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  1. icebreaker

    2020/2021 Tour Setlist

    Beauty of the Beast would be great. I too wonder why they've played it so litte.
  2. icebreaker

    2020/2021 Tour Setlist

    It's a bit difficult to speculate on the set list without the new album, but if the next album indeed deals with astronomy/sci-fi/social issues as speculated, it would be nice for the set-list to be built around that as a coherent theme. Meaning Weak Fantasy instead of Elan from EFMB or The Kinslayer instead of Elvenpath, for example. Planet Hell feels like a must . Big singles such as Nemo or WIHAA fit too. Otherwise I assume that they need to drop either TGSOE or Ghost Love Score just to make enough space for the new songs.
  3. icebreaker

    Reaction videos (to music)

    Actually I only really became a fan a couple of years ago when I discovered them on YouTube with Floor. Been reading up a lot on the band history like their book, interviews and on here though, I guess I'm kind of obsessive that way . To bad the previous version of this forum is not accessible anymore. Would have loved to read some of the old threads. I do also try to be fair to all the NW singers even though Floor was the one who brought me into the fandom.
  4. icebreaker

    Reaction videos (to music)

    One of the nice effects of this reaction video trend is to see Floor get so much appreciation for her skills as a vocalist! I'm really happy about that, though unfortunately there are also some fans which take it too far and mass downvote any video which is critical of her. Marco also seems to get some secondary benefits, since some reviewers also then check out Tarot, which they otherwise would never do. Better late than never, I guess . Anette is the one that seems to fall by the wayside the most. Which is unfortunate, because I do consider her studio work on Imaginaerum to be some of the strongest stuff Nightwish has done.
  5. icebreaker

    Reaction videos (to music)

    Many of them are first time listeners, but some also react to songs/bands they already know, there doesn't seem to be a hard rule that it needs to be for the first time.
  6. icebreaker

    Reaction videos (to music)

    I also like x666xIronMaiden and The Stormchild, who is a NW fan since a long time and does a nice mixture of Tarja, Anette and Floor and their more obscure stuff and not just the songs that everyone is doing like Ghost Love Score, Phantom of the Opera or TPATP.
  7. icebreaker

    The Floor thread

    What an awesome article! I really like her take on gender issues.
  8. icebreaker

    Reaction videos (to music)

    I quite enjoy watching some reaction videos as entertainment, and it is great free publicity for the band, especially in the US, where Nightwish is not so well known. But yeah, there is a lot of bad stuff out there. Agree that anything that starts with "vocal coach reacts" should be taken with a hefty dose of salt. From what I've seen they mostly like to throw technical terms around because they know that the majority of viewers is not going to check up on that but don't bother to do the most basic of research themselves, like the one you mentioned who also thought he was reacting to Tarja while reviewing a Floor video. They also always seem to be hawking their books and their skype singing lessons every few minutes.
  9. icebreaker

    The Upcoming Nightwish Album

    Well, Dark Mirror also has some episodes that are straight up Sci-Fi like the Star Trek episode, so the fantastical elements might come back stronger on this album, though arguably they never completely went away in the first place. EFMB also has a song like Edema Ruh, after all. The real-world issues are also not that new, just thinking of the Kinslayer, which is about the Colombine school shooting. Indeed, that is one of the things I like most about Nightwish, the breadth of the topics they cover, from the fantastical and mythological, to the Tuomas is horny, angry and depressed phase, to the tour of imagination and evolutionary biology. Too many metal bands imo seem to be content to stick to their niche, once they've found it and don't want to take risks doing something new (looking at you, Powerwolf or Hammerfall).
  10. icebreaker

    The Upcoming Nightwish Album

    Black Mirror has some really dark and disturbing episodes. If the new album is based on the show it should be significantly darker than EFMB. Personally, I think that will be a really nice change-up after the life-affirming positivity of EFMB, though I do also appreciate their happier stuff. I also assume that Tuomas will stick to his traditional way of writing lyrics very poetically so that it won't be too on the nose about real-world issues.
  11. icebreaker

    Within Temptation II

    Well, we know he‘s terrible at Uno.
  12. icebreaker

    The Marco thread

    I haven't listened to the tracks side by side but is this not the acoustic version of an old Tarot song? I think its Stigmata (I feel for you)? Love both his voice and acoustic guitar playing on that track.
  13. I admit that I find quite a few early Nightwish songs quite incomprehensible, even after reading the lyrics, like Wishmaster. I think that is one of the reasons why I have struggled to really get into early Nightwish, as can be seen on my list. I don't need to understand every word but I do want to get what the song is about. The one that annoys me most and that I always skip is Elvenpath though. There is having an accent and then there is "mighty swerds", which is just plain wrong. I don't get why nobody in the studio pointed that out to Tarja. At least Tuomas speaks decent English and should have noticed.
  14. icebreaker

    Nightwish Off Topic

    Yeah, the more I look at the posts, the less I think it has to do with Nightwish, apart from the one Toni posts, which just confirms that they are planning a tour for 2020, which we already knew.
  15. icebreaker

    Nightwish Off Topic

    "You took the long road, but we'll be waiting" *sing* Perhaps @Symphoniker is on to something. They did want to make a decision with regards to the drummer position this spring. And so they should, Kai has been on an album and two World tours with them, its time to either make him a permanent member or bring Jukka back. Not sure if that would be a surprise though?