Symphony of Enchanted Lands II – The Dark Secret

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Symphony of Enchanted Lands II - The Dark Secret
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Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 27, 2004
RecordedMarch–June 2004, Multiple studios
Genre
Length72:48
LabelSPV GmbH
ProducerLuca Turilli, Alex Staropoli
Rhapsody chronology
The Dark Secret [EP]
(2004)
Symphony of Enchanted Lands II - The Dark Secret
(2004)
Live In Canada 2005: The Dark Secret
(2006)
Singles from Symphony of Enchanted Lands II - The Dark Secret
  1. "Unholy Warcry"
    Released: Early 2004
  2. "The Magic of the Wizard's Dream"
    Released: March 29, 2005
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Metal Rules4.5/5 stars [1]
RevelationZ8.5/10 stars [2]

Symphony of Enchanted Lands II – The Dark Secret is the sixth studio album released by Rhapsody in 2004. A concept album like all previous albums of the band, it is not a sequel to Symphony of Enchanted Lands but the first chapter of a band's new saga, The Dark Secret Saga, which would conclude with their ninth album From Chaos to Eternity'

Christopher Lee provides the spoken narration throughout this album. He is also a guest singer in the single version of the song "The Magic of the Wizard's Dream".

It is the last studio release of the band under the name Rhapsody. They changed their named to Rhapsody of Fire in 2006.

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Luca Turilli, all music composed by Turilli and Alex Staropoli, except where noted.

  1. "The Dark Secret - Ira Divina" (Staropoli) – 4:13 (Voice by Christopher Lee[3])
  2. "Unholy Warcry" – 5:53
  3. "Never Forgotten Heroes" – 5:32
  4. "Elgard's Green Valleys" – 2:19
  5. "The Magic of the Wizard's Dream" featuring Christopher Lee – 4:30
  6. "Erian's Mystical Rhymes - The White Dragon's Order" (Turilli) – 10:31
  7. "The Last Angels' Call" – 4:36
  8. "Dragonland's Rivers" – 3:44
  9. "Sacred Power of Raging Winds" – 10:06
  10. "Guardiani del Destino" (Turilli) – 5:50
  11. "Shadows of Death" – 8:13
  12. "Nightfall on the Grey Mountains" – 7:20

Music videos[edit]

Two videos were shot for the album:

  • The music video for Unholy Warcry features sections of Christopher Lee's monologue.
    • There are three versions of this video: 10-minute version that also includes the whole "The Dark Secret - Ira Divina", the 6-minute version that only includes Unholy Warcry, and the 4-minute version that omits the guitar solo and the opening part.
  • The music video for Magic of the Wizard's Dream features Christopher Lee singing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Metal Rules". Metal Rules. Retrieved 2012-03-11.
  2. ^ "RevelationZ Magazine - Your Heavy metal and Hard Rock resource". Revelationz.net. Archived from the original on 2011-07-19. Retrieved 2012-03-11.
  3. ^ https://www.metal-archives.com/reviews/Rhapsody_of_Fire/The_Dark_Secret/41911/