Sonata Arctica

Winterheart's Guild

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AllMusic Review by Andy Hinds

The third full-length effort from Sonata Arctica features ten characteristically cinematic performances bolstered by the band's dependably workmanlike, progressive power metal chops. Tony Kakko's soaring soprano leads the way, followed by the blazing neo-classical improvisations of keyboardist Jens Johansson. Amazingly, a guitar solo does not appear until the third track.

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