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  2. silverlining

    Within Temptation II

    Resist temptation arguing with people on facebook never ends well, it's always such a waste of time/energy and no one ever changes their mind. On a nicer note in one of the latest shows Within Temptation did an acoustic rendition of Ice Queen that I think is really nice (It's the same version that Jasper Steverlinck did on that dutch cover music tv show with Sharon).
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  4. Twister

    The Old Era

    Indeed, for some "purists" this re-issue gives again a chance to crawl out from their caves and begin that tiresome rant, how everything was better in ancient times.
  5. Magnus

    Within Temptation II

    Seems like fans on Facebook aren't feeling it. But geez, some people: I'm not even a big fan of In Flames, but you can't really call yourself a fan of metal if you refer to them as "nobodies". Especially when they're probably the bigger band out of the two. I'm so tempted to reply to this actual nobody, but then I have to remind myself it's not worth it.
  6. Magnus

    The Old Era

    I agree. It's not their best performance either. From Wishes to Eternity is just so much better. Or even let's say the televised Bucharest show. The atmosphere of End of an Era is just bad. According to Tuomas, it's the management's decision to re-release it. He had no idea it was getting a re-release until he was sent the cover art for approval. The band has nothing to do with this release, so it's just as quick cash in by the label because they can. The collector in me wants the Earbook release, but it's stupidly expensive. Maybe if it just included the Blu-ray and the CD versions for half the price at most. I doubt it's going to sell out any time soon though, but I could be wrong. The marketing is indeed off, and it seems to add more fuel to the fire and bring all the "Tarja only" people who unlike Tarja herself can't seem to let go of this drama.
  7. Leila23

    The Old Era

    Why are they re-releasing EOAE? There is no remastering and no bonus, so what's the point? Why now? This is a little weird. I also really don't like how they're promoting it as "the last show with Tarja". Although true, there's something off about it knowing what happens after the show. I bought the dvd when it came out in 2006, and I've watched the whole show probably twice since, and never watched it again after that. It makes me too uncomfortable. I was around when the split happened, and I remember all the ugly fights between fans that ensued, and Tarja's press conference where she was crying (and all the flashes of the cameras on her). That dvd is tainted for me, and I don't enjoy watching it at all, nor do I think I ever will. I prefer to watch their older shows.
  8. Leila23

    Within Temptation II

    The two new singles are nice! I especially like Raise Your Banner (those vocalizations at the end!), which sounds like something that could have been taken from The Heart of Everything. Although I've been listening to WT since 2004, I never cared for the last two albums so I'd kind of given up on them a little. However, these two new singles sound very promising and I'm looking forward to Resist! :-)
  9. Slytherin

    Tarja Turunen pt. III

    I don't hear her singing off key, she's pitchy at times, words like "will be" turned sharp when she soareed, but other than she stayed on the right key the whole song BTW Love to share this wonderful performance recently, I love that she tried to sing a little whiny in the beginning of the song, makes it sound even more sinister. Excellent breath control at the chorus parts
  10. Harvest

    Your TOP-5 of ANYTHING

    Top 5 movie-scenes. 5. Lethal Weapon - Riggs suicide attempt. Mel Gibson may well be a major butthole as a person, but in this legendary scene he shines. Gibson plays a cop who has lost his wife in a car crash and he is now on the verge of a breakdown. Some rumors suggest that Gibson actually loaded the gun with blanks to make it more realistic and scared everyone on the set, but rumors are rumors. Still a very gut wrenching scene, that beatiful guitar in the end is the icing on the cake. 4. Terminator - Tech Noir shootout. I just love the pacing of the scene. In too many cases modern action movies just focus on caffeine-ridden action, shaky cameras and forget the build-up to the actual action. Btw. Terminator is the only film ever where mr.Schwarzenegger is actually very good. 3. Good Will Hunting - Bench Scene Williams is great in this scene. 2. Lord Of War - Ending. The amount of reality check in this scene. Also a very good movie as a whole. 1. Once Upon a Time in the West - McBain Massacre The pacing, the sound design, Morricone's music, photography. This scene is just perfection on top of perfection. Camera turning in to Henry Fonda's baby blue-eyes. When Fonda got the role of Frank he actually tried his best to look like bad guy. Grew a mustache, wore brown contact lenses. Leone asked him to throw the lenses away, since he had visioned this scene perfectly. Fonda, "Tom Hanks of his time" (aka the guy playing all the good guys) coming from the bushes, camera turning in to his sky blue eyes and then he shoots that kid in cold blood. Legend says that some people actually left the movie theater because of that "jesus christ, it's Henry Fonda"-effect.
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  12. MidwinterMagic

    The Old Era

    Bit late to add this, but I have to say: I am the poster of this video and, as I explained in the description, I made the edit because the original audio was VERY bad quality. So to make this amazing footage more enjoyable & watchable, I overlaid HQ audio from FWTE. I provided the original video links in the description.
  13. Serena

    Tarja Turunen pt. III

    Nice video!!!
  14. Calinn

    Tarja Turunen pt. III

    Okay, thank you.
  15. Serena

    Within Temptation II

    Thanks!!
  16. silverlining

    Within Temptation II

    This is the Newest thing I saw, it's in german but google translate was good enough for me. The original Metal Hammer also had some track by track break down but I don't have it anymore. Sharon did a recorded interview just before the tour started and I think they talked some about the sound of the album, but I'm not sure (I listened to it a while ago, so I don't really remember. It's a nice interview but it's 25 minutes, so I'm not re-listening to that). I just remember the interviewer had already listened to it and really liked it. There might be more stuff like this online but this is was I remember off the top of my head.
  17. Serena

    Decades World Tour 2018

    You're right!
  18. AirWalking

    Eure nächsten Konzerte

    Ja, das ist leider so. Das habe ich in diesem Jahr auch bei anderen Konzerten erlebt. Aus Solidarität zu den Fans, denen das zu teuer ist, gibt es bei einigen Bands in den direkten Bandshops dann manchmal entsprechende Rabatte oder kostenlosen Versand. Finde ich eine schöne Geste.
  19. Imagineer

    The Upcoming Nightwish Album

    Yes, as well as Elements and The Classical Conspiracy. I think Evanescence’s Synthesis tour is the only one with a full orchestra in all shows. Plus Tarja’s Beauty and the Beast and Christmas shows but these are a different thing alltogether.
  20. Serena

    Within Temptation II

    Let's keep our fingers crossed!
  21. NighttimeBird

    Within Temptation II

    I noticed that a local webshop had changed the "preorder, available December 14" to simply "unavailable". Made me decide to order from the WT webshop instead. I hope it's not really delayed like people are saying
  22. Magnus

    The Upcoming Nightwish Album

    Yeah, we're not getting a full tour with an orchestra. It'll be a few select special nights only, most likely grouped together. In London and Paris perhaps. For comparison's sake, I think both Retrospect and Black Symphony were one night only events?
  23. Imagineer

    The Upcoming Nightwish Album

    I thought of an orchestral tour too. Buuut I don’t know. It seems hard to have an orchestra in Europe, NA, SA and Asia/Australia. It would be cool to have like a special leg in the end of the tour with a live orchestra. I really hope there will be at least on orchestra show though. It’s been long overdue.
  24. She's definitely capable of putting delivering good vocals even when she's sick or tired. But I have no issues believing Tuomas when he says she wasn't feeling well that night. Her facial expression reveals more than her singing does. It was the final note of the show, and one of the hardest, and she managed to pull it off despite being ill. Usually she's all smiles by this point, but not here. And then Emppu basically comes up to her afterwards to give her the thumbs up.
  25. Magnus

    Tarja Turunen pt. III

    Yes, I am well aware that it's a key change. Nothing of what you just wrote is new to me. I was obviously talking from the point of view of the singer in this case, not the songwriting. Tarja is technically a mezzo-soprano with an extended range that covers soprano territory, the latter being a recent addition to her register at the time. Hence why she had no issues nailing the second half of the song back then, since it mainly covers notes in a lower register, ie within the range of a mezzo, compared to the first half. I did not intend for this to be turned into a discussion about semantics though. The point I was making was that she's off pitch in the first half of the song, which creates dissonance. When a singer is off pitch somewhere in between the intended note and the one above it, people refer to that as being sharp (and if it's off in the other direction it's flat). It's not the same as sharp and flat in musical notation. From Wikipedia: On a different note, no pun intended, I quite like this performance: I hope her next album has more songs like this one and less in the vein of Demons in You. Even though her singing style has changed quite a bit in recent years, this is a song that's hard for her to sing in any other way than as intended. And it's a great showcase of what an amazing singer she can be.
  26. Look what super ill Floor can do: https://youtu.be/bPuv0k57kRQ?t=508
  27. GreatEye

    The Upcoming Nightwish Album

    My guess now - after reading that interview with Tuomas, is that definitely the next tour will be with real orchestra. Mark my words ladies and gents Also, he said that he was reading book from a certain evolutionist, so yep, the next theme will be emfb 2.0. I don't care about the lyrics, so I will plant my hopes high on the scale of musical side.
  28. hunebedbouwer

    Beautiful People

    I´m a bit in love with my fellow Dutchie Ceylin del Carmen Alvarado. Yep, a very typical Dutch name! Nah, she´s been adopted with her brother from the Dominican Republic when she was young. And turned to cyclocross of all sports!!! She´s still young, but already pretty good and feisty!!! Normally you only see her like this; But once free of all the mud, she´s really cute and pretty!!
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