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  4. Figment-of-me

    Game of Thrones

    This makes a nice tribute to the saga. "EPIC Game of Thrones: Light of the Seven (Cover)" It really is pretty epic. This.. group? have at least one other Game of Thrones themed work. Anyone know anything about them? Is PiscesRising their name or the uploader's? Seems like multiple tracks recorded in different locations. This would be great to get involved in.
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  6. NighttimeBird

    Eurovision SC 2019

    @Calinn Eurovision has been political for ages anyway, because even if songs were not, the way people voted definitely was. For example, some years back Russia had a great performance but barely got any votes because of anti-Russia sentiment in Europe.
  7. GreatEye

    Eurovision SC 2019

    Macedonian song was Bohemian Rhapsody to the other ones. The end.
  8. Calinn

    Eurovision SC 2019

    Meh, I still think Iceland and Norway were the most interesting things. Australia I think had the most difficult song to perform, very cool too. I'm happy people liked Italy's song so much. As I said before, it isn't really the kind of music I listen to, but it has great lyrics/meaning (the whole song is about his relationship with his father, who left him and his mom but kept coming back asking for money) and Mahmood is not only a great singer but a very down to earth guy. I feel for him for the questions he's asked in interviews... like "don't you miss your homeland Egypt?" (he's italian, born in Italy, lived in Italy, his mother is italian) "do you live in a ghetto?" "aren't you afraid to sing arab lyrics in Israel?" So, I'm glad people loved the song, he was very happy. Hatari is causing a big commotion after they displayed pro-Palestine scarves and have put the palestinian flag on their instagram. Their communication got me very intrigued and I listened to interviews and read a bit of the debate (mostly aggressive) that their actions sparked on the social networks. I think they did a great job as provocateurs. To promote love they presented a song that only talks about what hate does, they ignored the 'don't get political' Eurovision rule by stating that 'the very fact that Eurovision takes place in Tel Aviv can be seen as a violation of the Eurovision rules, as it's a political statement. If you choose to stay silent, that's a political statement too". I appreciate that, since I'm a strenuous defender of the right (and duty) of everyone to be political always and everywhere. Our life is shaped by politics, I believe we all should care about it. I feel that the modern void of capable politicians/leaders and the inability of the people to well understand politics is partly caused by the lack of political debate in our daily lives. I appreciate that they did what they did not to specifically side with Palestine, but to spark debate on human rights violations and war (their whole poetic is anti-war, isn't it? Most of their fanbase are children), causing it to reach a whole new audience of people who, normally, wouldn't care so much about political issues. I feel that's one of the roles of art: to provoke, record, mold present politics. They're doing their peculiar, provocative, satyrical and imho fun way. People commenting their posts was very sided one way or another, and very few or none at all could acknowledge that there is no right or wrong in war, only interest, being war a mere instrument of politics (as Clausewitz masterfully theorized two centuries ago), and that every actor in a war is both perpetrator and victim. So, interesting.
  9. clockend

    The NW Songs Commentary

    Hi, Just to let you know that Amaranth was discussed on the meanings of Nightwish songs thread, on page five a member Cristermo gives a meaning to the song.
  10. hunebedbouwer

    Poepmonsters Pub

    @Harvest Never thought you would quote a Demis Roussos song on such a serious subject...................
  11. hunebedbouwer

    Eurovision SC 2019

    WHY EUROPE, WHY? WHAT HAVE WE DONE TO DESERVE THIS? (mind you, I still haven't got a clue how the song sounds.............) DUNCAN, DUNCAN, DUNCAN......................Now we will get this festival of human degeneration over here! Thanks! @NighttimeBird So, you weren't around when 'DING-A-DONG' was a big thing. O, how you missed real class! P.S. Did they get any votes from Down Under?
  12. Imagineer

    Eurovision SC 2019

    Eh, I wasn't a huge fan of the winner. It's a nice ballad, but nothing special for me. Out of the top 5 countries, I think I only really liked Italy. Also, that was Greece's worst position (in the finals at least) in years, and that was probably the best song we've send in years...
  13. NighttimeBird

    Eurovision SC 2019

    So the first time in over a decade that I don't watch Eurovision is also the first time during my life that my country wins. Oh well ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
  14. jaicne

    Chernobyl

    The best sources for what really happened are the documentaries I am putting here. Please know that HBO is making use of "artistic license" in many ways. The first is a documentary featuring one of the men who was there, almost from moment one. The third was made by the BBC. The first is best for what happened at the time. The second is the most comprehensive about what happened that night. The fourth is about the aftermath of the catastrophe, it include interviews with many of the key players in the event and aftermath who were still alive at the time it was made including scientists and politicians. Though it is the longest of the 3 it is the most detailed starting from the original construction and continuing up to 2011 when it was made. This is the site run by former residents http://pripyat.com/ *NOTE* there is a drop down bar to change the language the default is Russian.
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  16. The Name Of The Wind

    Poepmonsters Pub

    I'm really looking forward to strawberries. They are one of my favourite fruits as well. I think strawberries are best when they're in season. I like the small ones the best: They simply have so much taste. I'm happy that we have a strawberry plant. Hopefully we'll get a lot of strawberries. They simply tast so much better than the ones you can buy in the supermarket.
  17. Serena

    Leaves' Eyes

    You aren't rude! It's a matter of taste! The album is not bad, but sounds like folky Epica!
  18. Figment-of-me

    Songs You Are Currently Addicted To!

    Very nice! I've known winters that felt like like this both physically and metaphorically... "Creepy" isn't how I'd describe it. Maybe moody or atmospheric? Although I did feel a bit of "is this the world your children will inherit?" vibe... The mix is interesting. Dry sound on the piano with a warmer vocal sound and the backing orchestrals and band somewhere closer to the middle. It makes her voice more prominent in that warm alto range. This is the lady from Dead can Dance? Always enjoyed their stuff. The little First Nations/Sami sounding part was a nice touch.
  19. icebreaker

    The NW Songs Commentary

    Thanks, I've read back in the thread, very interesting analysis! As to Dark Passion Play, I do actually want to throw out the question to other commentators what they think "Amaranth" is about? Looking at the songs on the album, I find it relatively clear what - or who - most of them refer to (Poet and the Pendulum, Bye Bye Beautiful, Master Passion Greed, Eva, Sahara, The Islander), but I struggle with the interpretation of "Amaranth". I know that Amaranth is a kind of plant, but I doubt that Tuomas was refering solely to that, it must have a second meaning.
  20. Harvest

    Chernobyl

    Yes, I remember the event well. In Finland, there were lots of measures taken, because of the fallout and people were really afraid what might happen. And from the information I could gather, something like this actually happened. Chief engineer Nikolai Fomin actually ordered engineer Anatoly Sitnikov to go to the roof of the reactor building, to check out what was going on. Sitnikov was a nuclear engineer and core of the reactor was exposed. Must have been horrible, since Sitnikov must have known the outcome. The two first episodes have been very good so far, Stellan Skarskård and Jared Harris are very good at their roles as Boris Shcerbina and Valery Legasov, who are trying their best to minimize the damage caused by a horrible event.
  21. Imagineer

    Leaves' Eyes

    I tried listening to Sign of the Dragonhead again and I had the exact same problem I had the first time. Elina's vocals. The music was fine. But really I can't stand Elina's vocals. I don't want to be rude or something. Maybe she sounds better in her other bands, but in LE she just sounds like a singer from a garage band covering Nightwish and Epica. Her voice is really flat throughout the album imo.
  22. Sophia

    Songs You Are Currently Addicted To!

    This is so creepy and also so cool and powerful. Gives me goosebumps. And by the way, was I the only one who thought the main idea behind Delain's Masters of Destiny, both musically and visually, was very similar to this?
  23. Imaginarium

    Epica

    Yeah, definitely seems like it's something Epica related. I doubt that they would do another cover project so soon and I hope they would do their own stuff.
  24. Spectre

    Chernobyl

    Thanks for sharing, will definitely look into it. One of my first childhood memories is that the playground near the house of my parents was closed shortly after the disaster, which I could not grasp as a child. Everything looked normal though everyone was concerned. The government had ordered public places to be closed temporarily due to increased radiation levels after the fallout over central Europe.
  25. Magnus

    Epica

    Maybe another collaboration similar to Attack on Titan?
  26. Somebody's Lass

    Rammstein

    Gosh, I lost count how many times I listened to the new album already, I love it! 'Zeig dich' and 'Deutschland' are probably my favourites, both lyrically and musically. Overall they stayed true to themselves, sex, social issues, creepiness, all there... I wish we had more guitar solos and riffs 'cause their riffs are the best, but we got quite a lot of keyboards, can't complain about that.
  27. hunebedbouwer

    Sports

    @Harvest Your request is an order to me........... How the hell did we get here on the sports-thread?
  28. Siriumish

    Kaikkien aikojen pahikset (fiktiiviset)

    Jotkut pahikset ovat niin mielenkiintoisia, että tekisi mieli kirjoittaa kaikki sadut pahisten näkökulmasta. Se olisi mukavaa. "Olipa kerran noita, joka oli kaikkien syvänteiden ja hautavajoamien valtias. Hänen taikavoimiaan pelättiin, mutta silti monet kääntyivät hänen puoleensa ollessaan epätoivoisessa tilanteessa. Noidan nimi oli Velhotar. Aikoinaan hän oli ollut kaunis merenneito, mutta menetettyään sydämensä ihmiskuninkaan pojalle, Prinssi Rupertille, hän hakeutui Syvänteiden velhojen luo oppimaan noituuden saloja. Pettymys rakkaudessa oli tehnyt hänestä niin ilkeän ja pahaluontoisen, että säälimättä ketään hän raivasi tiensä kaikkien meren noitien valtiattareksi. Hän teki taitavaa kauppaa elävien olentojen kanssa, myyden taikajuomiaan vaatien vastineeksi niiden parhaita taitoja ja ominaisuuksia. Hän oli nopein, hän oli älykkäin, hän kykeni lukemaan ajatuksia ja hän pystyi pelottamaan itse Kuolemankin tiehensä. Mutta eräänä päivänä hän kuuli jostain kaukaa kantautuvan niin kaunista laulua, että hän tunsi rinnassaan oudon viillon. Se oli tavatonta, olihan hän menettänyt sydämensä liki sata vuotta aiemmin. Hän tuli levottomaksi ja kaikki ilkeilyn aiheuttama nautinto tuntui äkkiä tylsältä ja merkityksettömältä..." Sitten pieni merenneito menisi noidan luo pyytämään apua. Juuri hänen äänensähän Velhottaren oli lumonnut. Velhotar vaatisi merenneidolta tämän äänen ja antaisi vastineeksi tälle jalat... Mitä kaikkea ilkeän olennon päässä liikkuisikaan, mieleeni juolahtaa hirveästi kaikenmoista. H.C. Andersenin vanha satu on kyllä jo pyöritelty aika moneen kertaan. ... S
  29. NighttimeBird

    Game of Thrones

    I don't think it was the "off a tower" that was important there, but rather the "into the fire"
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