Friday, January 8, 2010

Haggard - Awaking the Centuries

Released in february 2000, this is the theme song on the Awaking the Centuries album. The album is based on Nostradamus and his experience during The Black Plague in the Medieval Europe. Album features several compositions based on Rachmaninoff's music (the piano/violin/guitar motif in this song).

When recording this album, Haggard had its highest number of musicians at 21.

The use of authentic classical instruments mixed with minor metal elements in the form of down-tuned electric guitars and heavy metal rasping vocals keep this from being merely a metal album with symphonic elements, but more of a perfect fusion in-between, performed by far more musicians than the average rock band. This is why this song got its place on this page.

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