The Metal Opera
AVANTASIA

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Album · 2001

Filed under Power Metal

Tracklist

1. Prelude (1:12)
2. Reach Out for the Light (6:32)
3. Serpents in Paradise (6:16)
4. Malleus Maleficarum (1:42)
5. Breaking Away (4:35)
6. Farewell (6:32)
7. The Glory of Rome (5:29)
8. In Nomine Patris (1:04)
9. Avantasia (5:31)
10. A New Dimension (1:39)
11. Inside (2:24)
12. Sign of the Cross (6:26)
13. The Tower (10:12)
14. Avantasia (edit version) (4:10)
15. The Final Sacrifice (5:01)

Total Time: 68:50

Line-up/Musicians

- Tobias Sammet / vocals (Gabriel Laymann), keyboards
- Henjo Richter / guitars
- Markus Grosskopf / bass guitar
- Alex Holzwarth / drums

with

- Michael Kiske / vocals (Lugaid Vandroiy)
- David DeFeis / vocals (Friar Jakob)
- Ralf Zdiarstek / vocals (Bailiff Falk von Kronberg)
- Sharon den Adel / vocals (Anna Held)
- Rob Rock / vocals (Bishop Johann von Bicken)
- Oliver Hartmann / vocals (Pope Clement VIII)
- André Matos / vocals (Elderane the Elf)
- Kai Hansen / vocals (Regrin the Dwarf)
- Timo Tolkki / vocals (Voice of the Tower)
- Jens Ludwig / guitar
- Norman Meiritz / guitar
- Frank Tischer / piano

About this release

Released by AFM Records.

First part of a two album concept. Each of the many vocalists plays the part of a character in the story. Character names are noted in the brackets in the line-up.

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Edguy vocalist Tobias Sammet has created quite the power metal extravaganza here. For Avantasia, he has wrangled in some big name musicians and a slew of guest vocalists to deliver The Metal Opera; a nearly hour long drama set to pummeling power metal.

While some attempts at these types of all-star concept pieces fall short, Avantasia deliver with high-quality music, excellent vocals and fluid execution from start to finish. The band, comprised of Henjo Richter (Gamma Ray) and Jens Ludwig (Edguy) on guitars, Markus Grosskopf (Helloween) on bass, and Alex Holzwarth (Rhapsody) on drums is impressive enough on its own. However, add in vocalists like Kai Hansen (Gamma Ray), Rob Rock (Impellitteri, Warrior), Andre Matos (Angra), Sharon Den Adel (Within Temptation) along with Sammet and you have yourself a record of massive metal proportions. More than a year in the making, The Metal Opera is without a doubt one of the definitive power metal releases of the year.

The story is a spellbinding fantasy tale of deceit, treachery, religion, imprisonment and witchcraft. Highlights include “Reach Out For The Light” with its strong double kick drums and Sammet’s melodic, yet piercing wail. The chorus here will have all power metal fans singing along with fists in the air. On “The Glory Of Rome”, Rob Rock turns in a classic performance full of melody and power. It’s a driving tune that finds him truly at home amidst the speedy double kick drums and feirce guitar riffing. He is joined on this tune by the currently band-less Ralf Zdarstek who will no doubt be snatched up quickly after his top-notch performance.

I could easily go on about each song on this epic release, but suffice it to say that it never lulls and never displays a lack of quality. It’s a release full of big, choral passages, killer power metal riffing, dynamic changes and emotional highs and lows. Fans of the grandiose, melodic, and symphonic side of power metal have a lot to chew on here. Definitely one of the best power metal releases of its kind

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friso
Avantasia - The Metal Opera

Ok I admit. I really like this album, which was actually one of my favorites when I was 15/16 years old. Now I'm 21 and I have been in a nostalgic mood lately. I re-listened to some of my old favorites and Avantasia is one of them.

Avantasia plays power metal (or pussy metal..) with superb musicianship. Great melodic guitar solo's, nice main themes and catchy (but cliché) vocal parts. The problem is, it sounds like cheese! The vocals of Tobias Emmet are horrible at times and the extremely theatrical mood of the band does sometimes work against them.

The concept of the album did really help to make a good power-metal album. Especially the two ending songs are good, but there's quality to be found in every song.

Ok, it's like this. If you can accept the cheesy approach of Avantasia you could have this amazing metal opera with catchy theatrics and bombastic arrangements. If you can't accept this sound you will nothing more then a good laugh. I myself still like it's bombastic appeal.

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