Lena

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    Anette Olzon (2º part)

    Did she just... headbang more in 6 minutes than she did in 6 years with NW? Well, she looks fantastic, but none of the new songs does it for me.
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    Decades: Live in Buenos Aires

    Am I the only one that's getting some very strong environmentalist vibes from this song? Especially from these lyrics: "Prophecy of becoming floods / Deep dark is His Majesty's kingdom / A portent of tomorrow's world / There shall the liquid (oil?) give Him power / The red-eyed unborn lord", "The spell to master this Earth carven on an infant's tomb", "From cradle to coffin shall my wickedness be your passion", "We shall come to set the dolphins free / We shall wash the darkened bloodred sea / Our songs will echo over the mountains and seas / The eternity will begin once again in peace" The Devil being of course the master capitalist and then Floor opposing him and being hopeful about the future. God, I'm reading too much into this and I highly doubt that Tuomas meant that, it's apparent in the remaining lyrics, but. Anyway, my point is, if the new album has anything to do with environmentalism, I think parts of DatDDO are very fitting metaphorically and it could easily be played during the next tour.
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    Songs You Are Currently Addicted To!

    @Somebody's Lass Omg, I was slightly weirded out up until the middle of the song and then I just grinned like a fool. It's great, and the video too. I'm currently addicted to this: I never thought I'd be grateful for Eurovision's existence, but I am, because that's how I came across Hatari. They quickly became one of my favourite bands and I honestly can't wait for their new album.
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    Decades: Live in Buenos Aires

    Yes that too, the audience was absent both visually and audibly. But I guess it won't be like that for the entire show.
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    Decades: Live in Buenos Aires

    It looks great and sounds nice! I don't know about the technical side, I can definitely see what you guys are saying, the instruments are very much "in the background", but it doesn't really bother me. I would've liked a few more audience shots, it kinda looks like they're on their own, but it might just be this song hopefully.
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    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.
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    Decades World Tour 2018

    Yaay, finally! That cover is so ugly tho.
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    Epica

    That sucks, especially because Serenade is one of the best songs on the album. @Mainshowyou're in for a treat.
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    The Upcoming Nightwish Album

    ^ditto I pretty much always skip the speaking parts, with an eye roll too.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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!
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    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.
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    Within Temptation II

    Wonderful!
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    Within Temptation II

    @Imagineer We honestly do. Aww, I really like these throwback videos, even though the ratio of Sharon talking to video-clip fragments is not ideal.
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    Within Temptation II

    I was expecting something like that for a while. It's great, but we need more dates. Preferably one of them in a country that starts with "Gr" and ends with "eece". Just saying.
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    Zodiac signs as NW songs

    @SerenaThese psycho/erotic vibes that are very Scorpio. Whoever Brings the Night is also kinda Scorpio. Yes, Ever Dream is very Cancer. Of course Ocean Soul is Pisces, we're talking about fish here.
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    Zodiac signs as NW songs

    TPatP IS Virgo yes. @MjöllnirVirgos can appear like they have it all together, but inside can be a mess, so the "two faces" can apply to them as well. I never cared much about astrology, but the last year or so I've been coming across some detailed posts about the elements and the signs' idiosyncrasies and when I apply them to me and the people I know, they are pretty much spot on, it's f-ing weird, but also fun. Natal charts are interesting to read, but horoscopes and predictions I still don't find accurate, they're either super vague or just wrong. About the post. Aries the fighter, agreed. Taurus' is perfect - connected to the earth, foodie, homebody. Gemini - I don't know, maybe The Riddler? Cancer - Our Decades in the Sun and I Want my Tears Back. Very emotional and family loving. Leo and Libra, yes, the larger than life signs. Virgo - yes PatO fits like a glove. Scaretale seems appropriate for Scorpio, I'd add Nymphomaniac Fantasia too. A bit dark and twisted. Sag, yes, also Last Ride of the Day. Capricorn lol, why? For Cap, and maybe Virgo too, I would put Slaying the Dreamer, Master Passion Greed and Romanticide. You know, putting all the work and being disappointed in others because they kinda suck or take advantage of them or try to tell them what to do. Aquarius - Planet Hell, The Kinslayer, Weak Fantasy, humanitarian but also full of existential dread. Pisces - Shudder Before the Beautiful & Know Why the Nightingale Sings. Dreamy & a bit weird.
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    Eurovision SC 2019

    That was awesome. Katerine wasn't as good as she was in the semi-final, but I agree that she still deserved better and definitely not Greece's worst position ever in an ESC final. Arcade was nice, but didn't blow my mind. My faves were: Iceland, Norway and Slovenia (Slovenia's stage presence was godawful tho). Poland and Portugal were very nice too and should've definitely qualified. I still don't understand how San Marino managed to qualify. I liked the way they announced the results this year, very unpredictable and made me snort a few times. It was interesting to see the difference between televoting and jury voting, seems that the juries are way more politically biased than the public.