Register Forgot login?

© 2002-2014
Encyclopaedia Metallum

Best viewed
without Internet Explorer,
in 1280 x 960 resolution
or higher.

The Days of Grays

Sonata Arctica

Type:
Full-length
Release date:
September 18th, 2009
Catalog ID:
NB 2379-2, 27361 23792
Label:
Nuclear Blast
Format:
CD
Reviews:
11 reviews (avg. 74%)
1. Everything Fades to Gray 03:07   instrumental
  (loading lyrics...)
2. Deathaura 07:59   Show lyrics
  (loading lyrics...)
3. The Last Amazing Grays 05:40   Show lyrics
  (loading lyrics...)
4. Flag in the Ground 04:09   Show lyrics
  (loading lyrics...)
5. Breathing 03:55   Show lyrics
  (loading lyrics...)
6. Zeroes 04:24   Show lyrics
  (loading lyrics...)
7. The Dead Skin 06:15   Show lyrics
  (loading lyrics...)
8. Juliet 05:59   Show lyrics
  (loading lyrics...)
9. No Dream Can Heal a Broken Heart 04:33   Show lyrics
  (loading lyrics...)
10. As If the World Wasn't Ending 03:49   Show lyrics
  (loading lyrics...)
11. The Truth Is Out There 05:04   Show lyrics
  (loading lyrics...)
12. Everything Fades to Gray (full version) 04:30   Show lyrics
  (loading lyrics...)
  59:24  
Band members
Tony Kakko Vocals
Henrik Klingenberg Keyboards
Tommy Portimo Drums
Marko Paasikoski Bass
Elias Viljanen Guitars
Guest/Session
Johanna Kurkela Vocals (female) on tracks 2 and 9
Perttu Kivilaakso Cello on tracks 1, 6 and 11
Miscellaneous staff
Elias Viljanen Recording (Additional Guitars)
Henrik Klingenberg Recording (Keyboards)
Svante Forsbäck Mastering
Mikko Karmila Mixing
Kime Klemettinen Recording (Female Vocals)
Pasi Kauppinen Recording (Hammonds)
Samu Oittinen Recording (Guitars)
Ahti Kortelainen Recording (Drums & bass)
Toni Härkönen Photography
Tony Kakko Producer, Recording (additonal keyboards & vocals), Lyrics
Johanna Kurkela Vocals (female) on tracks 2 and 9
Perttu Kivilaakso Cello on tracks 1, 6 and 11
Elias Viljanen Recording (Additional Guitars)
Henrik Klingenberg Recording (Keyboards)
Svante Forsbäck Mastering
Mikko Karmila Mixing
Kime Klemettinen Recording (Female Vocals)
Pasi Kauppinen Recording (Hammonds)
Samu Oittinen Recording (Guitars)
Ahti Kortelainen Recording (Drums & bass)
Toni Härkönen Photography
Tony Kakko Producer, Recording (additonal keyboards & vocals), Lyrics
Read Brilliant, daring, confused... 84% Empyreal January 23rd, 2014
Read Not their best, but a solid... 65% TrooperOfSteel May 3rd, 2012
Read Weird... 75% ijy10152 April 22nd, 2012
Read Much Different, But Still... 84% WishmasterTheDark November 29th, 2011
Read A headache inducing picture... 37% hells_unicorn July 18th, 2011
Read It grows on you. 90% PowerDaso June 7th, 2010
Read All I need now is the sex... 60% autothrall February 17th, 2010
Read Their Days of Grace 95% The_CrY February 13th, 2010
Read A fantastic album...just... 85% WhiskerDude October 28th, 2009
Read HEAVY POP PROG? 50% alexxhighlander October 24th, 2009
Read This time, it actually does... 94% Ecliptik October 7th, 2009

Digipak bonus track:
13. In the Dark (05:22)
US bonus track:
14. In My Eyes You're a Giant (04:42)
Japanese bonus track:
15. Nothing More (03:55)

Bonus CD contains following orchestral versions:
01. Deathaura (07:56)
02. The Last Amazing Grays (05:10)
03. Flag in the Ground (03:55)
04. Juliet (06:22)
05. As If the World Wasn't Ending (03:59)
06. The Truth Is Out There (05:06)
07. In the Dark (05:22)

Japanese version contains a bonus live-CD.
Tracklist:
01. Paid in Full (live in France)
02. It Won't Fade (live in France)
03. Draw Me (live in Switzerland)
04. Black Sheep / Elias Viljanen guitar solo (live in Italy)
05. Replica (live in Switzerland)
06. Don't Say a Word (live in Switzerland)

Release dates:
Europe - September 18, 2009
North America - September 22, 2009

All songs written by Tony Kakko.

"Flag in the Ground" is a re-working of an old pre-Sonata Arctica song called "BlackOut" from the band's "Friends Till the End" demo they recorded under the name Tricky Beans.

Videoclips made for:
-"Flag in the Ground"

Recording information:

Drums and bass recorded at Tico Tico Studio
Guitars recorded at Fantom Studios and at Magic 7 Studio
Keyboards recorded at Lanceland 2 and at Kakkos-studio
Hammond organ recorded at Studio 57
Vocals recorded at Kakkos-studio
Cellos recorded at RockValley-studios, Finland
Female vocals recorded at Great Sounds Studio

Mixed at Finnvox Studios in June 2009.

All songs written by Tony Kakko.
All songs arranged by Tony Kakko & Sonata Arctica.
Produces by Tony Kakko & Sonata Arctica 2009.

Identifiers:

Barcode: 727361237929

Added by: Qtulhu Modified by: San_Sebastian
Added on: 2009-07-09 08:37:48 Last modified on: 2014-08-07 03:07:42
View update history | View report history