Power of the Dragon Flame

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Perhaps the title of this album reflects truth in advertising laws. It definitely sounds like a name that might be given to a new fantasy novel or film. The music here is definitely both fantasy-driven and cinematic. There are those who feel that Rhapsody's style of over-the-top, neo-classical, Dungeons and Dragons-driven metal, along with the rest of the genre, is too much. However, if that style is your thing, Rhapsody may well be the reigning kings in terms of ability, both in writing and performance. This album would certainly bear out that theory, as it truly represents some of the finest the genre has to offer. Depending on how you look at it, perhaps this gets a bit overblown at times, but these guys are talented. With this release they have definitely surpassed their last.

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