For the Sake of Revenge [CD/DVD]

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All Music Guide - Eduardo Rivadavia
At first it may seem a little ludicrous for Finland's Sonata Arctica to be releasing the second live album of their career, with only four studio full-lengths and a smattering of EPs from which to populate their set list, but you won't hear their die-hard fans complaining. After all, these power metal champions don't have many casual fans; just outright haters or devoted followers for whom their rarely wavering sonic template and scientifically orchestrated stage show simply can't be improved upon. Keep in mind that, like most of their melodically inclined Euro metal brethren, Sonata Arctica's stage show is essentially comprised of a scaled down reenactment of Iron ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Eduardo Rivadavia
At first it may seem a little ludicrous for Finland's Sonata Arctica to be releasing the second live album of their career, with only four studio full-lengths and a smattering of EPs from which to populate their set list, but you won't hear their die-hard fans complaining. After all, these power metal champions don't have many casual fans; just outright haters or devoted followers for whom their rarely wavering sonic template and scientifically orchestrated stage show simply can't be improved upon. Keep in mind that, like most of their melodically inclined Euro metal brethren, Sonata Arctica's stage show is essentially comprised of a scaled down reenactment of Iron Maiden's format, where meticulous musicianship seems to take precedence over spontaneity more often than not. This is why the Fin's can get away with alternating their fast and slow numbers, almost without fail, and their fans seem to eat it right up! Heck, For the Sake of Revenge almost feels like a case study for this technique, as the audience is alternately buffeted with hurricane winds generated by the countless sixteenth notes and double kick drums contained in "Misplaced," "8th Commandment," "Black Sheep," and their like; or stranded in the dead calm surrounding majestic trad metal anthems and power ballads such as "Blinded No More," "Broken," and "Graven Image." Death and black metal fans will of course get nothing out of this release let's see them maintain a straight face as the band launches into the amazingly irony-free "Victoria's Secret"!, but For the Sake of Revenge is tailor-made for Sonata Arctica's unquestioning power metal devotees. [The CD was also released with a DVD.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/4/2006
  • Label: Nuclear Blast Americ
  • UPC: 727361161927
  • Catalog Number: 1619
  • Sales rank: 42,774

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Prelude for Reckoning (2:16)
  2. 2 Misplaced (4:43)
  3. 3 Blinded No More (5:16)
  4. 4 Full Moon (5:49)
  5. 5 Victoria's Secret (5:03)
  6. 6 Broken (5:26)
  7. 7 8th Commandment (3:56)
  8. 8 Shamandalie (3:54)
  9. 9 Kingdom for a Heart (4:17)
  10. 10 Replica (4:08)
  11. 11 My Land (4:36)
  12. 12 Black Sheep (4:00)
  13. 13 Cravenimage (2:23)
  14. 14 Don't Say a Word (6:35)
  15. 15 The Cage/Vodka/Hava Nagila (7:26)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Prelude for Reckoning
  2. 2 Misplaced
  3. 3 Blinded No More
  4. 4 Full Moon
  5. 5 Victoria's Secret
  6. 6 Broken
  7. 7 8th Commandment
  8. 8 Shamandalie
  9. 9 Kingdom for a Heart
  10. 10 Replica
  11. 11 My Land
  12. 12 Black Sheep
  13. 13 Sing in Silence
  14. 14 San Sebastian
  15. 15 The End of This Keyboard
  16. 16 Gravenimage
  17. 17 Don't Say a Word
  18. 18 The Cage
  19. 19 Vodka/Hava Nagila
  20. 20 Outro/Draw Me
  21. 21 Bonus Material
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Sonata Arctica Primary Artist
Tony Kakko Vocals, Group Member
Jani Liimatainen Guitar, Background Vocals, Group Member
Marko Paasikoski Bass, Background Vocals, Group Member
Technical Credits
Tony Kakko Composer
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