Sophia

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  • Gender:
    Female
  • Location:
    Transylvania
  • Interests
    Travelling. Music. Concerts. Dancing. Writing. Medicine. The mind. The soul. Life

About You

  • Favourite Food
    Italian
  • Favourite Beverage
    Coffee
  • Favourite Colour
    Reddish purple
  • Favourite Place
    Somewhere with a nice view and loved ones
  • Countries Visited
    England, Italy, Germany, Poland, Hungary, Romania
  • Do You Drink Alcohol
    Occasionally
  • Do You Smoke
    Nope
  • Do You Have a Motto
    The only permanent thing in this world is change.
  • Do You Collect Anything
    Memories
  • Do You Have Pets
    Yes, 2 dogs ♥

Nightwish

  • How Did You Discover Nightwish
    My father showed me some of their music back in 2004/2005.
  • How Many Times Seen Live?
    3 times
  • Favourite Album
    Century Child & Once
  • Favourite Song
    Almost anything from the above, and let's give an honorable mention to Shudder Before The Beautiful, Sahara, Wishmaster, She Is My Sin, Away, Passion and the Opera, Gethsemane and Astral Romance
  • Favourite DVD
    End Of An Era
  • Least Favourite Album
    Imaginaerum

General Music

  • Favourite Singer
    Tarja
  • Favourite Non NW Song?
    Summer Wine (especially the Ville Valo and the Lana Del Rey versions), Solitary Ground (Epica), Sona (Secret Garden), Mystique Voyage, Eagle Eye and Innocence (Tarja), It's My Life and all those ballads (Bon Jovi) & many more
  • Best Concert Attended
    Bon Jovi at Wembley (2019), Scorpions in Cluj (2011), Tarja in Bucharest (2009) and Budapest (2018), Within Temptation in Sibiu (2013) and Bucharest (2016), Sonata Arctica in Sibiu (2011)
  • Favourite Non NW Album?
    In The Raw & What Lies Beneath (Tarja), The Silent Force (Within Temptation), The Quantum Enigma, Design Your Universe & Consign To Oblivion (Epica), Silence, Reckoning Night & The Days Of Grays (Sonata Arctica), Silverthorn (Kamelot), Neverworld's End (Xandria), Crossroad (Bon Jovi), Need To Believe (Gotthard), Born To Die, Ultraviolence & Lust For Life (Lana Del Rey), Burn The Sky Down (Emma Hewitt), Nght Visions & Smoke+Mirrors (Imagine Dragons), Human Child (Eivor)

Entertainment

  • Favourite TV Show(s)/Series
    Supernatural. Grey's Anatomy. Lost. Sense8
  • Favourite Book(s)
    ASOIAF (George R.R. Martin), His Dark Materials (Philip Pullman), The Da Vinci Code & Origin (Dan Brown), Hippie (Paulo Coelho), The HP series (J.K. Rowling) & more

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  1. Sophia

    Lacuna Coil

    Wow, this sounds interesting, I like it more than the previous single!
  2. Sophia

    Tarja Turunen pt. III

    Lol. Let it be, let it be, what was asleep is awake. She played it last year too. I remember I was happy to hear it in Budapest! It's a great live song!
  3. Sophia

    Tarja Turunen pt. III

    Setlist: It's a great one, but I would have rather had two more new songs instead of MLP and VOR, but I guess they will appear in the setlist sooner or later. I love these, she looks and sounds great!
  4. Sophia

    Tarja Turunen pt. III

    There you go. Just the outfit for now: There are more pics on Instagram. I haven't seen a setlist yet.
  5. Sophia

    Tarja Turunen pt. III

    I think Alex is just busy with something else right now, and he'll be back on another leg of the tour. It happened before too. Christian wasn't always around either. However Kevin left, he wrote a warm-harted post on facebook about his decision to start into something new. Here is a lovely new interview. She looks so radiant and happy!
  6. Sophia

    Sonata Arctica

    I found the new album quite enjoyable. Average, but enjoyable. It took me a couple of listens, but it's not as "flat" as it seemed at first, it was nice to listen to it as background music during the evening. It depends on what you are looking for. It's not their strongest one for sure, It doesn't have the kick their older stuff used to have, but it has a nice, soft, atmospheric sound which although is something different, works for me in this moment. I've only seen them live once, but yes, they were GREAT!! (Two months and a half and I'll see them again!)
  7. Sophia

    Within Temptation II

    Me too! That performance is awesome! The Last Dance is such a beautiful song. And I love this too, I've been listening to it a lot in the past days:
  8. Sophia

    Tarja Turunen pt. III

    Thanks! Yes it was fun! It totally put me in a much better mood in the middle of a couple of stressful weeks! I am happy about the duet with Cristina, but the solo version of Goodbye Stranger turns out to be more enjoyable for me. It has the fully non-classical Tarja in the verses though. It made me think that I'd like to hear Undisclosed Desires from Muse with her singing like that. Spirits Of The Sea is a really great song imo. It has a couple of moments when it feels too tense, but that's point of the song. I LOVE its vocal melodies. Regarding Railroads, it's interesting to see how varied opinions are once again, because I was happy especially about the fact that she was singing along a more dynamic instrumental part and wasn't just doing "AaaAa"-s over it or leaving it simply as instrumentals. Actually I would have loved something like that in Shadow Play too. (I think I'd like a collaboration between Tarja and Mark Jansen! Hmm.) Each with their own preferences I guess. I love Railroads a lot, it is among my favourites. There I meant that we need the invigorating kind of songs. I had my issues with Tears in Rain at first (details above) too, I would have given it more depth, including vocals-vise, but it has really grown on me and it is surely among the songs I enjoy listening to, similar to UMLB or 500 Letters. It's by far not a No Bitter End or Neverlight, which I usually skip. (Neverlight could have been great actually, had it been produced a bit differently, similar to Serene maybe, but as it is something keeps bugging me about it. Fortunately none of the songs from ITR felt like that, not even TiR in such extent.) I agree with most of what @Baki said. Like here! I wouldn't say it's one of the best ones, but it's good, and I am totally subscribing the nihilist interpretation of the lyrics! They are great. The lyrics on this album are good in general. Or here. But I'd say Silent Masquerade is surely not about Nw, since she said it was inspired by some stuff happening in her family. And I really don't think she was was referring to Nw by the enemies part in Shadow Play either. It can be seen as a reference to this or that from her past, but that interpretation? Nah... (And it didn't remind me of Delain at all, at least not of the sound I remember them for, I haven't really followed them in the past couple of years.) She clearly said that she doesn't want to explain her lyrics much 'cause she wants people to be able to find their own meaning in them. [x] As a fan of course I'd love to know what was she thinking while coming up with them, but from an artistic point of view it is better not to explain them. You know, “If you read this line, remember not the hand that wrote it, remember only the verse, songmaker’s cry..."
  9. Sophia

    Tarja Turunen pt. III

    And here is my review! Better late than never! I haven't read all the other reviews, I hope I was not the only one mentioning the few negative things too regarding a couple of songs from among my first impressions. Anyway, it's still a very positive review.
  10. Sophia

    Tarja Turunen pt. III

    I had the same thought when I first finished listening it! Then the next couple of times, I was actually listening it backwards, haha. The second half of the album is the stronger part of it, it is more captivating. Then again we already heard most of the first half of it, and one of the remaining two songs is a ballad, so this might add to this impression too... . I won't even post a song-by-song review now, I sustain that this is a GREAT album as a whole. She sounds amazing, and the instrumentals are the best she has had on her albums. It doesn't have a single song which I don't like or would rather skip. Dead Promises, Goodbye Stranger and Tears In Rain are fun to listen to. I might have some minor issues with them, but it really doesn't change anything. You and I is nice too, a bit too soft for me, but I like it, I just have to be in the mood to listen to it (and I guess that tenderness is the point of it.) And I would defend Spirits Of The Sea, The Golden Chamber, Railroads, and all the 'S-' songs in court against any negative criticism.
  11. Sophia

    Tarja Turunen pt. III

    Hahaha, thank you? But be careful 'cause I liked Dead Promises, and you weren't crazy about it. (But neither DP, nor TIR is representative for the allbum, so anyway!) I thought I'll just share the review I wrote here but I have a feeling they are posting them in the order we sent them so mine might be the last one cause I sent it with 30 minutes before the deadline, lol. Oh well... I totally love this album! I kind of overlistened it already, whoopsie. I think it is her best one, she sounds great on it, I like her voice more here than on the latest albums of hers (except for FSAG, there she sounded just as great although it was something else) and the songwriting is elaborate and mature and I just love it. It's exactly what I wished for from her. My faves are Serene, Spirits Of The Sea, Shadow Play, Silent Masquerade, and Railroads is still on top too for me. The rest is also good. I love Golden Chamber too, it is very relaxing. I was very surprised by this song too! It's one of my favorites. It might be more difficult to get into it but it is great neverheless! It has some eerie vocal melodies. This! ♡
  12. Sophia

    Tarja Turunen pt. III

    Haha, I love her
  13. Sophia

    The Floor thread

    Wow, that's indeed awesome! Iove the way she sings here.