AstusOz

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  1. AstusOz

    Lacuna Coil

    Enjoyed Layers of Time but really, really dig Reckless. Delirium was one of my favourite albums and I'm so hyped for this upcoming one too. I hope they tour Australia again because I'll definitely go and watch them again.
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    Blackbriar

    I'm fond of both EPs the band has released and love the eerie and almost ethereal quality of the lead singer's voice. Some of the lyrics to the songs are pretty simplistic though and I hope for an expansion on that front. I like Let Me In, I just wish there was a bit more to it if that makes any sense.
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    Within Temptation II

    A Tarja/Within Temptation co-headliner tour would be nuts. Doubly so if it made its way to Australia. WT have never been this way and Tarja hasn't been for years I think. Not since Nightwish at least. That would be a show I'd be keen as hell for.
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    Within Temptation II

    Especially since WT usually take their time between albums. I have a craving haha. A lot of interviews made it seem like it was almost it for the band too so I'm left with wanting as much as possible before they do call it a day.
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    Within Temptation II

    I've enjoyed Resist. Took me a few listen throughs to really engage but it clicked for me. Particularly like Endless War, Supernova and Mad World. Hell, even though it's not standard WT, I really like Firelight but I'm one of those weirdos who really enjoyed Hydra so I'm into this branching out WT. I feel like the album could be longer though. Could definitely see the concept fitting a multistage sort of song but I suppose that's more of an Epica kind of thing.
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    Within Temptation

    I really enjoyed most of those covers! Particularly Ice Queen and Stand My Ground. Interesting and catchy alternate takes and Sharon's reactions were great too. There's also a cover of Sharon's collab with Armin "In And Out Of Love" that's quite good.
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    Kamelot

    So, first single is out! It's also out on Spotify. The samples were driving me nuts and I was so ready to hear a full song. I'm so ready for the album. Need to listen to the song a few more times but I dig it. It's very Kamelot haha.
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    AURI

    I really, really dig Night 13 and am hyped for the rest of the album. Also seriously need to reread the Rothfuss books because I've forgotten so much from them.
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    Evanescence.

    I'll always have a fondness for Evanescence because they were the first heavy music act that I really got into. It was because of them that I searched for 'similar' bands and wound up discovering Nightwish and the like. Yeah, listening back a lot of their sound is repetitive particularly Fallen but I still love it unabashedly lol. I really, really enjoyed Hi-Lo from their most recent album, particularly the duelling piano and violin.
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    Amanda Somerville

    I'm a big fan of Amanda's voice and work in general. I discovered her through Epica and have been interested in her work since. I particularly enjoyed her work with Trillium and look forward to further developments there. I'm really keen to see her flourish as a frontwoman as opposed to being part of an ensemble or the like.
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    Cellar Darling

    I really, really have enjoyed this album and I feel like I've fallen in love with the band, haha. Been obsessed with Rebels but I've played Avalanche incessantly too.
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    Anette Olzon

    It will have to be pretty damn special to surpass Imaginaerum in my mind. That was a fantastic album and one of my favourite Nightwish albums period. Looking forward to this in any case. Sounds promising so far.
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    Sirenia

    While I was taken aback at Ailyn's dismissal and was quite fond of her, I really like Emanuelle too and feel that she slots into the band quite nicely. I have really, really enjoyed Dim Days of Dolor. It's easier to digest than the last album and there really isn't a song I dislike on it. My favourite tracks are Cloud Nine, Veil of Winter, Playing With Fire and Aeon's Embrace. Goddess of the Sea is also quite good.
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    Lacuna Coil

    I'm seeing them in Brisbane tomorrow with my cousin. First time seeing them live - excited! What was the setlist like? What about merchandise and pricing? They were fantastic. I didn't care much for the support acts but Lacuna Coil knocked it out of the park. The setlist was pretty decent and contained a nice assortment of songs but with a skew towards the newer stuff. The setlist appears to have been exactly the same as the one in Perth -> http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/lacuna-coil/2016/amplifier-capitol-perth-australia-5bfd6fe0.html I would have preferred more older stuff. While content from Delirium was to be expected, I felt there was a bit too much Broken Crown Halo (an album I wasn't too fond of). I would have liked more stuff from Karmacode, Comalies and something from Unleashed Memories and their earlier releases. Still, despite those quibbles, they were so good. They've got such a charisma about them and engaged the crowd all the way through. I had the biggest and silliest grin on my face all the through. I just couldn't help it, haha. Merch was expensive. I still spent $90 on a hoodie and a hat and I haven't worn hats since high school!
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    Lacuna Coil

    Going to watch them in Sydney tomorrow night. Very friggen hyped. I'll be a loner as none of my friends are remotely into heavy metal but it should still be a fantastic night!