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  2. Damian

    The NW Songs Commentary

    It's lyrically connected to the two preceeding songs: Bless The Child and End of All Hope. These two are connected even musically, but the three of them deal with the same topic: Nightwish, the band, nearly dying and being born again. The quote from the interview with Tuomas made it clear. Also "dead to the world" is usually related to the line in Bless The Child: dead to the world, alive for the journey. The band being unknown to all the world, but there's a strong desire to take the music live on tour around the world, etc. I insist that "child" is Nightwish and "poet" is Tuomas himself (along with 'ocean soul', "lonely soul", 'the lonely wolf', and a long etc.). I assume that "the fallen/heartfelt/lovelorn" are the fans, the NW fans who found comfort in NW songs. Those words/lyrics (the poet's words) made him feel good. Plenty of times Tuomas said that writing is therapeutic for him. Maybe these lines refer to that healing process he goes under when he writes. 100% agree with you. Again, I think this is related to the band's situation that time. He thought NW was dead after Over The Hills EP, there was no joy on touring with the band any longer, the other members were focused on their own side projects... but then they ended up working on a new album and finally "given birth to the Century Child". A new hope for NW to continue existing. It seems like innocence was needed to make it work, as it was lost somehow, maybe that's why he's begging for it throughout the song. I think I need to watch the End of Innocence docummentary once more
  3. suomi usa

    The Ladies' Topic

    Skechers are great! Eilenna and L_Alpenglow are right. Really comfy, minimalist and in basic black. Wear them to work every day. Better than hard soled shoes.....look great! Mine have no laces....elastic slip ons.
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  5. Martin

    Beyond the Black

    According to the tracklist (published on jpc.de, emp.de and saturn.de) there is only the re-recorded "Forget My Name" version on the best of, the other songs seem to be the original versions: 1. In The Shadows 2. Lost In Forever 3. When Angels Fall 4. Beautiful Lies 5. Songs Of Love And Death 6. Hallelujah 7. Love's A Burden 8. Unbroken 9. Written In Blood 10. Night Will Fade 11. Love Me Forever 12. Forget My Name (Re-Recorded) 13. Shine And Shade I will never understand this kind of re-release policy, I don't care if it's Beyond The Black, Nightwish or any other band, for me this is just a rip-off...
  6. NighttimeBird

    Sabaton

    I just found this because Floor shared it on facebook Awesome video, and I like the song, but it's not one of Sabaton's best imo
  7. L_Alpenglow

    The Ladies' Topic

    I was about to say the same thing as Elienna. Skechers are super confortable, I use them in my daily life with almost any type of clothes are very versatile
  8. Lena

    Game of Thrones

    You're both right. To get them so far south would be pretty difficult though (they'd have to convince everyone there), but it would be easy to take over The Twins and prepare for the battle there, since Arya demolished the entirety of House Frey. They should've thought of that from the very beginning though. I didn't mind Arya's sex scene at all, it did seem natural to me. She is a teenager, after all, she has experienced so much horrible stuff, she will possibly die in the near future, she's attracted to him and she wanted to have sex before she died. Seems reasonable enough to me. I agree that the dialogues were improved a lot (possibly by the change of screenwriters) and the episode was in general so much better than the first one. Also that song scene gave me those epic LotR vibes and I'm so freaking excited for what's coming next!
  9. Baki

    Game of Thrones

    That's true. Plus, no matter how strong Winterfell walls are, it is still pretty centrally located, with no seaport or a viable way out. The dead can pretty much surround it, and take them one by one. To withdraw to the Neck would give them topographical advantage.
  10. Eilenna

    The Ladies' Topic

    Simone replied to someone in the comments that they are from Vagabond. I'm thinking it could be these: https://www.vagabond.com/se/CINTIA-4528-380-20 If you are looking for really comfortable canvas shoes, I can recommend Skechers. I wear them at work and they save my feet. https://skechers.se
  11. ish

    Game of Thrones

    I still think the northerners should have fled southwards , as much as possible. And bring the White Walkers all the way to King's Landing ... and Dorne ... and the Citadel. I don't think it's fair for the fight to take place (again) only in the North , when there is so much at stake for the entire continent.
  12. icebreaker

    The NW Songs Commentary

    Great points! Just picking up on one thing: I would interpret it, that the rebirth is something that is expected to happen in the future, not that it has happened yet (will be born again). That would then fit with the time-line of hoping that happiness/a brighter future will come again after all the turmoil that Tuomas went through in 2000/2001.
  13. whitenoise

    The NW Songs Commentary

    Actually, the Finns aren't either. Had to say this
  14. Baki

    Game of Thrones

    The second episode: I was a bit afraid that the second episode in a row that would be only reunions and no action would be redundant, but no. This one was times better than the first one. The dialogues for the most part did not feel super dumb, and there was finally some normal interaction. The fireplace scene was marvelous, with funny but not cheesy funny moments. Also, the Jon's revelation scene was powerful, you can see there is going to be a problem between him and Daeneris. The only really unnecessary thing was Arya sex scene - it just felt so unnatural for both characters, but the writers had destroyed Arya's character for some time. And now she's not only a teenage psycho, but a horny teenage psycho. And yeah, not to be nitpicking when they finally found some balance and sense in this series at last, but they also quite dumbed down Tyrion's character. In this episode, he looks like a retarded child with everyone talking about him as a problem. Now, the battle episode next week better be REALLY good, since they made so much hype and build-up for it!
  15. Damian

    Decades World Tour 2018

    Something I forgot from the "promotional clip wish list": The Kinslayer. They can also make a #18yearChallenge All of the options above sound nice, and I agree that the Wacken show could be replaced as bonus for another European show, a Finnish one would be cool. Hartwall Arena, Lahti w/Tapio. The 20 years retrospective documentary is interesting too. I can feel it as an "End of Innocence" documentary style, less depressive and dramatic this time.
  16. Mainshow

    Lord Of The Lost

    "Loreley"'s probably my favourite music video by LOTL. Love the outfits and the ballet dancer! I seriously don't want this era to end. "Thornstar" has quickly become one of my favourite non-pop albums!
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  18. Mainshow

    Beyond the Black

    Beyond the Black will re-release their latest album "Heart of the Hurricane" by adding 3 new tracks as well as a 2nd disc including "some sort of a best of" [from their first two studio ablums]. I'm not sure whether I should buy it or not since I already got the "Limited Saturn Edition" with 16 tracks and I'm not so keen on the "Best Of" disc. I can totally understand why they would like to offer such a record to new fans, though. It seems that supporting Within Temptation on the Resist Tour last year really did help them gaining new fans (especially around Europe). That said, I would totally support such a "Best Of" disc if the songs had been re-recorded by the new bandmates. The "Black Edition" of "Heart of the Hurricane" will be released on 3rd May, 2019 and it will include 3 new tracks (as I've already mentioned): - "Spiderweb of Eyes" - "We Will Find A Way" - "Still Breathing" I can't wait to get to know these three new tracks, though! - I'll probably buy them separately on iTunes
  19. Mainshow

    Myrath - Metal music from the desert

    "Born To Survive" is really energetic. It's definitely my favourite promotional single taken from "Shehili" - I will clearly check out the previews.. hope the other tracks will convince me to buy their upcoming release.
  20. Mainshow

    Within Temptation II

    The love for "Mad Love" in this thread is astonishing. I personally think it's the weakest track on Resist. The chorus is just off-putting to me, dunno, maybe it's a bit "too pop-y" for me (the melody of the chorus). Apart from that, I truly like the album (apart from the impression that I think there's something off with Sharon's voice in terms of mixing/vocal production). I just wish it would have been a concept album and I needed a few "heavier" tracks (in terms of Within Temptation, obviously) since "Raise Your Banner" and "Trophy Hunter" are my favourite tracks on the record by miles!
  21. Figment-of-me

    The NW Songs Commentary

    Moon Ash, was writing this as you posted, but no disagreement... Great stuff and thanks for the background info. I had also hit full stop on the title alone. This expression in English usually means extremely tired, as in difficult to wake. I suppose it could also mean "world weary", and apparently (never heard it used this way) it can also mean passed out drunk. All seem plausible in the context people have provided. The unsupported thought also went through my head of "dead to me", as in "I've had enough" or "I'm done with this". But wouldn't that rather be, "the world is dead to me", not "I'm dead to the world"? It would be a darker interpretation more in line with the Poet and the Pendulum I suppose. The feminine/masculine symbolism also makes me wonder, with Heaven Queen and juxtaposed ocean seemingly contradictions: air, masculine, Logos/Logic vs. Queen, ocean, female, Sophia/Wisdom. Maybe making too much of it but it jumped out at me. The often-used (in multiple songs) ocean metaphor could mean turning inward/introspection and/or motherly comfort/safety but could also be as simple as having grown up in a North Atlantic country. Don't know. Final thoughts. The opposites seem very Zen, or to my mind Taoist. Silence vs sound/music. Innocence vs sin. A kind of unity of opposites? And especially constancy and change: eternal change is very Taoist (I'm not suggesting Tuomas is religious though). Agreed the song seems to be an awakening, a sorting out of contradictions and disappointments. Some of us will recognize this as part of entering adulthood: coming to terms with "how it should be" not being equivalent to "how it is". The Easter interpretation will be that it succeeded and led to a "rebirth". - a more whole, self-realized individual. But I'm not sure the timeline of the song and the history with Tarja would fit with this? --- Total aside. This reminds me I've been thinking, would an interesting thread be, "Is Symphonic Metal a Matriarchy?" There could be Tuomas' own preferences at work or the general Scandinavian influence. But then again the Dutch aren't Scandinavians right? Random thoughts...
  22. Martin

    The Cranberries

  23. Moon Ash

    The NW Songs Commentary

    Hey! I read and listen so much that I forget I can speak too But a few days ago I was whispering the song to myself and suddenly realized I can't fully understand the lyrics and the only place I could think of to ask my question was definitely here. My opinion is that the song is about the loss of innocence and regaining it too; and that innocence still inspires him as an adult and a poet. It's about the shock of facing the real world as a child and the sorrow that he can never unknow the things (the reality) he knows now. I also think that the part which says " I studied silence to learn the music I joined the sinful to regain innocence " means that you cannot fully understand a subject, a concept without viewing it from all aspects. You can't find the light without diving into darkness. " Dead, silent, constant yet always changing My favorite view of this world" Speaking out of experience (LOL) when you're growing up you find yourself changing your views and values all the time through seeing the world and getting to know, say, philosophies or other's opinions and ideas. But something deep down always remains the same I guess. It's like you are shaping that thing in to something better, richer, or even more beautiful. (and you may gonna do that for the rest of your life.) That's it! I'd love to hear about different interpretations of you guys. And about the biblical imageries, since I wasn't born and raised in a christian society, I'm not really familiar with it and all I know is through searching, and music and literature. That's why I don't quite get the biblical references.
  24. Evangeline

    Songs You Are Currently Addicted To!

    I really liked this song. Thanks for sharing!
  25. Century Child

    The NW Songs Commentary

    I've never put that much thought into analyzing it but I've always interpreted Tarja as a mother here, the mother of the "dead boy". That's what it's always felt like to me, mainly here: As he died, he will return to die in me again Weaving the cloth, giving birth to the Century Child Who gave his life not for the world but for me innocence reborn once more She sings softly, lovingly, and it seems like she is the person he loves most. Maybe the words "giving birth" made my mind go in that direction when I was younger and didn't know English very well and it just stuck with me. But it does still feel right - she sings softly through the entire song, with great care, like she's trying to bring comfort. She's the one who fears for the child, who cries for him. She mentions the boy as someone else and never "me". Marco, on the other hand, is the one who sings about his loss of innocence, he sings "I" and "me" - he takes the role of the dead boy. And, of course, he is the one that has lost his innocence and feels the pain of the loss. I also see the Heaven Queen as the mother, the one he seeks comfort from again, just like in childhood. The words "dead to the world" speak about loneliness, not being understood by others... There's a wonderful word in Bulgarian about this, I can even think of a few poems that illustrate it perfectly, I just can't really express it in English. Google translate says it's "alienation" so I'll go with that. Tarja joins Marco in singing "all the same, take me away/we're dead to the world"; mother and child alike feel this alienation - maybe that's what all adults must come to terms with; it's what comes to all with the loss of their innocence. But they are together in this, they have each other; they're "dead to the world" but together. I hope this makes sense. I'm not going to talk about each line; I think they're mostly clear in meaning - and the ones that are not I wouldn't be able to explain well anyway. But this is my general interpretation of this song.
  26. Nightwalker

    Songs You Are Currently Addicted To!

    After a long time And also:
  27. Sophia

    Game of Thrones

    I liked the first episode. It was heartwarming to see so many characters reunite. But considering how peaceful this episode was I am afraid of what the next ones have in store... I thought that the main reason why Cersei slept with Euron was because she is pregnant and this way she can tell him that she is carrying his child, hence have even more control over him. That would be a very Cersei kind of move, especially now that Jaime left her. I am really curious where the story is headed. Both in the show and the books. Oh, and about that fairytale-like Dragon riding scene... yeah, it felt like finding a gummy bear while eating spicy snack (not bad, but very out of place), but that face what Drogon made when John kissed Dany made it totally worth it. I'm looking forward to see Jaime and Brienne meet. That's the "romance" I want to see in GOT.
  28. Sophia

    Songs You Are Currently Addicted To!

    I'm back to Bon Jovi these days ♥ :
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