Frozen Tears of Angels

Frozen Tears of Angels

by Rhapsody of Fire
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

Like politics and sports, music has its share of polarizing figures -- and no one knows that better than Luca Turilli. Critics of the Italian guitarist's solo output and his work with Rhapsody of Fire (formerly Rhapsody) insist that he epitomizes everything that is wrong with power metal and progressive metal, while his faithful devotees insist that he epitomizes… See more details below

Overview

Like politics and sports, music has its share of polarizing figures -- and no one knows that better than Luca Turilli. Critics of the Italian guitarist's solo output and his work with Rhapsody of Fire (formerly Rhapsody) insist that he epitomizes everything that is wrong with power metal and progressive metal, while his faithful devotees insist that he epitomizes everything that is great about power metal and progressive metal. Are there people who are on the fence where Turilli and Rhapsody of Fire are concerned? Sure, but as a rule, epic power metal/progressive metal albums like The Frozen Tears of Angels tend to inspire strong reactions -- either very positive or very negative -- and this 2010 release is about as epic as it gets. Full of big, overblown hooks and big, overblown melodies and thriving on "dungeons and dragons"-type lyrics, The Frozen Tears of Angels is an exercise in pure, unadulterated fantasy. Rhapsody of Fire even went so far as to hire the great British horror icon Christopher Lee (known for his work in everything from Mario Bava's kinky The Whip and the Body, aka La Frusta e Il Corpo, to Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy) to provide some spoken narration, and the band isn't the least bit ironic about it. Rhapsody of Fire take their fantasy seriously, which is a big part of this album's charm. The Frozen Tears of Angels doesn't apologize for its pompous excesses; it cherishes them, and while Rhapsody of Fire's critics will argue that the band's stubbornly pre-'90s approach to metal is anachronistic, the fact is that devoted fans like Turilli and his colleagues just the way they are. The Frozen Tears of Angels won't win over Turilli's detractors, but die-hard lovers of epic power metal and epic progressive metal will eat this album up.

Read More

Product Details

Release Date:
06/29/2010
Label:
Nuclear Blast Americ
UPC:
0727361248420
catalogNumber:
12484
Rank:
31143

Tracks

Read More

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Rhapsody of Fire   Primary Artist
Sascha Paeth   Rhythm Guitar
Luca Turilli   Guitar,Narrator,Group Member
Bridget Fogle   Soprano,Choir, Chorus,Soloist
Fabio Lione   Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Group Member
Thomas Rettke   Choir, Chorus
Alex Staropoli   Keyboards,Group Member
Manuel Staropoli   Baroque Recorder
Alex Holzwarth   Drums,Group Member
Olaf Reitmeier   Acoustic Guitar
Herbie Langhans   Choir, Chorus
Patrice Guers   Bass,Group Member
Toby Eddington   Narrator,Guest Appearance
Dominique Leurquin   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Marco D'Amico   Narrator,Guest Appearance
Christina Lee   Narrator,Guest Appearance
Previn Moore   Choir, Chorus
Robert Hunecke   Choir, Chorus
Simon Oberender   Choir, Chorus
Susannah York   Narrator,Guest Appearance

Technical Credits

Sascha Paeth   Engineer
Luca Turilli   Composer,Lyricist,Producer,Writer,Orchestral Arrangements,Interlude
Fabio Lione   Composer
Alex Staropoli   Composer,Producer,Orchestral Arrangements,Interlude
Olaf Reitmeier   Engineer
Simon Oberender   Engineer
Felipe Machaido Franco   Cover Art
Nadia Bellir   Costume Design

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >