"Lost Horizons" (Magic Circle; 2006)

Reviewed by Mike SOS

Female fronted operatic techno metal? Yup, that's what Luca Turilli (Rhapsody's guitar man -- exclusively on the keyboards on this project) unveils with "Lost Horizons," a grandiose 12-track affair ready-made for an over-the-top, Vegas-esque stage show, a figure skater's latest program, or the bastardized matching of Meatloaf and Evanescence with elements of Abba and Dream Theater thrown in. 

Heavy on Euro metal with massive orchestration and glass-shattering operatic vocal overtones, tracks like "Energy" and "Virus" exhibit unmistakably dramatic structures that literally scream out to be made into a colossal production. 

Perhaps one day "Lost Horizons" will be arriving on Broadway but, for now, fans of superfluous symphonic metal will have to settle for this offering. 

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Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.

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