Timeless Miracle: Into The Enchanted Chamber-2005.

Timeless Miracle:Melodic Power Metal from Sweden.

Discography:

Into the Enchanted ChamberFull-length2005
Fredrik Nilsson
Keyboards, Guitars (2004-present)
See also: ex-Trapped
Mikael Holst
Vocals, Bass (2004-present)
See also: ex-Trapped
Kim Widfors
Drums (2008-present)
See also: ex-Trapped

Past Members:

Jaime SalazarDrums (2004-2007)
See also: Magnus Karlsson’s Free FallPlanet Alliance, ex-Blakk Totem, ex-Last Tribe, ex-Midnight Sun, ex-Opus Atlantica, ex-Devil’s Heaven, ex-StoneLake, ex-Allen – Lande, ex-Moahni Moahna (live), ex-Karmakanic, ex-The Flower Kings
Sten MöllerGuitars (2004-2007)
Songs
1.Curse of the Werewolf07:13  Show lyrics
2.Witches of Black Magic04:24  Show lyrics
3.Into the Enchanted Chamber06:05  Show lyrics
4.The Devil05:28  Show lyrics
5.The Red Rose05:41  Show lyrics
6.A Minor Intermezzo01:20  instrumental
7.Return of the Werewolf04:55  Show lyrics
8.Memories04:13  Show lyrics
9.The Gates of Hell04:21  Show lyrics
10.Down to the Gallows05:45  Show lyrics
11.The Dark Side Forest00:47  Show lyrics
12.The Voyage14:09  Show lyrics
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1 Comment

  1. Crossover, December 9th, 2016

    Timeless Miracle; who seem to have reformed; are a band which I consider one of the gems of the melodic power metal genre. Owing parts of their sound to a vast array of influences, this album remains a “timeless” melting pot of ideas. In broad terms it can be summarized as Sonata Arctica meets Running Wild. But as much as the band takes many influences, their songwriting prowess and attention to detail is almost unmatched by their idols.

    Their singer’s voice is a similarly-accented nasally “emo” type Euro vocal-type reminiscent of Toni from Sonata Arctica. There are no balls in his voice yet he is emotional, melodic, and musically correct. He works here though; a great vocal effort despite the uniqueness of the voice. The guitars show fine skill by keeping key and producing some great melodies. The drums are correct for the style, maintaining pace and being as heavy as the melodic and cheesy music will allow; though they could be a touch more robust. The keyboardist is no shredder (or whatever they call it for keyboardists); but also leans on some not-as-explored keyboard sounds though his primary style fits the prog/folk/symphonic mode.
    The production is great, Massacre is a great label and clearly put effort in putting these guys into a decent studio situation. Lots of layering, good atmosphere, and it’s crustal clear.

    The comparison to Running Wild and Sonata Arctica is abundantly clear throughout the album. The vibe is undoubtedly nordic/scandinavian/finnish taking influence from such bands as Sonata Arctica or Children of Bodom. The riffing in many areas, however, is similar to Running Wild. At certain times it even sounds like Running Wild riffs were note-for-note borrowed during some fast passages (especially in the first song). The mid-paced riffing is reminiscent of Edguy, as are the multi-layers of vocals found in the ends of certain tracks. And there is an overall folkish/pagan vibe of Elvenking or bands of that ilk as well. Also, last but not least, listen to Witches of Black magic which sounds like an over-glossy Rage song that only falters in it’s generic chorus. Speaking of melodies and choruses, just about every chorus here is a memorable catchy one. They have some great melodies elsewhere as well, but the choruses are where you hear the band at their best.

    There is an “epic” on the album. It is basically a few songs pieced together with a few choruses and it is a great song. There are a few ballads (or half ballads) as well; pretty much in the vein of typical Edguy ballads. They are good ballads.

    All in all, it is a fun feel-good album. I think the best song here is the title track with its bombastic earworm folk chorus. But choruses like the one in Return of the Werewolf give it a stiff competition.

    Recommended tracks: Curse of the Werewolf, Into the Enchanted Chamber, The Devil, Red Rose, Return of the Werewolf, Memories, Gates of Hell, The Voyage.

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