NeoGeorg

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  1. NeoGeorg

    Dreams about Nightwish

    So, last night I had a dream... that Troy was quitting the band, to battle a returning alcoholism. (I'm so sorry.) I read about it in a Facebook post, and then I cried. Can't remember much else. Glad it was just a dream, though.
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    The Upcoming Nightwish Album

    Feels like it's been quiet for a long time now... Just a tiny tidbit of new information would be cool...
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    Within Temptation II

    One week down the road, I find myself listening to the album at times. Not hype-listening every day, but then again it's quite an easily digestible album, so I wasn't expecting it to take several days to take everything in. The Reckoning - wasn't really that interesting in the first place. I'll play it if I'm doing the whole album. Endless War - I've chosen to use it for my upcoming audition, so I'm somewhat fed up at the moment after making my own instrumental backing track, and then practicing. But I'll start playing it more eventually. Raise Your Banner - Solid. Still playing it if I'm cooking, cleaning... Supernova - Only when I'm playing the whole album, really. Holy Ground - has grown, as expected. Before, I found myself waking up two days in a row with the choir stuck in my head. Like it a lot. In Vain - I don't skip it, but I don't play it specifically. Weakest track. Firelight - Resting a bit, until the sense of novelty with the other songs goes away. Mad World - Still a lot of fun. One of my favorites. Mercy Mirror - Same situation as Supernova. I like it, but I don't like everything about how it sounds, so it's not getting played that much. Trophy Hunter - Oh, yeah. This one has grown too, as expected. It's not perfect, could have been longer, but it's still a throwback to The Heart of Everything, which was the album that started it all for me, so...
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    Within Temptation II

    Woo! We have finished our double listening session! First the regular album, immediately followed by the instrumental versions, just because we could! (I'd like to believe I won my brother over there, he hasn't taken interest in instrumentals previously.) This is the first time we've done something like this, and it was definitely a fun experience. Unfortunately a one-off, I think. NeoGeorg's official thoughts and opinions on Resist Songs I had heard prior to today: The Reckoning (Single, and live), Endless War (Live), Raise Your Banner (Single, and live), Supernova (Live), Firelight (Single), Mercy Mirror (Live). I haven't really looked into the lyrics much, but when it comes to Within Temptation it has always been music first for me. The Reckoning Endless War Raise Your Banner Supernova Holy Ground In Vain Firelight Mad World Mercy Mirror Trophy Hunter Overall, Resist exceeded expectations for us both. Speaking for myself, it sometimes did so in unexpected ways, which is fun. I already know it's more solid than Hydra - Resist's best parts are on par with Hydra's best, while the worst parts are better than Hydra's worst, yeah. Apart from that it's hard to compare Within Temptation's albums to each other, as the band keeps evolving their sound, as per their aspiration to. They never cease to surprise me, and I admire them for it!
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    Within Temptation II

    The album is so polarizing! I LOVE IT! I'll finally listen, in about an hour, but I'm probably more excited to hear what my brother, who's a real Silent Force-era fan, thinks.
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    Within Temptation II

    The instrumental Raise Your Banner really made me appreciate the song even more. There is a lot going on under the vocals that you don't hear, and it feels very polished.
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    Within Temptation II

    So, are all concerns about the sound possibly being somewhat too commercial... no more?
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    Within Temptation II

    Wow! It's now Friday here, and the album is out! Spotify has the "Extended Deluxe" version, which includes the regular tracks, the single edits, and the instrumentals, all in one! That's unexpected, but much appreciated! I'm not listening to anything new until Monday, of course, but I can already enjoy the instrumental versions of The Reckoning, Raise Your Banner and Firelight!
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    Within Temptation II

    I kinda wanted to see if the "best" songs are the ones we've already heard either as singles or live... and it seems there's some truth to that, hahaaa... I probably won't rank the songs myself. I find that doing that has gotten harder over the years, but we'll see.
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    Within Temptation II

    My copy is on its way, and my brother and I will have a first-time listening session this Monday evening. So it's a solid album, then? Anyone want to rank the songs 1-10?
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    Within Temptation II

    Hmph. I'm not really a fan of such repetition. It can be done right, though. Supernova works for me. Less than one week left, and there's a chance my brother and I will do a first listen together. Never done that before, so I hope he'll be available next weekend. I won't wait much longer.
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    Within Temptation II

    The way it feels right now for me, Resist will be way better than the "meh" parts of Hydra (Let Us Burn, Dangerous, Tell Me Why), and on par with the best parts (And We Run, Paradise, Silver Moonlight, Whole World is Watching). My Indigo seems to have had a great influence on Sharon's singing, as well as songwriting, and from what I've heard so far this album has some of the best vocals since she started using a more contemporary style. It all comes down to what you wish for, I guess.
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    Within Temptation II

    So 50% of the songs? Sounds good to me. We also have those awesome My Indigo style backing vocals in Mercy Mirror, maybe others too, so it's all very good.
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    Within Temptation II

    @SerenaThe stream took place on a site called "Mixlr" hosted by a user called "Kingdom Leaks". I found out via Reddit through a post made by a "masterleakers". I have a teeny-tiny feeling the band didn't know either...
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    Within Temptation II

    Apparently the album was streamed online last night, including unreleased tracks. Ridiculous. But at this point, what difference does it make... ?
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    Within Temptation II

    With snippets of everything being out... are all the songs the same mid-tempo after all, or is there something along the lines of In The Middle of the Night? Tempo-wise, I mean. Anything slower? (Firelight?) I still haven't heard a bit of Holy Ground, Mad World, In Vain and Trophy Hunter. A good song is a good song, sure, but Resist's biggest weakness for me has been that all the songs have had the same... momentum, you could say.
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    Within Temptation II

    Yep. I'll be listening to this a lot. Once it's finally out...
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    Within Temptation II

    Resisting temptation. Resisting temptation. Resisting temptation. I guess I could afford spoiling a bit the ones I've already heard live. Maybe... Hey, so my anticipation for both Mad World and Holy Ground has grown, thanks to a review. Just a bit over a week to go, sooo... RESISTING TEMPTATION.
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    The Marco thread

    We've heard about this solo album for quite some time, but still no actual details... If it's coming out this Spring, it's time to get busy! May be more of a passion project, and less of a career thing, thus won't be heavily marketed. Maybe no promotional single either?
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    The Troy thread

    So I was just sitting down, anxiety building up about going to employment services, when I realized it was time for lunch. Then I discover that all of Troy Donockley's music except The Unseen Stream has been removed from Spotify...! Who decided this wasn't supposed to be my day? Some of my favorite music, it was... I wonder if it's permanent. Or I'll have to make a visit to his online store.
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    The Floor thread

    I don't know her in person, but I admire her a lot. As singer of Nightwish, she's amazing and deserves all the praise. It's really quite simple.
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    The Old Era

    They shouldn't be allowed to re-release anything anymore without remastering the tracks to the Decades standard.
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    Within Temptation II

    Well, there it is... If it's Friday where you live, In Vain - Single Edit is now out. Happy birthday, dad. Three weeks to go. Must RESIST.
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    Within Temptation II

    Fingers itching. Ears begging. But brain says no. I wait.
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    Within Temptation II

    Yeah, no. I ain't listening to anything new either this close to the album release. Nuh-uh.