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  2. JRA

    The Floor thread

    Them doing did the first verse of the NW with nothing but keyboards and then switched to all of this, would be a damn fine prank.
  3. Biased

    The Floor thread

    Please note that uncle Henk is famous for his jokes and pranks. So maybe he will....
  4. NightGuide

    Ayreon

    Are there any videos of Simone singing Ashes?
  5. Harvest

    Devin Townsend

    Thanks. And, from the vault this gem. 11000 views, at least 1000 of them are mine. 4 minutes-> what to say. Thanks for Devin for checking out that E-mail she sent. And after that, coming to that logical conclusion that her voice just might fit this record. It did, it really did.
  6. Figment-of-me

    The Floor thread

    She looks beautiful and sounds great. And we already know Ruben will be a bit devastated. Another highlight reel from Floor on the way?
  7. Figment-of-me

    Devin Townsend

    @Harvest Nicely said! Love your descriptions here.
  8. L_Alpenglow

    The Floor thread

    Ok... I teared up a litlle just listening to her at the end. This is gonne be amazing!
  9. Harvest

    Devin Townsend

    Well, I tried my best to enjoy Empath. But, it's that same-old-same-old with me and Devin's "Circus-metal"-stuff. This goes to the similar vein with the whole Ziltoid-stuff, Deconstruction, Retinal Circus and that kind of stuff. And I just can't force myself into liking it. There is clearly lot's of work and thought and everything. But when it doesn't work, it doesn't work. Luckily enough, there are tons of records in Devin's catalogue better suited for my musical taste. ''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' And, since it's the 10th (well, the recordings ended in September, it was released in November, but let's cheat a bit) Anniversary of Addicted!, I decided to recap this one. It's been quite a while since I have listened to this one. Addicted! is one those "best records of all time" for me, but even the classics deserve a little rest every once in a while. This record has enhanced my life in so many ways I can't even count them. It has been in my I-pod, when laid in a hospital bed for a couple of months, it has been with me during those endless night shifts at work. And the first time I listened to it, was actually the spring of 2010 and that time it was a cure for my hangover from an evening with a floorball-team I have been playing for years. So, I can't do a completely objective review with this one, either. True classics are molded by time. True classics bring back memories, good and bad. As the party record of 4 record straight (Ki, Addicted, Deconstruction and Ghost), Addicted is also the most condenced one, clocking almost half an hour shorter duration than the other parts of this saga. And this works for the records benefit. It's tight, focused, grabs you by the throat and doesn''t let go. As for the theme of the record, Devin has had problems with substance abuse and mental health in the past and Addicted is kind of a celebration to his sobriety and the change in quality of life in general that followed. Becoming a father and about leaving behind those things that hurt him. A bit of a celebration for life so to speak. And, of course, It's not the first or the last time someone decided that Anneke Van Giersbergen would be a perfect vessel for channeling feelings like this through their music. The opening trio of Addicted, Universe In a Ball and Bend It Like Bender hints toward that disco dance floor-medley thing by tieing the songs together with transitions. We might remember those Disco-medley's which always ended with the most brainwashing chorus you can think of, right. Well, that's Bend It Like Bender. Universe In a Ball, well in this context Ball means testicle. Shortly it is kind of a cute song about Devin finding out what kind of life change becoming a father is. Supercrush is nowadays one of Devin's best known songs. Wonderfull verses sung by Anneke, combined with Devy's chorus. Ryan Van Poederooyen also shines in here. Next song, Hyperdrive, was actually the song that brought Devin and Anneke together. Annie had covered the song in her gigs with Ague De Annique and sent Devin an e-mail of the performance. Devin liked it and as it happened he needed a female singer for Addicted. On Addicted this Ziltoid-song is much more bouncy and rocky, which also works very well. Resolve is a nod towards Devin's old band the Wildhearts. The verse is basically borrowed from their song Vanilla Radio. Another rocky song before the obligatory ballad, Ih-Ah. Ih-Ah has been the weak point of this record for me, but during time, I have learned to appreciate it as well. I guess at this point the record needs a little breather as well. Before arriving the the closing trio, which I find is the highlight of this record. That trio starting with The Way Home, which is based on guitar riff by Devy's bass-player, Brian Waddell. One of the highlight of this record, for sure, this thing grows from a quiet start to massive ending and has some of Devy's best vocals I've heard. Awake is another bouncy song with a great chorus and as a cherry on the cake has a long outro with all kinds of sudio trickery which ends in Devy's little epiphany. And then there is that song in middle. This record has so many great moments. Moments that get something stuck in your throat, moments that make you headbang, moments that make you dance. But somehow Numbered! just surpasses everything, being not only the highlight of this record. I think its one the highlights in music I've heard in general. This song is just absolutely stunning. From the melodies to the song structure to the pacing of the song to Devys beatiful arpeggios to the vocals. This this thing is just one wonderful thing on top of another. And even still, Anneke Van Giersbergen clears the table with that absolutely stunning vocal impro in the end. Hat's off. So happy upcoming 10th and many more to come. Still going strong.
  10. Serena

    Manías y supersticiones

    Que??? Añado: No le tengo cariño al amarillo Lo último que meto en el bolso es el celular!
  11. Serena

    The Floor thread

    That looks AMAZING!!!
  12. SilentDawn

    The Floor thread

    Duet would be after Tim's ep, so the 13th. Also, yes, do bring the tissues, bc just look at the preview here. Floor's at the end.
  13. icebreaker

    "¿Qué se siente?"

    Yeah Nightwish have such a large and great back catalogue I would rather see them perform those songs than covers.
  14. OneOfTheLostOnes

    "¿Qué se siente?"

    No.
  15. Baki

    "¿Qué se siente?"

    Eh, no. There are plenty of NW songs that have never been played live. We need them.
  16. crypt

    The Floor thread

    Phew, so let's prepare to get emotionally dismantled again Good idea, will do the same. I'm pretty sure it will be needed Regarding the topic of song-choices in Floor's Episode: I've read a few comments that every singer creates kind of a wish list with Songs and the others choose the Songs they will sing from that list (didn't know that before). So maybe Floor just didn't put too many Nightwish Songs on it because most of them aren't originally sung by her? And does that mean that they have to choose from that list and aren't even "allowed" to choose from the whole discography? Maybe someone here knows more?
  17. dodge

    "¿Qué se siente?"

    Needs to be added to the 2020 world tour.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DfYeLUoqw0E
  18. Abare

    Manías y supersticiones

    Siempre toco madera para alejar la mala suerte. Evito pasar debajo de escaleras. Tiro sal por encima del hombro cuando se me cae el salero. Cuido mucho mis espejos.
  19. Spectre

    The Floor thread

    As for Ruben's show this Saturday, I read somewhere that the song Floor has apparently chosen ("Van De Liefde Week Ik Niets"?) is about the divorce of his parents. Maybe that's also why the family-themed songs Floor, Emma and Samantha performed seemed to really have an emotional impact - the poor guy literally slumped on the couch during ODITS. I could imagine another super-emotional performance with Floor using her soft voice. Whenever she uses her soft voice, the song goes straight to the heart. Will keep my tissue box on stand-by, just in case!
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  21. Magnus

    The Floor thread

    I'm so glad that Floor has chosen to perform original songs when possible.
  22. hunebedbouwer

    Songs You Are Currently Addicted To!

    This one...... Rory Gallagher - 'A million miles away' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4X4rdyXIEw
  23. Serena

    The Floor thread

    Just as I thought! Duet episode may be 8th?
  24. crypt

    The Floor thread

    Thanks for the Info! And the last Episode (Tim's) is that Duet-Episode then I guess?
  25. SilentDawn

    The Floor thread

    By the way, after Ruben, its Emma and then Tim, just an fyi on the schedule x
  26. Figment-of-me

    The Floor thread

    At least one American vocal coach has now reviewed Emma's cover of Strong. So the Floor Effect works in reverse too! Dutch artists getting attention outside the Netherlands...
  27. Serena

    The Floor thread

    Thanks to Floor I discovered the show, which I love!!
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