So they've now changed their name to "Rhapsody of Fire" and everyone wonders what was wrong with "Rhapsody". Like most of Luca Turilli's translations this is a piece of poetic imagining that doesn't quite work. So too their latest endeavour.
Yes, the Italian mentalists have released another album of what I think they are currently calling "Film Score Metal" but which has been every shade of conceptual prog-power Tolkien badgering from "Orchestral Power Metal" through to "The Wee Small Hours of Middle Earth". Or something.
And, as with most of their releases it is, save for the feeling of guilt you carry around with you afterwards, almost entirely forgettable. Like listening to Dragonforce's recent third album, you wonder how long clearly gifted musicians can continue repeating the same old formula before they burn up.