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Rhapsody Of Fire - Into The Legend Award winner

Rhapsody Of Fire
Into The Legend
by YNGWIEVIKING at 18 January 2016, 12:10 AM

Sudden and surprising…Stylistically “Into The Legend” is an obvious but unexpected return to the original sonic concept of their prime years in the 90’s, it’s also a new improved step in a more refined inspiration and an revamped overhaul vision! With their Neo-Classsical Epic Symphonic Power Metal pushed to the max in a very dense proportions- by a band that had found its maturation in its tortuous path, the experienced Musicians are now in total mastery of their craft; and the new focused energetic dynamics blended with epic orchestral arrangements and baroque elements are fulfilling all the raising expectations !

Built around virtuoso splendor and a first class musicianship in a dizzy demented drift, notably with a few jaw dropping solos by axe-maestro-guitarist Roby De Micheli, improved by an huge sound design courtesy of the duet of knobs experts namely Maor Appelbaum and Alberto Bravin assisted by main composer Alex Staropoli! But of course, the real obvious asset is certainly the superb voice of famed singer Fabio Lione, who handle with class the whole interpretation of the complex compositions and brings them with fierce determination to a new level with an unfailing emotional sensibility and a soulful performance (“Shining Star”).  RHAPSODY OF FIRE is back for good, the new album “Into The Legend” is indeed a cornerstone in the career of Italy’s Epic Symphonic Metal masters, an appropriate title that fitting perfectly with this new masterpiece and its promising appreciations…

This particular one is destined to climb higher in the annual top inventory…I can bet on it ! Symbolic of this fact, the Anthemic solid numbers such as “Distant Sky”/”Realms Of Light" or the title track are symptomatic of their impressive skills, proudly confident in their supremacy, the entire spectrum of their unique sound is brightly exposed on prolonged display with the adventurous long piece of art “The Kiss Of Light”! The release date is set for January 15th 2016… I already ordered the limited box-set with a dragon statue! Be ready for a big slap my friends…This renewed tendency, re-founded on their genuine exclusive singularity and refreshed unique artistic identity was finally the key to create their most extensive and ambitious work…It’s a pure ear delight to see!? RHAPSODY OF FIRE motivated and more inspired than ever… Pure 24K Gold if you ask me!



4 Star Rating

Tracklist:
1. In Principio
2. Distant Sky
3. Into The Legend
4. Winter’s Rain
5. A Voice In The Cold Wind
6. Valley Of Shadows
7. Shining Star
8. Realms Of Light
9. Rage Of Darkness
10. The Kiss Of Light
Lineup:
Fabio Lione – Lead Vocals
Roberto De Micheli – Lead Guitar
Oliver Holzwarth - Bass
Alex Holzwarth - Drum
Alex Staropoli – Keyboards/Orchestrations
Record Label: AFM Records
     


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