Imaginarium

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  • Gender:
    Male
  • Location:
    Finland

Nightwish

  • How Many Times Seen Live?
    0
  • Best Live Song
    Stargazers
  • Favourite Album
    Imaginaerum
  • Favourite Song
    Ever Dream
  • Favourite Album/Single Artwork
    Oceanborn
  • Favourite Music Video
    Over The Hills And Far Away
  • Favourite DVD
    From Wishes to Eternity
  • Least Favourite Album
    Endless Forms Most Beautiful
  • Least Favourite Song
    Our Decades in the Sun

General Music

  • Favourite Drummer
    Ariën van Weesenbeek
  • Favourite Singer
    Tomi Joutsen, Simone Simons
  • Favourite Guitarist
    Isaac Delahaye, Jari Mäenpää
  • Favourite Bassist
    Rob Van Der Loo
  • Favourite Pianist/Keyboard Player
    Coen Janssen
  • Favourite Non NW Song?
    Ne Obliviscaris - And Plague Flowers the Kaleidoscope
  • Favourite Non NW Album?
    Ne Obliviscaris - Portal of I
  • Favourite Band/Artist?
    Epica, Amorphis, Ne Obliviscaris
  • Musical Dislikes (Songs, Bands etc)
    Electronic music, Rap, Pop

Entertainment

  • Favourite Movie Soundtrack
    Epica - The Score
  • Favourite Comic Book/Anime
    Donald Duck, Moomins

About You

  • Do You Drink Alcohol
    No
  • Do You Smoke
    Hell no
  • Do You Have a Motto
    Live before you die

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  1. Imaginarium

    MaYaN

    Listening to Dhyana for the first time now, and so far so good. Their previous work has in my opinion been good but forgettable. This seems to be their best album in my opinion. The orchestra has been used very well, not like "let's put it everywhere to hide sub-par writing" like some bands tend to do. But then again the songwriting also seems to be good on this album. Will need a few listens to open up though.
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    The Upcoming Nightwish Album

    Yeah. But then again most Finnish things, including Finnish people, are made while being drunk... Are they? Do we live in the same Finland? Well, WIHAA is but in my experience the basic hits are pretty much the songs people that aren't really fans know. And I haven't seen much positive comments on MPG.
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    The Upcoming Nightwish Album

    (OffTopic starts here) Um, is this some kind of sarcasm I don't get? Finland was this year ranked as the happiest country in the world. Not that it seems like it, at least in Helsinki most people seem either depressed or angry. (OffTopic ends here) I know right, I can imagine electronic sounds that sound like some 30€ toy keyboard... Let's indeed hope he'll surprise us.
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    Epica

    Come on, it's already been pretty much two years since The Holographic Principle was released and they are just finishing touring for it. Obviously they can't keep releasing albums every two years if their tours get longer. And since tours are the main income for many bands, it's completely understandable. And last year they even somehow managed to squeeze recording the Attack on Titans songs to their schedule. And while I enjoy The Holographic Principle, in my opinion the song writing on The Holographic Principle seems a bit rushed at points. I'm all in for them taking a bit more time if it benefits the next album.
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    Epica

    People say that all the time but I still don't really see that. Century Child isn't very symphonic apart from some songs like Ever Dream. Yeah, it's kind of a bridge between the early Strato rip off Nightwish and the later full blown cheese. The Phantom Agony for example sounds very different, more classical and symphonic than power metal. It really sounds like a continuation to Mark era After Forever. Yeah, Simone tried to be Tarja but musically it's not very similar. Of course they were inspired by Nightwish, I even remember Simone mentioning that in some interview. But even if The Phantom Agony doesn't really stand out in any way and is a standard sounding symphonic metal album, I don't hear much of Century Child in it.
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    Amorphis

    Here in Finland it was in the top 5 for a month and is still 19th. Seems to sell well here. But 72 in USA is quite good and we must remember that the music market in USA is huge. It would be interesting to see how many copies it has sold in different countries. For example in Germany the album charted at 4th position, and Germany is probably Europe's biggest market. I wonder if 4th in Germany means more sales than 1st in Finland for example?
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    Amorphis

    The Orphaned Land Oriental Orchestra, and the choir is Hellscore.
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    Epica

    In my opinion they are quite different. Musically TQE is more straight forward, upbeat record while THP is a bit darker and slower. The biggest difference between them is of course the sound. THP of course has a huge orchestra while TQE just has some real strings. The addition of brass instruments is a big part of what makes THP sound darker. But TSS is just bonus tracks from THP recording sessions. I actually like them and prefer some of the songs over some of THP tracks. But yeah, of course it's a matter of taste. Yeah, they have evolved quite a lot. They seem to get a bit heavier and less straight forward with every album. However, I think that the not so positive reviews of Requiem For the Indifferent have held them back a little bit lately. It was a slower and more progressive album and some fans didn't like that. The Quantum Enigma sounds more like a continuation to Design Your Universe than it does to RFTI. The bonus tracks for both TQE and THP include some more experimental tracks, but the songs that made it to the album are safer and more simple.* It will be interesting to see how their next album will turn out. Do they take the risk and make a more experimental album that might push their career forward or get mixed reactions, or will they make a safe album that most fans will like but won't cause huge feelings towards or against? *Ok, that might seem like a bit of a rant, but The Quantum Enigma is my favorite Epica album.
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    Amorphis

    Yeah, it's a matter of taste. Eclipse is also really good! As a Nightwish fan you might enjoy the orchestral and choir arrangements on the new album.
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    Epica

    Maybe, or maybe at the end of 2019. Who knows. In my opinion it's good that they don't seem to rush this time. I gladly wait a bit more if it's beneficial to the music. Releasing albums every two years often seems to drain artists at some point.
  11. Imaginarium

    Amorphis

    Hard to say without trying. I definitely enjoy Joutsen era Amorphis the most, but really like for example Am Universum from Koskinen era. Most (old) people seem to love Tales From the Thousand Lakes but I've never been that much into it. The songs are decent but work better live. But yeah, Amorphis is my favorite band. My favorite album from them is Skyforger. I'm not sure yet what to think about Queen of Time. At first I thought it's one of their best but then I listened to it too much and now I have to take a break from listening to it. One nitpick that I have about it is the mastering. It really needs a more dynamic master but I can only hope they would make a remastered version in like 20 years...
  12. Imaginarium

    Epica

    There isn't official info about that as far as I know, but I would expect it will take about a year or so before we get a new album. My guess is that they start to prepare it after the festival season. We don't know have they already written the new songs or not, but if they have they can start training and recording them. The recording process usually takes a few months and then it takes a few months to release it so I'd say we definitely won't get a new album before next spring. Mark is also busy with MaYaN now as they will release a new album in September.
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    Amorphis

    And how can someone on a Cheesewish fan forum call Amorphis cheese?
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    Sonata Arctica

    Yeah, I feel the same way. TNH sounds kind of rushed and the sound is pretty bad in my opinion. On some songs more than the others. I think it's better if they take enough time to make the next album. I hope that they would use a real producer this time but I don't have very high hopes for that since Pasi has already produced two of their albums. Generally bands seem to benefit from having some "outsider" do the production.
  15. Imaginarium

    Decades World Tour 2018

    Agree with most that you're saying. And boy oh boy that video looks hideous. Those "floating" drums and keyboards... They should really concentrate more on their stage presence, not on getting more and more pyros and screens with every tour. They seem to just stand still most of the time.