Spectre

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About You

  • Favourite Food
    Pasta and Sushi
  • Favourite Beverage
    At the moment: Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand
  • Favourite Place
    Where my beloved ones are.
  • Countries Visited
    Where to start with? Travelled across Europe, North and South America but Australasia is still a blank spot on my map ...
  • Do You Drink Alcohol
    Won't refuse a nice cold beer, white wine or whiskey!
  • Do You Have a Motto
    'With the first link, the chain is forged. The first speech censored, the first thought forbidden, the first freedom denied - chains us all irrevocably.'
  • Do You Play An Instrument
    Long time ago ...

Nightwish

  • How Did You Discover Nightwish
    A friend lent me his NW CDs back in 2003.
  • How Many Times Seen Live?
    3
  • Most Memorable NW Memory
    Emppu looking straight into my eyes at an EFMB concert and giving me the horns!
  • Best Live Song
    GLS
  • Favourite Album
    Once or EFMB? Hard to decide ...
  • Favourite Song
    Ever Dream
  • Favourite Album/Single Artwork
    EFMB
  • Favourite Music Video
    Amaranth
  • Favourite DVD
    Showtime, Storytime but definitely looking forward to VoS!!!
  • Least Favourite Album
    None! Used to be Imaginaerum but it grew on me over time!

General Music

  • Favourite Singer
    Our dear Floor and Mr. Bruce Dickinson
  • Favourite Non NW Album?
    Constantly changing ... right now: Brave New World
  • Favourite Band/Artist?
    Besides NW: Ayreon and essentially all of Arjen's projects, Iron Maiden, Amorphis and many more ...
  • Musical Dislikes (Songs, Bands etc)
    Anything with Rap music ...

Entertainment

  • Favourite Actor/Actress
    Patrick Stewart
  • Favourite Director(s)
    Ridley Scott, James Cameron - almost forgot David Lynch!
  • Favourite Movie(s)
    Alien(s), Dune, Star Wars I - III, Star Trek 4 and 6, Total Recall, Starship Troopers and a lot more SciFi stuff
  • Favourite TV Show(s)/Series
    Star Trek TNG, Game of Thrones, House of Cards, 24, Futurama
  • Favourite Movie Soundtrack
    Star Wars or LOTR? Sooo hard to decide...
  • Favourite Author
    Isaac Asimov
  • Favourite Book(s)
    LOTR, Fahrenheit 451

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  1. Spectre

    The Floor thread

    *un-lurking* I had expected something different, too, but let's stay open-minded - I'm sure Floor has the ability to even give pop rubbish her very own, interesting spin. As for her discography, it would be a shame if they excluded her live records with NW from the menue. Would be interested in hearing the opera singer's take on her version of GLS...
  2. Spectre

    ReVamp

    When I listened to Revamp the first time, I was not sure what to think of it; some of the songs seemed musically disjointed, but after giving it a couple of spins it made sense musically and grew on me a lot. I respectfully disagree that it's a world apart from After Forever - on the contrary: Revamp's invention is obviously a result of AF's break up which I think is quite notable in the first (self-titled) album. Joost van den Broek also played a big part in writing and producing it (though I wish the quality of the recoding was not as blurry). In Break, for example, you can almost feel Floor's pain about AF's break up:
  3. Spectre

    Northward

    Great stuff from Dean Kopri:
  4. Spectre

    Greetings from Estonia

    Welcome to the vehicle of spirit! There are also discussion threads on other metal bands which you may find interesting.
  5. Spectre

    ReVamp

    The release of Floor's most recent musical incarnation is also a good time to pay tribute to and remember again her earlier achievements. Just had nostalgic moment straying off the Northward videos ... while Northward is fun, ReVamp feels musically and lyrically superior to me.
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    Decades World Tour 2018

    Nah. I have to admit - or should I say confess? - that Amaranth has a special place in my heart. A couple of years ago, I had almost entirely stopped listening to NW out of different musical interests and, accordingly, was not up-to-date regarding band matters. I was going through difficult times back then, and one day, when watching some of my favourite Within Tempation songs, YT suggested to me the Wacken performance of Amaranth. Out of curiosity, I clicked on the video and was completely taken aback by the power Floor was radiating on stage (though her Xena fantasy look seemed weird to me at the time, compared to Tarja's gowns), and by the enthusiasm the band was emanating in general. It hit me that I had been living under a rock (musically) for quite some time and I was drawn back into NW again... So, knowing that Amaranth is a crowd-pleaser, I hope that it won't drop out entirely but comes back here and then.
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    Ayreon

    @Eilenna Thanks for sharing your Ayreon Universe experience, brings back my own memories from the Friday show ... maybe I should also write them down at some point. I also travelled alone to the concert which is actually the case with most concerts I am attending. In a way it feels a bit weird, then again, my main interest is to attend concerts to listen to the music. Having no distractions helps me to immerse myself into the concert. I love the DVD / BluRay, it really captures the spirit of the concert IMHO. Hopefully we get a release of the same quality for the new NW Decades DVD / BluRay! As for Arjen's post, would love to see another Ayreon live show!
  8. Spectre

    Northward

    Cool video with great energy between the two! Hard to believe this has been directed by the same guy who created this awkwardness:
  9. Spectre

    Decades World Tour 2018

    As for Amaranth, it's a shame that Marco has resorted to goofing around his solo part this time (and during the more recent performances of that song) rather than delivering clear sustained vocals like in Wacken 2013. Floor's performance was great though and surpassed that of 2013.
  10. Spectre

    Decades World Tour 2018

    Well, I won't be picky - as long as she doesn't choose her Power Rangers suit from back in the days! The Lahti dress is undeniably classy, though I think that the Xena-outfit hit home in Wacken.
  11. Spectre

    Decades World Tour 2018

    All the crowd pleasers but no Alpenglow! Still, being able to watch this years Wacken performance live via streaming was a real treat! I'm hyped for the DVD now. Great new Xena-outfit from Floor but I was also hoping that she would bring Simone on stage ...
  12. Spectre

    Decades World Tour 2018

    Here's hoping that Tapio's cameo in Lahti has not only been a nostalgia trip but that Tuomas has a recipe for spicing up the 2020 album with a bit of growling here and then ... with a bit of practice, Floor can nail it as well. So far, this tour has not only been a step in the right direction but superb in bringing back more of Floor's versatility, and I hope that she will be able to explore her whole vocal spectrum on the next album. Last but not least, the BluRay/DVD may be a chance top finally get a new official recording of Wishmaster after more than a decade!
  13. Spectre

    Decades World Tour 2018

    Yep! Devil and the Deep Dark Ocean (and Gethsemane) has been stunning me the most out of all the songs played so far, and the energy of the 2018 live version might also appeal to the more casual NW listeners. I'm still a bit underwhelmed from Come Cover Me though, and hope they reconsider Marco's backing vocals in this song until it's recorded. As for the BluRay/DVD, I hope that they record it in a place with good accoustics (wouldn't mind Ziggo Dome), and abstain from the "dry" mixing of the Wembley concert - I just doesn't sound natural to my ears.
  14. Spectre

    Decades World Tour 2018

    Glad that you are pointing this out. Netta is a masterful accordion player and I actually did not understand why Ensiferum let her go last year. She has experimented a lot with NW songs, though Wishmaster seems a new one. While I also think that Lahti was certainly just a "cameo" for her, the digital accordion would be able to replace the keyboards - or Troy: Certainly a matter of taste but I find a new sound in an old song quite refreshing here and then. As for the Decades setlist, I think that Metalhammer.com misrepresented Tuomas saying "these songs that we’re doing on this tour are never going to played again" whereas he actually said in the Kitee interview that "the majority of these songs" are never going to be played again. Certainly not good news either, but I am overall still very glad that the DVD has finally been confirmed.
  15. Spectre

    Decades World Tour 2018

    Great that you make that point. I was there on 15 September 2017 in Tilburg and my immediate impression when she entered the stage was: batteries recharged, ready to rock! The year off seemingly was good for her, and the energy she radiated on stage was just amazing! While I think that it is certainly legitimate to discuss an artists performance, I feel that some of the comments on the forum, or they way they are phrased are disrespectful to the band members ("flopgasm" - really !?). I recommend anyone questioning the live performance to go and actually see a live show rather than just discussing YT videos. And yes - bring Alpenglow back!