Want to talk rock and metal? Come join the Heavy Harmonies message board!
hard rock bands, melodic metal reference guide, band discography

Site Login
Message Board!

Newest Additions
Newest Comments
Audio Samples
Top 100 Rated CDs
Band Homepages
Cover Songs
Submit CDs to HH
Music Genres at HH
Soundtrack Reference

Best CDs of 2019 NEW
Best CDs of 2018
Best CDs of 2017
Best CDs of 2016
Best CDs of 2015
Best CDs of 2014
Best CDs of 2013
Best CDs of 2012
Best CDs of 2011
Best CDs of 2010
Best CDs of 2009
Best CDs of 2008
Best CDs of 2007
Best CDs of 2006
Best CDs of 2005
Best CDs of 2004
Best CDs of 2003
Best CDs of 2002
Ultrasound 2001
Ultrasound 2000

About the Site
Site Contributors
My CD Collection

View Bands by Genre:
Pop AOR / Westcoast (424)
Melodic Rock / AOR (1969)
80s Hard Rock (4322)
Modern Hard Rock (187)
Sleaze Glam (747)
Melodic Metal (694)
Prog Rock (246)
Southern or Blues Rock (154)
Instrumental Wizards (180)

Search ALL of Heavy Harmonies:
Search specific categories:

THE Hard Rock and AOR Reference on the Internet!

Bands: 8925 CDS: 21154 Songs: 250880

October 24, 2020: ONE WEEK REMAINING in the Annual Heavy Harmonies Donation Drive!

Donations stand at covering 63% of the site's annual expenses... so close and yet so far. The annual donation drive is what keeps the site free for everyone so that I'm only pestering you once a year rather than running ads year round.

If you are not in a position to contribute (which I fully understand), please disable your ad-blocker on heavyharmonies.com. When you click through any of the eBay links, if you buy something on eBay, Heavy Harmonies will get a tiny commission.

Donation buttons are shown below. There is a thread on the HH forum that explains the perks for donating at the $20 and $50 levels.

Thank you for supporting the Heavy Harmonies community!


Donate $50    Donate $20    Donate $10    Donate $5    Donate $2   
Your ongoing support of Heavy Harmonies is appreciated!

#s A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Compilations    Soundtracks    Tributes

[Crystal Ball Band Picture]

Artist: Crystal Ball

Title: Virtual Empire

Crystal Ball Homepage

(click on Artist's name above to return to artist's main page)

Crystal Ball Virtual Empire Album Cover


Category: Hard Rock

Year: 2002

Label: Nuclear Blast (Germany)

Catalog Number: NB 329-2


Mark Sweeney Vocals
Tom Graber Guitar, Keyboards
Dany Schallibaum Bass
Scott Leach Guitar
Marcel Sardella Drums


1.  3rd Dimension  
2.  Hands Of God  
3.  Savage Mind  
4.  Am I Free  
5.  Virtual Empire  
6.  Night And Day  
7.  Dance With The Devil  
8.  Night Is Over  
9.  Blind Side  
10.  Talk In Circles  
11.  Look In My Eyes  
12.  Private Visitor  
13.  Find Your Ground  

If you see any errors or omissions in the CD information shown above, either in the musician credits or song listings (cover song credits, live tracks, etc.), please post them in the corrections section of the Heavy Harmonies forum/message board.

The music discographies on this site are works in progress. If you notice that a particular Crystal Ball CD release or compilation is missing from the list above, please submit that CD using the CD submission page. The ultimate goal is to make the discographies here at Heavy Harmonies as complete as possible. Even if it is an obscure greatest-hits or live compilation CD, we want to add it to the site. Please only submit official CD releases; no bootlegs or cassette-only or LP-only releases.

EPs and CD-singles from Crystal Ball are also welcome to be added, as long as they are at least 4 songs in length.

Existing comments about this CD

From: Rockhead Date: July 18, 2004 at 6:21
The third release form Crystal Ball and IMO the poorest. The debut was strong AOR?Melodic ROck, THe 2nd was more Hard Rocking akin to Gottard and Bonfire in places, this the 3rd is trying to be both. In -places it works well in others it dosn't. There is enough here for fans of scandi/ Germanic rock to shell out for though.

From: Geoff Date: July 29, 2004 at 1:47
I must agree - this is a great band and the first two albums are two of the best in the genre, but this one just doesn't match them. It is still a great, solid album from this very consistent band, nothing bad about it, just not as good as the first two. Good melodic hard rock though.

From: craigdufresne Date: October 15, 2005 at 16:05

From: rick kerch vzla Date: December 25, 2006 at 22:59
Rockhead is right in his comment is a mixture of their first 2 albums,somewhere half in the middle.This ain't a bad album i mean it has the flavour that all of us listeners want to hear from a band this caliber.Certainly this is not forgeteable but you'd better be aware.If you get it you will not be repented though.

From: metalmaniac777 Date: January 7, 2007 at 20:01
They should've consulted a psychic with a crystal ball before releasing this CD, because then they might've realized it was not what the fans wanted to hear. Ballsier guitars, which is cool, but song quality is not nearly as good as the band's first 2 CDs. Still, you'd be hard-pressed to call this a bad album; many other melodic metal bands wish they could record something half this good. The only problem is that it just pales in comparison to its predecessors, which were virtual masterpieces.

From: rick kerch vzla Date: May 12, 2011 at 13:07
I gave it another listening and honestly this release smokes real good!!!... ....Hard Rock with some Melodic Metal here and there...obvioulsy a matter of tastes..."Hands Of God" is a great track,"Savage Mind","Am I Free?","Night And Day","Night Is Over"(rocks!),"Blind Side"(rocks real good!),"Talk In Circles" & "Private Visitor"(catchy) are my faves...92/100

You cannot leave comments for this CD because you are not currently logged in. Please click here to log in or create a Username for leaving comments.

Latest Audio Samples

(See all...)

album cover
album cover
album cover
album cover
album cover
album cover
album cover
album cover
album cover
album cover
album cover
album cover
album cover
album cover
album cover
album cover
album cover
album cover
album cover
album cover
album cover
album cover
album cover
album cover
album cover
album cover
album cover
album cover
album cover
album cover
album cover
album cover
album cover
album cover
album cover
album cover
album cover
album cover
album cover

(See all...)