NeoGeorg

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About NeoGeorg

  • Birthday 06/30/1995

Profile Information

  • Gender:
    Male
  • Location:
    Central Sweden
  • Interests
    Entertaining things and creative stuff - music and video games are what keeps me going. Things you can look at and things you can listen to. Humans and humanity, and how to live today for a sustainable tomorrow. Also food.

Nightwish

  • How Did You Discover Nightwish
    Fan videos on YouTube of Artix Entertainment's online game Adventure Quest. Coincidentally, my brothers were already fans at the time.
  • How Many Times Seen Live?
    Gothenburg 2012. Imaginaerum movie premiere in 2012. Stockholm 2015. Gothenburg 2018.
  • Most Memorable NW Memory
    First concert attended. Especially Finlandia for some reason.
  • Most Prized Nightwish Item
    Lokikirja box, which was a surprise Christmas gift in 2009. Prior to that I only owned Dark Passion Play, and... low quality, less legal versions of the songs I liked.
  • Best Live Song
    Ghost Love Score
  • Favourite Album
    Dark Passion Play will always be special, but I have no real favorite. Imaginaerum is the best as a whole.
  • Favourite Song
    Know Why The Nightingale Sings, The Devil And The Deep Dark Ocean, Ever Dream, Ghost Love Score, Meadows of Heaven, The Islander, Escapist, Ghost River, The Greatest Show On Earth.

About You

  • Favourite Animal
    Owls, and other avians!
  • Favourite Colour
    Purple.
  • Favourite Place
    Home. And home is where the heart is...?
  • Countries Visited
    Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Spain, Cyprus.
  • Do You Drink Alcohol
    No. I tasted the wine, and didn't like it.
  • Do You Smoke
    Never.
  • Do You Collect Anything
    Collector's/Limited Editions of video games and other things I like.
  • Do You Have Pets
    None at the moment.
  • Do You Play An Instrument
    Vocals only.

General Music

  • Favourite Band/Artist?
    Nightwish, Within Temptation, as well as solo acts by members of those bands. Tarja. Two Steps From Hell. The works of various video game soundtrack composers.
  • Musical Dislikes (Songs, Bands etc)
    Hip hop, R&B...

Entertainment

  • Favourite Movie(s)
    Imaginaerum by Nightwish... And the list goes on and on and...
  • Favourite TV Show(s)/Series
    An Unfortunate Series Of Events, Bones, The Fosters, Modern Family, The Nanny, Once Upon A Time, Sherlock... Social issue documentaries, cooking shows, renovation and makeover programs.

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  1. NeoGeorg

    Within Temptation II

    Seems false to me, but I guess we'll find out by the start of next week... If it's some production issue, would they also delay the digital editions for parity?
  2. NeoGeorg

    Within Temptation II

    If the pictures we got a few days ago were from an upcoming music video for Raise Your Banner, the sci-fi theme is still there. The single cover is nice, but a bit out of place, yeah. The lyric video isn't very sci-fi either, but it has a good thing going on. Except for the random "online MMORPG fighters" shown during the pre-chorus. That's just awkward. You know, I like what i'm hearing so far, but I can't shake the feeling that all the songs so far are... similar in tempo? Both The Reckoning and Raise Your Banner has this heavy, sluggish thing going on. Endless War is a bit more "rhythmic", I guess, but still somewhat mid-tempo. I dunno, it's my only "concern" so far, if you could call it that.
  3. Great to hear progress is happening. It's the third time I'm following the process from the first "we're making a new album" to the album being released and in my hands, but it still feels a bit unreal. Also happy to hear Auri material being in the works... without Tuomas!
  4. NeoGeorg

    Within Temptation II

    I like when the second single is better than the first. Of course, I like all good singles. Even when I've heard leaked, unfinished versions in advance... It's a shame only the single edit is available on Spotify, 'cause it's awful. They cut out way too many of the good parts. But the lyric video on Youtube will have to do. The drums are so punchy, I love it. And we have the choirs, the electronic elements, the "wa-ake up!", the guitar solo, The Heart of Everything-style outro... And the album is only a month away! I failed that about not listening to any more recorded live performances before the album is out... but at least Mercy Mirror is growing on me! I have high hopes for the studio version. And for the whole album.
  5. NeoGeorg

    Decades World Tour 2018

    If it were up to me, Last of the Wilds and Sahara would both have had a spot on the tour and the album.
  6. NeoGeorg

    Decades World Tour 2018

    @MyrowSee, that's what I assumed at first! But changing the pitch won't change the pronunciation or emphasization! I dunno... I have to do some proper comparisons. If it is a new voice, they really found a great impression of the old one.
  7. NeoGeorg

    Decades World Tour 2018

    Was I imagining things, or are the Dead Boy's lines in Dead Boy's Poem new? As in re-recorded? I could have swear the current voice emphasizes some words a bit differently and has a different... tone, compared to the original. And while I'm already on about differences, why do they still prefer playing Élan live with the flute instead of the pipes?
  8. I liked the part when they acknowledged the difference in energy between a South American and a Finnish audience, how Tuomas can appreciate both for different reasons, and knows himself in a spectating situation! No doubt that they understand that it doesn't really say anything about how much the fans actually appreciate the music. I'd be pretty offended if someone suggested that I can't love the band and the music as much just because I'm not jumping and... shouting olé! On the other hand, I totally get how the audience's energy rubs off on the band and makes for a great atmosphere during the live shows. The upcoming DVD/Blu-Ray release will be crazy! (Let's just hope the audience will be audible this time around...)
  9. NeoGeorg

    Decades World Tour 2018

    Dark Chest of Wonders is the best opener, and I'm glad they played it, but the best thing would of course have been having both songs on the setlist. End of All Hope also helped drawing me to Nightwish's music all those years ago, with it's "dark and epic" feeling (just like Within Temptation's Our Solemn Hour) and being like nothing I had ever heard before. So it's not that I don't enjoy the song. But it seems unlikely they will make another place for it other than as a potential opener. Hmm.
  10. NeoGeorg

    Decades World Tour 2018

    @JRA Doesn't make sense though. They didn't replace it with something else. They just cut it and played 19 songs instead of 20.
  11. NeoGeorg

    Decades World Tour 2018

    Oh, wow... The intro. A bunch of glowing screens in the crowd below of people recording the message about putting away your cellphones. That was just wonderful. (I did have my phone up a few times myself during the show...) Then the countdown. Swanheart was lovely, way better than I had imagined. BAM! Dark Chest of Wonders. Unexpected, but warmly welcomed for reasons explained in my latest post. I did not miss End Of All Hope, but I did miss Deep Silent Complete. I wonder why they cut it. Dead Boy's Poem is amazing in this rendition - another highlight. As was Devil and the Deep Dark Ocean. This was by no doubt the best sounding concert I've been to. Everything was super clear. Having seats further from the stage perhaps helped. As did my discovery that my earplugs don't need to be pushed all the way in... But one thing was quite odd. Whenever Floor pushed for those highest notes there were some really weird distortion that made her vocals sound higher pitched to me. Sometimes to the point of taking away the melody, which definitely impacted, for example, the choruses of The Greatest Show on Earth and the Ghost Love Score finale. I was the only one in the group who heard this, including my sister who also has a musical ear. I have no idea what caused it. But in the end, it was a great show. The audience on the floor was about as energetic as you could expect from northerners, but the band was awesome. They are. It's always quite the feeling seeing these people, who have given you so much, with your own eyes and not through a screen. Floor did speak Swedish... a bit! No rioting needed. Marco also chipped in, to our amusement. And then Troy being Troy. It's unbelievable how fast time flies during the shows. I realize a concert and listening at home are two really different experiences for me, emotionally. I can only really open myself up to the music when I'm all by myself, and I could never jump and dance and sing along as much as I'd like when cramped in between seven strangers, but still... I want more. I want to see them again! I'm so glad the Blu-ray is coming so I can relive last night, but in my living room! In addition to my brother still suffering from his cold, the weather was awful on the way down. My sister's plane got delayed. And then trying to find a parking spot... Eesh. We also totally forgot to even look at the merchandise after the show. I was planning to buy a signed We Were Here!, but nooope. However, Nightwish themselves more than made up for it. Definitely a day and once-in-a-lifetime experience to remember.
  12. NeoGeorg

    Decades World Tour 2018

    What a show... Suberb sound quality, apart from just one thing I’m not sure about. Awesome setlist. Loved the songs I hadn’t heard previously... and the others too. I only have my phone, so I’ll give my review tomorrow evening when I’m back home.
  13. NeoGeorg

    Decades World Tour 2018

    Dark Chest of Wonders is a better song than End of All Hope. And my mom's favorite Nightwish song. It's also their best show opener. For the record, Shudder Before the Beautiful is just a cheap wannabe. But I'm still expecting End of All Hope tomorrow, and that's fine, because this is Decades. One more thing I forgot about...! Floor speaks Swedish or we riot.
  14. NeoGeorg

    Decades World Tour 2018

    ONE MORE NIGHT TO... SLEEP?! Things haven't gone super smooth this time around. I've had issues with a wisdom tooth since last Tuesday. My brother managed to catch a cold this week of all weeks. (Doing better though.) My sister is taking a plane from London to Warsaw, switch plane, to Gothenburg just for this. But I do think we're on track for tomorrow! And that's the most exciting part. Not only seeing Nightwish live, but sharing the experience with my mother, brother and sister. The more people who enjoy their music, the better. Seriously. It's personal. Also really looking forward to Sacrament of Wilderness, Elvenjig, 10th Man Down, especially Dead Boy's Poem... which I have basically not heard any of, in these new versions. What are the odds they've changed up the setlist a bit, you think? And who else is seeing them in Gothenburg tomorrow?
  15. NeoGeorg

    Within Temptation II

    About Raise Your Banner, in case anyone wants to remain completely blind/deaf: