Fourth Dimension (Stratovarius album)

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Fourth Dimension
Fourth Dimension (Stratovarius album) cover.jpg
Studio album by Stratovarius
Released 11 April 1995 (1995-04-11)
Recorded June–October 1994 at Soundtrack Studios in Helsinki
Genre Power metal, heavy metal
Length 59:20
Label Noise
Producer Timo Tolkki
Stratovarius chronology
Dreamspace
(1994)
Fourth Dimension
(1995)
Episode
(1996)
Singles from Fourth Dimension
  1. "Against the Wind"
    Released: 1995[1]

Fourth Dimension is the fourth studio album by power metal band Stratovarius, released on 11 April 1995 through Noise Records.[2] The album is the band's first to feature vocalist Timo Kotipelto as well as the last with keyboardist Antti Ikonen and drummer Tuomo Lassila, thus being the last Stratovarius album to date featuring an all-Finnish line-up. Founding member and guitarist Timo Tolkki, who had served as the band's vocalist for their first three albums, still provided background vocals on Fourth Dimension before handing over lead singing duties to Kotipelto for all subsequent albums.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[3]

Steve Huey at AllMusic gave Fourth Dimension four stars out of five, describing it as "melodic Euro-metal" and picking up where Dreamspace (1994) left off. He recommended it for fans of Judas Priest, Scorpions and other similar heavy metal bands.[3]

Track listing[edit]

All music composed by Timo Tolkki.

No. Title Lyrics Length
1. "Against the Wind" Tolkki, Timo Kotipelto 3:48
2. "Distant Skies" Tolkki 4:10
3. "Galaxies" Tolkki, Kotipelto 5:00
4. "Winter" Tolkki 6:32
5. "Stratovarius" (instrumental) 6:22
6. "Lord of the Wasteland" Tolkki 6:11
7. "030366" Tolkki 5:46
8. "Nightfall" Tolkki, Tuomo Lassila 5:09
9. "We Hold the Key" Tolkki, Kotipelto 7:53
10. "Twilight Symphony" Tolkki 6:59
11. "Call of the Wilderness" (instrumental) 1:30
Total length: 59:20

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stratovarius – Wings Of Tomorrow". Discogs. Retrieved 2014-11-05.
  2. ^ "Stratovarius - Fourth Dimension (album)". finnishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2014-11-05.
  3. ^ a b Huey, Steve. "Fourth Dimension - Stratovarius". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 2014-11-05.
  4. ^ "Fourth Dimension (Bonus Track)". ArtistDirect. Rogue Digital. Retrieved 2014-11-05.

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