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On Friday, they released "Call of Destiny". You can stream it on Spotify, Amazon etc.

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Yes I like it better than We Are Murderers but I feel this one is also too similar to Epica. Even the chorus reminds me of Sancta Terra, but I like it.

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Nice song! Nothing super special but good!  Dianne sounds and looks awesome! I hope the rest of the album will be great. While I really like Dianne I didn't like Sacrificium as much as NE. While there are some great songs on it I felt like i wanted something more.

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"Call of Destiny" is a very fun song.  It took a couple listens for "We Are Murderers" to start growing on me, where as I liked this one immediately. The video is kind of bad, but at least it looks like they're having fun. :P In any case, I'm anxiously awaiting my preorder!

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They remade Oceanborn and now Wishmaster too? :P jk, but song sounds straight from 2000 from a composition standpoint.

 

The production is very good though, I'm very impressed.

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They remade Oceanborn and now Wishmaster too? :P jk, but song sounds straight from 2000 from a composition standpoint.

This sounds more like Epica than WM. In The Dark Sirens (and The Dark P/Floperas) they say that Xandria left the Xanwish era to become Xandrica XD

Neverworld's End reminds me a lot more of DPP and IRum rather than OB and the Tarja albums.

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Awesome video! Gives me a huge grin. Very nice song too. Now that we have We Are Murderers and Call Of Destiny, I am really curious what else they have for us. ^_^

 

They remade Oceanborn and now Wishmaster too? :P jk, but song sounds straight from 2000 from a composition standpoint.

The production is very good though, I'm very impressed.

Hehe, I think you have a point there. :D

I don't listen to Epica, so I am not able to see any similarities to this band. However, the album NW reminded me a lot of Nightwish with Tarja and I have to admit, this was the reason I started listening to Xandria. Now, they have their own style and with Dianne someone who is on a high professional level. They do their own thing and I just have to love them.

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. Now, they have their own style

Nah :P They used to, like, 12 years ago. They sold their soul. But can't hate on them, they are still of a higher quality than the median. of course that's easy to achieve with the best vocalist on the genre.

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I'd say the keyboards remind me of Nightwish, while the choirs (especially at the beginning) and the rather heavy part right before the guitar solo remind me of Epica.  "Call of Destiny" is a nice mixture of the two sounds as far as I'm concerned. :P

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Nah :P They used to, like, 12 years ago. They sold their soul. But can't hate on them, they are still of a higher quality than the median. of course that's easy to achieve with the best vocalist on the genre.

 

I am not sure if you are serious. But I don't think at all that they sold their soul.

Changing style is not bad for a band. I often saw how awesome bands changed their style to the worse. They became softener in order to get a broader fan base. With Xandria, it is the other way around to me.^^ I cannot stand the old stuff.

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They focused on copying other bands instead of growing onto their sound. Imo.

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And.Aahasverus nailed why I don't like Xandria that much nowadays. You can say they became harder and heavier, whatever. But at the risk of sounding too hipster, their first two albums with Lisa were really unique. All the Eastern influences, even Lisa's voice was really unique. They even had Lisa growl on Snow white. And live, they were out of this world. I saw them live waaay back in 2006, and it was really magical. I fell in love with them. But hey, they changed singers really fast and started to fade into oblivion and suddenly they come up with the perfect plan to become relevant again: To appeal to nostalgia. And so, they hired a classical trained singer and remade Oceanborn, just in a time where Nightwish (and many other bands, including Tristania and Epica) were abandoning that style of singing. And, so they became relevant again, by sounding like Nightwish and/or Epica. They lost their identity and what made them special to begin with. They may sound heavier, they may have a good singer, but for me they are another band of the bunch.

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Ok new album is leaked now... Soon I will be listen to it ;D

Theater of Dimesions title track is so epic! It have circus esque ;) It can conquer with THP song with Epica :) For me Xandria long track is better

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Sooo I just listened to ToD twice. Mind=Blown! Wow i loved it! Much better than Sacrificium imo! Some amazing tunes in it. I need to give it more spins. And Dianne is amazing!

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What you

Sooo I just listened to ToD twice. Mind=Blown! Wow i loved it! Much better than Sacrificium imo! Some amazing tunes in it. I need to give it more spins. And Dianne is amazing!

What you think about ToD track? ;)

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Loved it! Still need to listen it a few times more since it's almost 15 minutes long so many things to digest. But i love the circus vibes and Henning Basse sounds great with Dianne!

For me there's not a bad song yet!

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Loved it! Still need to listen it a few times more since it's almost 15 minutes long so many things to digest. But i love the circus vibes and Henning Basse sounds great with Dianne!

 

For me there's not a bad song yet!

Yes,the songs are very good but I think it will be still partly thoughts of fans
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Still I'm not so familiar with the album, when I hear it better I will give my opinions but the songs are great or at least good! Ceilí, Burn Me and A Theater of Dimensions are fantastic! :D

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I've had one listen to the album. It's a lot to take in. It felt very progressive and theatrical. Great vocals from Dianne. She really got to show her versatility on this album, and not to mention theatrical skills. I'm left with the feeling that I haven't quite heard anything like this. Sure, they might borrow some elements from others, but overall it sounded fresh and different to my ears. I'm intrigued to listen again, so that is very promising!

 

Anyway, that's a few thoughts after just one listen. Will need to listen several more times to form a proper opinion.

 

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I might have been influenced by the title track in the end as it was quite something else I thought. And it's what was freshest in mind!

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I must say, I'm rather impressed with this new album!  It's more diverse musically than "Sacrificium", and Dianne (naturally) sounds fantastic.  I absolutely love the title track, and "Burn Me" is great too - hope a Xandria/Myrath tour happens at some point, particularly in the USA. :P

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The whole Lyrics of Theater of Dimensions :)

 

https://hardmusicbase.cz/index.php?stranka=texty_vypis&s=56080

 

P.S. The whole Where Heart is Home lyrics below:

When Heart is Home

Thou art my shelter when sorrow calls

Thou art my unknown grave where I belong

My heart and heaven refrain from song

Until I'm guided into thy bright

 

Bloodred lines against my ivory skin

Hear my heart still beating from within

 

Bridges may burn heavens might fall down

I will return I will be homebound

I'll cross the land the boundless sea to sail towards thee

Shelter of bliss saviour of my soul

You are my world you are my unknown grave

Where my heart is home

 

Slowly sinks the blade into my chest

Lift it up to bury in your hands

 

With every beat away from thee

I say my rhyme and take my leave

 

Bridges may burn heavens might fall down

I will return I will be homebound

I'll cross the land the boundless sea to sail towards thee

 

Shelter of bliss saviour of my soul

You are my world you are my unknown grave

Where my heart is home

 

Hush be silent no tears nor tempest sighs will do

Don't weep don't plead only thy bright eyes

 

Once I walked with destiny but that was all in vain

Now love does have a name

Lift my beating heart out of its chest

With you it can be laid to rest

 

Bridges may burn heavens might fall down

I will return I will be homebound

I'll cross the land the boundless sea to sail towards thee

 

Shelter of bliss saviour of my soul

You are my world you are my unknown grave

Where my heart is home home where I belong

 

Thou art my shelter

Thou art my saviour

Thou art where I belong

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One week and I still love this album! A Theater of Dimensions is probably my favourite! Especially "A Parallel Sphere" and "A Battle of Minds" with its perfect "vocal battle" between Dianne and Henning and the circus part! And i really like that they included the story in the booklet! Another favourite is definitely Burn Me. Symphonic metal mixed with eastern music always gets me! Other favourites include Where the Heart is Home, Ship of Doom and When the Walls Came Down!

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