Remagine

Release date
15 Sep 2005
Running length
12 tracks
Running time
49:40

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Tracklist

    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Enter 1:06 25,552
2 Come 5:03 30,148
3 Boundaries Are Open 3:45 26,424
4 Living Shields 4:13 26,058
4 Being Everyone 3:39 27,792
5 Attendance 3:29 24,880
6 Free of Doubt 4:42 24,644
7 Strong 3:40 24,481
8 Only Everything 6:37 22,391
9 No Control 3:18 21,578
10 Face Your Demons 4:57 26,412
11 Forever 5:11 22,083

About this album

After satisfying most of their wildest progressive metal aspirations with 2004’s intricately conceptual Invisible Circles, Holland’s After Forever took the virtually opposite route with their 2005 follow-up, Remagine, which, true to its title (and as indicated by the distraction-free front cover band photo, highlighting striking singer Floor Jansen), produced some of the most commercial and straightforward songwriting of the band’s career. Of course, the group still couldn’t resist kicking things off with a one of those token, instrumental intro snippets, and packing ample metallic guitar chords, lush prog-symphonic passages, and massed choirs into several of the album’s minority, complex offerings, including “Free of Doubt,” “Only Everything,” and “Forever.” But regardless of these stylistic holdovers, the band’s arrangements throughout the album were generally far more focused and the lyrics themselves significantly less bookish than ever before, resulting in a few bona fide gothic rock singles candidates in “Come,” “Boundaries Are Open,” and “Being Everyone” (all of them featuring hook-laden choruses), and even a rather plain ballad called simply “Strong.” As the inevitable visual, vocal, and emotional focus of the group’s otherwise all-male contingent, singer Jansen is in fine form here, as usual, and her classically trained operatic chops are given additional showcases alongside her equally powerful rock voice, thus leading to inevitable comparisons to Finland’s Nightwish, whose example has always been an undeniable influence on After Forever, anyway.

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  • Draxus7

    Better than Invisible Circles, quite underrated piece of work just because this ugly cover.

    8 Aug 2014 Reply
  • EpicaSimons

    Man...that..badass cover

    9 May 2014 Reply
  • Abetancourt_

    Definitely "Remagine" is one of my favorites from them. Lol, that cover.

    12 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Fran_turunen

    By far, their weakest album. [2]

    17 Aug 2013 Reply
  • jaquefilth

    Man,this cover is so..strange,but is my second favorite After Forever's album

    25 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Dunkeldal

    I realy like this album. The cover puts me off a little but it's not cover that counts, it's music, which is great.

    19 Apr 2013 Reply
  • J-e-r-p-p-A

    I used to neglect this album a little considering it to be clearly inferior to Invisible Circles and the self-titled. Lately I'm actually starting to think it might be their best.

    11 Oct 2012 Reply
  • CodaMarine

    Yes, Floor's hair is ugly and her cloths as well but FUCK THAT! This album is musically amazing! Floor's voice is powerful and awesome as usual and the music is catchy and amazingly good

    9 Nov 2011 Reply
  • Emi_Kawa

    best album, ever <3 [2]

    26 Oct 2011 Reply
  • imbonebroke

    I think it's my favorite album... I just can't decide! After Forever is such a perfect band. But Remagine is definitely one of my favorites. I love each and every song of it. And I love the cover, it's just different from the other ones. Floor is looking gorgeous.

    11 Sep 2011 Reply
  • Yur-i

    I like the cover and love the songs. Best album of them. =]

    26 Mar 2011 Reply
  • PatrickMLima

    Most played album of then. Really like the songs and Floor voice. There's something different is this that I ilke so much.

    5 Mar 2011 Reply
  • Luan080

    best album, ever <3

    31 Oct 2010 Reply
  • borshon

    cool

    23 Aug 2010 Reply
  • samlewis45

    Yeah the cover is one of the worst ever :P

    14 Jul 2010 Reply
  • Blood_Grind

    Halfway through... it's quite qood.

    21 Feb 2010 Reply
  • RunAwayFromHere

    everyone says that it is a mediocre album of them. I disagree. It is a powerful one! \m/

    8 Feb 2010 Reply
  • MrJansen

    I really like how Floor sounds in this album. And in general, it's such a great album for me

    3 May 2009 Reply
  • Plummad

    I don't like this album...it just didn't appear to have a character that the older albums had or the vast atmosphere of AF. I still listen to it, but it's by far the worst out of the bunch.

    3 Mar 2009 Reply
  • Zabri_again___

    most of the songs start greatly, but then, her uninteresting and emotionless singing takes them down to average at best, which makes the whole album average. well, it's not only the singing which makes it average, but mostly

    29 Aug 2008 Reply
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