Dawn of Victory

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Dawn of Victory
Rhapsody dawn of victory.jpg
Studio album by Rhapsody
Released November 28, 2000
Recorded June 2000 – Aug 2000
Length 49:27
Label Limb Music
Producer Sascha Paeth and Michael Rodenberg
Rhapsody chronology
Symphony of Enchanted Lands
Dawn of Victory
Rain of a Thousand Flames
Singles from Dawn of Victory
  1. "Holy Thunderforce"
    Released: September 20, 2000
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]
Metal Rules 4.5/5 stars [2]
Sputnikmusic 4/5 stars [3]

Dawn of Victory is the third album studio released by Rhapsody in 2000. Like the previous albums, it centers on the story of Algalord and The Emerald Sword Saga. It has been produced and engineered by Sascha Paeth and Miro. It is also the first album to feature drummer Alex Holzwarth.

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Luca Turilli; all music composed by Turilli and Alex Staropoli.

No. Title Length
1. "Lux Triumphans" ("Triumphant Light") 2:00
2. "Dawn of Victory" 4:46
3. "Triumph for My Magic Steel" 5:46
4. "The Village of Dwarves" 3:52
5. "Dargor, Shadowlord of the Black Mountain" 4:47
6. "The Bloody Rage of the Titans" 6:23
7. "Holy Thunderforce" 4:21
8. "Trolls in the Dark" 2:32
9. "The Last Winged Unicorn" 5:43
10. "The Mighty Ride of the Firelord" 9:15

The album was also made available in a Digipak edition containing a bonus disc with several extra tracks.

The bonus disc also contained a multimedia track featuring:

  • Holy Thunderforce (video clip)
  • Epicus Furor – Emerald Sword (video clip)
  • Wisdom Of The Kings (video clip)
  • Algalord Chronicles I, II & III
  • Photo Gallery
  • Track Commentary
  • History
  • Screensaver (for PC use only)


Guest musicians[edit]

  • Epic choirs – Robert Hunecke-Rizzo, Thomas Rettke, Miro Rodenberg, Cinzia Rizzo, Florinda Klevisser
  • Church Choirs – Helmstedt Kammerchoir conducted by Andreas Lamken
  • Female Baroque voice – Constanze Backes
  • Childish voice on "Trolls in the Dark" – Laurence Vanryne
  • Baroque recorders – Manuel Staropoli
  • Lead Violin – Maggie Ardorf
  • Guest Drums – Thunderforce


  1. ^ "Dawn of Victory". Allmusic. Retrieved 2012-02-12. 
  2. ^ "Metal Rules". Metal Rules. Retrieved 2012-02-12. 
  3. ^ "Sputnikmusic review". Sputnikmusic.com. 2014-06-05. Retrieved 2015-10-04. 

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