Solitaire (Edenbridge album)

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Solitaire
Studio album by Edenbridge
Released June 30, 2010
Genre Symphonic metal
Length 00:52:57
Label Napalm Records
Producer Lanvall
Edenbridge chronology
MyEarthDream
(2008)
Solitaire
(2010)
The Bonding
(2013)

Solitaire is the 7th studio album by the Austrian Symphonic metal band Edenbridge.[1] Like its predecessor MyEarthDream, Solitaire also enlists the Czech Film Orchestra. Although the album features mainly symphonic metal, influences of power metal have also been observed.[2]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
About.com[1] 3.5/5 stars
Metal Hammer Germany[3] 5/7
Sonic Seducer[2] (very favourable)

The album received positive reviews from the critics. The complex sound, a flawless production and the vocal abilities of singer Sabine Edelsbacher have been noted by both About.com and the German Sonic Seducer magazine.[1][2] The latter also mentioned a few hints at Power metal in the album and considered the overall material an aspirant for Symphonic metal song classics. The German edition of Metal Hammer lauded the orchestral arrangements by Arne "Lanvall" Stockhammer and the overall musical mix of classic elements and metal.[3]

Solitaire did not enter the Austrian charts but peaked at position 95 in Germany.[4]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Entree Unique"   1:13
2. "Solitaire"   6:15
3. "Higher"   3:50
4. "Skyline's End"   5:32
5. "Bon Voyage Vagabond"   5:52
6. "Inward Passage" (Special Edition bonus track) 1:20
7. "Come Undone"   4:11
8. "Out of This World"   5:10
9. "Further Afield"   5:54
10. "Eternity" (Special Edition bonus track) 3:04
11. "A Virtual Dream?"   5:08
12. "Brothers on Diamir"   6:52
13. "Exit Unique"   2:49

Personnel[edit]

  • Sabine Edelsbacher - vocals
  • Lanvall - lider-. rhythm guitar, keyboards, piano
  • Max Pointer - drums, percussion
  • Dominik Sebastian - bass guitar

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Bowar, Chad. "Edenbridge - 'Solitaire'". About.com. 
  2. ^ a b c Eck, Markus (2010). "Edenbridge – Solitaire". Sonic Seducer (in German) (7/8). Archived from the original on 5 April 2012. 
  3. ^ a b Riedl, Katrin (2010). "Edenbridge – Solitaire". Metal Hammer (in German) (7). 
  4. ^ "Suchergebnisse in den deutschen Charts" [Search Results for the German Charts]. Charts.de (in German). Media Control. Retrieved 17 July 2012.