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  • Gender:
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    USA

Nightwish

  • How Did You Discover Nightwish
    Through Vampire Hunter D and the Phantom of the Opera
  • How Many Times Seen Live?
    None, sadly :(
  • Most Memorable NW Memory
    I've got some people addicted to Nightwish :3
  • Most Prized Nightwish Item
    Once Shirt
  • Best Live Song
    Planet Hell, Ghost Love Score
  • Favourite Album
    Wishmaster
  • Favourite Song
    FantasMic,
  • Favourite Album/Single Artwork
    Once, Elvenpath, Walking in the Air, Wishmaster
  • Favourite Music Video
    Nemo
  • Favourite DVD
    From Wishes to Eternity
  • Least Favourite Album
    Hard to know...
  • Least Favourite Song
    Wish I Had an Angel

About You

  • Favourite Animal
    Dogs, cat, horses
  • Favourite Beverage
    Water
  • Favourite Colour
    Blue
  • Countries Visited
    1
  • Do You Drink Alcohol
    no
  • Do You Smoke
    no
  • Do You Collect Anything
    Art supplies, I also love gargoyles...
  • Do You Have Pets
    Yes
  • Do You Play An Instrument
    no

General Music

  • Favourite Non NW Song?
    "Az eso, az eso, az eso" and "Mirkwood Sonnet"
  • Best Concert Attended
    Epica
  • Favourite Band/Artist?
    Thy Catafalque, Therion, Gazpacho
  • Musical Dislikes (Songs, Bands etc)
    Too much haha

Entertainment

  • Favourite Movie(s)
    V for Vendetta
  • Favourite Book(s)
    Les Miserables, Hunchback of Notre Dame, Phantom, The Archer's Heart, Howl's Moving Castle, Memoirs of a Geisha
  • Favourite Comic Book/Anime
    East of West, Rat Queens, Monster, Claymore, Saga

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  1. Gargoyles_path

    Conception

    The EP came out today! I don't have my signed album yet, but I've been listening to it on Amazon music unlimited and it's phenomenal. I was too hyped and shocked the first time I listened to it to formulate much of an opinion, but I kept replaying the songs, and the more I listen to them, the more I love them. Majestic. Mature. Magical. Dark romanticism. All the unique touches from Roy Khan coupled with backing musicians who are unafraid to experiment and take the songs in surprising directions. "Quite Alright" is the sort of heartbreaking, romantic song we've come to know from Roy Khan, but the sound is so fresh. "Into the Wild" is strange and mystical. I love Khan's deep, dark tones in the beginning and the way it segues into a more ethereal chorus. "The Moment" sounds like it could be the ending song to a musical, and the Asian-sounding strings at the end truly make it. "My Dark Symphony" is the show-stealing track, a gloomy homage to classical art. It perfectly mates symphonic metal with progressive metal, with the guitars blending with orchestral strings and echoing classical movements. It has gorgeous lyrics from Khan, and his vocal twists are always surprising. He rocks it. Conception called this EP a beginning, so I'm deeply holding out hope for more content! This EP is the perfect blend of metal styles for me, almost like a cocktail mixed to my tastes. The instrumentalists are fascinating and mature, and Roy Khan, of course, is one of my favorite vocalists and lyricists. Leprous, as an example, is another band that is tailored to my tastes like this, with the classical sound, lovely vocals, and dark and sentimental themes. It's nice adding another band to my list of bands to be excited for
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    Conception

    The album covers are so pretty, I hope they make shirts with it!
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    Conception

    I am absolutely in love with these new songs, they possess such a timeless magic and can transport me to a beautiful place regardless of where I am. I have really been missing Roy's musical talents. And Conception's sound is so mature and grand now. They are a band for modern prog fans (who didn't already know about them) to watch out for, as this material is on par with my prog favorites and promises more to come. "Feathers Move," by far, exceeded my expectations. It's a new favorite of mine now. There is just nothing to compare to Roy's emotional vocals.
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    Kamelot

    I forgot Michael Eriksen sang for a few Kamelot shows, he's an amazing singer who possesses that Kamelot "sound." The whole reason I got into Circus Maximus in high school was because of the similar vocals. The only video I've been able to find of him on YouTube was Center of the Universe, unfortunately.
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    Kamelot

    I love both singers, but Roy's voice is just more gripping to me, a bit stronger and more mature sounding. The difference is even starker live. And I love the emotion in his voice. His talent at songwriting just adds to that. But I think the idea of him being back with Conception is more interesting, so I definitely do not want him back with Kamelot (besides loving Tommy's voice with them).
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    Kamelot

    Oh yeah, Epica definitely sounds more majestic and interesting by comparison. It's my favorite of their albums! I like the way that Khan has a beautiful narrative voice that can sound at once like someone telling a story/speaking to you and actually singing, Lost and Damned and The Mourning After being prime examples of this. I do like the Amnesiac music video, their video quality has definitely shot up over the years. And Tommy is always amazing.
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    Kamelot

    Ghost Opera was actually the song that got me into Kamelot, mostly because I've always loved theatrical cheese as someone who loved musicals (especially Phantom of the Opera...) from childhood. Ghost Opera has some songs dear to my heart like Love You to Death, The Human Stain, and Blucher. Not the most experimental album, and there are some duds like Silence of the Darkness, which are only redeemed by Roy's beautiful and emotional vocals, but overall I love it. I was very eager for the release of Poetry, and when I got my preorder and listened to it for the first time, I loved it. It was only later that it started giving me a more uncomfortable feeling due to a combination of the imagery, thematic content, it being inspired in part by Thomas' grief, and Roy leaving seemingly for emotional/health reasons. It just became a bit depressing to me. And yeah, the less theatrical and classical-epic approach compared to the Faust albums and Ghost Opera might have played a hand in that. But it is an album that has a lot of shining moments and it's not as hackneyed and formulaic as some of the newer material, not to mention Khan's lyrics are stronger by comparison. Of course, now that Roy is back with Conception and has broken his silence, that's changed somewhat and the gloominess surrounding Poetry has lifted. I do, however, LOVE The Proud and the Broken, it's a track that surprised me from new-Kamelot and is a bit proggier, I'd love to see them go more in that direction in the future.
  8. Gargoyles_path

    Dreams about Nightwish

    A nice pair of shoes will always be a nice pair of shoes
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    Decades World Tour 2018

    He'd probably just laugh or roll his eyes at how ridiculous some of it is...
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    Kamelot

    I saw Kamelot last night, they have a heck of a lot of energy live...Tommy was hyper and charismatic and definitely showed off a lot, especially in Forever (is this usual?). My boyfriend actually whispered "He likes to show off a little, doesn't he?" His accent is really cute, his performance in Here's to the Fall spot-on. Loved how much he talked to us. Audience participation pleas during songs got to be a bit much though imo. Still think the set list was a little too safe, but it was enjoyable, Amnesiac sounds really good live. And Lauren Hart is really good. I saw a copy of Expedition at the merch booth and couldn't resist getting it. Delain also exceeded my expectations, my boyfriend really liked them and ended up vanishing and returning wearing one of their shirts lol.
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    Kamelot

    I honestly don't want Roy back in Kamelot (the idea of him being with Conception sounds more interesting), and I think 1) Tommy's perfect for Kamelot 2) I don't believe he's trying to sound like Roy like people accuse him of, and yet I think a guest appearance of Khan would be cool.
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    Conception

    Same here, I always felt like he'd appreciate Tommy and it's nice knowing Roy still likes Kamelot. What he said about his story being too long and weird for an interview, and how difficult it was to leave Kamelot, just leaves the situation more mysterious! But the new Conception music will be awesome, especially since it seems it'll still possess Roy's amazing lyrical themes.
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    Decades World Tour 2018

    ^Ditto.I always loved Come Cover Me and the album Wishmaster in general, as it's the album that got me into Nightwish (Fantasmic being the first song I heard). It just sounds so magical to me, and I like Tarja's vocal style in that album, Oceanborn, and the OTHAFA EP best. And the addition of male vocals this tour made it even better.
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    Conception

    I got a signed EP too! Hands down, I'll help these guys, being a fan of them and Roy. Seems like some things are already sold out on there, too. In one year, we get new Kamelot, Seventh Wonder, and Conception music with a Roy Khan come-back, this is amazing.
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    Conception

    I'm so psyched for this, I can't believe it's actually happened!