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

    Ask Tuomas [OPEN]

    HI, Tuomas!! All-time top 5 soundtracks? And all-time top 5 Zimmer soundtracks? Have you watched Zimmer's live DVD? What did you think about it? And finally, let's be honest, you've been playing with NW for over 20 years. How many do we have left?
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    Ask Troy [OPEN]

    Hi, Troy!! Do you have any funny anecdotes from the tour?
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    Ask Marco [OPEN]

    Hi, Marco, hope you're alright!! I know you like scienc fiction, which are your favorite films? What's your opinnion on the new Star Wars films? Have you playde any videogames recently? Which ones?
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    Ask Kai [OPEN]

    Hello, Kai!! 1.Could you recommend me some music to listen to? 2. Do you play any videogames? 3. If yu could cover any song , which one would it be?
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    Ask Floor [OPEN]

    Hi, Floor!! Hope you're alright! 1.If you were to describe Floor Jansen to another person, how would you describe her? 2. What was the latest album you've bought/heard? 3. Since she's a fellow Mexican, do you know Marcela Bovio? How's your relationship with her? I hope you're having a blast! Thanks for answering the questions!
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    Ask Emppu [OPEN]

    You're the only one who hasn't aged a day. What's your secret? Are you really an elf?
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    Decades World Tour 2018

    Huh? where did they confirm that? And hopefully it's Mexico
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    Epica

    My point is exactly the opposite. Their sound has been consistent, and of course you can say "This song is from this album" as much as any other Slayer fan can tell you exactly that, because you know the band and have heard their albums. You can say perhaps that X album is heavier or faster than Y, but in the end their sound remains consistent: A band with female vocals/orchestral arrangements and growls. That's how they started and that's how they sound. I just wish they'd experiment more. But again, it's just me who likes bands that album after album add new things to their sound or music. Or can you say, for example that Epica did a Gospel song, a jazzy song, a folk song? No. Epica never did that, whereas NW has done so. That's my point. Their sound remains basically the same as how they started. Perhaps they lean a bit towards the more power metal side these days, but if you play an Epica album you know what to expect. And that shouldn't be. At least for me.
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    Epica

    While I do enjoy Epica, I see his point. They have had a consistent sound throughout their career and have not changed much. What they have done are only slight variations upon that sound, and while it may be good, I've never seen them as a risky band. They've played it safe. They're not like Nightwish, Therion or Opeth, who have changed so much they're almost unrecognizable from their first record. You can hear TPE and TSE and you will know it's the same band. Hell, even Within Temptation has changed more. That has always been my main complain with Epica. They lack experimentation. How awesome would it be if, I don't know, Mark sang and Simone growled? Or a song with more jazzy tempos? But they're stuck in the same sound and well, if it works for them, it's alright, I guess.
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    Amorphis

    The new album is pretty good! I loved all the orchestral arrangements and the band seem to be in top of their game. So far album of the year for me. By the way. does anyone have the info for which orchestra they used? I don't have the booklet at hand, listened to the album on Spotify....
  11. Seriously? I mean, its obvious. If you are still expecting a new WM or a new OB, you've got the wrong band. It's been almost 18 years, it's clear he's not the same. They're a completely different band nowadays.
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    Anette Olzon

    @Magnus I don't think The Dark Element is power metal. I don't hear power metal ANYWHERE in the album. I think TDE is closer to bands like Amaranthe or Delain than it is to Sonata Arctica or Stratovarius. It is pop disguised as metal. And not that there's nothing wrong with it, we're in the NW forum, after all. But while NW has two or three songs like that on each album, TDE is THE WHOLE ALBUM like that. Ergo why I think (and I stand firm on my judgment) that it is monotonous as hell. I don't think Anette struck gold, neither do I think it's one of the best bands in the genre (Delain's latest album is way better, for example). Perhaps it's me and my tastes, I like albums where each songs is different from the previous one, but I really tried giving TDE a chance and everytime I did so, ended up feeling I had heard each song previously on another place. And while they have just given two shows, They also proved why Anette is just a studio singer. Yes, she may be out of practice, but then again, she never did practice.
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    Decades World Tour 2018

    Was that an "Oh, Lord, they sound so good" or an "Oh Lord, they suck nowadays"? With you I don't even know!
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    Anette Olzon

    Look at all that crowd. Man, a street football match in my neighborhood gathers more people....
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    Kamelot

    You guys are all wrong. Best Kamelot singer is Fabio.