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  1. NighttimeBird

    Within Temptation II

    A bit odd to say about WT though, since they already have far more popularity than most bands discussed on this forum
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    Sad but understandable. She had enough on her plate already and since she wanted to start something new, that meant something else had to go.
  3. NighttimeBird

    Within Temptation II

    Yes but it makes no sense. You're basically saying "intolerance of intolerance is also intolerance", which is true but completely meaningless. The people that start the intolerance are the bigots. The people that then react to that are not.
  4. NighttimeBird

    Within Temptation II

    This is a weird way to twist it, and it's why I prefer the definition from Merriam-Webster: Definition of bigot : a person who is obstinately or intolerantly devoted to his or her own opinions and prejudices especially : one who regards or treats the members of a group (such as a racial or ethnic group) with hatred and intolerance That second line says it all.
  5. NighttimeBird

    Favourite album from each year of your life

    Here's what I could come up with for recent years, might edit some older stuff in later (though I'm not old enough to make such a long list anyway ) 2011 - Within Temptation - The Unforgiving 2012 - Nightwish - Imaginaerum 2013 - ReVamp - Wild Card 2014 - Eluveitie - Origins // Epica - The Quantum Enigma // Arch Enemy - War Eternal 2015 - Nightwish - Endless Forms Most Beautiful 2016 - Epica - The Holographic Principle 2017 - Arch Enemy - Will To Power 2018 - MaYaN - Dhyana 2019 - Rage Of Light - Imploder I just cannot pick one for 2014. Those are three of my all time favorite albums and I can't possibly choose between them. Edit: Also I love your 1978 pick! I pretty much grew up listening to War Of The Worlds, I think it was the first music I ever really cared for. I remember my dad explaining the story to me back when my English vocabulary consisted of under 10 words.
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    I have to say, the new album has really grown on me. The only songs I find myself skipping are The Raven Hill and Worship. Other than that I enjoy most of them, an "A Cry in the Wilderness" has become one of my favorites. Origins remains my favorite album, though.
  7. NighttimeBird

    Songs You Are Currently Addicted To!

    @SophiaClicking all the different bands on YouTube is one of my favorite things to do! I discovered many bands this way. Some bad, many mediocre / generic ones, but some really good ones that I kept following afterwards. I discovered Trees of Eternity in a pretty sad way... I saw messages on the internet about their singer's death. She had already passed when their album released. I also looked into Metalwings once, but they're a real "one hit wonder". That one song is their only good one imo.
  8. NighttimeBird

    Within Temptation II

    @hunebedbouwer You publicly put Magnus down after he said "stick it to the bigots" in a situation where he clearly referred to anti-LGBT people, then you say that it wasn't about LGBT people and that we are at fault for interpreting it that way. ???? I'm afraid the only discussion style that is causing any harm in this thread is yours.
  9. NighttimeBird

    Songs You Are Currently Addicted To!

    Heavy stuff. Clicked it because of Alissa, took me a few listens to get into it but then I did and now I can't stop playing it
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    Within Temptation II

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    Nightwish Album Rankings 2019

    @clockendI didn't expect anyone's list to be so close to mine, I only have your #5 and #6 swapped around
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    This relatively new Dutch band is opening for Epica in October so I'm going to see them live. Because of that, I dived into their music a bit, and I have to say I'm impressed. This singer's voice just gives me the chills, in a good way! I can't find any background about the band, so let the music speak for itself:
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    Well our opinions on that differ. I can't appreciate Sleeping Sun with Floor at all, it has to be sung with a classical voice imo.
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    I've visited their channel a bunch of times, they are two very talented people! I haven't nearly listened to all their stuff yet though. A few things I enjoyed:
  15. NighttimeBird

    Nightwish Album Rankings 2019

    Interesting. Angels Fall First and Oceanborn are solid albums, but never really made me feel as much as later albums. Wishmaster is good, I still like that one. Century Child was always my favorite, and though I don't listen to it often anymore, I'd still call it best. Once is less good and doesn't have much of an "album feel", more of a collection of different songs. I love the darker atmosphere on Dark Passion Play and Imaginaerum, but the former clearly wins out of those two imo. And finally, Endless Forms Most Beautiful is technically very good and showcases some serious composer and musician skills (and Floor was already my favorite singer before she joined Nightwish). It's not easy to rank, but I think I'd go with this: 1 - Century Child 2 - Dark Passion Play 3 - Endless Forms Most Beautiful 4 - Imaginaerum 5 - Wishmaster 6 - Once 7 - Oceanborn 8 - Angels Fall First But honestly, numbers 3, 4 and 5 are interchangeable, they're very different albums with different strengths and each is good