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The Cold Embrace of Fear EP

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (January 25, 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: EP
  • Label: Nuclear Blast
  • ASIN: B0040U8XP0
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #180,905 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Luke on February 12, 2015
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While it must be understood and blithely accepted with a sigh that most metal fans are a tin-eared, immature lot, I'm still utterly baffled at what has been said about this piece. One review elsewhere claimed it was "light on actual music," while someone on Amazon clearly doesn't understand that Rhapsody albums tell a contiguous story (which need not be discussed here) that this album is but a segment of.

Since the very nature of this release appears to somehow be in confusion for some, let's address that first. "The Cold Embrace of Fear" is a single 36-minute suite of music divided into seven "acts." The musical style is precisely what you'd expect from this exceptional band: old Helloween style power/speed metal fused nicely with cinematic orchestral arrangements and choirs, neo-classical/neo-baroque electric guitar and keyboard with a dash of folk. Exactly like many past and future Rhapsody compositions, woven into the piece are spoken word / radio drama segments: a short, 2-minute opening scene that then segues into 17 straight minutes of Rhapsody-metal, which in turn segues into a 5 minute dramatic scene. The 36 minutes close with spoken word narration after a powerful (very) metal climax. To put it simply, this is no different in compositional style or attitude than anything else Rhapsody has done. To express outrage or confusion and claim it's a "spoken word album" and "doesn't have a lot of music on it" is - I apologize for the bluntness - abject stupidity.

Now that we have identified what it is, what about its quality? How does it stack up against Turilli & company's other works? While it might be a little exaggerating to call it a "36-minute B-side," that's kind of what it is.
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I just bought this album at my local music store. Its phenomenal! If you listen carefully it tells a story. Very well written. The guitar,chorus,symphonic elements,lyrics,everything about it is written magically! I 100% recommend it!!!!!!
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By Hugo on June 4, 2015
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Great album, I love this band
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