Embodiment
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#1
"Avantasia (The Metal Opera) is a symphonic metal project created by Tobias Sammet, vocalist and frontman of the power metal group Edguy."
Tobias has announced that he'll be working on new Avantasia material. It should eb amazing. Go here, to Tobias' official site for the confirmation: http://www.tobiassammet.com/
Does anyone like the band? It's amazing, really worth checking out. I can't find any links to the music though.
Last edited by Embodiment at Feb 19, 2007,
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#5
Really like their music...try last.fm to hear some of their stuff, that's how I discovered them.
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#6
Love this band also and I prefered part II over part I.

Definitely has a good sound and I like hearing all the collaborations.
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#7
Avantasia and Tobias Sammet (and Edguy) kicks some serious assssssss!
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#8
Can't wait for new stuff.

Avantasia ia a must have for anyone into Flower Power Metal
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#9
Avantasia is amazing. Sign of the Cross is by far my favorite. They are a very good power metal band, but aren't really known. They deserve more respect.
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#10
I really dig these guys. Metal Opera - Part One is a great album. Farewell is such an amazing song.
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#13
I used to listen to these guys aaaages ago. Haven't listened to them in ages.

Awesome stuff. I prefered part 1 to part 2.

Reach Out for the Light, Breaking away, The Tower = Epic win (from what I remember). My Fave song on Part 2 would probably be The Final Sacrifice. That was probably the heaviest song on the whole two albums as well lol.

Funny thing is, they used over 10 different vocalists on the project, and I couldn't tell the difference between any of them lol (except for the female singer of course).
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Kepulix
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#14
the new album released in 2 days!!

alright it already leaked a while ago, but I'm gonna wait for the official release
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#15
The new album "The Scarecrow" is awesome! It features loads of great guest musicians.... I mean, the ****ing elite of power metal... Jorn Lande and Michael Kiske (who does an exceptional job) and also "the" Alice Cooper makes an appearance! But what's great about the album is the songwriting. I've truly underestimated Tobias Sammet in everyway! Didn't know he could write such epic stuff. And his singing is great too.... I command each and everyone of you in the metal forum(and the universe) to go out and buy this album!

The title track is pure genius!
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#16
Devil In The Belfry is one of the best power metal songs ever, the new album is great!
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#17
In my opinion the new album can not touch the older stuff. It's just a bunch of song with Tobias Sammet with some guest vocalist here and there, it doesn't form a whole like the older albums did. Besides that I think he is trying to hard not to be a standard powermetal writter which he is.

On the other side Jorn Lande and Roy Kahn are my favourite vocalists so their contribution is great to hear.

I still think his songwriting and those great vocalists could be much better.
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#18
I'm listening to The Seven Angels and had to bump this.

Avalon + Fantasia = epic power metal band
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i love metal opera pt.1 what exactly is the story to it, i read the lyrics online, but i can't figure it out
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#22
Probablly one of the best power metal bands...

I wish they would go on tour somewhere around me though :/
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#23
Bump for AVANTASIAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
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#24
This thread needs more attention. Listening to runaway train from the wicked symphony. Pretty good.
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#27
I heard part 1 and part 2 just recently. They were both good, but I liked part 2 a little better. I have a question--I noticed a few metal bands a going the "opera route." Is this a new trend in metal?

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#28
Hell yeah, Avantasia. Good bump. Can't wait for the new stuff in 2013.


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I heard part 1 and part 2 just recently. They were both good, but I liked part 2 a little better. I have a question--I noticed a few metal bands a going the "opera route." Is this a new trend in metal?

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You can sneeze and hit 10 or 20 bands that people claim are "metal operas" like Epica, Sirenia, Nightwish, etc. Having orchestration and operatic vocals doesn't make it a metal opera. The combination of that and multiple singers playing the roles of different characters in an over-arching plot or theme is what I consider a "metal opera."
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#31
The Scarecrow trilogy provided me with enough Jorn to last a lifetime. I really hope he doesn't play an integral role on the new album.
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#35
Supposed new album cover revealed:


Supposed track list
01. Spectres
02. The Watchmakers' Dream
03. Black Orchid
04. Where Clock Hands Freeze
05. Sleepwalking
06. Savior In The Clockwork
07. Invoke The Machine
08. What's Left Of Me
09. Dweller In A Dream
10. The Great Mystery
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#37
thanx for the links
I really like the first 2 albums, hope this one will be a great one!
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#38
I really really like this album. I've always been kind in-between with Avantasia and only liking the metal operas but recently I listened to Angel of Babylon and now this, I can't get enough. Scarecrow and Wicked Symphony are still super meh though.
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#39
Of the Scarecrow trilogy (The Scarecrow, Wicked Symphony, and Angel of Babylon), Wicked Symphony is the closest in style to the Metal Opera pt. 1 & 2. If you like the Metal Opera albums I don't see why Wicked Symphony wouldn't be appealing.
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