Luca Turilli's Rhapsody
Ascending To Infinity


3.5
great

Review

by King Henry VIII USER (63 Reviews)
September 11th, 2012 | 19 replies | 3,789 views


Release Date: 2012 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Rhapsody has officially cut the cheese… into two parts.

5 of 5 thought this review was well written

After an inconvenient mutual split-up of the Italian power metal entourage for reasons that are too weird to understand the motives properly, regardless of what they’re saying. The Future of Rhapsody of Fire, Patrice Guers, and Luca Turilli where in deep question of their ability of carrying on without each other, especially Luca Turilli who’s the main man behind Rhapsody’s signature sound. Luca described the spilt-up as the formation of two Rhapsody bands that will carry on the traditional Rhapsody sound, as well as the new modern Rhapsody sound. Personally, I still don’t understand this whole ordeal. Mainly because Ascending to Infinity is considered the 11th Rhapsody album. Luca also has been saying that this solo career version of Rhapsody will carry out the traditional Rhapsody sound, along with musical freedom when writing these new Rhapsody albums. But the most shocking part of it all is that the album isn’t all that different from their old or newer material. The only thing that would be even note worthy of any difference is the middle-eastern/Indian influence within some choir chants. Besides that, Ascending to Infinity is just another Rhapsody album that really can’t distinguish itself with its own “proper” sound that hasn’t been made before in the original Rhapsody line-ups.

Even if Ascending to Infinity is considered the 11th Rhapsody album by the other Rhapsody of Fire members, it’s still technically a debut – a debut which would be bashed as a rip off if it didn’t consist of Luca Turilli. Since Luca is in the band, the rules of no harm and no foul play in. In all due respect, the album has a lot of good moments, especially in “Dark Fate of Atlantis”, “Excalibur”, and “Ascending to Infinity” which could be regarded as Rhapsody classics, but there’s a problem. That problem being the entire album is that it’s just another Rhapsody album. Basically, if you’ve heard one Rhapsody album, you’ve heard them all, but that doesn’t mean that they’re bad in any of the sense or even inconsistent. The only thing that’s different about every album in their discography is the excitement factor, and we’ve seen that factor fluctuate in both the highs and lows throughout Rhapsody’s career. This time in Ascending to Infinity we see that excitement factor in an average setting for Rhapsody with some energetic moments, such as “Dark Fate of Atlantis”. However, this album isn’t exactly innovative - it’s just another Rhapsody album, plain and simple as it is, but it’s still one of the best power metal albums to be released this year.



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FictionalFlames
September 11th 2012



1516 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I'm kind of surprised that this album was ignored considering it's Rhapsody and all.

Captain666
September 11th 2012



652 Comments


interesting, reading rev now

Captain666
September 11th 2012



652 Comments


solid review, pos

Dreamflight
September 11th 2012



1760 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

The summary itself is worth the pos.

Reivew sums up what I think of this too, great job.

fireandblood
September 11th 2012



198 Comments


This whole "Luca Turilli's Rhapsody" business is bullshit, what a lame split. Anyways, good review

FictionalFlames
September 11th 2012



1516 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Thanks guys.

pizzamachine
September 11th 2012



12571 Comments


Check out this track and decide for yourself: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhSyJaJzxNw

Captain666
September 11th 2012



652 Comments


damn pizza haven't seen u around for days bro, everything cool?

pizzamachine
September 11th 2012



12571 Comments


Yeah it's all good just been playing Mass Effect 2 a lot

Captain666
September 11th 2012



652 Comments


haha sweet



FictionalFlames
September 11th 2012



1516 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I forgot to mention this but, but the vocalist sounds just like Fabio, that's why it sounds like another Rhapsody album.


Poet
September 11th 2012



5920 Comments


I'm kind of surprised that this album was ignored considering it's Rhapsody and all.


It's because I've been mostly MIA. I was going to review this but stuff like grad school and other things got in the way.

Good review by the way. This is pretty much my thoughts on this too.

FictionalFlames
September 11th 2012



1516 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Thanks dude

linguist2011
Contributing Reviewer
September 11th 2012



1843 Comments


Not really that bothered about getting this album to be honest, and the review justifies why. I like the earlier ROF records, but I haven't really been interested in their new music lately.

Digging: Black Anvil - Hail Death

FictionalFlames
September 11th 2012



1516 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

you're missing out

Captain666
September 11th 2012



652 Comments


ill hv to listen

nice avi

FictionalFlames
September 11th 2012



1516 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

dude Nergal is fucking badass iI'm tempted to get his new book lol

FictionalFlames
September 11th 2012



1516 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Btw Captain why did you get banned?

TheNotrap
September 13th 2012



7981 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

Enjoyable release.

Nice work man, have a pos.



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