Of Wars In Osyrhia review by Fairyland

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  • Released: Jul 28, 2003
  • Sound: 10
  • Lyrics: 9
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reviewer's score: 9.7 Superb
  • Users' score: 6.9 (7 votes)
Fairyland: Of Wars In Osyrhia

Sound — 10
Of Wars in Osyrhia, Fairyland's first album is maybe the most epic album they have done, featuring lots of keyboards and huge choirs. Just like in the two other albums, the keyboards are the main instrument, playing all the lead melodies and some solos, with guitars just playing the rhythm and solos with the keyboards. The main difference is of course the singing, since Fairyland had a female singer on this album, but I'll come back to this later. Fairyland hasn't really changed its sound on any of its albums, so if you have heard songs from the other albums and you like them, but you haven't heard anything from this album, don't be afraid to buy this album, you're going to like it! So if you have heard some Fairyland songs, you know what to expect from this album: lots of keyboard, long epic choruses, and lots of choirs, even more than in the other albums!

Lyrics — 9
The singer on this album is Elisa C. Martin, a Spanish singer many people know from Dark Moor, so all fans of Dark Moor, you must try this album! Martin is a great singer, but her voice lacks this epic feeling and power at some points (like in "A Dark Omen", which is otherwise the best song in the album), but mostly it sounds great. The choir singing is also awesome, and you can hear it in every song, usually in the chorus or the pre-chorus of the song. The lyrics of course deal with different epic tales and stories, just like in the other albums.

Overall Impression — 10
All Fairyland albums are epic, majestic and great, so I don't have to compare them. If you like the other albums, you are going to like this. If you like Epic/Symphonic Metal like Dark Moor, Rhapsody of Fire etc. You're going to like this album. All songs in the album are more or less awesome, but if I had to choose the best song, it would be "A Dark Omen", mainly because of the epic keyboard intro/outro, which is one of the best things ever heard in the history of Metal music.

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    wow, I am truely amazed to see this on here, they're a cool band, not the best symphonic/power metal, but definitely not the worst. so-so review, but the fact that it's here is quite amazing.