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  1. icebreaker

    The Marco thread

    There is what looks to be a very good translation by a user below the official Youtube video. Lyrics: I feel and hear your voice, it echoes to eternity. You were broken, but I'll remember longer. Though a man's might is broken, the dust fills the the vessel. Tonight as well I know you're singing me to sleep. My father's voice. I sing with it as well. My father's voice. Sing my son, you too. My father's voice. From the fathers ancient. My father's voice. I will remember it. And I know event if the gates of heaven were closed before you, here you were known as a man of justice. On my behalf, you can break down those gates just for fun... Your goodness can't be chained by the letters of law. My father's voice. I sing with it as well. My father's voice. Sing my son, you too. My father's voice. From the fathers ancient. My father's voice. I will remember it. Although they claimed our flesh is earth. It's the ashes of stars, burning through the ages. The life and blood to it. Fills the veins with song, with song. My father's voice. I sing with it as well. My father's voice. Sing my son, you too. My father's voice. From the fathers ancient. My father's voice. I will remember it. (x2) I must admit that the sentiment expressed in this song, especially in the chorus, is quite moving. Also, Floor has been absolutely lovely, promoting the hell out of this release on her social media. She is the best thing to happen to Nightwish, if they screw it up with her, I don't think I could forgive them... (I need to learn how to embed Facebook posts on here).
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    The Marco thread

    I need to listen to it a few more times but my first impression is that I really, really liked it! Isäni ääni was imo actually one of the weaker tracks. Overall it’s a very diverse, even experimental album, definitely more prog than heavy metal. I really enjoyed tracks 1, track 3 with the electronic influences, track 5, track 7 which has really great character and was probably my favorite, and track 8 right through to track 10, which with the strings sounds almost Nightwish-y. Overall, I think Marko can be really pleased with the results and I‘m definitely getting the English version when it comes out.
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    The Floor thread

    I'd also assume that as an official fan group, that the page will be about stuff related to her career, music, projects etc.
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    The Floor thread

    Me too. Excited for this.
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    Eurovision SC 2019

    Especially the second half of the show was very good, I enjoyed almost all songs! Congrats also to the Netherlands, deserved winners imo. The less said about the German entry the better.
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    The NW Songs Commentary

    Thanks, I've read back in the thread, very interesting analysis! As to Dark Passion Play, I do actually want to throw out the question to other commentators what they think "Amaranth" is about? Looking at the songs on the album, I find it relatively clear what - or who - most of them refer to (Poet and the Pendulum, Bye Bye Beautiful, Master Passion Greed, Eva, Sahara, The Islander), but I struggle with the interpretation of "Amaranth". I know that Amaranth is a kind of plant, but I doubt that Tuomas was refering solely to that, it must have a second meaning.
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    The Marco thread

    Well, the video is not Rammstein , but I guess it's ok for what I assume it cost to produce it. That drummer is totally chill by the way. The song is also growing more and more on me the more I listen to it. Looking forward to the rest of the album!
  8. Definitely agree with Beauty of the Beast. It's a great song and a shame that they've played it comparatively little live. Before the Decades Tour I would have been sceptical about The Pharaoh, but Devil turned out to be the surprise break-out hit, so it would be nice if they'd give a shot, even though it might mean extra practice sessions for Marko. I've developed a new appreciation for Floor and Marko playing characters, if you so will. Their chemistry is really good, especially if you consider that Marko is kind of handicapped by having to stand in one place while singing.
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    Tarja Turunen pt. III

    Now that is much more solid, lyrically, then the snippets she released before and Dead Promises. I also like that she chose a topic with a connection to Argentina! As to her career, I really respect that she did not give up on classical singing or the rock/metal singing and has managed to translate doing both into a decent solo career. It's clear after 14 years that this is what she wants to do and keep doing. That is not going to stop me critizing her metal/rock stuff though, if I don't like something, just like I've been critical of other bands such as Sabaton on here. This is a discussion forum, after all, and not Facebook where commentors only post Heart emojis. As long as the criticism doesn't turn personal, I do not see a problem with that.
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    The Marco thread

    Listened to it, starts off somewhat pedestrian but I really like the second half when it first goes powerful, then soft with only his voice and the piano and then ends strongly. As to his name: How about "The artist formerly known as Marco"?
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    Tarja Turunen pt. III

    Full version. Don't know, the more I listen to it, the less I actually like the song. It's boring, and I'm not convinced by Tarja's vocals here. The positive is that Alex sounds much more stable than on Planet Hell. Speaking of which, Planet Hell from the same show: Solid performance once again by Tarja, though I liked the first one more. Alex continues to suffer (how appropriate, considering the song). That first verse in particular made me cringe, it sounds like it's too high for his range. Also not sure if Tarja is doing herself a favour performing old NW songs like this, it highlights how - lacking - her solo material is in comparison, musically and lyrically. Just compare this to Dead Promises. Perhaps she should go back to the medleys, I thought that was actually a good way to incorporate NW into her shows without having it overshadow the rest of her stuff.
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    Tarja Turunen pt. III

    100 percent agree. She sings really well in that performance. If less jumping around helps her achieve that I hope she carries that forward to her other live performances.
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    Tarja Turunen pt. III

    Oh my, the poor guy was really struggling. I do wonder why they decided to do one which features quite a bit of Marco vocals? I guess Nemo or Over the Hills gets boring after a while but there are plenty of others they could have chosen.
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    The Floor thread

    I don't think they are supporters of warfare in itself. Some of their songs do come uncomfortably close to romanticizing it though, at least for me. Thinking especially about The Art of War album.
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    The Marco thread

    So shouldn't it be "The Marko Thread" now?