RHAPSODY OF FIRE – The Eighth Mountain (Album Review)

RHAPSODY OF FIRE – The Eighth Mountain (Album Review)

Having released their debut album back in 1997, Italy’s Rhapsody of Fire can now be placed in the ‘veteran’ category. Having said that, only keyboardist Alex Staropoli remains of the original line-up with guitarist Roby De Micheli the next longest-serving member, with 8 years service. Despite this revolving door (11 former members) Rhapsody of Fire has managed to maintain consistency of sound, theme, and performance. This is no more evident than on The Eighth Mountain,…

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RHAPSODY OF FIRE – The Eighth Mountian (22 February, 2019)

RHAPSODY OF FIRE – The Eighth Mountian (22 February, 2019)

Rhapsody Of Fire hold a special position in the exciting and multi-faceted world of heavy metal. Like few other acts, the band from Italy stands for anthemic symphonic metal presented with lots of speed, great pathos and technical refinement. Another characteristic that the band’s fans love is that at the beginning of their career in particular (at the time still under the shorter moniker of Rhapsody), their songs presented a mythical, album-transcending saga. Who doesn’t…

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