I will answer you @Moving Pictures .
Shuder Before The Beautiful:
-In this song we have the intro from Storytime, modified. Or Master Passion Greed modified. (your choice). Then we have Dark Chest Of Wonders chorus, modulated. Then we have ultra nonsense repetition till finally the end.
-My favorite musically. No complaints except funny C part.
-Intro and bassline from Nemo, I call it Nemo 2.0, written with Anette voice in mind. Boring.
Yours Is An Empty Hope:
-Let's see... We have Dark Chest Of Wonders orchestral hit.. okaay - nice, we have the guitar riff from Dark Chest Of Wonders just a lil bit modified, okaay, than we have a nice verse, and ultra boring chorus. Nice song for me.
-The intro is 'stolen' from some song from Tuomas Duck album, but don't know from which song (the kids' choir). The song sounds utterly bland as someone said.
-I Want My Tears Back 2.0 with some funny chorus that a rock or metal band must be brave to afford it.
Endless Forms Most Beautiful
- Ultra boring and uninspired riff, I remember Marco once said that this song will probably replace the cult status of WiHaA. Funny, isn't it?
-What to say..
- I don't know, but it is miracle to me why Tuomas just write in the same scale with the recycled song. I mean, how can you rip off Ever Dream intro, and do that on the same scale?
The eyes of sharbat gula:
I am wondering why Tuomas keeps writing this kind of songs, repetition to death + stolen kids choir from some song from Duck album once again. (I am sleepy enough to find it atm)
- The greatest show on earth
1/3 from the song = Sleepwalker riff repetition, the second part = not so brilliant, the third part = spoken words. Nothing magnificent as Tuomas want to represent it.
At the past, Nightwish used old riffs. Let's say Kinslayer and Devil. We have the same intro's, but somehow, they made it look fresh. EFMB don't sounds fresh, even with fresh Floor vocals.
This album is not inspired enough... how to say... even sounds like Tuomas was pushed to do something just to make an album if you know what I mean? Even in the middle (end) of the tour, we had some suspicious statements from Marco that all the band should continue writing the songs if Tuomas cannot anymore, that all band should contribute or something like that.
And really I hope so, it's time for them to go on full brainstorming (including Emppu, Marco, even Floor and Jukka), and make the perfect album next year. Tuomas said that all heaven broke loose so... I would believe him.
Even I asked him and he answered this: (Ask Nightwish)
His last sentence is quite funny, , but anyway, I am ready for the next album.