Symphoniker

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About Symphoniker

  • Birthday 04/07/1988

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    ask me :)

Profile Information

  • Gender:
    Not Telling
  • Location:
    Illyria
  • Interests
    Literature, Music, Films, Videogames, art in general :)

About You

  • Favourite Food
    Italian, Mexican, japanese :)
  • Favourite Animal
    Dogs
  • Favourite Beverage
    Non Alcoholic: Pepsi Max & Dr. Pepper. Alcoholic: Red Wine and Beer
  • Favourite Colour
    Red
  • Favourite Place
    My room. My school. Yes, I love it.
  • Countries Visited
    None other than this one :(
  • Do You Drink Alcohol
    Yes
  • Do You Smoke
    No.
  • Do You Have a Motto
    Nothing Is Impossible!!
  • Do You Collect Anything
    CD's, I guess
  • Do You Have Pets
    A pair of cute turtles!!
  • Do You Play An Instrument
    Piano & keyboard
  • Phobias
    Spiders. Bees. Anything that can sting

Nightwish

  • How Did You Discover Nightwish
    Several years ago, a friend played Century Child for me
  • How Many Times Seen Live?
    3
  • Most Memorable NW Memory
    May 02 & 03 2008
  • Most Prized Nightwish Item
    A Wishmaster Vinyl signed by Tuomas.
  • Best Live Song
    Dead To The World. Works good with both singers.
  • Favourite Album
    Century Child
  • Favourite Song
    Ghost Love Score/Beauty of The Beast/While Your Lips Are Still Red
  • Favourite Album/Single Artwork
    End Of An Era. I don't know, it just expresses so much about the concept of the album...
  • Favourite Music Video
    The Islander
  • Favourite DVD
    End Of An Era, of course
  • Least Favourite Album
    Wishmaster. When the ballads of your powermetal album are the best songs, you have a serious problem and should reconsider changing musical direction. Luckily, Tuomas did.
  • Least Favourite Song
    Should be Crownless. Or Bare grace Misery. They do nothing for me.

General Music

  • Favourite Music Video
    Freak on a leash, by Korn. Original through the ages.
  • Favourite Drummer
    Dave Lombardo/Brann Dailor/Alex Holzwarth/Jukka Nevalainen/Jörg Michael/Every Drummer Therion has had.
  • Favourite Singer
    Bruce Dickinson/Every Therion singer/Fabio Lione/Phil Anselmo/Peter Steele/Floor Jansen/ Tarja & Anette/Vile Vallo
  • Favourite Bassist
    Marco Hietala/Cliff Burton/Patrice Guers/Steve Harris/Every Bassist Therion has had/Lauri Porra/Henkka Seppala/Rex Brown
  • Favourite Pianist/Keyboard Player
    Tuomas Holopainen/Jens Johansson/Janne Wirman/Joost Van der Broek/Alex Staropolli/Emerson Burton
  • Favourite Non NW Song?
    It depends. Changes through time.
  • Best Concert Attended
    Besides NW? Slayer June'11, Down November '11, Therion September '11, Iron Maiden '09
  • Favourite Non NW Album?
    Cowboys From Hell/ Lemuria & Sirius B/Dawn Of the New Athens/01001011/Master Of puppets/Reign in Blood/Power of The Dragonflame/Roadrunner United
  • Favourite Composer?
    Besides Tuomas?? humm...Ludwig Van Beethoven/Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart/Hans Zimmer/John Williams/Howard Shore/Arjen Lucassen/Christofer Johnsson
  • Favourite Band/Artist?
    Besides Nw? Therion/Opeth/Pantera/Mastodon/Iron Maiden/Rhapsody Of Fire/Trivium/Ayreon/Slayer
  • Musical Dislikes (Songs, Bands etc)
    Whoever is the big musical product at the time: Justin bieber, Jonas brothers and the such/Reggeaton

Entertainment

  • Favourite Actor/Actress
    Hugh Jackman/Nicole Kidman/Sir Ian mcKellen
  • Favourite Director(s)
    Nolan/Kubrick/Peter Jackson/Miyazaki/Aronofsky/Del Toro/Burton/Snyder
  • Favourite Movie(s)
    See directors. Add The Matrix and X-Men films to that
  • Favourite TV Show(s)/Series
    Friends/Trueblood/Seinfeld/South park/The Simpsons/House
  • Favourite Movie Soundtrack
    Lord of the Rings/Star Wars/Inception
  • Favourite Author
    William Shakespeare/S.T. Coleridge/Walt Witman/Hawthorne/Tennyson/TS Eliot/Joyce/Woolf/Tolkien/Alan Moore/ Frank Miller
  • Favourite Book(s)
    See authors. Add Harry Potter to that list.
  • Favourite Comic Book/Anime
    X-Men/Wolverine/Batman/ Dragon Ball/ Saint Seiya/Sailor Moon/Fullmetal Alchemist

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  1. Symphoniker

    Decades: Live in Buenos Aires

    Then listen to the album versions. I mean I'm not saying I want to have a Bootleg-quality live record in which you can hear better the guy selling beers than the band, but I do want to hear a crowd in a live album, I think part of the experience of watching a live recording is to feel like you're there.
  2. Symphoniker

    Decades: Live in Buenos Aires

    You're getting a live album with one of the wildests crowds in the world, comparing that to most European crowds who just stand there in silence, I think watching it will let you compare.
  3. Symphoniker

    Decades: Live in Buenos Aires

    It's a freaking live album and one that's actually worth having since most of the songs were rearranged and are not gonna be played live again. Jesus. They're already recording the new album as we speak. I swear people just like to complain.
  4. Symphoniker

    The Upcoming Nightwish Album

    I do think the orchestra is already recorded, they just were too quiet about it this time. I'm also thinking that the album recording went on too swiftly. I may be wrong, but perhaps a January/February window is open.
  5. Symphoniker

    Nightwish Off Topic

    No, it wasn't. They've already explained the change. First, the classical singing was never a fundamental part of Nightwish, it was more so an accident and the way Tarja sang. Since Century Child, they has been stepping outside from that. It was more so, something so related to Tarja, that the guys wanted to find something different. Why? Imagine you broke up with a redhead. Are you gonna search for another redhead? That would be wrong in so many levels. Exactly the same happened here. Not to mention that Tuonas' vision for the band since the beginning was with a voice more like Anette’s. So, they took the chance to find something different. If you ask me, I'm glad they did. It meant not being stuck with just one kind of voice and allowed them to experiment more, not to mention, they took a risk, and I always value when artists do that.
  6. Symphoniker

    The Floor thread

    Uhhh.. You can hear Tuomas sing in the original recording of Beauty and the Beast and in Astral Romance (Angels Fall First). He has said he'll never sing again, because he doesn't have the training. And he has stuck to his word.
  7. Symphoniker

    Anette Olzon (2º part)

    It basically is. I hate to write this, but she's no Tarja. No, really. Releasing a couple of albums every few years without a proper tour to support them, and just expecting people to buy them isn't exactly having a successful musical career
  8. Symphoniker

    Anette Olzon (2º part)

    Meh. My biggest complain about the previous album was that the only merit it has was having Anette, if it didn't, it would have been unnoticed since it sounds like 99% of the bands of the genre. Here we have the same problem. More of the same. Nothing really creative whatsoever.
  9. Symphoniker

    The Upcoming Nightwish Album

    Now, If only Tuomas, Emppu or Marco had some social networks to keep us updated when their instruments are recorded...
  10. Symphoniker

    The Upcoming Nightwish Album

    Last time they that about the songs, it ended being iRum, which, you know, has A FRICKIN ROLLERCOASTER for cover art. Yet, I don't know what you're referring to, Floor seems quite happy. Leave it to NW fans to find drama where there is none.
  11. Symphoniker

    The Upcoming Nightwish Album

    I don't think JUkka will return. I mean, for him to return, not only would he need to be rid of his problems (for which I've known that sometimes they are permanent), he would also require A LOT of practice. Imagine how much skill he has lost on this five years. He's not in the physical shape the band requires. Perhaps Kai will record the album, tour with them a bit while Jukka regains his skills. But I doubt it. Anyway, I don't mind, I'm a Kai fan.
  12. Symphoniker

    Nightwish Album Rankings 2019

    1. Century Child 2. Dark Passion Play 3. Imaginaerum 4. Once 5. Endless Forms Most Beautiful 6. Oceanborn 7. Angels Fall First 8. Wishmaster
  13. Symphoniker

    The Upcoming Nightwish Album

    Here we have a good example of what I was referring to. Basically , "I wanted them to do something and they did not do that, so their album is crap". First of all, we're not their bosses, so they owe us nothing. Second of all, if, since the begining you were setting up expectations, it was clear they were not going to fulffill those expectations and you would end up disappointed. And third, just because they did not do what you wanted them to do, that does not make the end result crap. EFMB is not my favorite NW album, but I do think it's objectively superior to WM, for example. You don't have to like every single thing the band releases, but not liking them because they did not do what you wanted them to do is quite entitled.
  14. Symphoniker

    The Upcoming Nightwish Album

    I think stuff like this really gets on my nerves. They've already done that. TWENTY YEARS ago. They clearly moved on from that sound. You said "orchestra for orchestra's sake is boring", but so is nostalgia for nostalgia's sake, in fact , I do think it's even worse. Becuase then, people start expecintg something they've already done, Serioulsy, want Oceanborn? Go and listen to Oceanborn!
  15. Symphoniker

    The Upcoming Nightwish Album

    Nightwish moved on from classical vocals since Century Child. That was almost 20 years ago. It's not part of "NW's DNA", it was an accident. A lucky one, but it was never the plan. Yeah, Floor can handle them, but again, she's always said it's not her specialty, so don't expect a song entirely like that. And, @Encaitar, how's that double standard going? "Orchestra hasn't always been part of NW, but classical vocals are"? I mean, they only recorded THREE albums without an orchestra, whereas they've already recorded FIVE albums without classical vocals as the focus. And what's wrong with "delicate" songs? If NW, especially Tuomas, exceeds at something is at writing very beautiful lyrics for balllads/softer songs. Elan has lifted my mood countless times since it was released. Anyway, as I've always said, I don't expect anything. I'm not their boss, so I don't have anything to ask them for. They'll release and write what they like. If I'm expectant of something I'll obviously end up disappointed, so I've learnt to sit back and try to enjoy what they offer regardless of any expectation.