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Secret Sphere - Portrait Of A Dying Heart

8.2 | 48 votes |
Release date: 25 November 2012
Style: Power metal


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01. Portrait Of A Dying Heart
02. X
03. Wish & Steadiness
04. Union
05. The Fall
06. Healing
07. Lie To Me
08. Secrets Fear
09. The Rising Of Love
10. Eternity

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30.11.2012 - 14:22
Rating: 8

More progressive style feeling on instrumental arrangement, Michele Luppi's vocal is so fucking perfect as usual~
03.05.2013 - 22:06
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Not very impressed, even though it has Luppi singing.
08.04.2016 - 21:12
Rating: 8

Its simply amazing compared with the old secret sphere
Here, waiting very quiet right front The Doors of Stone
24.02.2021 - 10:45
Rating: 8
Mountain King
K i K o
Italian prog/power has started to grow on me a lot recently. I used to listen to some bands in the past like Secret Sphere, Labyrinth, Vision Divine, Elvenking (I didn't really enjoy Rhapsody and Highlard apart from a few songs), but recently I listened to other great bands that I only knew by name like DGM, Domine, Noveria etc. and damn, Italy is definitely one of my fav countries that produce quality metal, especially prog/prow clean vocal based.

As for this album, it is my favorite Secret Sphere record. I think it's superior to the band's other strong albums with R. Messina on vocals, mainly due to the great production, better guitar sound and better songwriting overall. Favorite tracks: "X", "Secrets Fear" and title track instrumental album opener.

It's actually funny that I spotted a mistake towards the final section of the guitar solo on the song "Eternity" (from 4:10 to 4:15). The last lick doesn't really fit the scale of the chord, at least to me. I didn't try to play it but it just doesn't sound right. Anyway, that's the only remark I have, apart from that, the album is amazing.

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