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  Topic: New Sonata Arctica Single
ZenithMC

Replies: 49
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PostForum: Other discussions in English   Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:46 pm   Subject: New Sonata Arctica Single
I'll be 23 by tomorrow.

Yeah, I agree that people's taste in music can change over time, but at what age am I supposed to expect a composer to start losing their edge? Matias has, for 10 years now, ...
  Topic: New Sonata Arctica Single
ZenithMC

Replies: 49
Views: 2051

PostForum: Other discussions in English   Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:46 pm   Subject: New Sonata Arctica Single
Yeah, the melody is the most important element to me in a song. If the melody is half-assed or doesn't invoke any sort of emotion in me, then I tend to not like the song very much. I also enjoy ambien ...
  Topic: Is Dreamspace weird?
ZenithMC

Replies: 9
Views: 232

PostForum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English   Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:08 pm   Subject: Is Dreamspace weird?
I remember Tolkki got asked this question once and he just said he was too lazy to tune his guitar.
It's not just his guitar that is out of tune, though.
  Topic: Is Dreamspace weird?
ZenithMC

Replies: 9
Views: 232

PostForum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English   Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:18 am   Subject: Is Dreamspace weird?
Very interesting find, Pancio! You know, I always thought something sounded a little off, pitch-wise, with Dreamspace, but I never investigated it. Based on my findings, Dreamspace is tuned to roughly ...
  Topic: New Sonata Arctica Single
ZenithMC

Replies: 49
Views: 2051

PostForum: Other discussions in English   Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:39 pm   Subject: New Sonata Arctica Single
It's probably not every time, but why does Tony sound like sometimes he uses "we" where he really means "I"?
Yeah, I don't know what the other SA member's opinions of the change i ...
  Topic: New Sonata Arctica Single
ZenithMC

Replies: 49
Views: 2051

PostForum: Other discussions in English   Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:30 am   Subject: New Sonata Arctica Single
I remember reading an interview where Tony basically said the band was burnt out and tired after the extended Reckoning Night tour, and needed to write very different material as a result.

It would ...
  Topic: New Stratovarius album: a list of demands
ZenithMC

Replies: 106
Views: 4238

PostForum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English   Posted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:41 pm   Subject: New Stratovarius album: a list of demands
Ok maybe that one is more a lyrical/thematic connection.
Oops, I confused the lyrical themes of Feeding the Fire with Rise Above it. That's what I get for not researching before posting. Embarassed Never ...
  Topic: New Sonata Arctica Single
ZenithMC

Replies: 49
Views: 2051

PostForum: Other discussions in English   Posted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:15 pm   Subject: New Sonata Arctica Single
As Tony needed a reprieve from writing power metal songs, it begs the question of what would have happened had Tony decided to release his alternative material under a different name?

My understand ...
  Topic: New Stratovarius album: a list of demands
ZenithMC

Replies: 106
Views: 4238

PostForum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English   Posted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:57 pm   Subject: New Stratovarius album: a list of demands
I'm not really seeing or hearing the correlation between Feeding the Fire and Paradise, but that aside, I do enjoy listening to Feeding the Fire more than Paradise.

I prefer listening to Hold on to ...
  Topic: New Stratovarius album: a list of demands
ZenithMC

Replies: 106
Views: 4238

PostForum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English   Posted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:57 pm   Subject: New Stratovarius album: a list of demands
I've been over the moon with the direction and writing of the new albums.

My only real gripe has been the production of the last two albums. As I've already said, the mix is a very personal element ...
  Topic: New Stratovarius album: a list of demands
ZenithMC

Replies: 106
Views: 4238

PostForum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English   Posted: Sun Oct 06, 2019 11:26 am   Subject: New Stratovarius album: a list of demands
Oh man I would do horrible things for a full album of Matias going wild with the fusion shred.
What kind of horrible things? Laughing I remember watching a video of him performing a cool medley, a while ...
  Topic: New Sonata Arctica Single
ZenithMC

Replies: 49
Views: 2051

PostForum: Other discussions in English   Posted: Sun Oct 06, 2019 11:14 am   Subject: New Sonata Arctica Single
No one besides Tony was having fun on stage.
Oof! That's quite a change from when I saw them five years ago. Not even Pasi was having fun? I remember seeing him hop all around from one side of the st ...
  Topic: New Stratovarius album: a list of demands
ZenithMC

Replies: 106
Views: 4238

PostForum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English   Posted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:19 pm   Subject: New Stratovarius album: a list of demands
Well, place "Message from the sun" against "Victoria's Secret" instead Smile
Yeah, those songs sound somewhat closer in style to each other. Ultimately, I agree that the production ...
  Topic: New Stratovarius album: a list of demands
ZenithMC

Replies: 106
Views: 4238

PostForum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English   Posted: Mon Sep 30, 2019 6:53 am   Subject: New Stratovarius album: a list of demands
Back on topic. My demand for the next Stratovarius album: power reggae! Shocked Laughing
  Topic: New Stratovarius album: a list of demands
ZenithMC

Replies: 106
Views: 4238

PostForum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English   Posted: Fri Sep 27, 2019 4:42 am   Subject: New Stratovarius album: a list of demands
Now if I recall correctly Tolkki once said he blended in sampled drums from some VST whose name I can't recall, to give Jorg's drums that much more punch, but I don't know how true that is.
Samples w ...
  Topic: New Stratovarius album: a list of demands
ZenithMC

Replies: 106
Views: 4238

PostForum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English   Posted: Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:09 am   Subject: New Stratovarius album: a list of demands
One major difference between metal mixes of the past and metal mixes of today is the way that drum production is handled. Albums from the late 80's - early 90's used reverb extensively on many differe ...
  Topic: New Sonata Arctica Single
ZenithMC

Replies: 49
Views: 2051

PostForum: Other discussions in English   Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:15 pm   Subject: New Sonata Arctica Single
I provided my review of Talviyö in [url=http://forum.stratovarius.com/viewtopic.php?p=572186#572186]this thread, as Jens wanted to know what everyone thought about it.
  Topic: Stratovarius back to work. Finally!
ZenithMC

Replies: 8
Views: 635

PostForum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English   Posted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:33 pm   Subject: Stratovarius back to work. Finally!
I believe this is the video in question:
https://www.facebook.com/MatiasKupiainenOfficial/videos/390880915142552/

Sounds pretty interesting to me. Smile I noticed a Focusrite ISA 430 MKII near the e ...
  Topic: New Stratovarius album: a list of demands
ZenithMC

Replies: 106
Views: 4238

PostForum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English   Posted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:03 pm   Subject: New Stratovarius album: a list of demands
Since Sonata Arctica is being brought up, how do you all feel about the new album "Talviyö"?
Hi, Jens! I'm glad that you enjoyed reading our miscellaneous discussions. It's been quite a whi ...
  Topic: New to the band!! What is everyone's top songs?
ZenithMC

Replies: 10
Views: 577

PostForum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English   Posted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:21 pm   Subject: New to the band!! What is everyone's top songs?

* Golden/Classic era (1996-2000) {Episode, Destiny, Infinite}

You forgot the most important album of the most imporant era, and the biggest seller with all the classic, Im talking about Visions a ...
  Topic: New to the band!! What is everyone's top songs?
ZenithMC

Replies: 10
Views: 577

PostForum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English   Posted: Tue Sep 03, 2019 1:12 am   Subject: New to the band!! What is everyone's top songs?
I tend to chunk Stratovarius' discography into several eras. My personal favorite of each era is in bold text.

* Old-School era (1989-1994) {Fright Night, Twilight Time, Dreamspace}
* Transition t ...
  Topic: New Stratovarius album: a list of demands
ZenithMC

Replies: 106
Views: 4238

PostForum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English   Posted: Sat Aug 31, 2019 10:08 pm   Subject: New Stratovarius album: a list of demands
Are you a drummer by the way? I can't imagine loving an album that much just for the drums.
Why yes, I am a drummer! I also play guitar, bass, and keyboards. Guitar and Drums are my fortes. I can als ...
  Topic: New Stratovarius album: a list of demands
ZenithMC

Replies: 106
Views: 4238

PostForum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English   Posted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:15 pm   Subject: New Stratovarius album: a list of demands
I have not. What do you think about it? Actually it would be helpful if you would rank the Top 5 Labyrinth albums, including Amazing Maze. Smile

For me:
Return to Heaven Denied Pt. 1
Return Pt. 2. ...
  Topic: New Stratovarius album: a list of demands
ZenithMC

Replies: 106
Views: 4238

PostForum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English   Posted: Mon Aug 26, 2019 12:14 am   Subject: New Stratovarius album: a list of demands
Yeah, I like Return to Heaven Pt. 2. I especially like the solos on that album. While I really like the solos of the older albums, they reach a new level in the later ones. Also, I'm a bit critical of ...
  Topic: New Stratovarius album: a list of demands
ZenithMC

Replies: 106
Views: 4238

PostForum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English   Posted: Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:34 pm   Subject: New Stratovarius album: a list of demands
Crap! I totally forgot about Love from Sons of Thunder. I don't know which one I like more, between that one and Falling Rain.

My favorite Stratovarius ballad is probably Season of Faith's Perfecti ...
  Topic: New Stratovarius album: a list of demands
ZenithMC

Replies: 106
Views: 4238

PostForum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English   Posted: Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:32 pm   Subject: New Stratovarius album: a list of demands
Something to note about myself: I'm a weird person who doesn't ever pay attention to lyrics in music. I get all of the emotional impact from the melodies, timbres, and chord progressions.

I think t ...
  Topic: New Stratovarius album: a list of demands
ZenithMC

Replies: 106
Views: 4238

PostForum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English   Posted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:13 pm   Subject: New Stratovarius album: a list of demands
Hopefully soon. I'm eager for some new Strato as well!
  Topic: New Stratovarius album: a list of demands
ZenithMC

Replies: 106
Views: 4238

PostForum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English   Posted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:52 am   Subject: New Stratovarius album: a list of demands
On Unia, I think my favorite tracks were "It won't fade", "paid in full" , " black and white", "...drop of fuel for a nightmare". I do think there were quite a ...
  Topic: Tolkki's new band with Jari K. "Infinite Vision"
ZenithMC

Replies: 38
Views: 2086

PostForum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English   Posted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:59 am   Subject: Tolkki's new band with Jari K. "Infinite Vision"
...What in the World? I'm sincerely baffled by this. Shocked Laughing
  Topic: New Stratovarius album: a list of demands
ZenithMC

Replies: 106
Views: 4238

PostForum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English   Posted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:26 am   Subject: New Stratovarius album: a list of demands
They had a meet&greet with their fans before the show. The band sat behind a long table and signed tour posters for the VIP members. I'm pretty sure you were supposed to just say "hi" an ...
 
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