Symphony of Enchanted Lands II – The Dark Secret

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Symphony of Enchanted Lands II - The Dark Secret
Studio album by Rhapsody
Released October 27, 2004
Recorded June 2003-May 2004, Multiple studios
Genre Symphonic power metal
Length 72:48
Label SPV GmbH
Producer Luca Turilli, Alex Staropoli
Rhapsody chronology
The Dark Secret [EP]
(2004)
Symphony of Enchanted Lands II: The Dark Secret
(2004)
Live In Canada 2005: The Dark Secret
(2006)
Singles from Symphony of Enchanted Lands II - The Dark Secret
  1. ""Unholy Warcry""
    Released: Early 2004
  2. ""The Magic of the Wizard's Dream""
    Released: March 29, 2005
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Metal Rules 4.5/5 stars [1]
RevelationZ 8.5/10 stars [2]

Symphony of Enchanted Lands II – The Dark Secret is the sixth studio album released by Rhapsody in 2004. Many have been confused by its title, as it's not a sequel to Symphony of Enchanted Lands but is the first chapter of a new saga, The Dark Secret Saga. Although not a sequel, the new saga is set in the same world as Symphony of Enchanted Lands, and thus it often alludes to occurrences from that album. It is a concept album dealing with the resurgence of the Seven Black Books of the Demon king Nekron.

Christopher Lee provides the spoken narration throughout this album. He is also a guest singer in the single version of the song "The Magic of the Wizard's Dream".

It is the last studio release of the band under the name Rhapsody. They changed their named to Rhapsody of Fire in 2006.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Dark Secret - Ira Divina" – 4:13
  2. "Unholy Warcry" – 5:53
  3. "Never Forgotten Heroes" – 5:32
  4. "Elgard's Green Valleys" – 2:19
  5. "The Magic of the Wizard's Dream" – 4:30
  6. "Erian's Mystical Rhymes - The White Dragon's Order" – 10:31
  7. "The Last Angels' Call" – 4:36
  8. "Dragonland's Rivers" – 3:44
  9. "Sacred Power of Raging Winds" – 10:06
  10. "Guardiani del Destino" – 5:50
  11. "Shadows of Death" – 8:13
  12. "Nightfall on the Grey Mountains" – 7:20

Music videos[edit]

Two videos were shot for the album:

  • The music video for Unholy Warcry features sections of Christopher Lee's monologue in "The Dark Secret - Ira Divina"
  • The music video for Magic of the Wizard's Dream features Christopher Lee singing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Metal Rules". Metal Rules. Retrieved 2012-03-11. 
  2. ^ "RevelationZ Magazine - Your Heavy metal and Hard Rock resource". Revelationz.net. Retrieved 2012-03-11.