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December 13, 2004

{     Rhapsody - Symphony of Enchanted Lands II The Dark Secret     }    

Can you see the little picture of the album art right there to the left of this text? Go ahead and double-click that bad boy and open it up. You see that? That's a motherfucking dragon swooping down over some motherfucking misty enchanted land, right there. The only thing that could make it any better is a soundtrack. How about a full symphonic orchestra replete with violins, flute, harp and cello? And why stop there- let's add scripted dialogue and theatrical sound effects, some baroque power-metal, the 50+ member Brno Academy Choir, and soaring operatic-rock lead vocals. And let's throw in a few guest spots by Christopher Lee kicking some seriously Saruman-esque narration. Then we'd have a full-on high-school RPG-D&D-SCA-LOTR cream-dream on our hands! Such is the vision of Italian metal-madman/composer Luca Turilli, come to full fruition. While Turilli is not solely responsible for the album's content, he is certainly the driving force behind it's epic scope and bizarre Tolkein-meets-Moorcock storyline. Here's a sample quote from the lyric transcription for the album's seventh track "The Last Angel's Call" "Seven wizards came from distant lands/to meet kings, dwarves, elves and dragonlords/Elgard's eye can see the fear of the world/it's the last dramatic angel's call" Yeah, it's like that. And what exactly does it sound like? Well, the band uses the term "Hollywood Metal" to describe what it does. If you're still having trouble putting all the pieces of this puzzle together, I suggest you visit the links below. The Rhapsody site offers a Quicktime video for the track "Unholy Warcry", but for real insight into the minds, hearts and music of Rhapsody, I suggest you visit the Press Pics section under the Galleries tab. The included photos will answer any lingering questions you may have....

     » MIGHTYRHAPSODY.COM
     » Luca Turilli Official Website

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Wow! That sure is one motherfucking dragon swooping down over some motherfucking misty enchanted land!...(gasp)crazy...

Posted by: Katie Laish. at December 22, 2004 7:15 PM

Yeah!

It kicks so much ass, it ought to be painted on the side of someone's van!
Or turned into a handpainted collectible porcelain statue by the fine folks at The Franklin Mint!

Motherfuckers don't even know....

Posted by: Adam at December 22, 2004 7:18 PM
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