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Stratovarius - Infinite



8.4 | 587 votes |
Release date: 28 March 2000
Style: Power metal

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01. Hunting High And Low
02. Millenium
03. Mother Gaia
04. Phoenix
05. Glory Of The World
06. A Million Light Years Away
07. Freedom
08. Infinity
09. Celestial Dream
10. It's A Mystery [bonus]
11. Why Are We Here? [bonus]
12. Keep The Flame [French bonus]

Additional info
Recorded at: Finnvox Studios and Hästholmen (Sep - Dec 99)
Label: Nuclear Blast
Produced by: Timo Tolkki
Mixed by: Mikko Karmila
Engineered by: Mikko Karmila
Mastered by: Mika Jussila
Cover by: Derek Riggs
Layout by: Dirk Gohr
Photography: Dick Lindberg, Kristian

All Music by Tolkki, except #5 by Johansson
All Lyrics by Kotipelto/Tolkki
Length: 49:56

Concept:
"Phoenix" is about the "rebirth" of people who lived a long time in sadness.
"A Million Light Years Away" is about love.
"Infinity" is about the world and what happens nowadays: violence, destruction, war.
"It's a Mystery" is about the Mayas and how they disappeared.

Japanese bonus track:

10. Keep The Flame

French version (released through NTS) contains a second cd with the following songs:

10. It's A Mystery
11. Keep The Flame
12. Phoenix (demo version)

The limited boxset comes with an extra photo booklet, a sticker and a bonus CD with the tracks:

1. Why Are We Here? (04:43)
2. It's A Mystery (04:04)

Both were also released on a vinyl single.

2010 US reissue (Armoury Records/Eagle Rock Entertainment Ltd.) contains a bonus CD:

1. Why Are We Here? (04:44)
2. It's A Mystery (04:3)
3. Neon Light Child (05:17)
4. Hunting High and Low (demo version) (04:21)
5. Millennium (demo version) (04:08)
6. Phoenix (live) (06:33)
7. Infinity (live) (09:22)

Guest review by
Fierce Deity
Rating:
8.5
After "Visions" and "Destiny," two very good albums, Stratovarius is back with "Infinite." I'm sure every fan was expecting another album better or at least as good as the previous ones; fortunately, it is!

The album is very well Stratovarius. Anyone can recognize the classic "team work" of the guitars and keyboards. The opener is nothing more, nothing less than "Hunting High And Low," one of the band's best songs (and my personal favourite). The chorus of this song is really good and catchy and it puts the listener into the album. Actually, this is a good point of this album: is easy to like it (just like the two previous ones), and I don't mean that in a bad way.

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published 06.09.2005 | Comments (17)

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01.02.2010 - 00:25
Rating: 9
Dominus
The Shooter
Hunting High And Low
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19.07.2010 - 23:59
Angel Of Mercy

Millennium is the best track on this album in my opinion.

It is one of the best albums ever though.
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20.07.2010 - 13:17
Angelic Storm
Melodious
Written by Dominus on 01.02.2010 at 00:25

Hunting High And Low


Indeed a great song!

I'll need to listen to this one again, as I cant remember much off it, aside from HHAL. lol I do remember it had quite a bit of filler on it though...
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15.08.2010 - 07:41
wty789

It's greatest of stratovarius works even better than Visions I thought~
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07.03.2011 - 23:31
Rating: 10
Mountain King
K i K o
Written by Angelic Storm on 20.07.2010 at 13:17

Written by Dominus on 01.02.2010 at 00:25

Hunting High And Low


Indeed a great song!

I'll need to listen to this one again, as I cant remember much off it, aside from HHAL. lol I do remember it had quite a bit of filler on it though...

Listen to Phoenix and Mother Gaia. 5 star songs...
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26.10.2011 - 00:34
Rating: 10
Mountain King
K i K o
Been listening to Celestial Dream & Millennium today and i keep wondering why it's rated 8.4? Not that it's a bad rating but this deserves a 9 at least. Just like Visions. The 2 best Strato albums...
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22.12.2012 - 15:41
LordHypnos
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This is a very enjoyable album! Although not original, this album is a very good one! My favs are: Hunting High And Low, A Million Light Years Away, Millenium and Phoenix.
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05.07.2015 - 04:51
Rating: 8
Ruchesko

Their most consistently uptempo outing. Pure bliss.
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18.05.2019 - 23:03
Rating: 10
mikeprado30

It's so weird no one did mention Freedom. IMHO that's (along with Infinity and Millennium) the best song from the album.
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23.07.2019 - 12:26
Rating: 8
nonZero

8.5/10 leaning towards an 8 seems about right.

While not as strong as the likes of Land of the Free or Episode, this is still an enjoyable album from start to finish.
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19.01.2022 - 01:44
Rating: 10
Captain Laika

For me this is by far their most enjoyable album, with uplifting killer tracks and enough variation. One of my favorites in power metal.
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19.01.2022 - 14:09
JoHn DoE

Written by Captain Laika on 19.01.2022 at 01:44

For me this is by far their most enjoyable album, with uplifting killer tracks and enough variation. One of my favorites in power metal.


I agree, Stratovarius is one of the few Euro-power metal bands I enjoy and this album is one of their best.
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