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Stratovarius - Fourth Dimension



8 | 349 votes |
Release date: March 1995
Style: Power metal

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01. Against The Wind
02. Distant Skies
03. Galaxies
04. Winter
05. Stratovarius
06. Lord Of The Wasteland
07. 030366
08. Nightfall
09. We Hold The Key
10. Twilight Symphony
11. Call Of The Wilderness
12. Dreamspace [live][Japanese bonus]

Additional info
This is the first album featuring Timo Kotipelto on vocals.

Japan version bonus track: "Dreamspace (Live)"

Recorded at Soundtrack Studios, Helsinki June-October 1994.
Mixed at Hot House Studio, Espoo November 1994.

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14.01.2012 - 21:29
Rating: 8
NoFluxes
Not very fast songs except for a few but its worth it for those.
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29.12.2018 - 14:17
Rating: 8
Mountain King
K i K o
With the arrival of Timo Kotipelto, the production improved a lot and it started to sound like legendary albums "Episode" and "Visions". The drums sound identical to "Visions", the guitar is crisp yet epic. The only issue is that you can notice that the chemistry between Kotipelto and the rest of the band isn't well established yet and you could feel some tension or off key vocals (e.g. The first sentence in the chorus of "Lord Of The Wasteland", many parts of "Winter" etc...). That being said, the album does have its moments "Stratovarius" instrumental, "Against The Wind", "Galaxies", "030366" etc... and let's not forget it was 1995 so the production, speed and intensity were top notch even 10 years later. A few bands were doing this music and with a much worse production "Angra" "Gamma Ray" for example. Only Helloween had something as good during the Kiske era and Edguy achieved something good or even better with "Theater Of Salvation" and "Mandrake".
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18.05.2019 - 23:11
Rating: 9
mikeprado30
Another album that I needed some time to let it grow on myself

My favorite song indeed Against the Wind, but I also love so much We Hold the Key.
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BARDS WE ARE, BARDS WE WILL BE!
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27.07.2021 - 12:37
Rating: 8
GrimReaper85
030366 is weird, but rest of the album is pretty good.
Highlight of the album to me is We Hold the Key 4:40-5:23.
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27.07.2021 - 20:20
Rating: 7
Metal Rasputin
I've always thought of this as a precursor to the golden era of Stratovarius, not quite there yet, but adding Kotipelto to the band made a huge difference.
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You've got a lot of guts. Let's see what they look like!
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28.07.2021 - 02:11
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Tage Westerlund
Written by Metal Rasputin on 27.07.2021 at 20:20

I've always thought of this as a precursor to the golden era of Stratovarius, not quite there yet, but adding Kotipelto to the band made a huge difference.

To me its best album whit Kopitelto in this band, Anast the wind is my fav his era song. Later it goes way to flower
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Stormtroopers of Death - "Speak English or Die"

I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
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