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New Era

Revolution RenaissanceAudio CD
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)


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Product Details

  • Audio CD (January 26, 2011)
  • Label: Frontiers Records S.R.L.
  • ASIN: B004KZQ5UA
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,520,809 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
By John
Format:Audio CD
Almost one month before the release of 'Revolution Renaissance - New Era' the band's founder and Stratovarius main man Timo Tolkki; announced the disbandment of his former band and the birth of this new project. The announcement was followed by skepticism and disbelief amongst the metal world...

Tolkki gathered a group of rather unknown musicians and recruited vocalists Michael Kiske (ex-Helloween, Place Vendome, etc), Tobias Sammet (Edguy, Avantasia) and Pasi Rantanen (Thunderstone) to complete the line-up for this album.

"New Era" sounds like a fresh start for Timo Tolkki; as well as a farewell to his former band. The music trends on the same path as the melodic power metal of Stratovarius did, but is less keyboard driven, it lucks the long-crazy-fast solos, most tracks fall in the mid-tempo category, while the instrumentation along with the production suggest a more down to earth approach.

There is plenty of musical variety amongst the songs and the fact that there are three vocalists singing on the album adds even more versatility. The standout tracks, in my opinion are the title track, Eden Is Burning, Keep The Flame Alive, Heroes and Last Night On Earth.

Musically speaking 'Revolution Renaissance' is the richest song on offer, bringing back memories of epic songwriting and vocal pyrotechnics. Heavy yet melodic riffs, breakdowns, rhythm changes, bombastic choruses backed by quires, a short but fitting guitar solo and Michael Kiske's voice complementing everything with perfect precision, control, power and emotion. All in all a perfectly executed heavy metal epic.

'Eden Is Burning' is somewhat darker in mood and is dominated by heavy riffing, perfect instrumentation and some remarkable soloing by Tolkki.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very Good! November 26, 2008
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Being a metal fan from the 80's, the transition to the new era has not been easy. I love Stratovarius and I also like Michael Kiske and Tobi Sammet vocals. I liked the material a lot! Newcomers may not like it at all, but even the other vocalist makes a very good job. I still wanted to hear more riffs, I hope Tolki works on this next time. The material sounds better than last CD from Stratovarius. If you are a heavy metal fan, the material won't dissapoint you!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
By John
Format:Audio CD
Almost one month before the release of 'Revolution Renaissance - New Era' the band's founder and Stratovarius main man Timo Tolkki; announced the disbandment of his former band and the birth of this new project. The announcement was followed by skepticism and disbelief amongst the metal world...

Tolkki gathered a group of rather unknown musicians and recruited vocalists Michael Kiske (ex-Helloween, Place Vendome, etc), Tobias Sammet (Edguy, Avantasia) and Pasi Rantanen (Thunderstone) to complete the line-up for this album.

"New Era" sounds like a fresh start for Timo Tolkki; as well as a farewell to his former band. The music trends on the same path as the melodic power metal of Stratovarius did, but is less keyboard driven, it lucks the long-crazy-fast solos, most tracks fall in the mid-tempo category, while the instrumentation along with the production suggest a more down to earth approach.

There is plenty of musical variety amongst the songs and the fact that there are three vocalists singing on the album adds even more versatility. The standout tracks, in my opinion are the title track, Eden Is Burning, Keep The Flame Alive, Heroes and Last Night On Earth.

Musically speaking 'Revolution Renaissance' is the richest song on offer, bringing back memories of epic songwriting and vocal pyrotechnics. Heavy yet melodic riffs, breakdowns, rhythm changes, bombastic choruses backed by quires, a short but fitting guitar solo and Michael Kiske's voice complementing everything with perfect precision, control, power and emotion. All in all a perfectly executed heavy metal epic.

'Eden Is Burning' is somewhat darker in mood and is dominated by heavy riffing, perfect instrumentation and some remarkable soloing by Tolkki.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stratoween???? October 24, 2008
Format:Audio CD
I just want to tell you that I really enjoy this record, I really like Tolkki's work, but this time with this 3 excellent singers he goes somewhere beyond. Thanks for let us hear Kiske doing what he does best he really takes a song and gives it a special touch, I think the songs "Revolution Renaissance" and "I did it my way" where great in his voiceand two of the best of the record, Altough the others 3 songs he sings are great songs too.In other hand I got Surprised by this guy Pasi Rantanen, I have heard him in his band Thunderstone and was just another good voice for me but thats all, but in this work he proves what he can do with an outstanding musician and song writer by his side, the 3 songs he sings are very powerful in music and in voice it brings me to my mind the early DIO's Albums. Speaking about the songs that tobias sings those are good but is the same material we are used to hear from him, and give to the album the balance that it needs. It a must have I really think
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By John. N
Format:Audio CD
While one will likely question the validity of such a claim, "New Era" is an anomaly among the usual offerings from the typical list of Euro-flavored suspects, even though it really isn't. Point blank, there is nothing "revolutionary" here, nor is it a "renaissance" of any kind, and, as cutthroat as it might seem for the opening of a review, "New Era" channels a lot of previous Stratovarius material beyond the typical nuances of the sound. For example:

The solo in "Heroes" is lifted right out of 1995's "Against the Wind"
"Born Upon the Cross" is essentially a slowed down version of 2003's "Elements"

Yet, as odd as odd as it may seem, even with these kind of things staring me right in the face as I listen, and falling out of love with some of Stratovarius' previous material over the last few years, it doesn't make me angry. It doesn't scream "rehash" or "lazy" at the top of its lungs like the similar occurrences on Stratovarius' "Polaris" does. The reason behind this has a lot to do with the last, self titled Stratovarius album released in 2005. Looking back and listening to at that album, and taking Tolkki's dislike of the album and band's turmoil into account, it's not hard to look beyond that music and see that the band was, quite literally, a mess, miserable and together mainly out the legal implications they would have faced if they didn't reconcile. Simply put, it was an album that was far from honest even though I have to admit I liked the Dreamspace-esque darkness that dominated some of its songs.

On the other hand, "New Era" does sound honest. Listening to it, it sounds as if Tolkki and his trio of vocalist actually enjoyed making this album instead of just aiming to get something out there to avoid breaching a contract.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Not the original CD
It was a generic brand CD.

I thought it was the original as the seller said it would be but it was wrong
Published 5 months ago by Ulises L.
4.0 out of 5 stars Featuring Timmo Tolkki, Michael Kiske and Tobias Sammet
"New era" is the debut album by "Revolution Renaissance" the solo project of Finnish guitarist Timo Tolkki originally released in 2008. Read more
Published on May 7, 2011 by Nikiforos V. Skoumas
4.0 out of 5 stars Revolution Reinassance " New Era "
Excellent power metal band from Finland, this was intended to be a Stratovarious album in the beginning but it turned out to be a different project and what a project it is what... Read more
Published on January 22, 2011 by Mario Alberto Barba Martinez.
5.0 out of 5 stars High speed riffage with high octane vocals
The Good
Revolution Renaissance is sort of a power metal supergroup that was founded by Stratovarius guitarist Timo Tolkki. Read more
Published on September 3, 2009 by George Dionne
4.0 out of 5 stars stratovarios sounding
I agree whit the last reviewer this cd is great .The music and lyrics are well written and played and this cd is well produce . Read more
Published on February 20, 2009 by James M. Keffer
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome
timo tolkki, is one of the best musicians out there , guy has natural talent for creating music melodies and fast paced guitar solos, while this may not be super fast playing, it... Read more
Published on July 13, 2008 by Tihomir Nedeljkovic
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic, Everyone Should Own It!
I really love these songs. Timo is a true genius. Although I must say I adore the demo, even more than the final album itself. Read more
Published on June 24, 2008 by Javier Melendez Fuentes
2.0 out of 5 stars no gutiar shredding
Whats up Tollki

No guitar solos or shredding. I thought this was supposed to be like the old Stratovarius? Totally dissapointing !
Published on June 16, 2008 by TT
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