SPV/Limb Music - 2000
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The undisputed "Kings of Italian Hobbit Metal" have returned with Dawn of Victory, a much more violent and bloody chapter in the saga of
the Emerald Sword.. And for this, fans of Rhapsody should be thankful...
According to guitarist Luca Turilli, the band likes to write music which adequately reflects the moods set by the lyrics, therefore the majority of the songs on Dawn of Victory are faster and heavier
with fewer "mellow breakdowns" than the songs on their previous two albums. While I enjoyed Rhapsody’s earlier CD’s very much, I took an immense liking to this new release right away. Without compromising
their heavily orchestrated sound, they’ve managed to write some incredible double-bass laden Power Metal tunes like "Triumph For My Magic Steel", the Yngwie-esque "Dargor, Shadowlord of the Black Mountain",
"Holy Thunderforce", "The Last Winged Unicorn", and the title track. Amazing stuff, to say the least.
If you liked Rhapsody’s previous works, then Dawn of Victory is an absolute MUST HAVE!!! Yes, it’s full of classical and folk music elements... Yes, it has huge sounding choral arrangements... Yes, it
contains lyrics about warriors, wizards, and demons... But don’t let that deter you, GET IT NOW!!!