 Bah this is pure shit :/ , i don't know why i am a fan :/
Susan - 16.11.2013 at 23:09  
  Still deciding if I like it or not but: MAJOR points to her for doing something so weird. She could have just released another blah samey symphonic metal album that was pretty and forgettable but instead she had the balls to experiment.

I like it more the more I listen; hopefully it continues to grow on me but either way, respect to her.
CyberSymphony - 20.11.2013 at 00:03  
Rating: 6 Disappointing album and again another un-interesting release just like the previous one. Though I liked the first track but everything else was just a massive bore.
The Melting Snow - 21.11.2013 at 22:47  
Rating: 8 Her voice is magical.

The compositions and lyrics aren't very special, but her vocals have a lot of emotion throughout the songs.
BMCGuitar - 21.03.2014 at 05:14  
Rating: 7 Good album, performance, song writing and composition was great but mix/production left it sounding flat and lacked punch and dynamics were too narrow. Never the less a good album to listen to.
Creativinity - 11.04.2014 at 18:00  
Rating: 8 I didn't think I would like it this much. I'm not the biggest Tarja fan, although I do respect her talent, I doubt very much she is "The Best Opera Singer Evar!" as many claim and her band is okay. IMO her debut album was good, and her second album was a little less good, but Colours in the Dark is pretty.

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