Ethera

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Ethera
Studio album by Visions of Atlantis
Released Europe: 25 March 2013
Recorded Dreamscape Studios, Munich, Germany
Genre Symphonic power metal
Length 51.17
Label Napalm Records
Producer Cris Tian
Visions of Atlantis chronology
Delta
(2011)
Ethera
(2013)
The Deep & The Dark
(2018)

Ethera is the fifth full-length album by Austrian Symphonic power metal band Visions of Atlantis. It was released on 25 March 2013. It is the last album to feature Mario Plank on male vocals, Maxi Nil on female vocals, Christian Hermsdörfer on guitars and Martin Harb on keyboards.

Reception

The album received mixed reviews. Metalstorm.net gives the album a 7 out of 10, stating: "They really push the line here between symphonic metal and straight up heavy metal, the riffs and rhythms are really paramount. High-energy rockers plus some slightly cheesy ballads make for a really nice flow here. It's a classic formula with fun, catchy melodies."[1] Metal-temple.com gives the album an 8 out of 10, stating: ""Ethera" finds Visions Of Atlantis at their best. What began on their last record has been solidified and perfected here. Front to back this is the best release of their career".[2] metaldivas.wordpress.com gives it 6.5 poibnts out of 10, stating: " In overall, an interesting and pleasant album with some great moments and good vocal lines but somehow it misses it’s target having little to no variety".[3]


Track listing

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "The Ark" Martin Harb Martin Harb 4:29
2. "Machinage" Martin Harb Martin Harb 3:33
3. "Avatara" Cris Tian Cris Tian 4:50
4. "Vicious Circle" Cris Tian & Maxi Nil Cris Tian 4:28
5. "Hypnotized" Maxi Nil Maxi Nil 4:20
6. "Tlaloc's Grace" Martin Harb Martin Harb 4:05
7. "Burden of Divinity" Joanna Nieniewska Martin Harb 3:38
8. "Cave Behind the Waterfall" Maxi Nil Maxi Nil 3:52
9. "A.E.O.N. 19th" Martin Harb Martin Harb 4:09
10. "Bestiality Vs. Integrity" Martin Harb Martin Harb 4:35
11. "Cleric's Emotion" Martin Harb Martin Harb 5:08
12. "Tlaloc's Grace (Orchestra Version)" (Bonus Track) Martin Harb Martin Harb 4:11

Personnel

Band members
  • Maxi Nil - vocals
  • Mario Plank - vocals
  • Chris Tian - guitars
  • Thomas Caser - drums
Guest musicians
  • Fabio D'amore - bass & additional vocals
  • Roland Navratil (ex Edenbridge) - drums
  • Simone D'Eusanio - additional violin on Bestiality Vs. Integrity, additional vocals on Burden of Infinity
Production
  • Cris Tian - Producer
  • Fabio D'amore - engineer
  • Frank Pitters - engineer
  • Ivan Moni Bidin - engineer
  • Jacob Grabmayr - mixing
  • Mika Jussila - mastering
Cover artwork
  • Martin Harb - cover concept
  • Thomas Caser - cover concept
  • Vance Kelly - cover artwork & cover concept

References

  1. ^ "Visions Of Atlantis - Ethera review - Metal Storm". www.metalstorm.net.
  2. ^ Steinmetal. "Visions Of Atlantis - Ethera (Review by Drago)".
  3. ^ "REVIEW: VISIONS OF ATLANTIS – "Ethera"". 5 June 2013.
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