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CategoryCDs
ThemeBands
GenreSymphonic Metal
Media format2-CD
Media PackagingJewelcase
Available since 20.05.2016
Product code329162

Stratovarius is one of the most influential and successful power metal bands on the planet. They have established themselves as one of the best in the metal scene. With 16 studio albums and more than eleven top 5 hits in their home country Finland, the Finns had the highest chart start with the current studio album "Eternal" (2015) in Germany on rank 27. Stratovarius manages it easily to comes up with energetic and catchy melodies, which are combined with elaborate arrangements and result in great heavy metal songs. The band was founded 30 years ago under the name "Black Water", which is a combination of Stratocaster and Stradivarius, and they released their debut album "Fright Night" in 1989. Between 1995 and 2004, Stratovarius came up with their three most successful outputs "Visions" (1997), "Destiny" (1999) and "Infinite" (2000), which are full of timeless power metal classics like "Black Diamond" and "Hunting High And Low". The fan base grew with every album, also abroad, and Stratovarius is considered as the founders of progressive symphonic power metal. They current album contains one of the most streamed power metal song "Unbreakable", "Halycon Days", and "Shine In The Dark" - all of which are songs that are also included on the best of. The best of consists of two CDs, which are full of the best from the 30 year band history and it comes with a special highlight: the brand new song "End Of Days", which sweetens the wait for the new album. A detailed art work full of rarities and liner notes, 2016 remastered songs, and some surprises, the best of is a must-have in every heavy metal collection.

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