Baki

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    Century Child
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    Away
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    Angels Fall First
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    Bless the Child

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  1. Baki

    The Floor thread

    I can already imagine tabloids writing how Floor and Troy have become couple, lol.
  2. Baki

    The Old Era

    In a way, they got their karma back for making a public mess of firing their singer via open letter. Just couple of years later, behold, their new singer caused them even bigger problems. On the other hand, I really feel for Anette's troubles with fans (if you can call those people fans at all), regardless of your skill or proficiency, you do not need to have teenage brats insulting you or your family on internet or in your face, it's not like she's a public official, she's just a singer singing for a fee, if you feel like it, pay the ticket and CD, if not, leave her the hell alone. But another thing irked me from that interview, about her being a natural talent and singing with all her passion, ergo that was sufficient to have a pro musical career. Sorry, but even if she were a technically most perfect performer, such attitude is BS, regardless of career. Should she instead of going to a nurse school, just rely on her natural talent for helping the sick and passion for healing? Would her patients trust her then? Would she trust her health to such "professionals"? In music it is not all about degrees or schools, of course, but it is easy to detect if your respective repertoire is too straining for you, and it is easy to devise strategies for rectifying that with someone who is trained to help you with that. On the third thing, it is funny how it is only singers that get that kind of scrutiny from fans, while instrumental musicians, also in NW, can mostly get away with whatever decrease in their skill (or hiding that decrease behind a wall of orchestra). And funniest of all, both times I saw them with Anette, she seemed the most into the show of all members.
  3. Baki

    Tarja Turunen pt. III

    Well, unfortunately, even her latest classical concerts have become somewhat sloppier than before, although not nearly as much as the rock performances. I remember last year's christmas videos, there were also some rather cringeworthy moments, in opposition to 2015 Ave Maria tour which I saw live, that was Tarja at her bestest, and guess what, at that tour she was almost solely singing purely classical pieces.
  4. Baki

    The Old Era

    Well, from a purely business side of things, it is purely the employer's fault if they hire a person unfit for the job, and cannot see through their incapabilities during the selection process.
  5. Baki

    Tarja Turunen pt. III

    Exactly. It's not like she's doing a full time classical music career, quite the opposite. It would make sense for her to invest a bit more effort and attention into singing styles that she actually uses most often.
  6. Baki

    Tarja Turunen pt. III

    Thank you for the videos, but.....nah, I give up, I guess she is now only a studio singer to me, if even that.... She should though consult Tarja from 2006 for a thing or two about live performances.
  7. Baki

    The Old Era

    If not for the fact that you wrote this on Nightwish forum, I might have even taken your tr00 metal warrior act seriously.
  8. Baki

    Within Temptation II

    But... why did you insist on being in the front row? I never do that at standing concerts, even when it is not crowded. The sound most often sucks, and frequently you do not even get a good view of the whole stage. I usually try to be just in front of the mixing table.
  9. Baki

    The Old Era

    You know you can always discuss non-NW related stuff, you know?
  10. Baki

    Decades World Tour 2018

    Speaking of new kids on the block, I noticed at this last concert that there were not that many teenagers actually. Majority of people I saw where in the late 20s and older. I guess they are the people who discovered the band ca. 10-15 years ago when they were in their teens. Quite a few people brought their young kids as well. It was kind of heartening to see these "old" fans now coming back to the band and bringing their off-spring there. It was weird, but at moments it felt almost as "adult contemporary" musical experience.
  11. Baki

    Decades World Tour 2018

    We are not the forum members you hire for your personal forum, speaking of feeling entitled. :p BTW, is Hartwall show supposed to be recorded as a substitute for Bogota?
  12. Baki

    Decades World Tour 2018

    @Eilenna I know how you feel (felt) regarding the detachment. In a way, judging by the frequency with which I listen to NW songs nowadays, nobody would expect me neither to go to their concerts (especially not abroad), nor to buy their releases, nor to write on their forum, yet I still do all those things. I guess it became a habit, a matter of routine in a way. But also, I figure it is a way for me to maintain a dialogue with my old self, from back when I truly was so much into their music. And my attitude to the band has pretty much evolved in a similar way as my attitude towards that my old self. A bit of detachment, a bit of embarrassment, a bit of disillusionment, a bit of maturing, a bit of just diverging and growing apart, but also a bit of continuity and old spirit. And they definitely hit a gold spot with Floor. Man, not only is her singing superb, but her whole performance, she is by far the most devoted to the actual music they play, not just of all three female singers, but of all members whatsoever. You can tell she really doses and adjusts her singing, moving, acting, facial gestures according to the mood of the respective song, and truly takes care of all these aspects. You rarely see it in the metal, rock, or pop scene. She's really a jewel.
  13. Baki

    The Old Era

    Haha, you could tell she was still pissed at all the walking to the festival ground, and had just had a fight with Tuomas about it.
  14. Baki

    Decades World Tour 2018

    OK, so I am back from Budapest, so here are some thoughts and impressions, in totally random order: -firstly, this is my first time seeing them since 2012, hence, first time with Floor and Kai; if not for that fact, I probably would not even bother going abroad to see their show, but since I loved Floor's voice since 2002 (same time I discovered NW), I had to hear her live finally -I mean, wth is wrong with people running shows at Budapest arena? there was only one entrance open, and the queue was LITERALLY winding all the way to inside of a metro station nearby. Seriously, people? Not to mention that you could not pay drinks at the bar with cash (which left me with some unnecessary forints in my wallet) and I did not see merch stand anywhere, although I wanted to buy the new book; -Beast in Black were fantastic! very tight playing, just like on album, very energetic performance overall'; I had no idea one of their members was Hungarian, it was a great treat when he spoke to audience in their language (not that I understood much of it though); -it's a shame that they switched EOAH for DCOW, and even greater shame that first two songs are DCOW and WIHAA; people, it is not Once promotional tour -another shame for not playing DSC; I mean, if the curfew is the problem, why not simply start 5 minutes earlier; this show lasted actually 1h 58 min, so I really wish they could have squeezed that one song, but oh well -as for playing and singing, I cannot add much to what dozens of people already testified here; Kai is a beast; I love Troy's contributions, but above all those non-pipey (meaning, his guitar, bouzouki andsinging parts) -audience was quite dead during the Carpenter, and believe it or not, Devil, haha; -Sacrament and partially Come Cover Me did not really satisfy me the way they are played now; don't know why, but also Floor did not fit those tunes at all; -I have to modify my stance towards stage screens that I expressed here, and that some of you might know as totally negative; I actually liked the idea of the band being immersed into the visualisation, and some songs actually had very fitting imagery or videos, but some were terribly cringey, cheap and just no-go. They should really either invest more money and creativity in their video screens, or think about ditching them at least for the part of the show; -and finally they are using camera screens showing band members in close-up; it is a must for arena shows, and they finally learned it! -what is it with people taping whole shows with phones, regardless of them blocking the view of people behind them?; I am a tall guy, but I had to warn like 5 people to put down their phones because I could not see anything; it was not that they took a snapshot or two, I did it as well, but they kept their hands up high with phone for 10 minutes!!!; I think venues should really either ban phone recording, or charge people who want to do that some crazy fee; -Dead Boy's Poem - god, I loved it on youtube, I died when hearing it live; the bestest version ever! it's been years actually since I properly listened to that song, so this time I paid attention to lyrics, and they hit me so hard for some personal reasons, and just, I felt again like a 15-year old stupid kid who just heard this band; -as said, I have been listening to NW for 16 years, and basically I started building my music taste with them, so this show and whole Decades concept was in a way my own going down the memory lane; for example, Elvenpath, the first song I heard by them, just felt detached; they looked so ridiculous singing about moon witch and 7 dwarves and sauna, I felt so silly listening to it and remembering how I used to get hooked to it 15 years ago; I realised how much I've changed in the meantime; and that mighty swerdz are gone for good did not help it at all; -I never cared much about Last Ride, to me it was always a mess of a song, with everything louder than everything; and totally unexpectedly, I somehow got into the lyrics and energy of the song, bringing me to a choke in my throat; I would never have expected this to happen with this song; -Elan is just magical; the world needs more songs and texts like these -In GLS floor completely messed up lyrics to the first stanza, but it was so cute; I finally got to hear "Floorgasm" (yuck) live, and she was flawless (floorless, lol); now that I've heard it, they can drop both GLS and Show from their setlist -Kinslayer has never sounded as sinister -the energy and happiness was there on stage, but somehow I wished they would converse with the audience a bit more; with all the screens and backing tapes and stuff, they need it even more in order to make their show look less like a circus and more like a coming together of old friends after 6 years; OK, I will write more when I remember more.
  15. Baki

    Decades World Tour 2018

    To quote one random Finnish dude, for "opportunism, love and cultural differences". :p