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  • Audio CD (19 May 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Frontiers
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 104,989 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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New 2014 album from Finnish composer/guitarist (ex-Stratovarius) featuring top-shelf guest vocalists including members of Nightwish, Epica, Amaranthe & Angra.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By T. Adiwijaya on 20 Jun 2014
Format: Vinyl Verified Purchase
Very good album material indeeed with a fantastic lead singers like fabio lione, floor jansen, david de veis..but unfortunately the production is aweful..the sound is too thin and lack of bass..or i can say where is the bass going? I only can hear the mid...
I put only 4 star mainly because of it, the rest is just fine..
The 1st chapter of TT avalon is perfect on production..vinyl was prefectly pressed by inner wound with balanced sound..if only soul food can do better with this 2nd album..but it is Not!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mr. George S. on 1 Jun 2014
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I listened this cd three times already and my biggest problem is with the production.It just sound bad,lifeless. I also have a problem with some of the vocalists. Not the ladies,they are great.Fabio Leone is awful here ,the first song "JERUSALEM IS FALLING" is just simply not for him to sing. He ruins the song. "STARGATE ATLANTIS" Is way better by him. David DeFeis in "RISE OF THE 4TH REICH"is terrible . After that the album turns better. "YOU'LL BLEED FOREVER" by Floor Jansen is a very beautiful tune ,the best on the album.The rest of the songs are great,if not the production. What weird is Timo Tolkki said this is the heaviest album he ever had. That is just simply not true. Half of the songs are ballads here and even the faster songs are not that heavy. David DeFeis is trying the sing like "heavy" but he is just awful. Timo has to find singers who really can perform his songs. Not every singer is good for any song.Fabio Leone is a great singer in Rhapsody ,but here ,he is unable to interpret the song the way it should be performed. Simone Simons is great ,as always.
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3 of 6 people found the following review helpful By symphonic rock rules on 19 May 2014
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This recording continues the Avalon story with good performances from both Floor Jansen (Revamp and now Nightwish) and Simone Simons (Epica).and several other notable vocalists.
This album is darker in nature than the first album and this shown in the title of some of the songs (Rise of the 4th reich, paradise lost and you'll bleed forever).
Is this follow up album of the same par as The Land of New Hope? I reserve final judgment hence only 4 stars. After listening to the album once I like some of the tracks and dislike a few of the others (I must admit that on the second listen I disliked the tracks less).

Should you buy this album? if you like metal opera then its a resounding yes. Atleast give it a listen to. If you liked the previous Avalon album then you will probably like this album too.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Diamond on 9 July 2014
Format: Audio CD
Very bad sound.
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For people who like orchestral, guitar driven background music/themes 12 July 2014
By Thomas A. Paxton - Published on
Format: Audio CD
Music's OK.
I only bought like 2 or 3 songs because of the vocalists themselves.
If your gonna play epic scale music in the background as more well, background music, this CD is for you. Highlights of the CD honestly are Simone, Elize and Floor. The other girl who sang with them on the ninth song did good, but honestly, the three deserved better backdrop and composition to work with. The guitar sound is decent, timing is kinda off with transition, and Elize and Simone have great chemistry but unforutnately the other girl(not Floor) threw that off a bit.

The other songs were good for the most part.
I played the record on spotify first to determine if I'd want it.
Got a few tunes to play here and there(you can probably guess which ones, eh?)

Hey, at least the dude gets his royalties from spotify.
I Love Zach Stevens which is why I bought it 19 Oct 2014
By Mathew Collins - Published on
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
This album was okay, I Love Zach Stevens which is why I bought it... Should have gone for Circle II Circle instead... Or Stratovarius!!!
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Second album in the Avalon trilogy 3 Aug 2014
By P J Willoughby - Published on
Format: Audio CD
Following Timo Tolkki’s exit from Stratovarius, he got a call from Frontiers Records President, Serafino Perugino. Following that, he started his new project from an original concept discussed years ago between him and Perugino. This was to be a symphonic metal and rock opera with a variety of guest vocalists. More importantly to Timo, he was to regain full control of his own music and performances.

The band name was taken from the film “The Mists of Avalon”, which tells the story of King Arthur. The film describes Avalon as a place likened to heaven that normal mortals cannot see and is divided by mist.
The first album in the power metal concept album trilogy was ‘The Land Of New Hope’ (2013).

The second release is ‘Angels Of The Apocalypse’ and features Elize Ryd and a superb range of guest vocalists. It also reunites the legendary Stratovarius "Dreamspace" line-up of Antti Ikonen and Tuomo Lassila. The amazing vocal cast includes the Floor Jansen (Nightwish), Simone Simons (Epica), Fabio Lione (Rhapsody Of Fire), David DeFeis (Virgin Steele), Zachary Stevens (Savatage, Circle II Circle), Elize Ryd (Amaranthe) and the new Chilean singer Caterina Nix (her debut album is also produced by Tolkki).

The concept for this album takes place in 2020 A.D. The Elements send four Angels to observe mankind and its actions in the last century. There are four Angels, but still they are One. Fire, Wind, Earth and Water are their names. With the Elements they observe in unimaginable sadness and anger the primitive events that take place in the last 150 years as they have the ability to go back and forth in time. As they give their final warning, Mankind sees unimaginable destruction that shakes its core foundations. Pandora’s Box is opened and the forces of Nature are unleashed. Is this the prelude for Judgement Day ?

After the intro track, there is ‘Jerusalem Is Falling’ where Tolkki's signature guitar style is put to good effect as Fabio Lione wails about natural disasters. Next is singer Floor Jansen on the album’s first single ‘Design The Century’. After the hefty guitar driven intro, the song pulls back into soft keyboards to showcase Floor’s vocals. The song rises to declare “Design the century / Looking back to history / No way to make this work anymore” and there is another scorching guitar solo.

‘Rise of the 4th Reich’ comes in for the most criticism as David DeFeis vocals seem to have lost their former power. And after the guitar solo there is a sound bite by American President Bush.

But the pace quickens for ‘Stargate Atlantis’ with Fabio Lione and backing vocals by Caterina Nix. “Stargate Atlantis / Step aside the great big world / Leave behind the old world ruined”. This is followed by the steaming performance of Floor Jansen in ‘The Paradise Lost’. After this the pace slackens with the first tender ballad ‘You’ll Bleed Forever’ which seems to drag on too long and outstays its welcome.

Thankfully the metallic edged guitar returns on ‘Neon Sirens’ along with the muscular vocals of Zak Stevens. Here the style becomes hard rock as it leaves the keyboards behind and riffing guitar stomps throughout. This track really stands out, especially as it is sandwiched between two gentle ballads, the second one being ‘High Above Of Me’.

Next is the nine minute epic ‘Angels of the Apocalypse’ as the end of the world seems nigh as all four female vocalists get a chance for outpouring their emotions. “Earthquakes to shake this petty ground / Flowing rivers into blood / Wonder why, you never saw the signs / To pull you through / This all ends tonight / Somewhere in the distance / You can see the burning sky / Getting closer and no escape / It's too late to cry”. Finally there is an instrumental outro.

Personally I think that the first album ‘New Hope’ stands as a stronger overall release, whereas ‘Angels’ needs more selective listening.
2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
By dragonfly - Published on
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DON'T believe negative reviews on this, the second installment, in the Avalon Trilogy.
Once I heard complete songs, not just a preview, I'm totally into the story and music!
You could contend that the first album is better, but Angels, continues with great songs!
This is not Boring! This is Awesome and Epic! Number three will be even better!
Timo knows what he's doing!
3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Falls flat 3 Jun 2014
By Robert T - Published on
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I was very disappointed with this release. I found myself skipping tracks cause I got bored fast. There's nothing very operatic about this release. And I found the music very dull and boring. The vocalists which are some big names in the power metal genre such as Simone Simons, Floor Jansen didn't sound all that great. It was a shame. I fealt bad that I bought such a shoddy release it was a waste of money. Please stay away from this release. There are other great releases out there for you to enjoy. The new Elvenking is amazing hehehe :D
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