Rhapsody of Fire Songs Ranked

Rhapsody of Fire (formerly known as Rhapsody) is an Italian symphonic power metal band formed by Luca Turilli and Alex Staropoli, widely seen as a pioneer of the symphonic power metal subgenre. Since forming in 1993 as Thundercross, the band has released twelve studio albums, two live albums, three EPs, and a live DVD. Rhapsody of Fire is known for its conceptual lyrics that constitute a fantasy story throughout all of their albums from 1997 to 2011. After using the moniker of Rhapsody for nearly ten years, the band changed their name to Rhapsody of Fire in 2006 due to trademark issues. In 2011, following the release of their album From Chaos to Eternity which concluded The Dark Secret Saga, and after 18 years as co-leader of the band, Turilli left Rhapsody of Fire (on good terms) to form a new Rhapsody band, Luca Turilli’s Rhapsody, along with two other members who left with him, Dominique Leurquin, Patrice Guers. They describe their discography as a parallel continuation of Rhapsody of Fire’s discography, with their first album being their own “Rhapsody’s 11th album” and consider that they didn’t leave the band, rather than it amicably split in two. In 2016, other long-term members Fabio Lione and Alex Holzwarth had left the band, and reunited with Turilli, Leurquin, and Guers, to play again under the name Rhapsody for their 20th Anniversary Farewell Tour; in December 2018, several months after announcing that Luca Turilli’s Rhapsody was now inactive, Turilli announced the creation of a new Rhapsody band named Turilli / Lione Rhapsody, with the lineup of the 20th Anniversary Farewell Tour (recreating, minus Staropoli, the original band’s 2002–2011 lineup). Here are all of Rhapsody of Fire songs ranked.

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15. Triumph for My Magic Steel (Dawn of Victory, 2000)

“This song shows the essence, brilliance and epicness of Rhapsody at its peak. Rocking baroque and magnificent lyrics, bass, keys and drums all over the song. And the guitar of Luca is just the best.”

14. Wisdom of the Kings (Symphony of Enchanted Lands, 1998)

“The chorus is just mesmerising. Has a sort of Emerald Sword feeling to it, just portrayed slightly differently. Great arrangements, and chorus. It comes after Emeral Sword, making a great album beginning.”

13. Reign of Terror (The Frozen Tears of Angels, 2010)

“Reign of Terror, one of the most bombastic, symphonic powerful songs they have ever recorded, it has everything but the kitchen sink: melody, catchy riff,sheer heaviness, symphonic bobasity, and a dash of black metal.”

The Frozen Tears Of Angels - Album by Rhapsody Of Fire | Spotify

12. Unholy Warcry (Symphony Of Enchanted Lands II – The Dark Secret, 2004)

“Perhaps I’m biased because this was my first Rhapsody of Fire song, but I still feel it just edges out their other masterpieces like “Emerald Sword” and “Raging Starfire.” The guitar solo is easily the greatest one I’ve ever heard, and I think it has an even more epic feel than most of their other songs. And that’s saying something.”

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11. Holy Thunderforce (Dawn of Victory, 2000)

“Impressive song, full of speed and the harpsichord is so medieval and classic. Double bass and guitar riffs are outstanding as well as Luca fantastic virtuoso solo.”

10. Gargoyles, Angels of Darkness (Power of the Dragonflame, 2002)

“Listening to this song while I am in the train station, surrounded by the crowd, I can’t stop imagine how they could die in my hands. Absolutely impressive how they manage to make a 20min song that doesn’t get boring to listen to. Simply fantastic.”

Power of the Dragonflame - Album by Rhapsody Of Fire | Spotify

9. Sacred Power of Raging Winds (Symphony Of Enchanted Lands II – The Dark Secret, 2004)

“Such a good song, Narration by Sir Christopher Lee as a Dark Lord and a guitar/flute solo battle that covers one of Vivaldi’s 4 seasons, whats not to love.”

8. The Magic of a Wizard’s Dream (Symphony Of Enchanted Lands II – The Dark Secret, 2004)

“Absolutely superb! The song is intense and very lyrical and quite good when performed by Rhapsody on the album. However, when Sir Christopher Lee contributes his deep, powerful voice to the music video it becomes even better, and the contrast with Fabio Lione’s plaintive tenor is perfect. There is certainly nothing about this song to suggest it is by a metal band. Get the song and watch the video!”

7. Lord of the Thunder (Legendary Tales, 1997)

“This song is a truly masterpiece. Starting with amazing fabio’s voice and then a half song solo, of pure neoclassical genius. Really awesome”

Rhapsody of Fire - Legendary Tales Lyrics and Tracklist | Genius

6. Act III: The Ancient Fires of Har – Kuun (The Cold Embrace of Fear – A Dark Romantic Symphony, 2010)

“This song just flat out gets me screaming Har-Kuunn! One of my VERY favorites by this incredible and unique band.

5. The Mystic Prophecy of the Demonknight (Triumph or Agony, 2006)

“I’m so drawn into the story, the starting, and stopping. Such a great song. Epic in every sense of the word. Makes the listener ready to fight.”

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4. Queen of the Dark Horizon (Rain of a Thousand Flames, 2001)

“Queen of the Dark Horizons, is, well, awesome beyond words. Starting off with a grand orchestral opening, the song includes some pianos before turning into a very dark song. The song has very dark lyrics, and the chorus is very dark, just like the rest of song. The song even has sad parts, which are then proceeded by fast sections. A brilliant song indeed. This song is, in my opinion, Rhapsody’s darkest song. They never really made another song as dark and ominous sounding after this.”

Rain of a Thousand Flames - Album by Rhapsody Of Fire | Spotify

3. Symphony of Enchanted Lands (Symphony of Enchanted Lands, 1998)

“The title track took a while for me to really dig. I love the organs at the start, with a psalm sung by Fabio. The righteous violence of the mighty warrior is infectious! I love the trudging rhythm, together with the lyrics. “

2. Dawn of Victory (Dawn of Victory, 2000)

“It was literally so powerful it pierced through my 12 year long apathy, induced emotions I forgot for over a decade, and motivated me towards recovery. Many years later I still listen to it and feel empowered.”

1. Emerald Sword (Symphony of Enchanted Lands, 1998)

“This is a really great song, like the tone, liked the rhythm and the best of all, liked the drums, they had a really great drummer and that the base drum is really played well, also they have great vocals and great guitarists too!”