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Release date: 7 February 2014
Style: Power metal, A Cappella


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Disc I
01. Dawn Of The Brave
02. Fight For Your Life
03. To The Mountains
04. Badaboom
05. The Final Countdown [Europe cover]
06. Steel Breaker
07. The Awakening
08. The Other Ones
09. Holding Out For A Hero [Bonnie Tyler cover]
10. Unholy
11. My Utopia
12. Into The West [Lord Of The Rings Soundtrack]
13. Paranoid [Black Sabbath cover]

Disc II [digibook edition bonus]
01. If I Die In Battle [orchestral version]
02. My Voice [orchestral version]
03. Take To The Sky [orchestral version]
04. Neuer Wind [Jovian Spin remix]
05. Lost Forever [acoustic version]
06. Last Night Of The Kings [choir version]


Stefan Schmidt - lower rakkatakka-vocals
Sly - lead vocals
Inga Scharf - lead vocals
Ross Thompson - higher rakkatakka-vocals
Bastian Emig - drums
Ingo Sterzinger - deep dandan-vocals

Additional info
Mixed by Ronald Prent (Manowar, Rammstein, Within Temptation) in the Wisseloord Studio 2.

Staff review by
R Lewis

My first contact with Van Canto has been, to be honest, pretty painful. A classmate gave me his earphones suggesting me to listen to the "Master Of Puppets" cover, off their 2010 album Tribe Of Force. As my reaction was something like "Wow! These guys use their mouths better that your sister!", I went back home with the aching memory of a punch in the stomach and the name of Van Canto well written in my to-check-out mental list. From that very day, I've been a fervent fan of the German band.

published 22.01.2014 | Comments (19)

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annodomini - 07.02.2014 at 19:56  
  Strange, that my favorite song of Van Canto, and absolutely he best song of 2011 is "A storm to me", which was just a bonus track. I didn't find a song at that level in new album, bu in general it's better than the last one.
TrueMetalJope - 19.05.2016 at 21:04  
Rating: 6 Finding this album pretty boring, even the cover songs sound tedious

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