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post Feb 8 2015, 09:04 PM
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Gets released to the world on February 13th.

The world will then finally see whether adding Floor Jansen to the group was a good idea or not (I have faith that it will be because Nightwish never let me down).

This is probably, literally the most excited I have been for a single release in a LONG LONG time. I have been counting down the days since December when I first saw the new album officially announced. I hear there's a leak out there of '…lan' and while for lesser bands I would try and go search that out for this, even though I am desperate to hear it, I will stay the course and wait the extra 5 days.

So yeah, return of the rulers of symphonic metal, huge huge excitement. On my part at least, and hopefully somebody else's as well.
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post Feb 13 2015, 01:54 PM
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First thoughts: it's not as punchy as Storytime was, but more so than Eva, and I like both extremes of those. Floor definitely has a softer vocal style than Anette or Tarja did, but there's enough cinematic Celtic goodness for me to like this on first listen. Feels very similar to some of the stuff on the last two albums, Last Of The Wilds specifically, so that means good things to come.

It's not 'the best thing ever' on first listen but I'm definitely giving this a lot of chances to change that.
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post Feb 13 2015, 02:27 PM
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....not totally sold yet, gonna take more than this to convince me that dumping Anette was a good move.
Floor has a nice voice, still prefer Anette's. The last minute or so is pretty epic.

Edit: A few more listens and I love this now, fickle me laugh.gif Floor's voice is growing on me, it reminds me of Andrea Dštwyler from Lunatica.


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post Mar 27 2015, 10:15 AM
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There is no thread for the album so I'll just post this here. New track Shudder Before The Beautiful is out, very good, if very Cadence Of Her Last Breath.
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post Mar 27 2015, 12:53 PM
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QUOTE(Regina @ Mar 27 2015, 10:15 AM) *
There is no thread for the album so I'll just post this here. New track Shudder Before The Beautiful is out, very good, if very Cadence Of Her Last Breath.


This is now a thread for the album, thank you for reminding me! I had listened to Shudder Before The Beautiful and I think I like it better than '…lan' (because that Dark Passion Play vibe is always what I want from Nightwish), I've just been saving myself for the album.

(I'll just post the tracklisting don't mind me, because I think it's a fabulous set of titles)

1. Shudder Before The Beautiful
2. Weak Fantasy
3. …lan
4. Yours Is An Empty Hope
5. Our Decades In The Sun
6. My Walden
7. Endless Forms Most Beautiful
8. Edema Ruh
9. Alpenglow
10. The Eyes Of Sharbat Guh
11. The Greatest Show On Earth (I. Four Point Six, II. Life, III. The Toolmaker, IV. The Understanding, V. Sea-Worn Driftwood)

(The Greatest Show On Earth is the obligatory long one, at 24 minutes that's going to be an EXPERIENCE)

*.*

Pre-ordered it on CD as well, it is a rare act I'll do that for..
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post Mar 27 2015, 01:09 PM
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24 minutes? drama.gif christ.

I must admit I am very much looking forward to this. Really think Floor could become my favourite lead singer of NW tbh, love her voice.
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post Mar 30 2015, 08:48 AM
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Double post but IDGAF.

Incredible album, I've only listened once but I already prefer it to their last two. Floor combines the best bits of Tarja and Anette while still bringing something fresh to their sound.
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post Mar 31 2015, 03:45 PM
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I've ordered it on CD so I haven't got it yet. I'm trying to find a good-quality stream of it online to tide me over but it's not on Spotify yet. sad.gif I kinda want my first listen of this to be special and not a low-quality Youtube upload (especially for the last track).
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post Mar 31 2015, 03:48 PM
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The Greatest Show On Earth is a mastepiece. I did think that being 24 minutes long would mean parts of it were dull and not needed, but no, it all flows so well and it
doesn't feel so long wub.gif

Top 10 in the mids too ohmy.gif
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Used to love a bit of Nightwish a few years back, haven't really heard anything since Dark Passion Play though. I became uninterested in the buildup to Imaginaerium as they were plugging it as the 'soundtrack' to the accompanying film which didn't really sound like my cup of tea. 'The Poet and the Pendulum' is up there as one of their best songs for me and I'm slightly worried that they'll not be able to match that with anything on their last two albums. Will have to give them a go soon.
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post Apr 4 2015, 02:51 PM
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QUOTE(spthoons @ Apr 4 2015, 02:14 PM) *
Used to love a bit of Nightwish a few years back, haven't really heard anything since Dark Passion Play though. I became uninterested in the buildup to Imaginaerium as they were plugging it as the 'soundtrack' to the accompanying film which didn't really sound like my cup of tea. 'The Poet and the Pendulum' is up there as one of their best songs for me and I'm slightly worried that they'll not be able to match that with anything on their last two albums. Will have to give them a go soon.


Do! Imaginaerum is for the most part 'Dark Passion Play part 2', with the caveat that it veers into random genres a bit at times, very interesting album and only marginally a 'soundtrack' to any film, there's a sort of theme throughout the songs but it can easily be enjoyed apart from that. 'Song Of Myself' is a great successor to 'The Poet and the Pendulum' if even more self-indulgent with the time given to it and 'Storytime', 'Scaretale' and 'Rest Calm' amongst others have a similar great bombast to them. Not sure if there's anything to quite match TPATP but they give it a great go, it's one of my favourite albums of this decade so far.

Endless Forms Most Beautiful sounds rather good from what I've heard so far but I can't tell you yet whether it's worth investing in, I got it on CD and my laptop CD drive is currently kaput so I haven't been able to listen, but I am going to sort that tonight and start raving over it (hopefully) soon.
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post Apr 4 2015, 02:56 PM
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Iz have you heard the b-side to Elan? *.*
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post Apr 4 2015, 07:27 PM
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QUOTE(Regina @ Apr 4 2015, 03:56 PM) *
Iz have you heard the b-side to Elan? *.*


Yes! <3 Another great song, and a lovely tribute to Carl Sagan.
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post Apr 4 2015, 08:18 PM
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I think Sagan might become my fave song form the era <3 I am really getting into this album, I think I might prefer it to Hydra by WT ohmy.gif
What was Floor's previous band(s) like?
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QUOTE(Iz~ @ Apr 4 2015, 03:51 PM) *
Do! Imaginaerum is for the most part 'Dark Passion Play part 2', with the caveat that it veers into random genres a bit at times, very interesting album and only marginally a 'soundtrack' to any film, there's a sort of theme throughout the songs but it can easily be enjoyed apart from that. 'Song Of Myself' is a great successor to 'The Poet and the Pendulum' if even more self-indulgent with the time given to it and 'Storytime', 'Scaretale' and 'Rest Calm' amongst others have a similar great bombast to them. Not sure if there's anything to quite match TPATP but they give it a great go, it's one of my favourite albums of this decade so far.

Endless Forms Most Beautiful sounds rather good from what I've heard so far but I can't tell you yet whether it's worth investing in, I got it on CD and my laptop CD drive is currently kaput so I haven't been able to listen, but I am going to sort that tonight and start raving over it (hopefully) soon.


Thanks for the advice! I'll definitely give Imaginaerum a go soon. And promising that you consider it one of your favourites of the decade!
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post Apr 7 2015, 01:42 PM
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The Greatest Show On Earth *.* THERE ARE NO WORDS SUITABLE (especially for the spoken word segment)

I also really like the title track, Alpenglow and Yours Is An Empty Hope on first listen, sounds like another great album from them.
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post Apr 7 2015, 01:44 PM
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The Alpenglow love *.* yasss.
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post May 9 2015, 02:25 PM
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Video for the title track as single #2. Lovely video, and just about still my favourite track on this album, it keeps getting challenged by Alpenglow though.
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post May 9 2015, 02:29 PM
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3rd best for me, after Weak Fantasy and Sagan (even though it's a b-side) ao glad to see it getting some kind of push.
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Sorry for the double post but *.* @ the Alternate version of the song on the EP. SO GOOD. Better than the album version I think.
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