Werewolf

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  • Gender:
    Male
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    Oregon

About You

  • Favourite Food
    burgers of the vegan variety
  • Favourite Animal
    wolves and huskies
  • Favourite Beverage
    BEEEEEER
  • Favourite Colour
    purple
  • Favourite Place
    Yellowstone National Park
  • Countries Visited
    England, France, Holland, Germany
  • Do You Drink Alcohol
    Yep
  • Do You Smoke
    Nope
  • Do You Collect Anything
    CDs and vinyl
  • Do You Have Pets
    two dogs, two cats, and a rat!
  • Do You Play An Instrument
    learning guitar

Nightwish

  • How Did You Discover Nightwish
    looking up info on the movie "Wishmaster" led me to them, which is kinda weird, but yeah
  • How Many Times Seen Live?
    Once, so far. House of Blues, Orlando. May 8th 2015.
  • Most Memorable NW Memory
    hearing them for the first time!
  • Most Prized Nightwish Item
    at the moment it's Showtime, Storytime
  • Best Live Song
    Ghost Love Score, with Floor Jansen on vox!
  • Favourite Album
    Oceanborn
  • Favourite Song
    Gethsemane
  • Favourite Album/Single Artwork
    Oceanborn
  • Favourite Music Video
    The Islander
  • Favourite DVD
    Showtime, Storytime
  • Least Favourite Album
    Angels Fall First
  • Least Favourite Song
    Bare Grace Misery, Nymphomaniac Fantasia, Carpenter

General Music

  • Favourite Music Video
    Buddy Holly by Weezer, strangely enough...
  • Favourite Drummer
    Inferno from Behemoth
  • Favourite Singer
    too difficult to decide!
  • Favourite Guitarist
    also too difficult...
  • Favourite Bassist
    gah, too difficult AGAIN.
  • Favourite Pianist/Keyboard Player
    Tuomas Holopainen of course
  • Favourite Non NW Song?
    1000 More Fools by Bad Religion
  • Best Concert Attended
    Now a tie between Nightwish/Sabaton/Delain and Kamelot/DragonForce!
  • Favourite Non NW Album?
    Suffer by Bad Religion
  • Favourite Band/Artist?
    Bad Religion
  • Musical Dislikes (Songs, Bands etc)
    most top 40 pop (I don't dislike it all though), alt country and pop country.

Entertainment

  • Favourite Director(s)
    Quentin Tarantino
  • Favourite Movie(s)
    Kill Bill 1 & 2, O Brother Where Art Thou, A Nightmare on Ellm Street, Psycho, Sinister, entire LOTR series
  • Favourite TV Show(s)/Series
    Doctor Who, South Park, Bob's Burgers, Stormchasers, Futurama, Phineas and Ferb
  • Favourite Movie Soundtrack
    Lord of the Rings, American Hardcore
  • Favourite Author
    Clive Barker, Terry Pratchett, Tad Williams, JRR Tolkein, Stephen King, Douglas Adams
  • Favourite Book(s)
    The Hellbount Heart, the Otherland series
  • Favourite Comic Book/Anime
    Fullmetal Alchemist (generic choice but there you go!)

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  1. Werewolf

    Amorphis

    I do find it kind of funny that here in the US, "Queen of Time" got a higher chart position (72). Still not particularly high and I'm assuming it dropped off the very next week, but good for a European metal band at least!
  2. Werewolf

    Your Recent Musical Discoveries

    I'm a fan of Thrice both old and new, but I was also listening to a lot of punk and hardcore in high school. Perhaps it's nostalgia that makes me enjoy those first 3 albums. Their new single is pretty good, I've gotta say - then again, I've enjoyed every Thrice album (and I've been into them since "The Artist in the Ambulance" was brand spankin' new). I suggest listening to "Vheissu" and everything after, as that's when they started to ditch the post-hardcore sound. I also saw Fleshgod Apocalypse open for Epica once, they were incredibly good. I discovered a band called Elvellon recently. Not the most original stuff out there, but they do a very good job at making straight forward symphonic power metal that (of course) reminds me of Nightwish. Has the same appeal as the recent Xandria albums - not exactly innovative, excruciatingly obvious where their influence comes from, but well done for what it is. Very atmospheric death metal that distinctly reminds me of Immolation and Incantation. I don't get why this band seems so underrated, they're incredibly good at what they do. I'd like them to at least get to the same level as...well, the two bands I said they remind me of, in terms of popularity.
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    Your Latest Music Related Hauls

    Epica - Epica vs. Attack on Titan (preorder) The Gathering - Nighttime Birds The Gathering - Mandylion Brocas Helm - Defenders of the Crown
  4. Werewolf

    Epica

    I really don't get why some people say Epica have never evolved..? I think there's a clear difference between "The Phantom Agony" and "Design Your Universe", for example.
  5. Werewolf

    Kamelot

    Clearly Mark Vanderbillt was truly (objectively and scientifically) the band's best singer...
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    Your Latest Music Related Hauls

    Ghost - Prequelle Theocracy - Mirror of Souls
  7. Werewolf

    Moonspell

    Nice! Looks like its gonna be pretty awesome.
  8. Werewolf

    Ghost

    Well, it's official - I'm in love with "Prequelle"! I actually think I might like it better than the last 2 albums, though my favorite remains "Opus Eponymous" (I like every album though). "Faith" and "Pro Memoria" are currently my favorites - the former is just a great heavy metal song, and I love the theatricality of the latter.
  9. Werewolf

    Kamelot

    My opinion of "Poetry for the Poisoned" has gone up and down and up and down. When it had come out, I absolutely loved it and listened to it constantly. Maybe that's because - like Gargoyles_path - I got into them with "Ghost Opera", so it was the first Kamelot album I'd followed the making of and was excited for. It was one of the first pre-orders I'd made, even. I eventually got sick of it for a little while, though I never truly disliked it. Now I love it again, with the exception of the boring "My Train of Thoughts". While it's not quite as smoothly melodic as the previous albums, I do enjoy the darker sound. Also, "The Proud and the Broken" is indeed a pretty good song - the "I am you, you are me" bit makes me want to play one of the "Persona" games. My opinion on "Haven" is this: It's not radically different from "Silverthorn" stylistically, but the songwriting itself is stronger. Parts of "Silverthorn" sounded noticeably clunky (the way Elize's voice just...suddenly cuts off near the end of "Sacrimony" for example - "SING FOR MEEEEEEEEEEEE, OOOH OH OOOO-"), even though I personally enjoy most of it. The songs on "Haven" had a generally smoother flow to them and it sounded like they worked out some of the kinks from "Silverthorn". I can easily see why someone would prefer it (I prefer it in fact).
  10. Werewolf

    Seventh Wonder

    Well, I've listened to this 7:20-long song like 3 times in a row now. This is really good! Very excited for their new album.
  11. Werewolf

    Amorphis

    I listened to "Queen of Time" twice yesterday and I'm doing it again right now. This is already an AOTY contender for me and may at this point be my favorite album of 2018 so far. Obviously, it's far too early to say "YUP, ALBUM OF THE YEAR!", but it's just so incredibly good! I loved "Under the Red Cloud", this one's even better. I'd say my favorite songs on here are "Daughters of Hate", "Message in the Amber" and "Heart of the Giant". I've seen a few people comparing this new album to Orphaned Land, which isn't too far off actually - in fact, it kind of makes me like the album even more! It's interesting that the new At the Gates album - which also came out yesterday - is 45 minutes and feels too long, but this one's 75 minutes and I want more of it.
  12. Werewolf

    Epica

    Awesome! I like how since "The Holographic Principle", there's been one Epica release each year.
  13. Werewolf

    Dimmu Borgir

    Okay, so the first time I listened to "Eonian", I honestly didn't like it all that much. It kind of came off as light weight, but I think that's because of just how over the top orchestral "Abrahadabra" was while this one's a bit more stripped down and band oriented (like EFMB I guess?). It's grown on me significantly, and the only song I'm still having trouble with is "Interdimensional Summit" - I feel like I should enjoy it, since it has an almost extreme power metal vibe to it and I love power metal (I'm on the Nightwish forum for god's sake! :P) but it just bores me to tears. My favorite is definitely, without a doubt, "I Am Sovereign". Those choirs, those eastern melodies, Shagrath's voice... it's all fantastic!
  14. Werewolf

    Kamelot

    While I enjoy the last 3 Kamelot albums, I'd like it if they'd let Tommy bring in some Seventh Wonderisms if that makes any sense. Roy brought a few elements of Conception with him to Kamelot for "The Fourth Legacy", which is when he started writing with the band (the song "Lunar Sanctum" is the most obvious example). I feel like it'd be interesting to hear a mix of classic Kamelot and SW, and I'd certainly love it if Tommy's voice was used to its full potential in their music.
  15. Werewolf

    Your Latest Music Related Hauls

    Tristania - Widow's Weeds Moonspell - Irreligious A very gothy purchase, I must say.