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Discussion in 'Symphony X (Unofficial)' started by MorphineChild205, Sep 24, 2004.

  1. MorphineChild205

    MorphineChild205 Lt. Horatio Caine

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    Holy crap, this band rocks!

    I've listened to their latest album, "Once," and I'm blown away! Tarja's voice is so kickass, and the keyboards are so cool! I have a feeling that in time these guys will become my second favorite band, right behind Symphony X!

    Can anyone recommend any other of their albums or songs that kick ass?
     
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    Century Child is a kickass album
     
  3. theodyssey

    theodyssey Best Album of the Year

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    Century Child is the closest in sound to Once. Wishmaster and Oceanborn are more operatic and IMO, the best Nightwish albums. Haven't heard angels fall first.
     
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    The Metal Chick In the Dragon's Den

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    As a long time anti-Nightwish advocate, it's hard to admit that I enjoy their latest album. But it's true, it's pretty damn cool. Their other stuff I simply cannot stand, Tarja's voice is like nails on a chalkboard to me. On Once, she goes easy on the operatic sound, so it's listenable. Planet Hell is probably one of the coolest tunes I've heard in a while.

    Let it be known that this does not make me a NW fan.
     
  5. dargormudshark

    dargormudshark Senior Member

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    Wishmaster is my favorite, then Century Child and Once and Oceanborn. I don't like the first one.
     
  6. RequiemX

    RequiemX King of Ithaca

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    I prefer After Forever with Floor Jansen to Nightwish. Floor could kick Tarja's behind any day, and I'm not even talking about singing yet! Floor is probably one of my most favorite vocalists of all time. Check After Forever out. You'll never miss Nighwish.
     
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    theodyssey Best Album of the Year

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    HYPOCRISY!!!!!\m/


    Zach~ who has been drinking too much and is listening to hypocrisy :lol:
     
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    I know, when it comes to this type of music (which I'm no fan of), After Forever is the best you can get. And, they're from Holland too :Spin:
     
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    Thank you, MetalChick. I often feel like I'm the only person who doesn't like Nightwish, and whenever I say it, people look at me like :yow: "OH MY GOD WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU? THEY CAN DO NO WRONG!" I dislike them for the same reasons you do.
     
  10. Jax

    Jax Forum Goddess

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    Nope you're not alone, Beelzebub..I don't care for Tarja either (which is a shame because their music kicks ass..until she opens her mouth). Ah well, to each his own.
     
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    haha, that's exactly the way my dad thinks about Dream Theater :D
     
  12. dargormudshark

    dargormudshark Senior Member

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    I used to hate the nightwish vocals but after a while I grew to like them, same goes for daeth and black vocals, although not a big black metal fan and I hate death metal. I like Melodic Death Metal alot though.
     
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    As much as I try to listen to them and to tell myself to be open-minded, it doesn't work. I just don't like them.
     
  14. RequiemX

    RequiemX King of Ithaca

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    Coming back, I do have to admit that Over the Hills and Far Away is a great Nightwish song. My favorite of theirs and one of the few I actually like. Of course it's a cover. lol

    But hey, I'm a sucker for key changes.
     
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    Have you ever heard the original, it is also very good....Gary Moore freakin' rules! :headbang:

    If you like OTHAFA you are on your'e way...I heard that when they encored with it at PP5 and loved it. Next thing you Wishmaster is one of my favorite metal albums ever.
     
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    The Wrath Divine War Of The Winds

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    The vocals used to put me off. Now they've grown on me and they are definitely awesome. They need some better solos though.

    My favorite songs are Sleeping Sun, Moondance, The Devil & The Deep Dark Ocean and Fantasmic.
     
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    Luis Mortal With Immortal Mind

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    Nightwish was a good band until they got Marco Hietala. He ruined the band IMO. The last album really disappointed me.
     
  18. Malinká

    Malinká Ice Queen

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    May the force be with you my friend :p
    I don't like them either... But cannot deny Tarja has a nice voice... But still... Once I guess is the worst album they've made...


    @Luis: Have you ever heard Marco's work on Tarot?!?!?! Though is way better if he sings than Tuomas...

    They are wasting his talent in Nightwish, not the opposite...
     
  19. dargormudshark

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    I really like Marco's voice...really powerful. The last album did dissapoint me a little, I like the orchestra alot though.
     
  20. Taliwakker

    Taliwakker .....

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    Does anyone know how Tarja is regarded by other (real) opera singers? Is she good or considered a hack? I don't know much about opera (the technical vocal aspects) other than in 90% of cases it gives me the shits and especially the female singers.

    I have Century Child and thought it was average. Watched the live dvd last night and thought that was average too.
     

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