“WAITER, PLEASE BRING ME A SLAB OF CHEDDAR WITH MY RHAPSODY OF FIRE”
The artists formerly known as Rhapsody Rhapsody of Fire are like the Wisconsin of power metal; there’s finer, more distinguished cheese out there (maybe a nice, sharp gorgonzola for these Italians?), but sometimes you’re just in the mood for a fat old slab of regular, yellow cheddar. Nothing’s more cheddar than frontman Fabio Lione’s hand motions; this video is worth watching for those alone. If something ever happened to James Labrie, this guy would make a suitable replacement in Dream Theater; he’s even great at disappearing when the guitarist and keyboard player are busy fellating their instruments.
All joshing aside, I actually do like Rhapsody of Fire. This is great shit right here; MetalGF once called it “Broadway Metal.” Here’s the video for “Sea of Fate,” from the recently released album The Frozen Tears of Angel.