Sonata Arctica - Ecliptica
Spinefarm Records
Melodic True Metal
11 songs (51'25)
Release year: 2000
Sonata Arctica, Spinefarm Records
Reviewed by Chris
Album of the month

I wasn't believing my own ears when I first listened to that wonderful album. What a first album my friends, Sonata Arctica, which by the way is a very young band from Finland, have put themselves into the melodic metal scene with style. I've no doubt they're soon gonna hit the top of selling albums in their category. The album is just perfect, from the first song to the last one, no track is boring, always fast paced (expect the wonderful ballads 'Letter To Dana' & 'Replica') and extremely melodic. The vocalist is very good although it's quiet difficult to understand everything without the lyrics. The style reminds a lot of Stratovarius, but with a little something else that actually makes it different. Perhaps this little inspiration from Yngwie Malmsteen which apparently the band are fans of. So what is more to say than : go get this buy-or-die album now !!! Yes, actually I can add something : I'm really looking forward to listen to their next album, because this one has put the bet very high. Let's hope they can keep up with this level and why not even dream of a better one. That's all we wish for this new young band ! Two thumbs up.

Killing Songs :
If you ask me : All !!!
Chris quoted 95 / 100
Aleksie quoted 88 / 100
Other albums by Sonata Arctica that we have reviewed:
Sonata Arctica - The Ninth Hour reviewed by Jared and quoted 70 / 100
Sonata Arctica - Pariah's Child reviewed by Joel and quoted 85 / 100
Sonata Arctica - Stones Grow Her Name reviewed by Cory and quoted 71 / 100
Sonata Arctica - The Days Of Grays reviewed by Elias and quoted 95 / 100
Sonata Arctica - Unia reviewed by Chris and quoted 55 / 100
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