laputa

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About laputa

  • Birthday 10/06/1990

Profile Information

  • Gender:
    Male
  • Location:
    UK
  • Interests
    Music:
    1) Lacuna Coil/Fleetwood Mac
    2) Rush
    3) The Gathering
    4) Nightwish
    5) ABBA
    6) Toto
    7) Bruce Springsteen
    8) Jimmy Eat World
    9) The Juliana Theory
    10) Khoma

    Also:
    Muse
    Mineral
    Alicia Keys
    No Doubt
    Taking Back Sunday
    Love
    The Beatles
    The Beach Boys
    Fleet Foxes
    At The Drive-In
    Biffy Clyro
    Coldplay
    Idlewild
    REM
    Joe Hisaishi
    Miles Davis
    Third Eye Blind
    Within Temptation

    Films:
    DISNEY
    PIXAR
    GREAT MOVIES NOT BY DISNEY/PIXAR

About You

  • Favourite Food
    Indian; Italian: Wholesome English Food
  • Favourite Animal
    Cat
  • Favourite Beverage
    Guinness; good Red Wine;
  • Favourite Colour
    Red
  • Favourite Place
    Somewhere with Trees and NO People
  • Countries Visited
    Not Many
  • Do You Drink Alcohol
    Yes
  • Do You Smoke
    No
  • Do You Have a Motto
    Get Over It; I Wish I Could...;
  • Do You Collect Anything
    Music and Movies
  • Do You Have Pets
    Two Lovely Felines: Gilbert Cheese and Luna (my Woomie Wooma!)
  • Do You Play An Instrument
    Nope
  • Phobias
    Electricity and Spiders

Nightwish

  • How Did You Discover Nightwish
    Nemo...
  • How Many Times Seen Live?
    0
  • Most Memorable NW Memory
    Listening to DPP the First Time. WOW!!!
  • Most Prized Nightwish Item
    All of the Anette era...i adore everything about this period. the songwriting, the vocal chemistry, The Poet And The Pendulum...just wish we could have more!
  • Best Live Song
    Dunno Yet...
  • Favourite Album
    1) Dark Passion Play 2) Imaginaerum
  • Favourite Song
    The Poet and the Pendulum; Ghost Love Score
  • Favourite Album/Single Artwork
    DPP
  • Favourite Music Video
    Last of the Wilds
  • Least Favourite Album
    Angels Fall First
  • Least Favourite Song
    Nymph... Fantasia (horrrid lyrics!)

General Music

  • Favourite Music Video
    Swamped- Lacuna Coil. Cristina Scabbia is amazing...
  • Favourite Drummer
    Mick Fleetwood-Fleetwood Mac
  • Favourite Singer
    Cristina Scabbia- Lacuna Coil
  • Favourite Guitarist
    Steve Lukather- Toto
  • Favourite Bassist
    Marco Coti Zelati- Lacuna Coil
  • Favourite Pianist/Keyboard Player
    Tuomos Holopainen
  • Favourite Non NW Song?
    Jumper-Third Eye Blind; Our Truth-Lacuna Coil; August In Bethany-The Juliana Theory
  • Best Concert Attended
    Lacuna Coil- Norwich Waterfront 22/10/12. Amazing show, despite some technical difficulties.
  • Favourite Non NW Album?
    Karmacode-Lacuna Coil; Tusk-Fleetwood Mac
  • Favourite Composer?
    Igor Stravinsky (Rite Of Spring is TERRIFYING!!)
  • Favourite Band/Artist?
    Lacuna Coil
  • Musical Dislikes (Songs, Bands etc)
    To be honest, I even have time for manufactured pop if it's fun enough...but I really despise Ne-Yo, Usher and Chris Brown. Just bland, forgettable garbage.

Entertainment

  • Favourite Actor/Actress
    Tina Fey, Jude Law, Kate Winslet
  • Favourite Director(s)
    Hayao Miyazaki, Steven Spielberg, Baz Luhrmann
  • Favourite Movie(s)
    1) Schindler's List 2) The Lion King 3) Atonement 4) Hunchback Of Notre Dame (1996) 5) The Wedding Singer (how could you not?)
  • Favourite TV Show(s)/Series
    Heroes, Revenge, Friends, The Big Bang Theory, 30 Rock
  • Favourite Movie Soundtrack
    Disney's films from Little Mermaid through to Hunchback; Atonement; Laputa: Castle In The Sky; Spirited Away; Schindler's List; Disney's Fantasia;
  • Favourite Author
    Charles Dickens/Richard Yates
  • Favourite Book(s)
    Revolutionary Road (Richard Yates) / Never Let Me Go (Kazuo Ishugiro) / A Tale Of Two Cities (Charles Dickens)
  • Favourite Comic Book/Anime
    Kiki's Delivery Service; Ponyo; Laputa: Castle In The Sky

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  1. laputa

    Within Temptation II

    Endless Forms Most Beautiful is not only my favourite Nightwish album, but it's also my favourite album of the decade. I think it is a masterpiece, one that soundtracked every year since its release and has been consistently one of the most played albums in my collection. I cannot stand Pink Floyd. However, as a big rock and metal fan I rank it as highly as the best of Sabbath, Zeppelin, Rush, Maiden, Priest, Megadeth, Yes and The Beatles. I don't care what you think one bit. It's been a massive favourite for many Nightwish fans, and it's been delightful seeing the UK mainstream truly take note of Nightwish in a massive way since its release. I think think this is one of the greatest albums I have ever heard in my life and it cemented Nightwish in my top five favourite bands of all time. So decide for yourself what is great and don't enforce your opinion on others.
  2. laputa

    Within Temptation II

    EFMB is a masterpiece. Resist is a good album. It's not state of the art. It's a decent pop metal album that blandly follows the charts. I hear all sorts of rather vapid influences. Within Temptation do t well, but the album also has awful mixing. I struggle to make out some of the key elements here. The bombast of Raise Your Banner for example is dampened by a really horrid production that makes everything sound like it's playing in the next room. EFMB sounds like they are playing in front of me. Nothing about Resist makes me think Nightwish have anything to worry about. When they aim to write big hits, they do it a lot better and they actually get what they desire. I used to love Within Temptation but now I just like them. The songs are really strong on resist but the overall execution leaves a lot to be desired.
  3. laputa

    Songs You Are Currently Addicted To!

    Kings X are also one of my favourite bands!!!!!
  4. laputa

    Within Temptation II

    To be fair we have been waiting an abnormally long time...
  5. laputa

    Within Temptation II

    Use the Spoiler tag - Serena
  6. laputa

    Within Temptation II

    The album leaked. I love it!!!!!! I am going to buy the album, might go for vinyl and CD this time.
  7. laputa

    Within Temptation II

    What "shutdown"? Have I missed something?
  8. laputa

    After Forever

    Could you send me a link? Because I have been trying to find out more about these disputes! I must say, Mark not being able to read music hasn't damaged his career at all. I am listening to The Quantum Enigma now and it's mind blowing! Also I played Remagine and that was a glorious album. I will come back to Invisible Circles and Exordium soon.
  9. laputa

    Within Temptation II

    I will try! Enter/The Dance (6/10) Where my obsession really starts: Mother Earth (8/10) The Silent Force (9/10) The Heart Of Everything (9/10) The Unforgiving (7/10) Hydra (8/10)
  10. laputa

    After Forever

    I do think it needs repeat listens. I found the second listen much better than the first, and it has some moments that took me aback. Currently replaying Remagine and it's quite something! Face Your Demons is an amazing song! Also I always thought Mark and Floor were related. Sad times.
  11. laputa

    Within Temptation II

    I actually enjoy Hydra more than The Unforgiving. But I hesitate to call it a better album, because whilst The Unforgiving is far from my favourite, it was A really great album and I could be persuaded to rate The Unforgiving and Hydra the same score. About 7 or 8/10. I enjoy Enter and The Dance, but I have always struggled to think of them as the same band!
  12. laputa

    After Forever

    Here is my thoughts on Invisible Circles. I have bought the first two albums, and plan to get the rest: After Forever- Invisible Circles (6/10) I felt a little generous giving this a 6. After two absolutely amazing albums, in which After Forever stand tall alongside the likes of early Nightwish and Within Temptation, Mark Jansen, brother of Floor and arguably the band ringleader at the time, jumped ship. It is said that it was due to creative differences. Honestly? He went on to form Epica, whose debut album The Phantom Agony sounds pretty much like the natural continuation of Decipher, and it was a better album. On this album, After Forever released a concept album about a woman abused in childhood or something like that. No subtlety, some truly awful spoken word interludes and songwriting that just isn't on the same level as what came before. This album, unlike what came before, received rather average reviews and I must say I can't quite make my mind up if I like it or not. Some brilliant moments, but a concept like this needs the talent of a peak level Dream Theater or Pain Of Salvation to pull it off. After Forever give it their best shot, but it's obvious Mark Jansen left a huge void. It's fine. Floor sounds fine and pushes her vocals again, but I am just not too impressed by this one. I am intrigued now. Am I an After Forever fan or do I just really admire Mark Jansen? Because even poor Epica has more brilliance than this. Strange album. Talking with fans this is a love/hate album. Considering the band never quite recovered after this makes me think that, for the most part, they didn't win too many fans. Just one EP and two more albums left. I wouldn't be surprised if Prison Of Desire and Decipher are the best of the lot, because the bar was raised especially high by the latter.
  13. laputa

    Within Temptation II

    I disagree. Mother Earth, The Silent Force and The Heart Of Everything are a lot better. But I massively enjoy all Within Temptation. It's all relative. They are the band that got me into this type of music in 2005!
  14. laputa

    Within Temptation II

    Odd you hold The Unforgiving so high, it's by far my least favourite album! Yeah I haven't enjoyed any of the singles really but...the snippet of Endless War was absolutely riveting! I am also starting to really like In Vain and Firelight. Supernova sounds very commercial, almost like a girl band tune. I am ok with that, because I happened to also really like it!
  15. laputa

    Anette Olzon (2º part)

    Yes I'd love that!