Release date: 24 October 2014
Style: Power metal

Rating:

7.3 | 30 votes

Owners:

23 have it
16 want it


01. Blank File
02. My Land
03. 8th Commandment
04. Replica
05. Kingdom For A Heart
06. Fullmoon
07. Letter To Dana
08. UnOpened
09. Picturing The Past
10. Destruction Preventer
11. I Can't Dance [Genesis cover] [bonus]


Line-up
Tony Kakko - keyboards, vocals
Henrik "Henkka" Klingenberg - keyboards
Elias "E. Vil" Viljanen - guitars
Tommy Portimo - drums
Pasi Kauppinen - bass


Additional info
Re-recorded version of the 1999's album Ecliptica with the current line-up and one bonus track.



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SexyCat_1113 - 23.08.2014 at 15:39  
Rating: 7 Tony's vocal can complete it now???
ScnD361 - 24.10.2014 at 04:03  
  Basically is Ecliptica in a low tone, without the magic and power... boring!, much better is the 1999's Ecliptica
andreosokin - 24.10.2014 at 09:17  
  I also noticed a lower tone And the drum sound is awful
moe5512 - 24.10.2014 at 16:50  
Rating: 7 Hmm.. The songs are obviously good but as said before, crappy drum sound andthe production is overall weak. Stick with the original
Darkside Momo - 24.10.2014 at 17:35  
  Now that's a crappy re-recording... No magic at all, lame sound, and Kakko just can't keep with what he did before. Lame.
Uller - 26.10.2014 at 03:56  
Rating: 5 Listened to the sample... the old one was a classic, the new one sounds like its trying too hard, a good song doesn't need tons of studio retouches.

Ohh by the gods... what have they done to replica!?
Warman - 31.10.2014 at 18:36  
Rating: 8 This one's tough for me to rate. It's re-recorded versions of a bunch of classic power metal songs, and it's not that different from the original. It was maybe two years ago since I listened to the original in full and when I heard this I stopped several times and thought: "oh, this is so fucking good". Just to realise that I could be listening to the original instead, which is even better. One of the best the genre has to offer.

So yeah, it's "Ecliptica". Just not as good as "Ecliptica".

They should have released a live album with all the songs performed instead.
CyGuy6587 - 02.11.2014 at 18:44  
Rating: 9 The intro to the new Destruction Preventer reminds me of Psycho Mantis' theme from Metal Gear Solid =S The whole song sounds a lot darker, the original sounded too happy, despite the lyrical themes
Joodicator - 07.11.2014 at 17:37  
  Finally gave this a listen and the quality differs from song to song. Of course, a lot of it is played in a lower key so that Tony can sing it, which is quite sad and makes me wish I was listening to the original. And the drum sound is noticeably awful. But Destruction Preventer, while being one of the most changed songs, still packs something of the same power of the original (mainly at the end) and 8th Commandment is amazing on this.

If you trawl the internet, you'll find that they finally recorded a song from their old demos as a bonus track and they did a great job of it in my opinion. Not the Genesis cover, that's Stones Grow Her Name territory.
kains - 16.11.2014 at 01:30  
Rating: 7 Am I the only one who enjoyed this more than the debut Ecliptica?
Teravolt_Danny - 19.11.2014 at 20:24  
Rating: 7
Written by kains on 16.11.2014 at 01:30

Am I the only one who enjoyed this more than the debut Ecliptica?


Am I the only one who thinks Ecliptica is their only weak album?

Honestly, it baffles me. You have absolute masterpieces like Reckoning Night, Unia, and SIlence... and ECLIPTICA is the one fans consider the classic? The songwriting on Ecliptica is nowhere even near the level of their other works, it just sounds like a very generic power metal album.
Azarath - 20.11.2014 at 03:10  
 
Written by Teravolt_Danny on 19.11.2014 at 20:24

Am I the only one who thinks Ecliptica is their only weak album?

You very well may be.

Seriously though, Ecliptica and Silence both have an 8.7 rating on MS so they would be the "classics", followed by Winterheart's Guild and then Reckoning Night. I don't have a problem with that Top 4.

Also, while it's not my favourite, Ecliptica is hardly "generic". I'd like to hear some other albums that sound like it.
Teravolt_Danny - 20.11.2014 at 05:41  
Rating: 7
Written by Azarath on 20.11.2014 at 03:10

Written by Teravolt_Danny on 19.11.2014 at 20:24

Am I the only one who thinks Ecliptica is their only weak album?

You very well may be.

Seriously though, Ecliptica and Silence both have an 8.7 rating on MS so they would be the "classics", followed by Winterheart's Guild and then Reckoning Night. I don't have a problem with that Top 4.

Also, while it's not my favourite, Ecliptica is hardly "generic". I'd like to hear some other albums that sound like it.


The melodies just sound really generic to me. Ecliptica sounds like a less interesting Stratovarius album. Tony has essentially said as much.
BORT - 20.11.2014 at 22:51  
Rating: 1 I wish I had known what I was buying
I miss the keyboards from the original album.
My mistake, this was awful!!!
Hasekura - 16.12.2014 at 14:10  
  It's wonderful.

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