Sophia

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  • Gender:
    Female
  • Location:
    Transylvania
  • Interests
    Medicine. Music. Dancing. Writing

Nightwish

  • How Did You Discover Nightwish
    My father showed me some of their music back in 2004
  • 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, Turn Loose The Mermaids, Sahara, Wishmaster, She Is My Sin, Away, Passion and the Opera, Gethsemane and Astral Romance
  • Favourite Album/Single Artwork
    Dark Passion Play, Century Child
  • Favourite Music Video
    Sleeping Sun 2005, WIHAA
  • Favourite DVD
    End Of An Era; End of Innocence; Showtime, Storytime
  • 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) & many more
  • Best Concert Attended
    Tarja in Bucharest, 2009, was a really special one!
  • Favourite Non NW Album?
    Burn The Sky Down (Emma Hewitt), Human Child (Eivor), Born To Die & Ultraviolence (Lana Del Rey), Crossroad (Bon Jovi), Need To Believe (Gotthard), The Silent Force & The Unforgiving (Within Temptation), Neverworld's End (Xandria)

About You

  • Favourite Place
    Somewhere with a nice view and loved ones
  • 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 ♥

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  1. Sophia

    Tarja Turunen pt. III

    Those tags sound like she's trolling, lol. We all know her definition of soon. Hopefully this is the real soon.
  2. Sophia

    Tarja Turunen pt. III

    (Heey, I like Coelho. Yeah, his writing is not the best, and his overly simplistic style annoys me sometimes, but beyond that, I do like his ideas and his life philosophy and that's enough for me to enjoy a book. I've read Hippie from him recently and really liked that one. These kind of books can be like a happy pill for me. If I want skillful/complicated writing, I can always go to Umberto Eco, M. Bulgakov or George R.R. Martin. I like all these genres.) So not to be entirely off topic, I don't mind that Tarja is inspired by his work. But I am also more interested in he musical side of it and the direction she is taking this time. Come on Tarja, let us hear something! That pic is gorgeous imo. Here is a less cropped version of it, no idea why she likes to crop her profile pics that much.
  3. Sophia

    Tarja Turunen pt. III

    I hope this is not very off topic, I started posting this in the "What songs should Nightwish cover" topic first, because I've been thinking that it would sound great with Floor's voice. But it's not a very Nightwishy sound and they rarely do covers anyway... so I am posting it here because meanwhile it occurred to me that it also kind of fits in the list of songs Tarja would cover. And I think that would work too! I can totally imagine it with an Underneath-ish sound, with more riffs. Ok, now I really want to hear this! Either version. This was a love at first listen kind of song for me, even though I found the vocals too agonizing. I got used to them though, because it fits the song well. But I would also love to hear a version of it with clearer vocals.
  4. Sophia

    What songs should Nightwish cover?

    Wow, I didn't know Nightwish played Alone live. But I like the Christmas Metal Symphony version more.
  5. Sophia

    Tarja Turunen pt. III

    The CC era is my fave too, regarding both Nightwish's style and Tarja's vocals. Give or take a couple of years. Because, I think I said this already, but the way she sings in Away or Feel For You is still the Tarja voice I would LOVE to hear again/more often, and I also loved the Once era a lot. So yeah, I kind of miss both Tarja in Nw and the way she sang back then with or without them. I have the impression that she wanted to perfect her higher range so much, that she lost something from that truly impressive "depth" she used to have. But I am mostly cool with the present too, so... here, let me share some of my favourite Tarja vocals :
  6. Sophia

    Contacting the Mods

    I don't know who exactly I should ask, so I'll ask it here: May I have permission to access the speaker's corner? (I have no idea what it's about, curiosity just won, haha.)
  7. Sophia

    Tarja Turunen pt. III

    That performance she posted was lovely. And wow, look what we have here! ♥
  8. Sophia

    10 Years ago ... Dark Passion Play!

    You still have the chance to meet them! Oh, don't ask that... That time he just stopped by the bus to sign stuff. There were quite many people waiting so it was the kind of "Hi! Would you sign this please? The concert was amazing. I love your music. Okthanksbye!" type of thing. The second time around it was a festival, later that year, and we kept bumping into them on the street. Luckily Marco took over the situation with making some jokes. Tuomas and Emppuu are more like me when it comes about talking I guess, haha. But it was fun anyway. We mostly took photos. I love meeting band members, but tbh I never know what to say to them in situations like this and I end up just awkwardly standing there. I am not a good talker anyway. And once when we bumped into them I was wearing a MWS T-shirt. This much about communication. It would have been a different story to chat near a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, but that wasn't the case... (Let's be real... we were fangirling teenagers.)
  9. Sophia

    10 Years ago ... Dark Passion Play!

    Looking at the "10 years ago" part, I thought that I HAVE to mention that today is exactly 10 years ago that I went to my first Nightwish concert! Which was also the first time I saw a favourite band of mine live. And luckily despite all my issues with the Anette-era, from the mixed feelings the good ones dominated around that time (duh! I went to the concert ) , and it was an awesome experience. We also met Tuomas after the show, so it turned out really cool. Here, a couple of moments I enjoyed (I haven't found any HQ videos on YT, so I dared to dig up some bad quality ones from my old account) : Random fact: I really like the way she sings the line "Time to never hold our love" and the following chorus here. And I liked the chorus here as well. (Her Romanticide was waaay better than her Planet Hell, if you ask me. The SIR studios version of the latter really ruined her chances at that song for me.)
  10. Sophia

    Tarja Turunen pt. III

    http://www.tarja-newalbum.com/ - It's still empty though. Hopefully her "very very soon" is sooner than her usual soon. I'm looking forward to new music from her!
  11. Sophia

    Songs You Are Currently Addicted To!

    I always liked Amanda's voice, finally I found a new (well not exactly new, but new to me) kickass song I can enjoy it through! And this reminded me of the couple of After Forever songs I was addicted to. It's crazy how similar Amanda's and Floor's vocals sound sometimes because of their technique. Both of them are great.
  12. Sophia

    Within Temptation II

    Nah... I agree with Himiko. WT and NW are around the same level, I can't imagine one as an opening band for the other. Nope. But this made me remember that they said some time ago that they wanted to tour together with Tarja, especially in the US - irc, it just didn't work out then. A co-headliner tour or even Tarja opening for them is something I could see happening. Especially since they mentioned South America. Aaand I would love that!
  13. Sophia

    Within Temptation II

    I just came across this cover, and omg, it's awesome! For some reason, in Russian it also sounds more powerful than the original, especially the chorus. Might be because of the different sound of the language, or might be because her voice is more aggressive. (I partially agree with the comments from above regarding the song, this collaboration could have been something even better. But I still love it!) Btw, this girl has made covers of many other songs too, including Faster, Shot In The Dark, Nemo (which I also find great!), I Walk Alone. I like her voice. And her videos are also well done. She's good. I think I've found my favourite cover artist.
  14. Sophia

    Tarja Turunen pt. III

    @Damian On 5th May. I don't think she'll sing many new songs that soon, but I bet she'll play at least one during her upcoming concerts! This is a city-event, I was surprised when I saw that she'll be there, I didn't even know whether I should expect a classical or a rock show lol. (It will be a rock one from what I've heard. But a classical one would fit the setting more, hmm... idk.) I really need some new music from her already, btw!