Strings to a Web

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Strings to a Web
Rage Strings to a web.jpg
Studio album by Rage
Released 5 February 2010
Recorded Twilight Hall Studios, Grefrath, Germany, August-September 2009
Genre Power metal, progressive metal, thrash metal, symphonic metal
Length 54:47
Label Nuclear Blast
Producer Victor Smolski, Charlie Bauerfeind
Rage chronology
Carved in Stone
(2008)Carved in Stone2008
Strings to a Web
(2010)
21
(2012)212012
Singles from Strings to a Web
  1. "Into the Light" / "Purified"
    Released: January 15th, 2010
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]
Jukebox:Metal 4/5 stars[2]
Lords of Metal (81/100)[3]
Sputnikmusic 4/5 stars[4]

Strings to a Web is the 19th studio album by the German heavy metal band Rage, released in Europe on February 5 2009 through Nuclear Blast Records. The American and Japanese editions of the album were released in a special two-disc set, which included a DVD with live performances and videos.[5]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks by Victor Smolski and Peter Wagner, except where indicated

  1. "The Edge of Darkness" - 4:30
  2. "Hunter and Prey" - 4:31
  3. "Into the Light" - 4:22
  4. "The Beggar's Last Dime" - 5:40

Empty Hollow - 16:16

  1. "Empty Hollow" - 6:20
  2. "Strings to a Web" (Smolski) - 3:54
  3. "Fatal Grace" (Smolski) - 1:20
  4. "Connected" - 2:54
  5. "Empty Hollow (Reprise)" - 1:48
  1. "Saviour of the Dead" - 5:44
  2. "Hellgirl" - 4:11
  3. "Purified" (Wagner) - 3:46
  4. "Through Ages" - 2:06
  5. "Tomorrow Never Comes" - 3:41

Bonus DVD track listing[edit]

Live at Wacken Open Air 2009

  1. "Carved in Stone"
  2. "Higher than the Sky"
  3. "Set This World on Fire" (featuring Hansi Kürsch)
  4. "All I Want" (featuring Hansi Kürsch)
  5. "Invisible Horizons" (featuring Hansi Kürsch)
  6. "Lord of the Flies" (featuring Jen Majura)
  7. "From the Cradle to the Grave" (featuring Jen Majura)
  8. "Prayers of Steel" (featuring Schmier)
  9. "Suicide" (featuring Schmier)
  10. "Down" (featuring Schmier)
  11. "Soundchaser"

Live at the Masters of Rock 2009

  1. "Set This World on Fire"
  2. "All I Want"

Live in Sofia 2009

  1. "Carved in Stone"

Rage Race 2009

  1. "Never Give Up"

Personnel[edit]

Band members[edit]

Additional musicians[edit]

  • Lingua Mortis Orchestra
  • Hansi Kürsch, Jen Majura, Thomas Hackmann - backing vocals
  • Samantha Pearl Hilgers - vocal screams on "Hellgirl"

Production[edit]

  • Charlie Bauerfeind - producer, engineer, mixing, mastering
  • Thomas geiger - additional digital editing

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Rage Strings to a Web review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  2. ^ "Rage - Strings to a Web". Jukebox:Metal. 
  3. ^ Roks, Sjak. "Rage - Strings to a Web". Lords of Metal webzine. Retrieved 2011-10-01. 
  4. ^ "Rage Strings to a Web". Sputnikmusic. 5 February 2010. Retrieved 2011-10-01. 
  5. ^ "RAGE Guitarist Victor Smolski Checks In". Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles. 15 June 2010. Retrieved 2011-10-01.