The opening “Twisted Mind” is a malicious, grooving piece that, while having a chorus reminiscent of Edguy’s “Sacrifice,” is musically completely original for Sammet, sounding nothing like anything he’s done before. Avantasia enthusiasts that already have this CD and both ‘Lost in space’ EPs have a simple solution — cobbling together a CD-R that features the 8 proper songs from ‘The scarecrow’ with “Promised land”, “The story ain’t over” and maybe even “Scary eyes” will birth a CD that could have been a potential best of contender already. Bands alphabetical country genre Labels alphabetical country Reviews R. I still listen to this album now and again and i’ve never found it boring Loading Without spoiling the story, Lande portrays the closest thing to an antagonist, and he shows it. Feeling like lost in space to roam forever I’m crawling down the doorway to the badlands Been kicking down all your hurdles to the black And all the damage fading in the rearview mirror And the demons are calling me, they’re dragging me away [Chorus] [Amanda Somerville: It’s got the medium pace and crunching, chugging guitars yet soaring vocal dynamics, so I have to agree with those sentiments.

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It has several elements of Tobias’s familiar Power Metal learnings, but it’s also much, much more than that, a versatile, flexible melting pot of musical finesse that in the end comes off as a natural progression of his songwriting skills accumulated over the last 15 years or so.

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I’m not saying it’s good, I’m just saying that it’s more tolerable than, again, those other ballads. The sterile radio minded “Lost in Space” and “Carry Me Over”, the weak Disney-esque ballad of “What Kind of Love” that sounds like something that would be in a dramatic, thunderstorm scene eh, fuck it, what am I saying, it’s basically Phil Collins sung by a chick.


Stick with Edguy Tobias and write another “Mandrake. As a further add-on and not counting for the rating, I want to make some comments about the extended version of Lost in Space, featuring Kiske. The final power metal endeavour, again featuring Lande and another explosive solo section from Richter, is the bitter, venomous “Devil in the belfry” — a final flurry of speed before the CD begins to wind down.

Avantasia – The Scarecrow”. The remaining 8 songs, however, are more or less all some form of heavy metal, and are all damn fine examples of it at that. Tobias Sammet needs to make his bloody mind up.

Below is my old review in it’s entirety and my new review. I’m having fits trying to describe this music, as no two songs on this album sound alike. These are all great songs, especially the first featuring Michael Kiske and the third featuring Jorn Lande. In ‘Twisted Mind’, Roy Khan puts forth a self-assured but subtly eerie vocal as a psychiatrist. Alice Cooper makes a guest appearance on The Toy Master.

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Thanks to petri89nieminen for correcting track 11 lyrics. Shelter from the rain is a high speed power metal number that smokes all the way through. The kind of music on this album is not what would be expected. It also should be noted that there are two songs without any guest, and no song without Sammet.

No, this isn’t as good as those albums in my view. For further clarification of this mixed bag, I will break the tracks into the genres they belong: The song is actually very beautifully arranged. Feeling like lost in space to roam forever Forever But, it isn’t – rather, the way the songs play off of each other creates a synthesis that I found surprisingly effective.

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For all the money spent recording, producing, and mastering it, nothing came of it except a pussy pop-sounding turd. The Metal Operas are, in this reviewer’s opinion, the quintessential power metal albums; so don’t take this paragraph as a truly major bash against them And I’ll lay it on the table now: Saw them live last year but their sound tech was way off so I hope to see them again soon.


When it comes to Avantasia it’s difficult to remain objective; strong avantasi ties can make for some passionate views. On the first two records, this song would have also been one of the most memorable ones.

The album is full of good songs. What comes next is pretty much silence with some light symphonics in the background and a lot of instruments or should I say keyboard sounds playing the same melody over and over again… for more than two minutes. I would agree, ‘cos some of the songs in question are actually pretentious and moronic, wvantasia when Sammett sscarecrow some lame excuses for love songs, but I would also disagree ‘cos some of the other songs are actually pretty decent.

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Also notable is the surprise appearance from none other than Alice Cooper himself on the song “The Toy Master”. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Write your own review.

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Shelter From The Rain 4. We may not have the operatic sound that made Avantasia noticeable to a lot of people in the power metal community, but we also get a few songs avantwsia get pretty close to being the sound that we know and love.