War of Ages (Serenity album)
|War of Ages|
|Studio album by Serenity|
|Released||22 March 2013|
|Genre||Symphonic power metal|
|Producer||Oliver Philipps, Jan Vacik, Thomas Buchberger and Georg Neuhauser|
War of Ages is the fourth full-length studio album by Austrian symphonic metal band Serenity. The album was released on March 22, 2013 in Europe and sometime in March or April in North America and Asia, via Napalm Records.
'War of Ages' is the first Serenity album with an additional singer. Clémentine Delauney, who joined the band officially on January 21, 2013. makes here Serenity debut with soaring vocals, adding a very melodic counterpart to long time Serenity front man Georg Neuhauser. The band says: "While staying true to all Serenity trademarks such as symphonic orchestras, heavy rhythms, amazing melodic vocals and bombastic choirs, we also brought in some new elements in form of various new sounds in the Serenity universe and a constant implementation of female vocals supporting outstanding singer Georg Neuhauser."
The artwork cover for War of Ages was created by Seth Siro Anton, who previously worked with Serenity on their debut album Words Untold & Dreams Unlived. The release was mixed and mastered by Jan Vacik at Dreamsound Studios in München, Germany, with orchestrations and music arrangements done by Oliver Philipps. Both are veterans of previous Serenity albums.
The album came out to outstanding review both in Europe and North America. From Metal Underground, the review states "Many bands attempt to play symphonic metal, but Austria’s Serenity has mastered the art to such a degree that the mere mention of a new release spellbinds fans of the subgenre," and "Serenity takes the symphonic metal world by storm with its 'War of Ages.'"
|Angry Metal Guy|||
|The Metal Crypt|||
|1.||"Wings of Madness"||6:01|
|2.||"The Art of War"||5:15|
|4.||"For Freedom's Sake"||4:42|
|5.||"Age of Glory"||6:50|
|7.||"Symphony For The Quiet"||5:06|
|9.||"Legacy of Tudors"||5:09|
|11.||"Fairytales" (ballad version - LTD bonustrack)|
|12.||"Love of My Life" (LTD bonustrack)|
- "Angry Metal Guy Review".
- "The Metal Crypt Review".