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Days of Rising Doom Import

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Audio CD, Import, December 20, 2004

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DVD is NTSC, region code 2 format

1. Aina Overture
2. Revelations
3. Silver Maiden
4. Flight Of Torek
5. Naschtok Is Born
6. Beast Within
7. Siege Of Aina
8. Talon's Last Hope
9. Rape Of Oria
10. Son Of Sorvahr
11. Serendipity
12. Lalae Amer
13. Rebellion
14. Oriana's Wrath
15. Restoration
16. Story Of Aina (Instrumental)
17. Beast Within (Single Version)
18. Ve Toura Sol (Rape Of Oria) (Aine Version)
19. Flight Of Torek (Single Version)
20. Silver Maiden (Alternate Version)
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (December 20, 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Transmission
  • ASIN: B0000VB2GU
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #682,919 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Dan Solera on March 31, 2005
Format: Audio CD
This album definitely has its moments of grandeur that have not yet been duplicated by any other power-metal band. The reason being: Aina is not a band. Aina is the mind-child of four producers, each of whom has had his/her hand in the rise of epic power metal. Miro and Sasha Paeth have produced power-metal mavens Rhapsody, Kamelot. Combined with Robert Hunecke-Rizzo's multi-instrumentalist prowess and Amanda Somerville's lyrical and thematic capabilities, and you have what appears to be the boldest, most ambitious power-metal release to date.

And yet, it isn't the genre's Moby Dick or Ulysses. The tremendous hype in the press and Aina's website, the ludicrous array of contributing musicians and the album's stunning artwork and package don't truly reflect the music within. The songs are accessible and catchy (as most power-metal songs tend to be), but rarely break out of the formula into something truly memorable. Staples such as "Revelations" and "Rebellion" are fun to listen to, but lack the creative thrust that launch the top bands into stardom.

However, the album *does* have its moments. "Silver Maiden" is an all-orchestral piece, medieval and seductive. It is ethereal, idyllic, and wispy with its strings, flutes and harps all lightly layered under Michael Kiske's delicate croon. Immediately following this song is the most memorable and crushing power-metal anthem, "Flight of Torek", in which Edguy's Tobias Sammet sprints across a rapid burst of double-kick drums, fast guitars, and several changes in tempo and melody to keep the listener interested. "The Siege of Aina" carries with it an original duet of army-chants - one angelic and one demonic.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By SEAN C JORDEN on June 25, 2004
Format: Audio CD
The metal opera genre is still going strong, thanks to projects like these.
One should approach this product with an open mind, for all songs are not 'metal' per se. The music at times wanders into new age, Pink Floyd and even Broadway territory. Thankfully, it's well written and perfectly executed, not over the top (like the Trans-Siberian Orchestra for example) and adds to the epic/opera atmosphere. The metal itself is top-notch power metal; songs like 'The Beast Within' stick in your mind for days and weeks. Overall I would say about 60% of the music is metal.
Negatives? The DVD will have to be viewed as a throw-in because it certainly lacks the quality of the music found on the first CD. The video for 'The Beast Within' is bad, bad stuff. The 'Making of Aina' is mildly enjoyable, although I was really hoping to see Sass Jordan belting out some metal in the studio! I am sorely tempted to knock off 1 star because the higher price indicates you are paying for it. Lets say first CD rates 5 stars, the whole package rates 4.5 stars.
This will certainly not collect dust on your shelf, and I suspect it will age very well so you will likely still be enjoying it in a few decades time. Recommended.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By venome on April 15, 2004
Format: Audio CD
"Days Of Rising Doom - The Metal Opera" contains 2 cd's and 1 dvd. The 3 discs all tell the story of Aina. It's a fantasy-story which reminded me a little of The Lord Of The Rings, because of some similair aspects (made-up language and world, good versus evil). Aina is a peaceful land that is ruled by a king with two sons. But both the sons (Talon and Torek) are in love with Oria, The Silver Maiden. Oria only loves Talon, who she marries. Torek is furious and leaves Aina and goes to Naschtok, where he prepares a war with Aina. This is the beginning of the story (I'm not gonna tell the whole story, it's pretty long!).
Disc one contains 15 songs that follow up to each other and so tell the story. My favourite songs are "Flight Of Torek", "The Siege Of Aina" and "Oriana's Wrath".
Disc two contains single versions and alternate versions to several songs of disc one.
The most interesting thing on the DVD was the documentary "The Making Of Aina". It showed a clear and interesting view on how they managed to make this huge metal opera.
There were a lot of people involved in this project. The actual 'creators' of Aina are Sascha Paet (producer of Epica and others), Amanda Somerville, Miro and Robert Hunecke-Rizzo.
But there many guest vocalists (one for each character in the story) such as Glen Hughes, Marco Hietala (Nightwish) and Simone Simons (Epica). There are also many guest musicians like Emppu Vuorinen (Nightwish),Jens Johansson (Stratovarius) and TM Stevens. I think it's very special that they managed to get all those people together in one project.
To my opinion, this album is one of the greatest ones I've heard the last few years and if you're into symphonic, operatic, versatile, fantasy metal you should definitely buy this record!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By L. McKee on July 3, 2006
Format: Audio CD
Okay, so I got this album and was thinking "Man Oh man!, a metal opera!" so I popped it in and listened. The intro of piano and strings caught my attention, and after finding the lyrics to the album, I was hooked. Now this album, I admit, would not be for the super metal fans who want non-stop fast tunage.

This, if you could open your mind a little further, would proove worthy of Broadway prodution, or even a movie. Songs such as "Naschtok Is Born" and "Flight of Torek" are very well composed metal tunes. While on the Broadway/opera side of things there must be slow songs, such as "Silver Maiden" and "Lalae Amêr" (which I personally am appreciative because of the language that had to be made up for it) And a very noticable Broadway-like song , "Oriana's Wrath" and if you say it's not then you must have not heard what a Broadway show sounds like

NOTE AGAIN: this is NOT for the metal fan looking for non-stop fast paced insanity

This is more for the metal fan who can appreciate it like a good fantasy novel, except in metal opera form.

As for the music and vocals, it pretty much blew me away. Every guest in this epic has phenomenal voice, especialy Thomas Rettke, particularly in the song "Naschtok is Born". Glenn Hughes also did very well in "Talon's Last Hope". As for the music section, Robert Hunecke-Rizzo did a terrific job. And the composition of the stings is spectacular, thank you Miro!

The story and lyrics (written by Amanda Somerville) is entrancing, though also I give probs to it because of its originality. The fictional language used and the names and storyline are marvelous.
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