Rhapsody of Fire
About Rhapsody of Fire
Rhapsody of Fire (formerly Rhapsody) is an Italian band who pioneered the symphonic power metal subgenre by using massive classical orchestration and choirs alongside rock instrumentation. Their first four albums -- from 1997's Legendary Tales through 2002's Power of the Dragonflame -- created a conceptually linked, mythical song cycle dubbed The Emerald Sword Saga. A second cycle, The Dark Secret Saga, began with 2004's Symphony of Enchanted Lands, Vol. 2: Dark Secret and continued through 2006's Triumph or Agony. 2010's The Frozen Tears of Angels, the 35-minute EP The Cold Embrace of Fear: A Dark Romantic Symphony, and 2011's From Chaos to Eternity concluded The Dark Secret Saga and The Algalord Chronicles. After the stand-alone Dark Wings of Steel in 2016, the band commenced another concept cycle with 2018's The Eighth Mountain, initiating The Nephilim's Empire Saga. The 40-minute I'll Be Your Hero appeared in June 2021.