21 (Rage album)

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21
Rage 21 album.jpg
Studio album by Rage
Released February 29, 2012 (2012-02-29)
Recorded at Twilight Hall Studio
Genre Power metal, Heavy metal
Length 58:06
Label Nuclear Blast
Producer Charlie Bauerfeind, Victor Smolski
Rage chronology
Strings to a Web
(2010)
21
(2012)
LMO
(2013)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Peek from the Pit 8/10 stars[1]
Metal-Temple 7/10 stars[2]
Metal Underground 5/5 stars[3]

21 is the 20th studio album by German heavy metal band Rage released on February 24, 2012 through Nuclear Blast Records.[4] The production was once again helmed by Charlie Bauerfeind;[5] he had worked with the band for at least 10 years at that point.[4]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "House Wins" (Introduction)   Victor Smolski 1:30
2. "Twenty One" Peter "Peavy" Wagner Smolski 6:16
3. "Forever Dead" Wagner Smolski 6:20
4. "Feel My Pain" Wagner Smolski 5:40
5. "Serial Killer" Wagner Smolski, Wagner 5:45
6. "Psycho Terror" Wagner André Hilgers, Smolski 6:57
7. "Destiny" Wagner Smolski, Wagner 5:15
8. "Death Romantic" Wagner Smolski, Wagner 5:59
9. "Black and White" Wagner Smolski, Wagner 5:19
10. "Concrete Wall" Wagner Smolski, Wagner 3:50
11. "Eternally" Wagner Smolski 5:10
Total length: 58:06
Enhanced Part
No. Title Length
1. "Rage Race 2011 Video" ("The Beggar's Last Dime" from Strings to a Web) 6:34

Bonus CD - Live in Tokyo[edit]

Recorded live at Shibuya O-East, Tokyo, 15-16 April 2010.

Bonus CD - Live in Tokyo
No. Title Length
1. "Opening" 1:16
2. "The Edge of Darkness" 5:15
3. "Hunter and Prey" 5:45
4. "Into the Light" 5:42
5. "Drop Dead!" 5:30
6. "Empty Hollow I: Empty Hollow" 8:58
7. "Light Into the Darkness" 5:03
8. "Higher than the Sky" 6:20
9. "War of Worlds" 8:19
10. "Carved in Stone" 4:37
11. "Soundchaser" 5:49
12. "Down" 7:45
Total length: 70:21

Personnel[edit]

Band members[edit]

Additional musicians[edit]

  • Hacky Hackmann - backing vocals

Production[edit]

  • Charlie Bauerfeind - Producer, engineering, mixing, mastering
  • Victor Smolski - Producer, mixing, mastering
  • Heather Smith - Engineering
  • Thomas Geiger - Additional digital editing
  • Felipe Machado Franco - Cover art, Layout
  • Pia Kintrup - Photography

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Peek from the Pit review". 
  2. ^ "21 Review at Metal-Temple". February 17, 2012. Retrieved May 23, 2012. 
  3. ^ "21 CD Review at Metal Underground". March 6, 2012. Retrieved May 23, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "RAGE: '21' First-Week Chart Positions Revealed". Blabbermouth. 7 March 2012. Retrieved 29 September 2016. 
  5. ^ "RAGE: New Album Artwork, Release Date Revealed". Blabbermouth. Retrieved Dec 1, 2011.