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  1. icebreaker

    Jukka forced to take a break

    I can only agree with what everyone has written here. Thank you Jukka for your contributions to Nightwish! I am happy to hear that his health is improved and that he will continue his work for the band in the background.
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    Just saw some of the videos from this week-ends live show in Milton Keynes. Absolutely mind-blowing, the fans must have had an amazing blast. The Guardian gave it a five out of five star review:
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    The Upcoming Nightwish Album

    Tbf, Tuomas has been hard at work the last months on the new album, but it's exciting that things are really starting to move now. Hopefully we'll get a few snippets from summer camp like during the making of EFMB.
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    Tarja Turunen pt. III

    Pro-shot. Warning, the festival mix is atrocious.
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    The Marco thread

    Frankly, I was wondering if that thing was even producing sound, or if it is solely there to look cool 😆 I also saw Kiviä from that show on YouTube and his singing sounded very solid. Plus it's a really great song perfect for crowd interaction.
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    The Marco thread

    I wonder if that‘ll make an appearance at Nightwish live shows...
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    Tarja Turunen pt. III

    Perhaps I'm too German but I also had that thought and it does make me feel uncomfortable. I'll try to hold judgement until I hear/see the finished song/video, but still.
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    Decades World Tour 2018

    It's amazing what difference even a little bit of remastering does.
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    The Upcoming Nightwish Album

    Tastefully done electronic music doesn‘t need to be bad. But considering how little we know about the upcoming album we‘re just reading tea leaves at the moment anyways.
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    The Upcoming Nightwish Album

    I agree with @Symphoniker, Tuomas already moved on from the Angels Fall First/Oceanborn/Wishmaster sound even while Tarja was still in the band. Expecting a return to that kind of sound imo is setting yourself up for disappointment. Especially since Floor - while able to do the classical vocals satisfactorily - clearly is stronger in her contemporary singing. It's also clear that they're not going to ditch the orchestra. Tuomas has shown his capacity to evolve, and for me, that is one of the main reason why Nightwish was able to not just become, but also remain successfull. I, for one, suspect we might even get a new twist in the Nightwish music on the next album such as electronic sound, which would fit the Black Mirror theme.
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    Merel's leaving Delain. Shame, but looks to be an amicable split at least.
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    Tarja Turunen pt. III

    Whether Evanescence is bigger than Nightwish in Europe is not that important imo, they are definitely more well known than Tarja the solo artist and able to play big venues in Europe, despite their limited output the last couple of years. This is a good chance for Tarja to present her music to a bigger audience, especially since I assume that people that are fans of Evanescence might also be interested in the kind of music Tarja presents.
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    Within Temptation II

    @hunebedbouwerI also understood Magnus post as clearly directed towards anti-lgbt people, not at any posters here so I find it difficult to understand why you are going off on him like this out of the blue.
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    Nightwish and humor

    Never read the Youtube comments below Nightwish videos.
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    Nightwish Album Rankings 2019

    I've already posted my rankings in the German language section a couple of days ago, so here goes: 1. Imaginaerum: Just an overall great album. Cohesive while at the same time diverse. I enjoy listening to it from the first song to the last. The only thing I sometimes skip depending on my mood is the poem at the end of Song of Myself. 2. Century Child. Similar to Imaginaerum. Second place because I think that Forever Yours is one of the weaker Nightwish ballads and I am not a fan of the Phantom of the Opera in the album version, though it must have been great fun live. 3-4. Endless Forms Most Beautiful and Dark Passion Play. I'm grouping those two together, because for me they are like the two sides of a coin. EFMB is light and positive, where DPP is sad and angry. Both albums are enjoyable but also have some flaws and don't use their vocalists to their full potential. 5. Once. Some of the greatest NW hits, but I find the album as a whole somewhat thrown together. Also not a fan of Tarja's vocals on that one as opposed to Century Child. 6. Oceanborn. I appreciate it from an intellectual point of view, but struggle to emotianally connect to the songs. I don't like the combination of Tarja's classical vocals with the deep male vocals all that much. 7. Wishmaster. Eh, its kinda there, with the exception of The Kinslayer. Not ranked: Angels Fall First. It's the album I listen to least of all so I am not ranking it with the others, plus as the band has said themselves it is more of a demo.