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  1. Vattep

    New Tour 2020

    Even though the European tour appears to happen in November they might actually do a stadium show in Finland next summer. They did big shows in Finland with Tampere & Joensuu (2015), Himos (2016) and Lahti (2018) too. One can only hope
  2. Vattep

    Nightwish Off Topic

    The Dark Element and Tarja opening for Nightwish? 😂 Just joking
  3. Vattep

    Nightwish Off Topic

    I truly hope not. I like WT but I think both bands are big enough to headline a tour on their own.
  4. Vattep

    Nightwish Off Topic

    I can't believe what just happened. Angels Fall First and Wishmaster have been gone from Finnish Spotify for a few months and even though I have all the albums already in my collection I usually listen to them on Spotify for its convenience. Because of that I felt a bit sad for the absence of those two albums on the service. Last Thursday I decided to find out what had happened to those two albums. I sent an email to Ewo and asked about them. He responded the next day that Universal holds the rights to AFF and WM and that he had no idea what's going on with them. Then I reached out to Universal Finland and told them about my discussion with Ewo. They said that they would try to find out what's going on. Now two days later I read from Reddit that AFF and WM had suddenly reappeared on Australian Spotify. I of course had to also check Finnish Spotify right away. And you what, there they were. Both AFF and WM were there again. I was so happy!
  5. Oh perfect! For some reason I remembered it was 15 and didn't check. Now I can add more songs!
  6. This is a great thread! It is really hard to choose but I'll try anyway. 1. Ghost Love Score - Wacken 2013 - 5 pts I wasn't actually a big fan of the studio version originally but this live version is truly epic. It definitely wasn't bad by any means of course but to me it felt just 'nice' and nothing more but all that has completely changed since. It has become my go to Nightwish song whenever I try explain this band and its music to someone. It gives me goosebumps every single time even after all these years and no other song in the world does that quite like this one. Simply perfect. 2. The Poet And The Pendulum - Album version - 4 pts I first heard of Nightwish right before the release of Once. The first album I listened to must have been Century Child and I was so new to the band that I didn't have time to get hyped up for Once before it came out. Dark Passion Play was the first Nightwish album that I was really looking forward to with excitement. When I finally got the album and listened to it I was blown away by this opening masterpiece. It has everything I could possibly want from a Nightwish song. I love live renditions of it sung by Floor but the biggest bombastic epicness can only be found on the studio version in my opinion and therefore I chose that one. 3. Ever Dream - Album version - 3 pts This song always has a special place in my heart. It is the first Nightwish song I ever heard and it's lyrics really speak to me on a deeper level even after all these years. I simply love it. There are many good live renditions of this song but I still prefer the original. 4. Sleeping Sun - 1999 version - 3 pts This one is a real Nightwish classic. I'm from Finland and for some reason this song brings me a warm homelike feeling. It feels pure and honest. I love Tarja's vocals here and the whole vibe of this song. I also like the original music video even though it's a bit silly. 5. Dark Chest of Wonders - Album version - 2 pts I have adored this song since the beginning and it always brings a smile to my face whenever I hear it. I love the orchestral bombast, guitars, choirs and Tarja's vocals. It's a perfect opener for an album or a concert. To me this is one of those signature Nightwish songs. 6. Last Ride of the Day - Imaginaerum movie premiere 2012 live - 2 pts This is such an epic and uplifting song. It always makes me feel euphoric and happy. To me it represents a modern classic and I think they should include it in every single setlist they play until the end of their career. I think these good vibes are especially well presented on this live version. 7. Dead Boy's Poem - From Wishes to Eternity Live - 2 pts One of the most beautiful songs ever. I don't know what else to say. They did it perfectly on From Wishes To Eternity. 8. Song of Myself - Album version - 1 pts Imaginaerum is probably my favourite Nightwish album and I think this song just sums the whole album perfectly. I may be a minority here but I also happen to love the poem in the end. As with The Poet And The Pendulum there are great live renditions available like the one from Wacken 2013 but I just prefer the original here. 9. Devil And The Deep Dark Ocean - Live at Lahti 2018 - 1 pts Devil And The Deep Dark Ocean was an awesome song to begin with but I think Floor's vocals made it even better. I still prefer Tapio's vocals to Marco's even though he got significantly better as the Decades tour went on. The song has aggression, mystique and darkness but also hopefulness in the end. I think the audio for this special video was recorded in Lahti last summer but visuals are gathered from various different concerts. 10. The Islander - Album version - 1 pts The Islander is one of my favourite songs by Nightwish but it also has the best music video they have ever made and it will probably stay that way if what Tuomas said about them not making any more music videos in the future holds true. It is a nice acoustic piece with folk elements and I think both Marco and Anette truly shine here. 11. Beauty of the Beast - 1 pts This is for me the first long epic I heard from Nightwish and even though I like Ghost Love Score and The Poet And The Pendulum more nowadays this one still has a place in my heart. To me it perfectly sums what the whole Century Child album is thematically and musically about. I tried to look for some nice live rendition for this one but actually couldn't find anything that would dethrone the album version. I wish they would play this again on one of their future tours. Some honorable mentions that could have also been on my list: Higher Than Hope The Greatest Show on Earth Dead To The World Alpenglow Stargazers Meadows of Heaven Sacrament of Wilderness Bless The Child The Kinslayer Some songs that probably could've never been on my list: White Night Fantasy Live To Tell The Tale Away For The Heart I Once Had Nymphomaniac Fantasia Bye Bye Beautiful Sagan The Carpenter
  7. Vattep

    The Old Era

    I have to agree. I found out about Nightwish back in 2003 or something. I listened through Oceanborn, Wishmaster and Century Child and I loved them. Once was actually a bit of a dissapointment after them for some reason and I was truly shocked after they fired Tarja. BUT Dark Passion Play was the album that healed me. It made me realise what I loved most about Nightwish in the first place. It was the melodies, the stories and the musicianship. That album kind of proved why they are so special and without DPP I think I wouldn't be listening to them anymore. My favourite albums from them are Oceanborn, Century Child and Imaginaerum but Dark Passion Play still has a special place in my heart.
  8. Vattep

    The Old Era

    I completely and wholeheartedly agree. I do understand the criticism against DPP but I feel that Once is like a collection of nice tracks that don't have that much in common which makes it a bit lackluster and random as a complete album for me. Dark Passion Play is an album with a theme that flows. In the beginning there is pain, suffering and desperation but in the end there is only hope and love. It's a journey from darkness to light. Yes some of the lyrics on The Poet And The Pendulum, Bye Bye Beautiful (I still cringe at the title) and Master Passion Greed are a bit cringeworthy BUT I still feel they were representations of that particular time and that's what Tuomas and the rest of the band must have really felt like at that point in their lives and in their career. But it's in the past now. No need to judge the album based on those lyrics that were written almost 13 years ago.
  9. Vattep

    The Old Era

    I completely and wholeheartedly agree. I do understand the criticism against DPP but I feel that Once is like a collection of nice tracks that don't have that much in common which makes it a bit lackluster and random as a complete album for me. Dark Passion Play is an album with a theme that flows. In the beginning there is pain, suffering and desperation but in the end there is only hope and love. It's a journey from darkness to light. Yes some of the lyrics on The Poet And The Pendulum, Bye Bye Beautiful (I still cringe at the title) and Master Passion Greed are a bit cringeworthy BUT I still feel they were representations of that particular time and that's what Tuomas and the rest of the band must have really felt like at that point in their lives and in their career. But it's in the past now. No need to judge the album based on those lyrics that were written almost 13 years ago.
  10. Vattep

    The Old Era

    Oh yeah I remember that. What a shame actually. Instrumental would have been cool! Couldn't agree more ❤️ That's what I was also wondering 🤔 Are these re-releases remastered in any way? I think both Once and Dark Passion Play would benefit greatly from that and I might even consider buying them again myself. But if not I think I'll skip. On Decades those songs sounded heavenly!
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    The Old Era

    I was wondering the same about MiHK but Once and Dark Passion Play are their two biggest selling albums so I guess that's what makes them big. And I actually personally prefer DPP to Once for the reasons I already stated in the confessions topic so it being re-released makes me quite happy. Wasn't Once already re-released a couple of years ago for it's 10th anniversary? It being included here feels the most unnecessary out of these three to me 🤔
  12. Vattep

    Tarja Turunen pt. III

    Agreed! Lady Gaga is a great artist and a musical chameleon. It seems she can handle any genre she wants to. We've already seen her do pop, edm, jazz, country, metal... A collaboration with Tarja would be really interesting for sure 😄
  13. Vattep

    Nightwish Confessions

    Well... Not really no. Like many of us I also think some of the lyrics on that album are a bit cringeworthy but at the same time I like to think that they actually represent Tuomas' genuine feelings at the time. Elvenpath for example also has some goofy lyrics but it's a great song nonetheless. Speaking of sound I really like how Dark Passion Play sounds. Compressed yes but I really like all the intrumentations and orchestrations there. My thoughts exactly.
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    Nightwish Confessions

    I don't know if this is an unpopular opinion or not but Once is slowly becoming maybe my least favourite Nightwish album I already knew many older fans don't hold it in a very high standard compared to earlier albums but I haven't heard anyone say it is their worst. It somehow sounds their most generic album to me and not very Nightwish-y. I used to love it but after actually carefully listening to all their albums again and again I feel that every album all the way from Angels Fall First to Endless Forms Most Beautiful have this unique Nightwish sound and feel to them but on Once I feel they were kind of lost. It definitely has its highlights like Dark Chest of Wonders, Planet Hell, The Siren and Higher Than Hope (for me at least) but even they can't quite save the album for me. Why didn't I mention Ghost Love Score, it's such a beloved classic? I never actually got into Ghost Love Score in its studio version. It was Floor's live rendition that brought the song to life for me. Tarja's voice just didn't have the same impact on me on the album and I just didn't get the song back then so to say. Creek Mary's Blood was really powerful and as a composition it still is but the whole John Two-Hawks issue just ruined it for me unfortunately. Once is often compared to Dark Passion Play and I can see why. But for me Dark Passion Play is a lot more interesting. Even if it also has its fillers I feel it offers more variety and highlights than its predecessor. Some people don't like Anette's singing on DPP but Tarja clearly was at her weakest on Once. Those contemporary vocals are really not her cup of tea. She simply sounds boring on Once (just like Floor sounds a bit underused on EFMB). Even when it comes to bonus tracks DPP beats Once. Live To Tell The Tale and White Night Fantasy are easily some of the weakest tracks recorded by Nightwish ever whereas While Your Lips Are Still Red and Escapist are some of their best. People usually say that AFF is NW's weakest album being just like an extended demo but I actually find it's sincerety really heartwarming and authentic. Once just feels cold. It's not a bad album by any means but to me it just doesn't have the same magic as the others. I didn't always feel like this and my opinion might change again after a while but this is how I currently feel for some reason.
  15. Vattep

    Decades World Tour 2018

    I'm very familiar with RHCP thank you Everyone has their own taste but Nightwish is Nightwish and not RHCP or any other rock or metal band for that matter. They're doing their own thing and it seems that they enjoy doing what they do and the way they do it today and it shows. I think everyone who has seen any of their recent live shows can agree that they look a lot happier nowadays. I completely agree