Lena

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  1. Lena

    Anette Olzon (2º part)

    I agree with @everdreamer1990 It sounds so... awkward. "There are songs that aren't shouldn't meant to be sung, and I guess this is one" At least they are self-aware.
  2. Lena

    Decades World Tour 2018

    Yaay, finally! That cover is so ugly tho.
  3. Lena

    Epica

    That sucks, especially because Serenade is one of the best songs on the album. @Mainshowyou're in for a treat.
  4. Lena

    The Upcoming Nightwish Album

    ^ditto I pretty much always skip the speaking parts, with an eye roll too.
  5. Lena

    Within Temptation II

    <bitterness> Yaay, a Germany & some of its neighbouring countries tour! Exactly what I wanted. </bitterness> Doesn't seem that expensive to me, since they're co-headlining. Anyway, hope you have an amazing time guys!
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    Within Temptation II

    So this was posted on Instagram by both Evanescence and WT: What do you guys think? Aah exciting times.
  7. Lena

    Tarja Turunen pt. III

    @NeoGeorg They've 100% changed it. Yes it had full-blown drums, not that heartbeat-like drum, and the strings and orchestra were definitely not so prominent... if they were there at all. This version is a bit bland imo.
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    Tarja Turunen pt. III

    I'm so glad to see that the singles were actually three of the four songs in the album that are not my cup of tea. Dead Promises: Generic with whatever lyrics. I actually prefer the version without Bjorn. The "I've seen the walls..." bit still grates on me. Goodbye Stranger: It "don't" do it for me. I don't like the vocals either of them has used, and at first I couldn't even tell who is who. Tears In Rain: I really like the lyrics and it's fun and catchy, but I still feel that the music & vocals clash with the lyrics. Railroads: My favourite out of the singles, but definitely not one of my faves in general. You and I: A cheesy, lovey-dovey ballad, but so sweet & lovely. The Golden Chamber: Beautiful and dreamlike, but it would've been nicer without any lyrics at all imo - she sounds kinda whiny and out of place. Spirits of the Sea: Love its dynamic, the drumming in the beginning, the guitar and her vocals. The only (super nitpicky) thing that bothers me a bit are the lyrics: "Felt grey and cold the moment you went away from me" and "Wait for me at the edge of the sky, promise me our love won't die", when we know that the song is about the ARA San Juan tragedy and Tarja didn't have a personal relationship with any of the people that were lost (right?). Anyway, a fascinating song nonetheless. Silent Masquerade: It's grand and impressive and their voices sound wonderful together. I like the Shakespeare lines, I think they go very well with its theatrical vibe. The only thing I don't like is the weird vocal exercises she does towards the middle. Serene: Now this should've been the first single. Very nice, solid lyrics, it's catchy but interesting at the same time. Shadow Play: A heartwarming nod to the past. Storytelling-ish lyrics, choir, orchestra and piano: <3 Great: Spirits of the Sea, Silent Masquerade, Serene, Shadow Play, You and I Very nice: The Golden Chamber Meh: Dead Promises, Tears In Rain, Goodbye Stranger, Railroads This. so. much! Resonance! But also balance and consistency... She can sound either too thin, almost shrilly, or on the other side of the spectrum: too deep and close to an almost whale-like sound. Even though I like her vocals -for the most part- in the album, I can also see them turning ugly SO quickly live. I hope I'm wrong, and that the songs won't get distorted big-time when she sings them live, but.
  9. Lena

    Anette Olzon (2º part)

    Meadows of Heaven sounds so good! Ballads truly bring out the best in her voice.
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    Tarja Turunen pt. III

    Oh, that's awful! And it was so not worth it! Does the video even have anything to do with the song? Well, at least she learned a new skill. The song's alright, it's catchy, but I agree with @Sophia the tempo/vocals clash with the lyrics. Ugh, I really hope the rest of the album's going to be better than what we've heard so far.
  11. Lena

    Epica

    Simone's vocals seem more prominent to me too, I like it. I agree, the way she's swaying while staring into our souls and lip syncing is so awkward.
  12. Lena

    Epica

    I'd rank them like this: 1. The Quantum Enigma & The Holographic Principle 2. Design Your Universe 3. The Divine Conspiracy 4. The Phantom Agony 5. Requiem for the Indifferent 6. Consign to Oblivion I really like everything on both TQE and THP. I would actually say that I became an Epica fan when TQE came out. Before that I wasn't really keeping up with them - I discovered them around the same time I got into NW (2006) and listened to some of their songs occasionally (mainly their singles), but to me they were always that NW-like band that didn't get it quite as right as NW did. But, with TQE the timing was just perfect - NW hadn't released anything in a while, and I had grown tired of Hydra by then, so I listened to TQE from start to finish, to get my symphonic metal fix. I loved it so much, I started actually going through their entire discography and found loads of lovely overlooked gems.
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    Tarja Turunen pt. III

    Niiice! I'm so happy she's moved on from the "I'm not deed" and "I'm neeveer gone" stage. And the duet was so much better than last time!
  14. Lena

    Within Temptation II

    Yeah it's from 2017, but the professionally shot video of the performance was uploaded just a few days ago. @NighttimeBird Right? And her face when the dancers surround her and start dancing.
  15. Lena

    Within Temptation II

    Wonderful!