The Frozen Tears of Angels

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The Frozen Tears of Angels
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Studio album by Rhapsody of Fire
Released April 30, 2010
Recorded Gate Studio (Wolfsburg, Germany), September–October 2009
Genre
Length 61:03 (Japanese edition)
66:32 (Digipak edition)
Label Nuclear Blast
Producer Luca Turilli, Alex Staropoli
Rhapsody of Fire chronology
Triumph or Agony
(2006)
The Frozen Tears of Angels
(2010)
The Cold Embrace of Fear – A Dark Romantic Symphony
(2010)
Singles from The Frozen Tears of Angels
  1. "Reign of Terror"
    Released: April 11, 2010
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
About.com 3.5/5 stars [1]
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]
Jukebox:Metal 3/5 stars [3]

The Frozen Tears of Angels is the eighth album studio by the Italian symphonic power metal band Rhapsody of Fire. It was released on April 30, 2010 via Nuclear Blast.[4] It is the first album to be released after a long hiatus, caused by a legal dispute with the band's previous label, Magic Circle Music. The concept album is the third chapter of The Dark Secret Saga, which began with Symphony of Enchanted Lands II: The Dark Secret.

The artwork for the album was created by Colombian artist Felipe Machado Franco.

Track list[edit]

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

No. Title Lyrics Length
1. "Dark Frozen World (intro)"   2:13
2. "Sea of Fate" Fabio Lione 4:49
3. "Crystal Moonlight"   4:26
4. "Reign of Terror"   6:53
5. "Danza di Fuoco e Ghiaccio" ("Dance of Fire and Ice")   6:26
6. "Raging Starfire"   4:57
7. "Lost in Cold Dreams" Fabio Lione 5:14
8. "On the Way to Ainor"   6:59
9. "The Frozen Tears of Angels" Fabio Lione 11:17
10. "Labyrinth of Madness (outro)"   3:58

Concept[edit]

There is a growing fear of war on the horizon for the enchanted lands. The Disciples of the Black Order are gathering their army to unleash their long lost Black Messiah, Nekron, from his prison, to unleash pure evil and chaos upon the world. The wizards of the White Dragon's Order feel it. The White Dragons Order is in possession of the last of the seven black books of Nekron, which they had taken from the dark lands after defeating Nekron and banishing him from the known world. Iras Algor, the first wizard of the White Dragons Order, and Etherus had been studying the seventh book for endless days and nights, trying to decipher the hidden messages within. They finally made a discovery within the writings; The holy white book written by the warrior-angel, Erian, 5000 years ago, what many believed was only a legend, actually existed and that it contained the answers to fully understanding the terrible prophecies of Nekron's seventh black book. However, the book had been taken by the lords of the dark lands when they defeated the army of the Nordic Plains, 3000 years before in the age of the Red Moon. They knew Erian's book needed to be found and retrieved, for it was the only way to stop Nekron from destroying the world.

The White Dragon's Order Summoned three individuals for this challenge; Khaas, Dargor, and the Elvish King, Tarish. With the wizard Iras leading them, the 4 of them together were to set out to find Erians Book and return it to the White Dragon's Order. After a long journey, they reach the village of "Ainor". It was there the wizard Iras along with the Master Wizard, Erlien, studied many ancient documents and scripts from men and elves who had occupied the Nordic Plains, centuries before. After further study, a terrible discovery was revealed....

The rest of the story is continued on The Cold Embrace of Fear – A Dark Romantic Symphony....

Charts[edit]

Chart (2010) Peak
position
Austrian Albums Chart[5] 58
Belgian Albums Chart[6] 96
Canadian Albums Chart[7] 129
Finnish Albums Chart[8] 35
French Albums Chart[9] 51
German Albums Chart[10] 33
Greek Albums Chart[11] 11
Italian Albums Chart[12] 31
Japanese Albums Chart[12] 41
South Korean Albums Chart[12] 69
Spanish Albums Chart[13] 81
Swedish Albums Chart[14] 53
Swiss Albums Chart[15] 39

Credits[edit]

Rhapsody of Fire
Additional personnel

References[edit]

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