XIII (Rage album)

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XIII
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Studio album by
Released23 March 1998
GenreSymphonic metal, heavy metal, power metal
Length57:51
LabelGUN Records
ProducerChristian Wolff, Peter Wagner
Rage chronology
End of All Days
(1996)
XIII
(1998)
The Best from the Noise Years
(1998)
Singles from XIII

XIII is the 12th full-length album by the German heavy metal band Rage, and the second collaboration with the Lingua Mortis Orchestra. It was released in 1998.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Rock Hard (de)9.5/10[1]

In 2005, XIII was ranked number 272 in Rock Hard magazine's book of The 500 Greatest Rock & Metal Albums of All Time.[2]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Peter "Peavy" Wagner, except where noted.

No.TitleMusicLength
1."Overture"Christian Wolf1:55
2."From the Cradle to the Grave"Wagner, Spiros Efthimiadis4:51
3."Days of December"Wagner4:35
4."Sign of Heaven"Wagner4:17
5."Incomplete"Wagner, Wolf5:10
6."Turn the Page"Wagner5:03
7."Heartblood"Wagner, Chris Ephthimiadis, S. Efthimiadis6:21
8."Over and Over"Wagner, S. Efthimiadis, Sven Fischer3:48
9."In Vain (I Won't Go Down)"Wagner, Wolf5:19
10."Immortal Sin"Wagner5:28
11."Paint It Black" (The Rolling Stones cover) 4:34
12."Just Alone"Wagner, S. Efthimiadis, Fischer6:24
13."XIII" 0:05

Limited edition bonus tracks[edit]

Personnel[edit]

Band members[edit]

Additional musicians[edit]

  • Christian Wolff - piano
  • Lingua Mortis Orchestra

Production[edit]

  • Christian Wolff - producer
  • Ronald Prent - mixing, mastering
  • Sander Van Der Heide - mastering

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kühnemund, Götz. "Rock Hard review". issue 131. Retrieved 8 June 2013.
  2. ^ [...], Rock Hard (Hrsg.). [Red.: Michael Rensen. Mitarb.: Götz Kühnemund] (2005). Best of Rock & Metal die 500 stärksten Scheiben aller Zeiten. Königswinter: Heel. p. 105. ISBN 3-89880-517-4.