I've seen our freedom In the mist of time The old signs I'll follow for the day of relief will be yours and mine. Theater of Dimensions is a hyper-emotional affair — and a very heavy one too, naturally. I stood my ground, fierce and proud! It contains our most heavy and most emotional moments. Through so many different countries and diverse cultures. Who will tame or heed their growls? Well, the band has retained the same lineup since Sacrificum and are now set to release their seventh full-length release Theater of Dimensions. It is strictly forbidden to share links to albums via file sharing sites Zippyshare, Torrent, Kingdom Leaks etc.
Having performed a brand of symphonic power metal akin to that of Nightwish circa the albums Oceanborn 1998 and Wishmaster 2000 on the two previous albums, Theater of Dimensions sees Xandria diversifying their sound. And it made us see who we are and where we wanted to take our music. It also has an extremely fun chorus, which is pretty much par for the course on this album. Dark Night Of The Soul 5:21 7. The guitar lead during Call of Destiny is additionally decidedly neoclassical. Keeping their epic symphonic elements the main part of their music, they still have some pretty strong power metal in them as tracks like the excellent Death to the Holy demonstrate, but they also shake things up a lot with others influences.
However their line-up seems to have finally settled down now as the band's seventh album Theater of Dimensions 2017 marks the first time in a decade that a new Xandria album features the same vocalist as the previous one, Dianne van Giersbergen. Through so many different, yet inspiring dimensions. Again, producer Joost Van Den Broek did a phenomenal job capturing the atmosphere down to every detail. While they were fronted by Lisa Schaphaus-Middelhauve for their first four records, up until Salomé: The Seventh Veil 2007 , the next two albums Neverworld's End 2012 and Sacrificium 2014 each featured a different vocalist. Given that Epica delivered an album last year I can't see Theater of Dimensions being topped as the best symphonic metal album of 2017, despite it's January release date.
Users who ignore this rule will be banned from the site. Till death does come, till death does come! Fly away, fly away, fly away to the days to the days, to the days, to the days in the haze to the days - in the haze of time Caged in this parallel dimension. Oh world, bright abyss Let us reminisce Come dawn's warm embrace, all hearts will be. Now it's you has to run! I usually use Epica's work as the standard these days that all other symphonic metal bands have to beat but this album actually proves that I should stop doing that for Xandria as with their last three albums they've shown themselves to be of the same calibre as the Dutch band. This device makes me go Where nobody else could go To the past, to warn you all So the sword can never fall. Who dared to mock me? Now your creatures are with me Oh what have you done? I'd also say that Dianne van Giersbergen sounds more settled into her role as the band's lead singer here too, and outshines her previous performances with the band, which were great to begin with.
The answers are a secret Forbidden by the black kings They keep us in this prison Slavery is our fate. All this makes the most colourful Xandria album so far. I'll change the world for you We all will be together again Flying through space and time Laying my hands on the uncertain. We Are Murderers We All 5:49 6. Where The Heart Is Home 6:53 2.
Mother, oh mother you told me to go Where the sun will lead me away from the snow I have turned for a last goodbye Now I do know it's my fate to try. I changed the world for you Wish we could be together again Flying through space and time Caged in this parallel dimension. Both previous albums also used some Celtic folk influences and that's true here too, but there are also influences from genres such as progressive metal creeping in, especially during the finale epic A Theater of Dimensions. Fly away, fly away, fly away to the days to the days, to the days, to the days in the haze, to the days - in the haze of time Laying our hands on the uncertain. There is a whole lot of stuff happening on this track, though in many ways it feels to me like they took the kind of epic length track Nightwish has done in the past and gave it their own unique spin. Theater of Dimensions feels like a step up for the band. Those who wish Epica wouldn't use so many growls will probably even like Xandria more.
Then you add in those epic choirs and the beautiful ballad like passages from Dianne that bookend the track, and you have something truly special. When The Walls Came Down Heartache Was Born 5:11 8. I'd say that this is definitely one of the album's highlights, along with Death to the Holy, Call of Destiny, We Are Murderers We All , Ship of Doom and Queen of Hearts Reborn. Made us push our boundaries once more. So you want to fight Yes, I will free my mind No, you cannot win Hahaha! This new world you found might seem unreal Who is mocking me, who dares to? The dark's defied, the time is nigh! We will abduct your senses forever We will lead you into your dark night You will give in to all the drugs served here You will feel like you are dreaming. The album still feels like the Xandria who made their last couple of albums, but it shows a lot more growth as band than they did going from Neverworld's End to Sacrificium, where the latter felt like more of the same as the former, while not being quite as good though it was still an excellent follow-up.
Considering that at 74:25 in total length it's a long release, pulling this off was doubly important. I've seen our freedom In the mist of time The old signs I'll follow And the day of relief will be yours and mine. Has it Leaked is not a download site. And it made us see who we are and where we wanted to take our music. Queen Of Hearts Reborn 5:16 13. It contains our most heavy and most emotional moments. Song For Sorrow And Woe 5:24 11.
I'm not going to give in. Monsters and ghosts dance with you in a labyrinth Demons and clowns laughing loud while you're suffering Witches delude you with their dark sorcey Taking you down into hell's fiery kitchen. Soon you will do all my bidding and you will be unable to escape this waking nightmare! Laughters rises from the darkness Whispers from a smiling carcass Creatures of your childish nightmares Grab you with their rotten fingers. Tracklist: 1 Where The Heart Is Home 06:53 2 Death To The Holy 04:46 3 Forsaken Love 04:20 4 Call Of Destiny 04:10 5 We Are Murderers We All 05:51 6 Dark Night Of The Soul 05:21 7 When The Walls Came Down Heartache Was Born 05:11 8 Ship Of Doom 04:50 9 Ceili 03:21 10 Song For Sorrow And Woe 05:24 11 Burn Me 04:42 12 Queen Of Hearts Reborn 05:16 13 A Theater Of Dimensions 14:22 Personnel: Marco Heubaum — Guitars Gerit Lamm — Drums Philip Restemeier — Guitars Steven Wussow — Bass Dianne van Giersbergen — Vocals Download:. We brought back plenty of memories, sometimes just bits and pieces, but those stuck to our heads. The first of these is mostly fast paced and straightforward throughout, aside from one softer section in the middle where Dianne uses some of her more theatrical vocals, while the latter starts off with a nice softer section before speeding up for most of the track, and then Dianne does some great voice overs towards the end.