|Catalog Number: CM8292CD
10 Songs, 47 minutes + bonus enhanced video!
For over a decade now, NOCTURNAL RITES have been writing metal songs that satisfy fans of traditional Metal. 'Grand Illusion' shows a more edgier sound that makes for an epic Swedish experience. Driven by thundering double-bass drums, authoritative vocal lines, and gracefully fluid rhythm and solo duel guitar-work, the album captivates as well as commands. The album also features guest members of NAGLFAR, EVERGREY, and STRATOVARIUS! (2006)
Utilizing crafty musicianship and writing memorable, spirited pieces, this veteran quintet recreate the familiar feel of the true HM sound popularized by acts like IRON MAIDEN and JUDAS PRIEST. With European acts like DREAM EVIL, BLIND GUARDIAN, and HAMMERFALL gaining in popularity with each passing season, NOCTURNAL RITES' integrity and refusal to sell-out are finally beginning to pay off. The band writes songs not targeted for the quick bandwagon paycheck, but rather Metal that pleases themselves and fans that revel in a more traditional style.
'Fools Never Die', the pounding opening song, captures Heavy Metal's timeless spirit. Fist-pumping and chorus-chanting continue into 'Neveer Trust' where vocal harmonies and double-bass shift the album into high gear. Mid-tempo songs like 'Something Undefined' attain an arena rock-like, Whitesnake-esque groove.
10 Songs (47 minutes); this ENHANCED CD contains the video for 'Fools Never Die' plus footage from the set of the 'Fools Never Die' video shoot, and a special look into the making of 'GRAND ILLUSION'!