Twilight Time (album)

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Twilight Time
TwilightTime.jpg
Studio album by Stratovarius
Released Early 1992
Recorded Millbrook Musiikki in Helsinki
Genre Power metal, heavy metal
Length 41:59
Label Shark
Producer Stratovarius
Stratovarius chronology
Fright Night
(1989)
Twilight Time
(1992)
Dreamspace
(1994)
Alternative cover
Original cover
Original cover
1992 reissue
1992 reissue
Singles from Twilight Time
  1. "Break the Ice" / "Lead Us into the Light"
    Released: 1992[1]

Twilight Time is the second studio album by the power metal band Stratovarius. The album was recorded and released in the band's native Finland as Stratovarius II in early 1992 by Bluelight Records,[2] followed by a reissue in Europe with different cover art in October of that year by Shark Records. A third edition was issued in Japan in July 1993 by Victor Entertainment, renaming the album Twilight Time with yet another cover design;[2] this is the most common version in circulation today.[citation needed] On the back cover, bass guitarist Jari Behm appears in a band photo and is credited with playing, but all bass parts on the album were actually performed by the guitarist and then-bandleader Timo Tolkki.[2]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[3]

Steve Huey at AllMusic gave Twilight Time three stars out of five, noting that it significantly helped to establish Stratovarius' popularity in Japan, and that the band's "melodic, retro-British/power metal sound really started to jell."[3]

Track listing[edit]

All music composed by Timo Tolkki.

No. Title Lyrics Length
1. "Break the Ice" Tuomo Lassila 4:42
2. "The Hands of Time" Tolkki, Lassila 5:35
3. "Madness Strikes at Midnight" Tolkki 7:19
4. "Metal Frenzy" (instrumental) 2:20
5. "Twilight Time" Tolkki, Lassila 5:50
6. "The Hills Have Eyes" Lassila 6:19
7. "Out of the Shadows" Tolkki, Lassila 4:09
8. "Lead Us into the Light" Tolkki 5:45
Total length: 41:59

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stratovarius – Break The Ice (song)". finnishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 4 November 2014.
  2. ^ a b c d "History". stratovarius.com. Retrieved 17 January 2014.
  3. ^ a b Huey, Steve. "Twilight Time - Stratovarius". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 17 January 2014..

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