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Stratovarius - Episode



8.6 | 560 votes |
Release date: 22 April 1996
Style: Power metal

Owners:

605 have it
62 want it


01. Father Time
02. Will The Sun Rise?
03. Eternity
04. Episode
05. Speed Of Light
06. Uncertainty
07. Seasons Of Change
08. Stratosphere
09. Babylon
10. Tomorrow
11. Night Time Eclipse
12. Forever
13. When The Night Meets The Day [Japanese bonus]

Top 20 albums of 1996: 16

Additional info
First release without any of the original Stratovarius members (since Tuomo Lassila was asked to leave after Fourth Dimension).

Japanese bonus track:
13. When the Night Meets the Day [5:30]

Another Japan 2002 limited edition re-release (VICP-61768) also features 14. Future Shock '96.

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07.06.2011 - 23:04
Rating: 10
Damshak

---Top 10 ''Stratovarius''---
1-.Speed Of Light
2-.Learning To Fly
3-.Twilight Symphony
4-.Black Diamond
5-.Stratofortress
6-.Phoenix
7-.Hunting High And Low
9-.Stratosphere
10-.Infernal Maze
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02.05.2013 - 17:22
Fritillaria
Account deleted
One of the rare power metal albums I liked !
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26.05.2013 - 15:12
JÄY
Metal slave
Waaayyyyyy too many slow songs.
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05.07.2015 - 04:01
Rating: 8
Ruchesko

When it's good, it's incredibly good. At the same time, it also proves the longer a Tolkki song is, the drearier it's likely to be. See the Elements duology for more...
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26.07.2015 - 21:12
Bad English
Tage Westerlund
Mary - Try little darker as German Black Abyss , other bands , where are US power
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I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
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14.08.2018 - 03:32
Rating: 9
BlankFile

One of the best álbums of the band, for sure.
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29.12.2018 - 14:20
Rating: 9
Mountain King
K i K o
A close 10 specially for 1996. Even today, it's amazing. Visions was more memorable but for a power metal fan it's on par with their best "Visions" & "Infinite". For god's sake, even the Japanese bonus track is one of my favorite Stratovarius songs "When The Night Meets The Day" which you can also find on the "Intermission" album.
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16.01.2019 - 15:39
Rating: 9
nonZero

I'm not the biggest Power Metal fan, but this album along with Visions is awesome.
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18.05.2019 - 23:10
Rating: 10
mikeprado30

Episode... Or I must say... the most melodic album ever made

The homonymous instrumental song is PRECIOUS!!!!

My favorite song... Could be Will The Sun Rise or also Night Time Eclipse (DAT CHORUS ENDING!).
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20.02.2020 - 19:36
Rating: 9
Metal Rambo

My second favorite Strat' album after Dreamspace. What makes Episode so great in my eyes, is the fact that it possesses every positive characteristic Stratovarius has ever had but very little to none of the actual bad ones, like annoying and very forced sing-a-long choruses for example.

Damn those slower songs. This could be my absolute favorite from them if it wasn't for those slower ones in the middle.
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