Grand Illusion (album)

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Grand Illusion
Nocturnal Rites grand illusion.jpg
Studio album by Nocturnal Rites
Released 20 September 2005
Recorded May–June 2005
Studio Toontrack Music, Umeå, Sweden
Genre Power metal
Length 46:38
Label Century Media
Producer Shep
Nocturnal Rites chronology
Lost in Time - The Early Years of Nocturnal Rites
(2005)Lost in Time - The Early Years of Nocturnal Rites2005
Grand Illusion
(2005)
The 8th Sin
(2007)The 8th Sin2007
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Released in 2005, Grand Illusion is the seventh studio album from Nocturnal Rites. The lyrical themes on this album focus on achieving freedom and overcoming tyranny. The album was also issued in a limited edition with a bonus DVD.[2]

Track listing[edit]

  • All Songs Written & Arranged By Nocturnal Rites.
  1. "Fools Never Die" – 3:54
  2. "Never Trust" – 4:43
  3. "Still Alive" – 4:02
  4. "Something Undefined" – 4:08
  5. "Our Wasted Days" – 5:17
  6. "Cuts Like a Knife" – 5:10
  7. "End of our Rope" – 5:26
  8. "Never Ending" – 4:29
  9. "One by One" – 4:23
  10. "Deliverance" – 5:00

Bonus DVD listing[edit]

  • Documentary
  • "Fools Never Die" video
  • "Avalon" video
  • "Against the World" video
  • "Awakening" video

Japanese edition bonus tracks[edit]

  1. "Fade Away"
  2. "Under the Ice"

Personnel[edit]

Nocturnal Rites[edit]

  • Jonny Lindkvist – vocals
  • Fredrik Mannberg – rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Nils Norberg – lead guitar
  • Nils Eriksson – bass
  • Owe Lingvall – drums

Additional personnel[edit]

  • Henrik Kjellberg – keyboards and backing vocals
  • Leif Grabbe – backing vocals
  • Ronny Hemlin – backing vocals
  • L-G Persson – backing vocals
  • Jens Carlsson – backing vocals
  • Jens Johansson – Keyboard solo on "Cuts like a Knife"
  • Henrik Danhage (Evergrey) – First guitar solo on "Cuts like a Knife"
  • Kristoffer Olivius (Naglfar) – harsh vocals on "Cuts like a Knife"
  • Stefan Elmgren – second guitar solo on "Never Trust"
  • Per Elofsson – "pre-chorus whammy bar chaos" on "Never Trust"
  • Olec Balta – First guitar solo on "Something Undefined", left channel intro for "Our Wasted Days"
  • Emil Norberg (Persuader) – "pre-chorus whammy bar madness and end of song lead frenzy" on "Our Wasted Days"

Production[edit]

  • Shep – producer, recording, mixing
  • Henrik Kjellberg – recording
  • Mattias Eklund – engineer
  • Fredrik Mannberg – engineer
  • Pelle Henricsson – mastering

References[edit]

  1. ^ allmusic review
  2. ^ "Nocturnal Rites – Grand Illusion". Metal-Archives.com. Retrieved 2010-04-18.