Let's simply cut to the chase: Rhapsody of Fire, and Luca Turilli, with Chaos to Eternity, are back with another platter of epic and symphonic melodic power metal. Do you need any more information? Perhaps not. But I will bore you with more commentary.
Consistency is a grand thing, and RoF is always, without variation, quite grand. However, excepting, possibly, the traditional bombastic (with neo-classical guitar twiddling in tow) intro, RoF seems inclined to more traditional heavy and power metal. Or not.
I may be looking for something new or simply chasing after audio ghosts. I want to find something new, novel, or remarkable, and may resort to any obscure observation to find just that. Something to justify a simple guilty pleasure. Sorry fans, and I'm a fan, I guess I only want to hear something new. Alas not! Is that such a bad thing with Rhapsody of Fire? No.
By example, From Chaos to Eternity, Ghosts of Forgotten Worlds, and I Belong to the Stars are merely RoF expounding their credentials. What's this? Aeons of Raging Darkness gets heavy, even with raspy vocals. Perhaps RoF is becoming different with a modern metal nuance. Gasp!
But then Christopher Lee speaks on Heroes of the Waterfalls' Kingdom, and all is right with the Rhapsody of Fire world. Here, at last, we fans are at peace: the familiar returns as this is the Rhapsody of Fire we know and love.
Fundamentally, Rhapsody of Fire's Chaos to Eternity is, well, Rhapsody of Fire doing what they do best. Sure there are some subtle modern metal nuances, but you can't escape their bombastic symphonic melodic power metal. Fans will be rejoicing and pissing their pants once more.
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Rhapsody of Fire's Chaos to Eternity is, well, Rhapsody of Fire doing what they do best. Sure there are some subtle modern metal nuances, but you can't escape their bombastic symphonic melodic power metal. Fans will be rejoicing and pissing their pants once more.
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