War of Ages is the fourth full-length studio album by Austrian symphonic metal band Serenity. The album was released on March 22, 2013 in Europe and sometime in March or April in North America and Asia, via Napalm Records. War of Ages continues to show Serenity perfecting their symphonic metal music and still keeping true to their power metal root.
The majority of War of Ages focuses on Serenity’s traditional take on the melodic and symphonic power metal genre, and for the most part, the band succeeds. There are plenty of epic melodies and choruses to be found in this release, and those truly do know their way around taking one’s breath upon listening. With all these elements taken in, War of Ages is nothing short of a solid effort. The musicianship showcased in it is stellar, and each musician does their part to make everything in terms of sound come together rather tightly.
War of Ages" is an apt title. Like their last album, Serenity has taken to world history as their muse. It's certainly helpful that each song has the lyrical inspiration listed under it. So now when you go to youtube to watch the video for "Wings of Madness" you can know that it's about Elizabeth Bathory. Musically, the album is fantastic; I really enjoyed the new things at play here
The Art of War. Shining Oasis. Symphony for the Quiet. Written by: Thomas Buchberger, Georg Neuhauser, Clémentine Delauney, Mario Hirzinger. MusicBrainz: War of Ages. this site: War of Ages.
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Serenity (2) – War Of Ages. Label: Avalon – MICP-11091. Photography By – Francesco Sogaro. Producer – Jan Vacik, Oliver Philipps, Serenity (2). Recorded By – Simone Zoldan. Recorded By – Fabio D'Amore, Ivan Moni Bidin.
Serenity - War of Ages 10 songs lyrics: Wings Of Madness, The Art Of War, Shining Oasis, For Freedom's Sake, Age Of Glory, The Matricide, Symphony For The Quiet, Tannenberg, Legacy Of Tudors, Royal Pain.
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|1||Wings Of Madness||5:51|
|2||The Art Of War||5:08|
|4||For Freedom's Sake||4:35|
|5||Age Of Glory||6:38|
|7||Symphony For The Quiet||4:57|
Guitar [Effectguitar] – Oliver Philipps
|9||Legacy Of Tudors||5:01|
Piano – "Jösi" Franz-Josef Hauser*
|12||Love Of My Life
Music By, Lyrics By – F. Mercury*, J. Deacon*, T. Kashif*Piano – "Jösi" Franz-Josef Hauser*
- Copyright (c) – Napalm Records Handels GmbH
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Napalm Records Handels GmbH
- Published By – Iron Avantgarde Publishing
- Published By – EMI Music Publishing
- Published By – Ixion Publishing
- Recorded At – Artesonika Studios
- Mixed At – Dreamsound Studios
- Mastered At – Dreamsound Studios
- Manufactured By – Optimal Media GmbH – AD02798
- Arranged By [Choir Arrangements], Recorded By [Choir Recordings] – Oliver Philipps
- Artwork [All Artworks & Digital Postproduction] – Seth Siro Anton
- Backing Vocals, Choir – Clementine Delauney, Georg Neuhauser, Oliver Philipps
- Bass, Backing Vocals – Fabio D'Amore
- Design Concept [Bandpictures Based On A Concept By] – Serenity
- Drums, Backing Vocals – Andreas Schipflinger
- Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar [Classical] – Thomas Buchberger
- Mixed By, Mastered By – Jan Vacik
- Music By, Lyrics By – Serenity (tracks: 1 to 11)
- Orchestrated By, Keyboards, Piano, Arranged By, Edited By [Additional Editing] – Oliver Philipps
- Photography By [Bandpictures] – Francesco Sogaro
- Producer – Jan Vacik, Oliver Philipps, Serenity
- Recorded By [Bass Guitar Recordings, Assisted By] – Simone Zoldan
- Recorded By [Bass Guitar Recordings] – Fabio D'Amore, Ivan Moni Bidin
- Recorded By [Guitar & Bass Recordings, Additional Piano Recordings], Edited By [Drum Editing, Additional Editing], Producer [Preproduction] – Thomas Buchberger
- Recorded By [Lead Vocal Recordings] – Oliver Philipps, Thomas Buchberger
- Vocals [Female] – Clementine Delauney
- Vocals [Male] – Georg Neuhauser
Notes"Fairytales" version appearing in this release is a Piano version of the song from the Fallen Sanctuary album
"Love Of My Life" is a Queen cover
Bass guitar recordings at Artesonika Studios.
Mixed and mastered at Dreamsound Studios.
Made in Germany.
All songs by Serenity / Iron Avantgarde Publishing, except track 12 by J. Deacon, T. Kashif, F. Mercury / EMI Music Publishing / Ixion Publishing.
© + ℗ 2013 Napalm Records Handels GmbH.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 8 19224 01122 4
- Rights Society: Austro Mechana
- Label Code: LC 11368
- Matrix / Runout: NAPALM RECORDS AD02798-01
- Mastering SID Code: IFPI L574
- Mould SID Code: IFPI 9723
|NPR 478||Serenity||War Of Ages (CD, Album)||Napalm Records||NPR 478||Austria||2013|
|MICP-11091||Serenity||War Of Ages (CD, Album)||Avalon||MICP-11091||Japan||2013|
|NPR 478 LP||Serenity||War Of Ages (2xLP, Album, Ltd, Red)||Napalm Records||NPR 478 LP||Austria||2013|
|MZR CD 594||Serenity||War Of Ages (CD, Album)||Mazzar Records||MZR CD 594||Russia||2013|
|NPR 478||Serenity||War Of Ages (CDr, Album, Promo)||Napalm Records||NPR 478||US||2013|