The Chronicles of Israfel | Starborn, Tome I

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Starborn, Tome I

by The Chronicles of Israfel

Progressive rock metal concept guitar album.
Genre: Rock: Progressive Rock
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1. Starborn Part I : Empire of Light
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2. Starborn Part II : Citizen
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3. Starborn Part III : On a Forever Road
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4. Burning Day
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5. The Equinigma
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6. Laudanum
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7. Nation
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8. Born Fighting
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9. Kill Division
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10. New Mood Therapy for a Medicated Babylon
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11. Eugenics
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12. Home to Oblivion
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13. Lacrima Christi
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Album Notes
Dominic Cifarelli's rise to fame started as guitarist of Montreal metal band Pulse Ultra, whose 2002 debut album release Headspace earned them a slot on the second stage of the 2002 Ozzfest alongside bands such as System of A Down, Meshuggah, Ozzy Osbourne and White Zombie. Dominic was also featured on the cover of Guitar One's "The New Guitar Heroes - 10 Players You Must Know" in November of the same year. His debut solo album "The Chronicles of Israfel," a semi-instrumental guitar masterpiece has been gaining momentum and has already received critical acclaim in britain's biggest metal magazine Metal Hammer. Drawing influences from violent Japanese anime, the sound of the album is full of aggressive guitar driven epics showcasing Dominic's musical and songwriting talent. The diversity of sonic landscapes combined with a multiplicity of unique guitar styles, forms a truly singular sounding album. It is destined to stand out and quench the appetite of his rapidly growing cult-like fan base. Dominic and the boys have been hard at work putting together the live show and he expects to start hitting the stage this fall. Pick up the album now by clicking on the album cover's image above and it will be shipped directly to your doorstep!


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Ryan Macauley

Very, very good.
If you loved Pulse Ultra and are a fan of Prog Metal in general, this is right up your alley. Very very good concept album from ex Pulse Ultra guitarist Dominic Cifarelli. Very solid song writing and awesome riffs dominate this album.

Eric Leezer

This is the album I've been waiting for. Its been to long sence I could listen to a cd on repeat all day everyday.

Henry Vorselman

had to have it
I read somewhere that one of the guys from Pulse Ultra had made a new album. I loved Pulse Ultra so I was curious. After some searching I managed to download it somewhere, which is the best way to get familiar with great music. And what an album it is! I just had to buy it. Great guitarwork, very ambitious project. I really love the way the album kicks off with a couple of instrumental tracks after which the story unfolds.
The only thing I'm not so happy about is the fact that it comes in a dvd case. I feel it looks a bit like a demo in stead of a real album. I've been telling friends about it, CDbaby is going to get more orders from Holland!


Best Album of 2007?
This Album is amazing. 100 % Recomended if you like progressive rock metal concept albums!


Well recommended for fans of Pulse Ultra or progressive/experimental rock. Slick sounding instrumentals, awesome guitarwork and an interesting narrative story underlying the vocal tracks make this a must-have. I've listened to it about a dozen times in the week I got it. Still fresh and still a fun to listen to.


inovate rock
this album is really recommended ,is amazing. 100 % Recomended if you like progressive rock metal concept albums! Cheers.

James Aaron Day

A very inovative and entertaining journey. I likey alot.


Absolutely Amazing!
One of the best albums ever in my opinion. The musicianship is like no other. Dominic Cifarelli is a brilliant guitar player and songwriter. If you are into rock/metal this album is a definite must have!


The most innovative album I've heard in a long time
Yeah, you know, I first got to know this band from illegal downloads and I must say I'm thankful because now I'm the proud owner of such a beautiful album!
TCoI is Dominic Cifarelli's solo project, a guitar player I didn't know until this, to be honest. Starborn, Tome I sounds like nothing I heard before, it's just "it". Dark guitar tunes, awesome keyboard and strings arrangements, a great and catchy bass line that can be heard *always*, not like most guitar albums out there, a very efficient drumming and the vocals are flawless, they don't surprise much but they really do their job.
As its name suggests, it's the first part (of three, as the author said) of the story of Israfel, a tormented boy in his travel to unveil his true self, discovering his "superior inner design". There are songs fully sang, other instrumental and the most impressive thing is Cifarelli brothers work, I mean, the guitar and keyboard are superb, what a magnificient couple, it's clear they've known each other for their entire life.

"The Chronicles of Israfel: Starborn, Tome I" is much more than a progressive rock album, is an epic travel through obscure moods, violence and despair, but with a nice, sweet, addictive taste.

Top 3 best discoveries last year.