Reckoning Night

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Reckoning Night
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 22, 2004
RecordedApril - June 2004 at Tico Tico Studio
GenrePower metal, symphonic metal
LabelNuclear Blast
ProducerSonata Arctica, Markus Staiger
Sonata Arctica chronology
Takatalvi (EP)
Reckoning Night
Don't Say a Word (EP)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]
Metal Storm9/10 stars[2]
Lords of Metal(9.2/10)[3]

Reckoning Night is the fourth full-length studio album by the Finnish power metal band Sonata Arctica, as well as the first to feature keyboardist Henrik Klingenberg. The track "Don't Say a Word", continues the so called Caleb saga, a series of songs that started on Silence's "The End of This Chapter" and is continued on Unia's "Caleb", The Days of Grays's "Juliet" and The Ninth Hour's "Till Death's Done Us Apart".[4]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Tony Kakko, except for "My Selene" by Jani Liimatainen[5].

2."Blinded No More"5:33
3."Ain't Your Fairytale"5:26
4."Reckoning Day, Reckoning Night..."3:21
5."Don't Say a Word"5:48
6."The Boy Who Wanted to Be a Real Puppet"4:44
7."My Selene"5:28
9."White Pearl, Black Oceans..."8:47
11."Wrecking the Sphere" (Japanese Bonus Track)7:02
12."Jam" (Hidden Track)2:51
Total length:55:20
  • The hidden track "Jam" is on all albums, but is often mistaken for the Japanese/Korean-only bonus track "Wrecking the Sphere". "Jam" is a jammed Flamenco-style tune (as the name implies) and is significantly shorter than "Wrecking the Sphere", which is a typical song.
  • Also released as limited and numbered seabag (1,000 copies, available only per Nuclear Blast mailorder) with digipack CD, T-Shirt and gimmicks.



  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Metal Storm review
  3. ^ Lords of Metal review
  4. ^ "Sonata Arctica reveals details about Finnish Tour 2018". Sonata Arctica's official Facebook page. Facebook. 11 December 2017. Retrieved 12 December 2017.
  5. ^ "Reckoning Night - Sonata Arctica - The Official Website".