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Luca Turilli
Well, Luca Turilli week has come and gone, and I cannot say it was that big a pleasure. Don’t get me wrong with that statement, I love Rhapsody and Rhapsody of Fire, as evidenced that almost all of the reviews were based on their CDs I own. But, as someone who likes variety, going through The Emerald Sword Saga and The Dark Secret Saga from start to finish for a week without hearing anything else really took a toll on me. But, now that it’s over, I can move on and mix things up, including writing that review of the new Nile that I’ve been dying to do…

But, in the end, I’m definitely glad that I sat down with all the albums again and got a chance to revisit this fantastical land the members created. It’s something I had been meaning to do for a while, and with the debut album from Luca Turilli’s Rhapsody dropping today, it just seemed like the perfect excuse to finally do it. It was also great experiencing everything in chronological order. I know I’m missing one album, but I swore I had all of them before I started this week, only to realize I was infact missing Rain of a Thousand Flames. I’ll have to add that one to the collection sometime soon, as well as physical copies of The Cold Embrace of Fear and From Chaos to Eternity, even though the latter was the one I liked the least of all. During this time I also imported the review of The Cold Embrace of Fear from the old layout to the current WordPress one.

I’d like to thank you all for not abandoning ship on this little week long mission of mine, and I greatly appreciated some of the feedback I got on my facebook inbox, as well as in my e-mail. It makes me realize I might be able to do something like this more often and not worry about backlash from you, the loyal readers.

If you happen to have been living under a rock, or are just generally too lazy to click a few navigation links, here’s the entire rundown of Luca Turilli week.

  1. Rhapsody: Legendary Tales
  2. Rhapsody: Symphony of Enchanted Lands
  3. Rhapsody: Dawn of Victory
  4. Rhapsody: Power of the Dragonflame
  5. Rhapsody: Tales from the Emerald Sword Saga
  6. Rhapsody: Symphony of Enchanted Lands II – The Dark Secret
  7. Rhapsody: The Magic of the Wizard’s Dream
  8. Rhapsody of Fire: Triumph or Agony
  9. Rhapsody of Fire: The Frozen Tears of Angels
  10. Rhapsody of Fire: From Chaos to Eternity
  11. Luca Turilli’s Rhapsody: Ascending to Infinity

Additional reading corresponding to Luca Turilli week:

  1. Rhapsody of Fire: The Cold Embrace of Fear

I’m considering setting a reminder on my calendar for doing this again in 2013, as there are other miscellaneous Rhapsody related items released, as well as other projects he was involved, including his own solo recordings. But, right now, I’m considering another week long marathon of a band or label, but it’ll be much farther down the line. There’s much new Metal to be commented on…