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  Topic: Timo Tolkki to perform Strato/RR songs
Empathica1928

Replies: 51
Views: 4990

PostForum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English   Posted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:49 pm   Subject: Timo Tolkki to perform Strato/RR songs
Guess there were some ego-clash between Timo and Andre as well. But didn't Timo write a whole album worth of material in Siberia before they officially called it quits?

Timo never seemed to accept ...
  Topic: Stratovarius is going to reissue all the albums, Awesome!!!!
Empathica1928

Replies: 23
Views: 8569

PostForum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English   Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 2:56 pm   Subject: Stratovarius is going to reissue all the albums, Awesome!!!!
I hope a new album comes this year, or early 2018 (looks more likely).

I'm getting nervous, though. Each album since Matias joined has been better and better than the last. I'm not sure how they ca ...
  Topic: Timo Tolkki to perform Strato/RR songs
Empathica1928

Replies: 51
Views: 4990

PostForum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English   Posted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 6:13 pm   Subject: Timo Tolkki to perform Strato/RR songs
Trinity is not good. At all. Just my opinion.

Symfonia is decent but that title track is awful (so are the ballads) and the rest of the songs sound like Timo just couldn't shake the Strato writing ...
  Topic: Timo Tolkki to perform Strato/RR songs
Empathica1928

Replies: 51
Views: 4990

PostForum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English   Posted: Sun Jul 02, 2017 10:45 pm   Subject: Timo Tolkki to perform Strato/RR songs
In my honest opinion, I think he should just hang it up for good. It's over. Clearly he needs to focus on his health more than anything else. God, I feel so bad for him. I wish I could help.

But if ...
  Topic: do you think this guy looks a bit like Lauri Porra?
Empathica1928

Replies: 2
Views: 291

PostForum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English   Posted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 6:50 pm   Subject: do you think this guy looks a bit like Lauri Porra?
Not really, not to me, no.

Guy has a lot of cool videos though!
  Topic: Timo Tolkki to perform Strato/RR songs
Empathica1928

Replies: 51
Views: 4990

PostForum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English   Posted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:46 pm   Subject: Timo Tolkki to perform Strato/RR songs
Breaks my heart seeing the guy who got me into guitar and is probably the inspiration for most of my music, xanaxed to shit, morbidly obese and unable to play the same songs he's been playing for the ...
  Topic: Rhapsody Of Fire - Into The Legend
Empathica1928

Replies: 75
Views: 12740

PostForum: Other discussions in English   Posted: Thu May 18, 2017 4:19 am   Subject: Rhapsody Of Fire - Into The Legend
Which leads me to this... I'm bored and gonna rank the albums as I feel today, from most to least favorite.

1. Dawn of Victory
2. Legendary Tales
3. Symphony of Enchanted Lands
4. Power of the D ...
  Topic: Rhapsody Of Fire - Into The Legend
Empathica1928

Replies: 75
Views: 12740

PostForum: Other discussions in English   Posted: Thu May 18, 2017 4:05 am   Subject: Rhapsody Of Fire - Into The Legend
Holy shit, the original Rhapsody is playing the entire Symphony of Enchanted Lands album on their reunion tour. Including Dark Tower of Abyss.

https://youtu.be/oirapQxqiOs

That song means so dam ...
  Topic: My infant son is a Stratovarius fan ;)
Empathica1928

Replies: 6
Views: 807

PostForum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English   Posted: Tue May 16, 2017 3:36 am   Subject: My infant son is a Stratovarius fan ;)
That is a badass design (combining the fleur de lys and star)! And you're raising your kid right. Awesome stuff dude!!
  Topic: Rhapsody Of Fire - Into The Legend
Empathica1928

Replies: 75
Views: 12740

PostForum: Other discussions in English   Posted: Mon May 15, 2017 4:43 pm   Subject: Rhapsody Of Fire - Into The Legend
Love Land of Immortals. Giacomo's a great fit for this band. When Demons Awake - he does a very good job on that one, although that song's never been one of my favorites.

Can't wait to hear Dark To ...
  Topic: Top 10 Stratovarius songs of the new era
Empathica1928

Replies: 12
Views: 990

PostForum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English   Posted: Fri May 12, 2017 6:38 am   Subject: Top 10 Stratovarius songs of the new era
Man, I put on some Elysium tunes today and that album is SO good. Infernal Maze is excellent, I love Timo's voice in that one. The beginning still weirds me out a bit, I'm not so sure it fits the rest ...
  Topic: Rhapsody Of Fire - Into The Legend
Empathica1928

Replies: 75
Views: 12740

PostForum: Other discussions in English   Posted: Wed May 10, 2017 9:24 pm   Subject: Rhapsody Of Fire - Into The Legend
Man Dark Wings was disappointing, definitely bottom of the Rhapsody catalogue for me. A Tale of Magic, Sad Mystic Moon, and Silver Lake of Tears are the only ones I return to from that album. All the ...
  Topic: Top 10 Stratovarius songs of the new era
Empathica1928

Replies: 12
Views: 990

PostForum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English   Posted: Wed May 10, 2017 9:20 pm   Subject: Top 10 Stratovarius songs of the new era
Other than Giants, I'd have to say Kill It With Fire, Fireborn, and Endless Forest. KIWF reminds me of Cold Winter Nights, lyrically. Fireborn is just badass from start to finish with an excellent hoo ...
  Topic: Rhapsody Of Fire - Into The Legend
Empathica1928

Replies: 75
Views: 12740

PostForum: Other discussions in English   Posted: Wed May 10, 2017 7:28 pm   Subject: Rhapsody Of Fire - Into The Legend
I never thought of that. A live album with Giacomo might have been a warmer way to introduce him to the fans! Maybe they did this to pump up interest for their next album (since a lot of people wrote ...
  Topic: Top 10 Stratovarius songs of the new era
Empathica1928

Replies: 12
Views: 990

PostForum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English   Posted: Wed May 10, 2017 7:26 pm   Subject: Top 10 Stratovarius songs of the new era
I see what you did there Wink Great picks, nice mention of the bonus songs! I was very tempted to put Giants on the list - that is an amazing song - but I decided not to, for fear of jumping down the bo ...
  Topic: Rhapsody Of Fire - Into The Legend
Empathica1928

Replies: 75
Views: 12740

PostForum: Other discussions in English   Posted: Wed May 10, 2017 3:54 am   Subject: Rhapsody Of Fire - Into The Legend
Some people on Facebook have been giving the band shit for rerecording the old songs but I am very excited to hear it. I was really surprised to hear Giacomo do such a good job on When Demons Awake, f ...
  Topic: Top 10 Stratovarius songs of the new era
Empathica1928

Replies: 12
Views: 990

PostForum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English   Posted: Wed May 10, 2017 3:53 am   Subject: Top 10 Stratovarius songs of the new era
New era being Polaris, Elysium, Nemesis, and Eternal. I absolutely love this band and each album they've released since Polaris has been better than the last. Eternal is honestly my favorite album nex ...
  Topic: Sonata Arctica - The Ninth Hour
Empathica1928

Replies: 17
Views: 3289

PostForum: Other discussions in English   Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2016 5:13 pm   Subject: Sonata Arctica - The Ninth Hour
I still can't dig it. Even Unia I was really into at the start.

This shit just blows.
  Topic: Rhapsody Of Fire - Into The Legend
Empathica1928

Replies: 75
Views: 12740

PostForum: Other discussions in English   Posted: Thu Nov 17, 2016 10:11 pm   Subject: Rhapsody Of Fire - Into The Legend
Giacomo sounds great. I think he's a great fit for the band. Good to see he can nail Distant Sky, too! I wonder what changes (if any) to the setlist there will be. Would be nice if they changed it up ...
  Topic: Episode special shows in November
Empathica1928

Replies: 18
Views: 4213

PostForum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English   Posted: Mon Nov 14, 2016 4:40 pm   Subject: Episode special shows in November
They played When the Night Meets the Day for the first time ever on the 10th!

Wow - first time ever, really? What a fantastic song. Lucky crowd.
  Topic: Jani making album with Anette Olzon
Empathica1928

Replies: 5
Views: 1057

PostForum: Other discussions in English   Posted: Fri Sep 16, 2016 4:58 pm   Subject: Jani making album with Anette Olzon
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  Topic: Jani making album with Anette Olzon
Empathica1928

Replies: 5
Views: 1057

PostForum: Other discussions in English   Posted: Thu Sep 15, 2016 11:45 pm   Subject: Jani making album with Anette Olzon
Anyone else really interested to hear this?
  Topic: Cain Offering StormCrow review, (Talked with my friend)
Empathica1928

Replies: 3
Views: 1038

PostForum: Other discussions in English   Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2016 6:06 pm   Subject: Cain Offering StormCrow review, (Talked with my friend)
[shit]
  Topic: Episode special shows in November
Empathica1928

Replies: 18
Views: 4213

PostForum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English   Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2016 6:11 pm   Subject: Episode special shows in November
Also, you guys think "the Episode album in its entirety" will include When the Night Meets the Day?

Probably not, but it should. Night/Day is a killer track.
  Topic: Sonata Arctica - The Ninth Hour
Empathica1928

Replies: 17
Views: 3289

PostForum: Other discussions in English   Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 3:49 pm   Subject: Sonata Arctica - The Ninth Hour
Man, I love every album Sonata has put out, but Closer To An Animal is just not doing it for me. The melodies are so meandering and weak and it sounds like the band is back there just playing whatever ...
  Topic: Rate all Stratovarius album!
Empathica1928

Replies: 66
Views: 9358

PostForum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English   Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 3:45 pm   Subject: Rate all Stratovarius album!
Holy shit, I forgot about some of those Laughing

In fairness, there are lots of great Strato lyrics, too. I particularly love the lyrics to A Drop In The Ocean, especially the "seconds pass me ...
  Topic: Rate all Stratovarius album!
Empathica1928

Replies: 66
Views: 9358

PostForum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English   Posted: Wed Aug 24, 2016 11:16 pm   Subject: Rate all Stratovarius album!
I know your name, it's called Mr. Mean
One thing I've learned: you don't know beans!

Laughing
  Topic: Rate all Stratovarius album!
Empathica1928

Replies: 66
Views: 9358

PostForum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English   Posted: Tue Aug 23, 2016 6:30 pm   Subject: Rate all Stratovarius album!
Elements 2 is a great album but has some pitfalls to it (personally speaking) that keep it from being one of my favorites. But god fucking damn, I'm Still Alive, Walk To My Own Song, Know the Differen ...
  Topic: Stratovarius is going to reissue all the albums, Awesome!!!!
Empathica1928

Replies: 23
Views: 8569

PostForum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English   Posted: Wed Aug 17, 2016 11:50 pm   Subject: Stratovarius is going to reissue all the albums, Awesome!!!!
Very good post HP. I agree.

The only album I am missing from my collection (not counting singles, because I do not have the funds to go on that tedious quest) is Fright Night. It's always too expen ...
  Topic: Episode special shows in November
Empathica1928

Replies: 18
Views: 4213

PostForum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English   Posted: Mon Aug 08, 2016 10:15 pm   Subject: Episode special shows in November
Poor Timo, he's going to have one hell of a time singing this album front to back 20 years later.

Still, the greatest power metal album ever recorded, as far as I'm concerned. Glad they're giving t ...
 
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