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  1. NighttimeBird


    I got the DVD, and wow, worth it! End of the Dream is so impressive, and the performance of Imaginary is just perfection!
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    Your Latest Music Related Hauls

    My latest stuff
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    Ask Nightwish 2018 - Announcement

    Another month has passed, sure is taking a while
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    I'm impressed, ordered the DVD
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    Can they just make whatever it is available for preorder already, lol
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    Yeah, I had already given up hope, but I'm once again not impressed
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    Within Temptation II

    Pretty sure it's a regular cassette. From wikipedia: " music cassettes (also known as Music-Cassettes, and later just Musicassettes; M.C. for short) " Mini cassettes are something else, they're the smaller, lower quality ones that you could find in tape recorders.
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    Madder Mortem

    I didn't know about this band until I saw someone on Facebook being very happy with her copy of "Marrow". I did a quick YouTube session, and I have to say, it sounded very interesting! I'll definitely look up more of their stuff some time.
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    Yeah, for their only DVD, it is a bit lacking. Still great, but the lighting was over the top and Simone's singing was indeed sub-optimal. All the more reason for them to make another DVD, I'd say...
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    I disagree with the quality being less good. I can't appreciate Attack on Titan, personally, so I don't know about that one, but The Solace System is definitely on par with THP imo. I personally like it better than THP even, because a few of the songs are just fantastic (Fight Your Demons, Architect of Light, Decoded Poetry). About the live release, I really hate that they did not take the opportunity to record one at their 1000th show or 15 year anniversary. Retrospect is just old at this point, and this whole TQE + THP era of the band certainly deserves to be recorded. So yeah, I'm disappointed with that too... That said, while it's no substitute for a real live release, there are at least some profesionally shot shows available, such as this year's Wacken performance:
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    I don't understand any of this. First of all, the Solace System EP sounds exactly like The Holographic Principle (which isn't weird, considering the songs were written and recorded in the same time period). So I don't see how you could say the EP is significantly better... it's basically an extension of the album. Second... predictable? I guess I could call "Edge of the Blade" predictable, it sounds a bit like The Quantum Enigma. Other than that though, THP has a pretty unique sound. Very different from the previous album. Now, obviously, it's still symphonic metal, there are still choirs, there are still growls, etc. There are no sweeping changes in direction, such as Within Temptation did. If you call that "predictable", then sure, Epica is predictalbe. But then that word isn't something negative, it merely means they stay within their corner of the music world, which I really appreciate (and so do many others, judging by the band's rising success).
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    Yeah, Marcela becoming a permanent band member is actually what pulled me over the line and made me decide to take a leap of faith and preorder the next album. And I'm not sure I'd call it cheesy, but yeah, classic Mark indeed
  14. NighttimeBird


    Talented musicians and vocalist, but the lyrics seem kind of bad. At certain moments it's very clear that whoever writes them simply lacks English skills. This is the case with many Russian and East European bands who write in English, and often prevents me from enjoying bands that are otherwise good or promising.
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    I'm a CD person too, but since it's only a single song I didn't expect a physical release at all, so I'm kind of OK with it.