Sonata Arctica ‎– Ecliptica

Century Media ‎– 77269-2
CD, Album

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Blank File 4:05
2 My Land 4:37
3 8th Commandment 3:41
4 Replica 4:55
5 Kingdom For A Heart 3:51
6 FullMoon 5:08
7 Letter To Dana
Flute – Raisa Aine
8 UnOpened 3:43
9 Picturing The Past 3:36
10 Destruction Preventer 7:39

Companies, etc.



The song on track 10 ends at 7:00, after 16 seconds of silence a flute plays a few notes from the melody of track 7.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 7 277017 726923
  • Barcode (Scanned): 7277017726923
  • Matrix / Runout: [Sonopress logo] A-21151 / 77269-2 A
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI 0756
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI LB46
  • Label Code: LC 6975

Other Versions (5 of 28) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SPI91CD Sonata Arctica Ecliptica(CD, Album) Spinefarm Records SPI91CD Finland 1999 Sell This Version
178525-3, 00602517852532 Sonata Arctica Ecliptica(CD, Album, RE, RM, Sup) Spinefarm Records, Spinefarm Records U.K., Universal 178525-3, 00602517852532 Europe 2008 Sell This Version
Myst 224 Sonata Arctica Ecliptica(Cass, Album) Mystic Production Myst 224 Poland 1999 Sell This Version
SPI91CD Sonata Arctica Ecliptica(CD, Album, Unofficial) Spinefarm Records (2) SPI91CD Russia 1999 Sell This Version
NEMS 172 Sonata Arctica Ecliptica(CD, Album) NEMS Enterprises NEMS 172 South America 2000 Sell This Version



Add Review



February 8, 2018

Power metal has always been the ginger-haired stepchild of heavy metal. It's cheesy. It's repetitive. And sometimes it's Sonata Arctica, in which case, it kicks ass!

Sonata Arctica's debut album burst onto the scene with such gusto and youthful enthusiasm, it's hard not to like it. There's fast-paced neoclassical speed metal guitar shredding, and lots of cheesy 90's keyboard harpsichord sounds. The lyrics focus on the usual themes of fantasy, love, kingdoms and over nonsensical topics we're not really bothered about, because it comes with the territory, and above all else though, it really is 100% cheese, and that's what we love about the genre!

I first came across this band when I heard 'Replica' on a compilation CD. I loved it! I was completely blown away by how awesome this band sounded and to this day, that is still one of my favourite songs (and I still have no idea what it's about, either). I rushed out to get 'Ecliptica' and was not disappointed. 'Kingdom for a Heart', 'Full Moon', 'Letter to Dana', 'Mary Lou' and 'Picturing the Past' are all fine examples of why power metal should never be so easily dismissed. Oh, and 'Replica' too!!!. This album is worth it for that song alone.

I've been stuck for ages writing this review, struggling to think of anything clever or witty to say. The truth is, this is a typical power metal album, and if you're not a fan of the genre, you won't notice any difference here between Sonata Arctica and any other band. But there's just some sort of charm about this record that makes it fresh and exciting, and definitely worth trying out.