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Avantasia - The Wicked Symphony

8.1 | 514 votes |
Release date: 3 April 2010
Style: Symphonic power metal


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01. The Wicked Symphony
02. Wastelands
03. Scales Of Justice
04. Dying For An Angel
05. Blizzard On A Broken Mirror
06. Runaway Train
07. Crestfallen
08. Forever Is A Long Time
09. Black Wings
10. States Of Matter
11. The Edge

Tobias Sammet - vocals, bass, organ, keyboards
Michael "Miro" Rodenberger - keyboards, orchestration, piano
Sascha Paeth - guitars, keyboards
Eric Singer - drums
Alex Holzwarth - drums

Additional musicians:
Russell Allen - vocals
Jørn Lande - vocals
Michael Kiske - vocals
Timothy S. "Tim" Owens - vocals
Klaus Meine - vocals
Andre Matos - vocals
Bob Catley - vocals
Ralf Zdiarstek - vocals
Bruce Kulick - guitars
Felix Bohnke - drums
Oliver Hartmann - guitars, backing vocals
Simon Oberender - hammond organ

Additional info
Produced by Sascha Paeth and Tobias Sammet.

Backing vocals: Cloudy Yang, Amanda Somerville, Tiffany Kirkland, Ina Morgan, Cinzia Rizzo, Thomas Rettke, Oliver Hartmann, Matthias Kontny, Michael Voy.

Staff review by
Baz Anderson
A couple of years after The Scarecrow shook things up, Tobi is back with not one, but two new albums of brand new matieral featuring the cream of metal's vocal talents. Don't expect Metal Opera all over again from these albums, stylistically they are not too dissimilar from the previous album, as they mix elements from power metal and stadium rock to good effect.

published 29.05.2010 | Comments (14)

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13.06.2012 - 06:17
Rating: 6
Secundum Filium
Not bad of an album, definitely better than it's follow-up, Angel of Babylon.
Ordinary men hate solitude. But the Master makes use of it, embracing his aloneness, realizing he is one with the whole universe (Lao Tzu).
21.06.2013 - 06:44
Rating: 9

A very nice album and well done by Tobi. It keeps so much the winner formula from The Scarecrow, and has more power than Angel of Babylon (and more Kiske ). Just two a little weaker songs (Crestfallen & The Edge). Outta those ones we get very great songs again from Tobi (my great favourite being Runaway Train )
11.01.2020 - 19:23
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Tage Westerlund
Its not old, but still good, hard to judge this one, opening song are good, but Dying For An Angel is simply killer! never dying song
Life is to short for LOVE, there is many great things to do online !!!

Stormtroopers of Death - ''Speak English or Die''

I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
06.03.2020 - 06:12
Rating: 9

Great album. Opening track is wicked. See what I did there??
27.04.2021 - 10:40
Rating: 4
Same problem as Scarecrow that there's too many songs that doesn't cut it. The Wicked Symphony, Scales of Justice and Runaway Train are the good part of the album and the rest I really can't remember even if I've heard them several times
And what do you call assassins who accuse assassins anyway, my friend?
30.06.2022 - 12:40
Rating: 8

Great stuff as usual, includes first and one of most fav Avantasia songs, Runaway Train.
"It washed away in a tide of longing, a longing for a better world..."
6.5 = good album

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