Lena

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  1. Lena

    Within Temptation II

    Well, either way that would be pretty stupid of him, even more so if he knew. It would be taking it too far. Also, who the hell would have wanted to see that?
  2. Lena

    Within Temptation II

    Yes, I know. That guy, though, probably doesn't.
  3. Lena

    Within Temptation II

    I mean... Sharon is dancing too in the videoclip, plus it's a very upbeat song, if I didn't know the meaning of the lyrics I would never have guessed that it's about loss, probably a break-up at most. That being said, I agree that it's disrespectful, and he definitely should have looked up the lyrics and their meaning before even thinking about posting a video of himself dancing stupidly & naked to it. The "resistance" bit sounds completely ridiculous dear Lord.
  4. Lena

    Within Temptation II

    So, dark Sharon and light Sharon meet again, except this time dark Sharon is pissed. At least she didn't start levitating for no apparent reason, again. It reminded me of Running up that hill, but yes it's also a much, much, much, MUCH better version of Ice Queen. They seem to love being in the outer space or somewhere really high up. I liked it she looks beautiful once again.
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    Within Temptation II

    I'm a bit underwhelmed. It's a very good album, probably on par with Hydra, but it didn't really thrill me. Hopefully I'll like it more the more I listen to it, but atm I'm not very pleased with it. I agree with those of you that said that it's not as musically diverse as their previous albums and that some of the songs kinda blend into each other. I also feel that the songwriting was rushed and not as thought out as I would've liked it to be - there're too many repetitive and generic lyrics. The Reckoning - I still like it, not as much as RyB, but definitely more than Firelight and In Vain. I do feel that I need to take a break from listening to it though. Endless War - One of my favourites. Love its dynamic, the orchestra/choir touches, the vocals and the lyrics. It's just a tiny bit too short (also does she pronounce miracle weirdly or is it me that does?). Raise Your Banner - Still love it. Makes me want to put on an armour and FIGHT. The fact that it's Sharon's fav makes me hopeful for the music they'll bring out in the future. Supernova - Quite nice, very energetic and catchy. The choir part feels a bit out of place, but I like it overall. Holy Ground - The bordeline rap vocals are cool and the chorus sounds gorgeous. However, I wish they'd worked more on the lyrics, they're so bad. I actually cringed everytime I heard those "ya's". In Vain - I've grown tired of it. Firelight - Still like its dark & haunting atmosphere, but as someone has already mentioned, I could do without the oh-oh-oh's. Mad World - Super generic lyrics as well. It does remind me of Sinead, but the latter is SO much better. Mercy Mirror - It started out beautifully and has some very touching lyrics, but I feel that they don't match the rest of the song's tempo/music, I think I'd prefer them in a ballad. Trophy Hunter - I like it a LOT, it could've been in The Unforgiving, but it doesn't reaaally pack a punch, there's something missing.
  6. Lena

    Within Temptation II

    ^Right, but like they died in them. It's a bit Game of Thrones-y
  7. Lena

    Within Temptation II

    She's so beautiful!! Still not feeling the artwork though and that coffin inspired photoshoot is a bit meh.
  8. Lena

    Within Temptation II

    Atm my ranking (from best to worst) would probably be: THoE - TU - Enter - TSF - ME - Hydra. I loove The Unforgiving, it has so many badass, upbeat songs that are perfect for working out, and all its ballads are amazing as well. From the snippets those that stick out to me are Endless War and Supernova. Aah, we're so close!
  9. Lena

    Within Temptation II

    I hope so!
  10. Lena

    Within Temptation II

    It has an extra verse with new lyrics in the beginning, the old one started with the refrain right away. I prefer the new one, the lyrics make more sense that way. The Spotify version, which is basically the new version + the memento mori part at the beginning as well, is my fav of the three. Why the hell did they bring out three different versions at once though
  11. Lena

    Tarja Turunen pt. III

    I'm with you guys. I just watched a Raskasta Joulua video and was kind of embarrassed for her. Hopefully she'll get back on track sometime soon. Omg she'll give a concert in Crete! How random is that!
  12. Lena

    Tarja Turunen pt. III

    Aaah you can see their expressions here and the orchestra members' smiles. She's so cute <3
  13. Lena

    Movie Recommendation Thread

    @Sophia It was definitely the movie of the year for me! I only knew like 5 or so of their songs, but when a song came up in the movie I got chills, and after watching it I just wanted to know everything about them and I watched so many of their interviews and concerts. Even though it wasn't completely accurate, it still was a great tribute to Queen and Freddie, I loved it.
  14. Lena

    Within Temptation II

    Yeah I've gotten used to it as well, but it's soo much worse than those two. Ahahahah, the video is hilariously awful. But why? Look at these gems:
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    Within Temptation II

    ^^Agreed, it still baffles me that she chose to wear that abysmal wig and for the cover too ffs. I'd much prefer that pic or maybe this one:
  16. Lena

    Tarja Turunen pt. III

    ^So cute! <3 I've loved every video of her Christmas concerts I've seen so far. So nice (but also super frustrating) to see that if she wants to she can still do an amazing job.
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    Within Temptation II

    Yaay, 12 Black X-Mas videos!
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    Within Temptation II

    Supernova was so cool! And I loved All I Need, The Promise and Ice Queen so far. But I think they should remove a couple of the shouty songs from the setlist, her voice sounds very strained during those (The Reckoning, In the Middle of the Night, Shot in the Dark, Faster etc.) Aaah so nice of them to stream a concert though!
  19. Lena

    Tarja Turunen pt. III

    Aaah! Tarja's vocals staying consistent throughout a live performance, I've missed that.
  20. Lena

    Within Temptation II

    Ugh, well, I actually think Sharon is prettier, but whatever. I'm just not into random peeps being the central figures in music videos. She could've taken Sharon's role, still noticeable, but more in the background.
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    Within Temptation II

    Loved it except: 1. Who's that random girl? She's gorgeous, but why not use Sharon? How cool would it be if Sharon did that ascension bit? 2.The enemies have those super cool weapons and they fight them by pushing them and grabbing their weapons? Only Jeroen actually fought. Yes the visuals and the vibe are awesome!
  22. Lena

    Within Temptation II

    I love the vibe, dark and atmospheric, kinda like Lana's moodier songs, and I really like both their voices, they compliment each other so well. I'm just not really feeling the lyrics. Νot my fav out of the three, but overall nice.
  23. Great interview!! Ooh, I'd have loved to see that concert and hear Johanna's cover of The Skye Boat Song! I don't really get his stance on music videos. Ok, it would be one amongst millions, but it still would be special for the fans. We have too much of everything these days, that doesn't take away from the loveliness of the great stuff. On the contrary, when you're constantly bombarded with crap, it makes you appreciate the good stuff even more. But since they haven't made an amazing video since The Islander, I'm ok with lyric videos... Epica's Universal Death Squad was great.
  24. Lena

    Within Temptation II

    I really like the cover, it's like an abstract Jeanne d'Arc. It's fitting for the whole concept and the song in particular, I much prefer it to the album cover anyway. As for the song, again, I loove it... especially her vocals - punchy and then high & sorrowful lovelovelove.
  25. Lena

    Within Temptation II

    Yeah, no one said "disliked", more like they liked the direction they headed in, but didn't feel like they got it perfect and didn't know where to go from there. You know, the crying incident made me appreciate her even more. It's further proof that she doesn't sing mechanically, but actually connects emotionally with whatever she's singing.