RHAPSODY OF FIRE — From Chaos To Eternity (review)

RHAPSODY OF FIRE — From Chaos To Eternity album cover Album · 2011 · Power Metal Buy this album from MMA partners
3/5 ·
Coffin Joe
...Over-the-top power metal

ROF is back with yet another over-the-top cheesy symphonic power metal album, a style which they have dubbed Hollywood Metal, due to it's grandiose and epic hollywood blockbuster feel. Love or hate ROF, they are very technically proficient musicians, and they sure do now how to write epic power metal tracks with giant orchestras and choirs.

From Chaos to Eternity is the third part of ROF's Symphony of The Enchanted Lands Saga, now I must admit, I haven't been following the ROF lore, but it quickly becomes apparent that it's along the lines of Lord of The Rings storyline. Yes, it's extremely corny, but somehow it goes well with their insanely grand power-metal style. For all it's cheesy moments and laughable univers, this is also a very solid power metal album. The standard and production is very high, although the album isn't a stand-out from the rest of ROF's back-catalogue, it's hard not to be impressed with the mad skills and epic power metal at display here.

Expect blazing guitars, opera, a symphony orchestra, lyrics in both italian & english, giant choirs, epic sing-a long-chorus, singing with a Gollum voice, blasting drums & an insanely corny storyline. If you can wrap your head around on the things that is going on, you are in for a grand and epic tour-de-force through the univers of ROF

ROF is definitely an acquired taste, but it's hard not to tap your feet while smiling at the same time. Unless they release another album this year, this is going to be contender for the most over-the-top power metal release of the year.

Oh...and Christopher Lee makes a guest appearance again, Yes, THAT Christopher Lee!
Share this review

Review Comments

Post a public comment below | Send private message to the reviewer
Please login to post a shout
UMUR wrote:
more than 2 years ago
LOL again I agree :-)
Coffin Joe wrote:
more than 2 years ago
I can't logical explain, why I like this band :D Maybe because it's a really awkward and super corny italian powermetal overkill-fest. If I was an 11 year old roleplaying kid, this would probably be my favorite band of all times ;)
UMUR wrote:
more than 2 years ago
"but it's hard not to tap your feet while smiling at the same time." They really do seem to put you in that mood with their music I agree :-)

MMA TOP 5 Metal ALBUMS

Rating by members, ranked by custom algorithm
Albums with 30 ratings and more
Master of Puppets Thrash Metal
METALLICA
Buy this album from our partners
Moving Pictures Hard Rock
RUSH
Buy this album from our partners
Rust in Peace Thrash Metal
MEGADETH
Buy this album from our partners
Powerslave NWoBHM
IRON MAIDEN
Buy this album from our partners
Are You Experienced? Proto-Metal
JIMI HENDRIX
Buy this album from our partners

New Metal Artists

New Metal Releases

Sustained Collapse Deathcore
CONFOUND THE MIGHTY
Buy this album from MMA partners
Chaos Revamped Technical Death Metal
SICKENING HORROR
Buy this album from MMA partners
La grande mascarade Technical Death Metal
ABORTED
Buy this album from MMA partners
Gateways To Nihility Deathcore
ASTERION (CA)
Buy this album from MMA partners
More new releases

New Metal Online Videos

Limp Bizkit - Counterfeit
LIMP BIZKIT
Unitron· 5 days ago
DEAD QUIET - Foul Words
DEAD QUIET
voila_la_scorie· 6 days ago
DEAD QUIET - Dear Demon
DEAD QUIET
voila_la_scorie· 6 days ago
More videos

New MMA Metal Forum Topics

More in the forums

New Site interactions

More...

Latest Metal News

members-submitted

More in the forums

Social Media

Follow us

Buy Metal Music Online