Tales of Mystery and Imagination (Nocturnal Rites album)

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Tales of Mystery and Imagination
Nocturnal Rites Tales of mystery and imagination.jpg
Studio album by Nocturnal Rites
Released December 18, 1997 (1997-12-18)
Genre Power metal
Length 52:14
Label Century Media
Nocturnal Rites chronology
In a Time of Blood and Fire
(1995)In a Time of Blood and Fire1995
Tales of Mystery and Imagination
(1997)
The Sacred Talisman
(1999)The Sacred Talisman1999
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]

Tales of Mystery and Imagination is the second album by Swedish power metal band Nocturnal Rites, their first on Century Media. It received distribution in Europe in February 1998 after being initially released only in Japan.[2]

In 2005, the album was re-issued as a 2-disc compilation titled, Lost in Time: The Early Years of Nocturnal Rites. The compilation featured previously unreleased demos and acoustic re-recordings.[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Ring of Steel" – 6:42
  2. "Dark Secret" – 5:04
  3. "Test of Time" – 5:01
  4. "Lost in Time" – 3:01
  5. "The Vision" - 4:21
  6. "Warrior's Return" – 4:43
  7. "Change the World" – 3:46
  8. "Pentagram" – 3:48
  9. "Eye of the Demon" – 4:42
  10. "End of the World" – 3:24
  11. "The Curse" – 4:03
  12. "Burn in Hell" – 3:38
  13. "Living for Today" (demo) – 4:36 (bonus track on the Japanese version)

2005 Re-issue bonus tracks

  1. Living For Today (demo)
  2. 11 minutes "10th Anniversary" video enhancement

Personnel[edit]

  • Anders Zackrisson - lead and backing vocals
  • Fredrik Mannberg - guitar
  • Nils Norberg - lead and rhythm guitar, synth guitar and spacelizer
  • Nils Eriksson - bass
  • Ulf Andersson - drums

Additional musicians[edit]

  • Mattias Bernhardsson - Keyboards

References[edit]