Rhapsody of Fire Into The Legend
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Poet
January 22nd 2016


6081 Comments


Summary is awesome....keep it

L4titudes
January 22nd 2016


3672 Comments


Nerd metal

Jacquibim
Staff Reviewer
January 22nd 2016


4196 Comments


The summary is in the spirit of power metal so m/ m/ m/

when it comes to a Rhapsody of Fire album, you already know the drill - You could remove a few words here like "a", "album" and "already" and still convey the same point. I'm getting the memo that their album's are all pretty similar so that doesn't need to explicitly stated.

with a Weird Al Yankovic look-alike behind the microphone - "from a Weird Al Yankovic look-alike" once again, same point, fewer words. You could get rid of "enough" in the next sentence for the same reason.

Normally, we would equate incredible amount of consistency as a way of not being able to evolve musically - Not necessarily, stylistic consistency and consistency in quality are two very different things, and the former isn't a bad thing if the latter rings true as well. But I get what you're saying, it could just be expressed better.

However the structure that they’ve made for themselves time and time again has ultimately worked for them with almost every album they’ve put out, and their latest album Into the Legend is a prime example of this. - I'm beginning to see a pattern here: sentences that need condensing. This one could be written as something like "However,* their shtick has ultimately worked for them with almost every album they've put out, and their latest, Into The Legend is no exception".

Next two sentences could be combined and cut down, IMO.

the mixing, the sound, and the tone - All of these are sort of variations of the same thing, what about "atmosphere", "dynamics" or "energy"? You could also drop the "like" at the end of the sentence.

However, Into the Legend seems to show Rhapsody of Fire back in top form - Seems to? Seems to me, based on the praise you're giving this album that's exactly what it's showing.

some of the best guitar solos known in the bands career - "some of the best guitar solos of the band's career"

The latter half of the second paragraph is a little by the numbers, like you're running through a series of dot-points, like "guitars are good, drums are good, oh! vocals are good too". Mix it up so it's a little less predictable.

Jacquibim
Staff Reviewer
January 22nd 2016


4196 Comments


Into the Legend feels more personal this time around such as in... - Needs a comma between "around" and "such". Same thing after "yeah" in the next sentence.

Since the band is no longer relying on a concept, Lione’s lyrics focus more on love, loss, and conquering you inner demons. - That's still a concept, maybe you should say something like "relying less on the fantastical"

They aren’t exactly trying to be deep about their feelings, but they don’t go to Dragonforce levels of cheesiness of their earlier days either - The Dragonforce name drop isn't necessary, IMO. I'm not even sure what you're trying to say with this sentence, either. So they're not trying to be deep, but they're not cheesy about it? That sort of goes without saying.

Third paragraph ends on a very drab note, as you've waited until just before the conclusion to list all the album's flaws, this also amplifies the negative tone of the conclusion's first sentence, so I'd really consider revising this bit.

I have a few other nit-picks with the review but this is the meat of my criticism. Definitely not bad, just needs touching up. Pos :3

ScuroFantasma
Staff Reviewer
January 22nd 2016


11777 Comments


"*your* inner demons" too, while we're at it haha

Archelirion
January 22nd 2016


6062 Comments


The summary I think works for the overall overblown powerfest that I'm expecting this to be when I listen to it. Great review dude :]

DoubtGin
January 22nd 2016


6880 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

this is pretty awful

Nexus6
January 22nd 2016


5 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Bal-Sagoth >>>>>

Toondude10
January 22nd 2016


14248 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

thanks Jaq, will get to those when I can

Digging: Orbit Culture - Nija

TheClansman95
January 22nd 2016


2511 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

YES!!! This album deserves to be praised!!! Excellent review brother!

TheClansman95
January 22nd 2016


2511 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

however The Kiss Of Life is great IMO...probably my fav song from the record!

Snowdog808
January 22nd 2016


2930 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

It's nice to see this have a review already. I can't wait for my order of the album to come.

mifzal
January 23rd 2016


3367 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

cheese is back

Spado
January 23rd 2016


489 Comments


I highly doubt this is better than Frozen Tears, but maybe I'll get around to it.

Toondude10
January 23rd 2016


14248 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Frozen Tears is better yeah but this is probably their best since

Wolfhorde
January 23rd 2016


15373 Comments


Gloryhammer and Powerwolf do the cheese a bit better IMO.


Best Rhapsody is Symphony.

smaugman
January 23rd 2016


5131 Comments


christ, what an awful album cover

CalculatingInfinity
January 23rd 2016


9253 Comments


Best Rhapsody is Symphony. [2]

TheClansman95
January 24th 2016


2511 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

awful album cover?! what?!

dfevil085
January 24th 2016


1534 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I might buy this just for that album cover, not gonna lie



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