• ElHuevas1428574

    WARNING: "residuo_poetico" is a troll.

    novembre 2013
  • ElHuevas1428574

    Buy what? ↓

    novembre 2013
  • StrayDogInDelhi

    Dull and boring indeed... I planned to buy this, but I'll pass my turn on this one!

    novembre 2013
  • residuo_poetico

    v in short, Rhapsody >>>>> RoF... no shit dude, that's nothing new.

    novembre 2013
  • PilariousD

    Yep, it sounds generic and boring...

    novembre 2013
  • orangexlemon

    Overall is the typical RoF arrangement, but the lack of guitar work is notorious. Without Luca there aren't as much progressive elements as previous albums. It sounds bland and generic italian powermetal now.

    novembre 2013
  • Razors15

    New album is just damn good, even they don't add so much power in it. 9/10 !

    novembre 2013
  • residuo_poetico

    @aronvirginas LOL, butthurt much?

    novembre 2013
  • Astramiss

    i have no problem with the new album. it's different and i like it (just a matter of taste).

    novembre 2013
  • aronvirginas

    We get your point residuo_poetico, now you can stop complaining. Luca's new "masterpiece" is soon going to be released, you can continue listening to that.

    novembre 2013
  • residuo_poetico

    From now on they should be called linear metal. I mean, geez... even Hammerfall beats the shit out of DWOS in terms of creativity.

    novembre 2013
  • Schander

    Why they even still call this POWER metal is beyond me.

    novembre 2013
  • shayolghul

    I've said that it would be diverse and interesting album and now, I think I was right. It's diverse because there are many high points but low points too - f.e. My Sacrifice, Custode di Pace or title track. However, it's still great album but in comparison with older stuff it's not as amazing as it used to be

    novembre 2013
  • kasicA0804

    New album Rhapsody Of fire "Dark Wings Of Steel" is amazing and beautiful! Love Rhapsody Of Fire with all my heart <3

    novembre 2013
  • Pheneks

    I started listening to the new album with the lowest expectations after reading all your comments, and all I can say is: It's actually pretty alright. I'd give it a 7/10 since I KNOW Rhapsody of Fire are capable of so much more. But, as a stand alone symphonic power metal album, without the moniker, it has a bit a replay value, and that's a good thing. Staropoli needs to get his shit together.

    novembre 2013
  • residuo_poetico

    I've been following them since 2001 and have all their albums, yet saying Dark Wings of Steel is überbland is an understatement. This is something any underground garage band could have done, and it's legit to expect a bit more from a band behind the creation of a new subgenre of metal. Especially when Luca keeps on delivering thrilling stuff with elaborate arrangements (despite his usual flaws that are cheesiness and over-the-top tendencies). What's left of Rhapsody is Fabio's trademark vocals. Other than that, this is basic metal, nothing more.

    novembre 2013
  • Clurr_x

    Anyway, off to spin some more!

    novembre 2013
  • Clurr_x

    I'm reviewing the album for a zine so have been spinning it quite a bit. I think the issue with the new album is that after the opening song (which is pretty awesome) it's followed by 4 or 5 mid-tempo proggy sounding songs - almost Kamelot-ish I'd say but they're not so catchy or memorable. Don't get me wrong, there are some great elements within those songs with the choirs, fabio's voice, some nice guitar solos, etc, but I find myself waiting for them to lead into something epic. Some of the verses just have the same drum licks and guitar riff over and over rather than changing it up a bit - At times it seems a bit never-ending. I think it depends what you're after... some people who've followed the band since 1997 have said they like that they're doing something a bit different sounding rather than the same old same old "generic" Rhapsody epicness, whereas others aren't so into it. I love Rising From Tragic Flames, Silver Lake of Tears and Dark Wings of Steel.

    novembre 2013
  • residuo_poetico

    "The problem isn't that it sounds different, the problem is that it's bad." Amen, bro

    novembre 2013
  • DragonlordTM

    Dark Wings Of Steel has a couple of pretty good songs, but it is the worst ROF album so far. After From Chaos To Eternity, which was their best album next to Power Of The Dragonflame, this is a huge step down. Luca's Ascending To Infinity beats this easily.

    novembre 2013
  • dangerousarea

    new Album is great!

    novembre 2013
  • dangerousarea

    @BeIieve you have no idea of ​​music

    novembre 2013
  • BeIieve

    The problem isn't that it sounds different, the problem is that it's bad.

    novembre 2013
  • aronvirginas

    Come on people, it is not that different from what they did in the past. The guitar parts are a bit rawer, but for me that is positive. I really like the riffs in Fly to Crystal Skies, for example.

    novembre 2013
  • residuo_poetico

    Oh crap. This is really shittier than what I expected... riposa in pace, Rhapsody. ✝

    novembre 2013
  • BeIieve

    It might actually be weaker than From Chaos to Eternity

    novembre 2013
  • HW-DiEnd

    Just listened to Dark Wings of Steel.They're doing fine wihout Luca.Now let's focus on what Fabio will do on Angra's next album.DWOS was awesome.

    novembre 2013
  • SokenZan

    Damn, I'm so disappointed with this album. I'll give it a few more spins but I don't expect it to be much better. Sad, sad day : (

    novembre 2013
  • RP04

    "Silver lake of tears" would be a good song for any other power metal band, but for RoF I think it's not the band's trademark, i think something is missing. not a bad song tho...

    novembre 2013
  • residuo_poetico

    Well if they lose Fabio now, they'll just weaken down to the average tasteless 'n tedious power metal band. The album better be more exciting than that.

    novembre 2013
  • shayolghul

    In my opinion it will be very diverse and interesting album which contains almost all (there is no another big voice guy as narrator) RoF's trademark with many new nfluences, and far better then Ascending by Luca

    novembre 2013
  • ElHuevas1428574

    Very generic??????? ↓

    novembre 2013
  • residuo_poetico

    The other samples happen to be a bit more convincing than Silver Lake of Shit. Still, it's VERY generic. The trailer to Prometheus, on the other hand, foreshadows a whole another level of epicness.

    novembre 2013
  • kike145

    The worst band in the world.

    novembre 2013
  • residuo_poetico

    As expected (sadly...), Silver Lake of Tears did absolutely nothing to me. Bland, linear, unimaginative & generic as fuck. Did Luca take back all the talent with him when he left? It definitely seems so.

    novembre 2013
  • ElGuerreroNegro

    I like the new song! It's slightly different and it's not a bad thing.

    novembre 2013
  • Italics87

    I'm loving Silver Lake of Tears. More old school... more about majestic melodies and atmosphere than it is technical guitar wankery.

    novembre 2013
  • Caravanheart

    Dunno what should I comment to the new album? ouo

    octobre 2013
  • residuo_poetico

    Samples from the full album sound boring as fuck, like classic power metal well done but lacking genius. Bland melodies, nothing really stands out, and the intro seems particularly weak in comparison to older albums. Besides, it's regretful they didn't write a new saga. The story was one of the reasons to Rhapsody's appeal, even with all the clichéness and cheese.

    octobre 2013
  • orangexlemon

    I don't hear any major changes except for the guitar sound.

    octobre 2013
  • residuo_poetico

    Here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VyXdj8pYbJ8 The samples are not bad, but I fear the album will quickly become a bore if it fails to encompass more originality than what we hear in this trailer.

    octobre 2013
  • BeIieve

    There is a distinct lack of keyboards in the sample.

    octobre 2013
  • Marx496

    Just checked out the album teaser for "Dark Wings of Steel". You could pretty much feel Luca's absence and that it was different from their older material, but that doesn't mean that it was bad. Something about it reminded me of Angra, but I can't really put a finger on it. It sounds really promising and I can't wait to pick it up/pre-order it!

    octobre 2013
  • Astramiss

    The best band of the world <3 [2]

    octobre 2013
  • orangexlemon

    this new rhapsody could be good

    octobre 2013
  • reinerubin

    Vote for this http://last.fm/music/Rhapsody+of+Fire/+images/93073139 [2]

    octobre 2013
  • nocturnaoculta

    The best band of the world <3

    octobre 2013
  • lukkaturi

    Vote for this http://last.fm/music/Rhapsody+of+Fire/+images/93073139

    septembre 2013
  • lukkaturi

    Alex Staropoli should cut down on steroids, seriously. [2]

    septembre 2013
  • residuo_poetico

    Alex Staropoli should cut down on steroids, seriously.

    septembre 2013