Journey of Souls (album)

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Journey of Souls
Keldian journey of souls.jpg
Studio album by Keldian
Released May 20, 2008
Genre Symphonic power metal
Length 53:36
Label Perris Records
Producer Arild Aardalen
Keldian chronology
Heaven's Gate
(2007)Heaven's Gate2007
Journey of Souls
(2008)
Outbound
(2013)Outbound2013

Journey of Souls is the second album by Norwegian symphonic power metal band Keldian, and was released worldwide in May 2008 by American label Perris Records. It was produced, engineered and mixed by Arild Aardalen and mastered by Mika Jussila at Finnvox Studios.[1]

The album continues the band's science-fiction inspired lyrical themes and the melding of 80s era melodic rock with modern power and symphonic metal. However, the tracks "Reaper" and "God of War" show the band stretching their niche in both more melodic and more metallic directions. The album also features the Iron Maiden-sounding epic "Memento Mori".

The lyrics deal with the troubles and possibilities of souls traveling through space and time, which culminates in the closing number "Dreamcatcher", and the vocal line "In my dreams I can shape the future, a journey of souls to the end..." [2]

Track listing[edit]

  • "The Last Frontier" - 3:25[3]
  • "Lords of Polaris" - 5:12
  • "Reaper" - 3:34
  • "The Ghost of Icarus" - 4:11
  • "Memento Mori" - 9:18
  • "Vinland" - 5:30
  • "The Devil in Me" - 4:28
  • "Hyperion" - 4:52
  • "God of War" - 4:56
  • "Starchildren" - 4:30
  • "Dreamcatcher" - 3:40

All songs by Andresen/Aardalen.

Song Information[edit]

  • Hyperion

Based on Dan Simmons' Hyperion series.

  • The Last Frontier

Based on Battlestar Galactica.[4]

  • Starchildren

Based on Arthur C. Clarke's Space Odyssey series.

Band[edit]

  • Christer Andresen - lead vocals, electric & acoustic guitars, bass[1]
  • Arild Aardalen - keyboards, additional vocals

Featured guests[edit]

  • Jørn Holen - drums[1]
  • Per Hillestad - drums
  • H-man - drums
  • Anette Fodnes - vocals
  • Maja Svisdahl - vocals
  • Gjermund Elgenes - vocals
  • Anne Marit Bergheim - vocals and mandolin
  • Gunhild Mathea Olaussen - violin
  • Asle Tronrud - harding fiddle

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Credits". Journey of Souls. Keldian. Retrieved 13 March 2013. 
  2. ^ "Dreamcatcher Lyrics". Keldian. Retrieved 13 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "Keldian - Journey of Souls". Metal-Archives.com. Retrieved 2010-04-22. 
  4. ^ "Keldian Q&A: Answers (part 2)". Retrieved December 4, 2013.