REVOLUTION RENAISSANCE "New Era" /Slipcase CD/



Debut full-length studio album by the Finnish Symphonic Power Metal band, formed by guitarist Timo Tolkki (ex-Stratovarius founder and main member), formed after leaving Stratovarius.
Album was written as a Stratovarius album before Tolkki split with his former band and was recorded with a host of guest musicians before a full-time line-up was acquired. “Revolution Renaissance” was originally to be the title for new the album of Stratovarius.
"New Era" sounds like a farewell to Tolkki's former band. The music trends on the same path as the Melodic Power Metal of Stratovarius did, but is less keyboard driven, it lucks the long-crazy-fast solos, most tracks fall in the mid-tempo category, while the instrumentation along with the production suggest a more down to earth approach. There is plenty of musical variety amongst the songs and the fact that there are three vocalists singing on the album adds even more versatility. Musically speaking “Revolution Renaissance” is the richest song on offer, bringing back memories of epic songwriting and vocal pyrotechnics. Heavy yet melodic riffs, breakdowns, rhythm changes, bombastic choruses backed by quires, a short but fitting guitar solo and Michael Kiske's voice complementing everything with perfect precision, control, power and emotion. All in all a perfectly executed Heavy Metal epic!!
Line-up includes Michael Kiske (ex-Helloween), Pasi Rantanen (Thunderstone) and Tobias Sammet (Edguy, Avantasia) on lead vocals!!!
Frontiers Records, 2008 (FR CD 375). Made in Italy. First press.


Tracklist:
1. Heroes (lead vocals: Tobias Sammet) 04:21
2. I Did It My Way (lead vocals: Michael Kiske) 04:23
3. We Are Magic (lead vocals: Pasi Rantanen) 04:24
4. Angel (lead vocals: Michael Kiske) 04:51
5. Eden Is Burning (lead vocals: Pasi Rantanen) 05:16
6. Glorious And Divine (lead vocals: Tobias Sammet) 04:43
7. Born Upon The Cross (lead vocals: Pasi Rantanen) 04:03
8. Keep The Flame Alive (lead vocals: Michael Kiske) 04:32
9. Last Night On Earth (lead vocals: Michael Kiske) 04:47
10. Revolution Renaissance (lead vocals: Michael Kiske) 06:10
Total playing time: 47:30


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