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About Magnus

  • Birthday 06/08/1987

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General Music

  • Favourite Composer?
    Nobuo Uematsu / Yoko Shimomura / Joe Hisaishi


  • Favourite Director(s)
    Hayao Miyazaki
  • Favourite TV Show(s)/Series
    Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries
  • Favourite Movie Soundtrack
    Princess Mononoke
  • Favourite Comic Book/Anime
    Jojo's Bizarre Adventure


  • Best Live Song
    Ghost Love Score
  • Favourite Album
    Century Child
  • Favourite Song
    The Greatest Show on Earth
  • Favourite Album/Single Artwork
  • Favourite Music Video
    The Islander
  • Favourite DVD
    Vehicle of Spirit
  • Least Favourite Album
    Angels Fall First
  • Least Favourite Song
    The Carpenter

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  1. Magnus

    Decades World Tour 2018

    It's cool to see as a guest performance, but I actually prefer Marco. Floor sounds lovely in the clips from this show. The operatic parts sound better than ever.
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    The Tuomas thread

    Great news! Hopefully it will include most songs performed on this tour, one way or another. On a different note, I'd love to see a new album by For My Pain... but I feel that ship sailed a long time ago. Fallen is still one of my favourite Gothic Metal albums ever.
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    Decades World Tour 2018

    I don't think either of them should be performed during this tour, but next time around I'd love to see them bring back Taikatalvi, Ghost River and Song of Myself.
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    Within Temptation

    So they're going to tour without a new album release?!
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    The Old Era

    Yeah, looking back you can see how the friendship between Tarja and the rest of the band deteriorated over the years. They were clearly just colleagues during their final couple of years together. I'm glad all parties involves are in a much happier place these days.
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    The Floor thread

    She didn't wear it at Copenhell either. She still wears ear rings, no? Maybe she just wanted some change and felt like it was time to drop it. What matters most is how she feels about it herself, of course. But I agree, I've never been been a fan of nose piercings myself. Or any other kinds of body piercings apart from the ears.
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    Contacting the Mods

    Sorry, I thought I did but I must have dreamt it or something. Been using it for a week or so now though! It looks great! Thank you
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    10 Years ago ... Dark Passion Play!

    I've got that promo CD, with the watermarks. The dynamic range is even worse compared to the final release.
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    First of all, welcome to the forum! I would argue that Nightwish abandoned their Stratovarius tinged power metal roots with Century Child, an album which laid the foundation not only for all of their future albums but also came to serve as the blueprint for every other female fronted symphonic metal band out there. Epica's first couple of albums definitely belong in this category. That's not to say they're completely without original ideas, of course. There's obviously elements from early After Forever in there as well. But for every band like Epica who at least had something new to add to the formula, there were a ton of copycat bands. And I think even Simone admitted to trying to copy Tarja at first (she said in an interview that she tried to sound like someone else... and I think we can all read between the lines here).
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    10 Years ago ... Dark Passion Play!

    Swedish eBay. Also got the Once DVD-A
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    10 Years ago ... Dark Passion Play!

    Good on Mika for improving then! I'm actually impressed. I'd love to see the entire back catalogue remastered like Decades! It would greatly benefit from it. Dark Passion Play in particular. I have that DVD-A release actually!
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    10 Years ago ... Dark Passion Play!

    Probably to make the album version sound less busy. I think most tracks have more orchestra in the instrumental versions, even if it's harder to notice in some of them. The album is brickwalled to infinity. I feel like they had no idea how to mix so many layers and make it sound good at the time. The Decades remasters really make me long for a remaster of the full album by the same people.
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    Anette Olzon

    It just hit me that the chorus of My Sweet Misery is basically the chorus of I Have a Right, except in a much higher key.
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    Eivør Pálsdóttir

    She's great. Been a fan since she the release of Slør Still listen to that album regularly. I'd describe her as a mixture of Björk and Goldfrapp.
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    They're far more progressive now, and the quality of the songwriting as gone up significantly.