Release date: 28 March 2014
Style: Power metal


7.4 | 251 votes


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01. The Wolves Die Young
02. Running Lights
03. Take One Breath
04. Cloud Factory
05. Blood
06. What Did You Do In The War, Dad?
07. Half A Marathon Man
08. X Marks The Spot
09. Love
10. Larger Than Life
11. No Pain [Japanese bonus]

Lyrics (10)

Tony Kakko - vocals
Henrik "Henkka" Klingenberg - keyboards
Elias Viljanen - guitars
Tommy Portimo - drums
Pasi Kauppinen - bass

Session musicians
Masi Hukari - spoken word, flute
Mikko Mustonen - orchestrations
Laura Hynninen - harp

Guest musicians
Mika Mylläri - trumpet
Jaakko Koskinen - spoken word
Sakari Kukko - saxophone

Staff review by
R Lewis

Sonata Arctica are back with a new album that, at least externally, relives the glory of the past times. A new album with the flavour of the old: old logo, old artwork style and old wolves' theme are back. What about the inside?

published 09.03.2014 | Comments (35)

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raveneffect - 25.04.2014 at 04:47  
  I'm not sure if they should be "returning to old SA". would be better if they would focus on "making the new SA actually sound good".
Stunning Cactus - 06.05.2014 at 04:32  
Rating: 8 A few absolutely killer tracks and then some absolute trash *cough* Cloud Factory *cough*.
AvSvart - 18.05.2014 at 13:10  
Rating: 7 I'm listening to the album now... I am torn between being a real fan and supporting them to the end, and punching a wall in frustration.
This album is clearly not what we've been expecting... Is that good or bad? Should a band keep its style or not? I've already been so disappointed by Stones Grow Her Name, that I only listened to it once. I have a strong feeling it's going to be the same with Pariah's Child.
Creativinity - 25.05.2014 at 06:21  
  I know I will get stoned for this: but as a newcomer on the Sonata Arctica Fan Train, I am in love with this album. Blood and Larger than Life... just woah! Some of their older stuff is great, but Larger than Life really takes the cake for me (that whole story...woah [I'm channeling 90's epoch today.])
rps - 02.10.2014 at 05:17  
Rating: 10 Another brilliant album....especially if you hear the songs live.
Wukk - 07.11.2014 at 04:48  
  Perhaps this doesn't quite live up to the Sonata Arctica of 10 years ago, but I reckon this is their most fun and pleasant album, which is surely a reason to choose Pariah's Child over the earlier material at least from time to time.

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