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SentineLEX
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2016 5:37 pm    Post subject: Sonata Arctica - The Ninth Hour Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

Album:


Out: October 7, 2016
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/sonata- arctica-to-release-the-ninth-hour-album- in-october/

First single: Closer to an Animal
www.youtube.com/watch?v=EN1D5SFw2ZE

Track Listing
1. Closer to an Animal - 05:25
2. Life - 05:06
3. Fairytale - 06:38
4. We Are What We Are - 05:25
5. Till Death's Done Us Apart - 06:06
6. Among the Shooting Stars - 04:10
7. Rise a Night - 04:28
8. Fly, Navigate, Communicate - 04:27
9. Candle Lawns - 04:32
10. White Pearl, Black Oceans, Pt. II - "By the Grace of the Ocean" - 10:13
11. On the Faultline (Closure to an Animal) - 05:34
12. Bonus Track: Run to You - 03:34
Total Length 01:02:04 (01:05:38 with Bonus Track)

I have four observations:
1. The single sounds like a slightly more upbeat Unia, which is a style I like a lot. It also reminds me of Blood, a track I enjoyed, on an album I also enjoyed (Pasi's production skills notwithstanding), so hopefully we'll see more of that.

2. Assuming the times are accurate, longest album they've done. Silence is 61 minutes last I checked, and the others come in at under an hour. Not including bonus tracks anywhere.

3. Closure to an Animal - sounds like a reprise of the single. Another concept album, similar to Days of Grays? That one had a reprise too. Sounds good to me.

4. Track 10 is hype af

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2016 7:09 pm    Post subject: Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

There was no guitar solo? I forget. I listened to the single the other day and that's all I'm remembering. Shocked Can't listen to it again right now. I'm hoping it leaks. J/K. Wink

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 3:49 pm    Post subject: Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

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 to chug along until the end, it sounds like they're all falling asleep while playing. I've never had a bad impression of a Sonata single until now. I hope it grows on me. Still very excited to hear the whole album and I hope WPBO part 2 takes some cues from Larger Than Life (pun unintended) in terms of orchestral grandiosity.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 4:41 pm    Post subject: Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

Tbh I felt that way with their last opener (The Wolves Die Young) but it's grown on me. Hopefully this one does for you!

Unlike Timo Tolkki, Tony seems to be pretty good at writing Part 2's. Wildfire 2 was definitely the high point of Stones Grow Her Name, so high hopes for this one! And agreed, Larger than Life really gave me a Queen vibe to it.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2016 10:53 pm    Post subject: Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

I don't really know what to think about the first single Laughing It's not that bad, they have had worse singles on previous albums. The worst thing is probably that spoken part at the end of the song Rolling Eyes

What I find very interesting is that there will be a new song added to the "Caleb saga". I guess it might be "Till Death's Done Us Apart" because of suitable name and length. It better be damn good one, all the other parts are pretty much my favorite songs anyway.

The bonus track must be Bryan Adams cover, they played it when I saw them last time.

Can't wait to read some reviews...

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2016 1:34 am    Post subject: Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

is possible that the reviews says that the sound is a huge penis.

the song is more like Scorpions escence.

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just like this,

I'm breaking the patience of my friend to re build this song, with epic sound and epic choirs and orchestra just as he know do very well.

but the singer, klaus maine is impressive, will be impossible change it

about sonata arctica, is the same that i said in stratiovarius post.

huge marvellous talented band killed for one shitty sound engineer, for that i forgot sonata arctica after the second album

actually i'm collaborateing with my friend with old tolkki ones, in the future, i will break his patience for new stratovarius one

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2016 2:18 am    Post subject: Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

here you have other 90s tendence style but not powermetal

This song, only with the lyrics, fuck out all the last iron maiden album, why is a vision of the humanity and to the people this hits in his hard.

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but is 90s sound, i forgive it

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2016 5:50 pm    Post subject: Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

TONY KAKKO MEME!! Laughing

i THINK THAT I WILL PUT A STORE OF MEMES Cool

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 12:18 am    Post subject: Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

Sir sonata arctica....

you did a HUGE FUCK.... CHANGE CLARITY BY DRY MUSIC IS NOT A NICE DEAL...

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WHY YES, THE CLARITY IS MAYOR BUT IS MORE DRY THAT PARROT TONGE Mad

WHATS HAPPEN, FINLAND WOLFIE? YOUR EPIC STUDIOS CANT DO A correct work! Mad

and the DRUMS CONTINUE WITH HOMOSEXUAL DRUM, OR HOMODRUM!!

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2016 12:50 pm    Post subject: Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

Here's some samples

http://www.e-onkyo.com/music/album/ micp11314/

Smile White Pearl, Black Oceans 2...

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2016 4:53 am    Post subject: Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

poor sonata arctica, all youtube in nuclear blast want kill to his bassist. Pasi

Laughing

Sir pasi, let me tell you that you are killing sonata arctica Laughing

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2016 3:12 pm    Post subject: Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

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Impressive, this band have 3 tons of talent, including the band is imprerssive with horrible sound.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2016 5:48 pm    Post subject: Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

So this album was complete shit...

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2016 6:47 pm    Post subject: Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

no, he's trying to say, that that band could sound better. Their talent is still there.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2016 2:36 am    Post subject: Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

SentineLEX wrote:
So this album was complete shit...


Laughing
I tried and tried to listen to the whole thing, but everytime I only made it half way. Rolling Eyes

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2016 10:38 am    Post subject: Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

This has the UNIA effect on me. I like it more with each listen.

It's way better than Pariah's Child that much I know, and there's some really good portions of the record.

The band is so much more mellow nowadays. Hardly the band from my favorite period (Reckoning Night, Winterheart's Guild and UNIA) but I can appreciate some of the new values they have.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2016 5:13 pm    Post subject: Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

I still can't dig it. Even Unia I was really into at the start.

This shit just blows.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2016 3:01 pm    Post subject: Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

My brother bought the album on the first day of release.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:56 am    Post subject: Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

Great album and I love the artwork!

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:35 pm    Post subject: Add User to Ignore List Reply with quote

i only enjoyed "Among the Shooting Stars"

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wow, "Among the Shooting Stars" is really really good! I love it!

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Empathica1928 wrote:
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 to chug along until the end, it sounds like they're all falling asleep while playing. I've never had a bad impression of a Sonata single until now. I hope it grows on me. Still very excited to hear the whole album and I hope WPBO part 2 takes some cues from Larger Than Life (pun unintended) in terms of orchestral grandiosity.


Me too!

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Rivaldo wrote:
Empathica1928 wrote:
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 to chug along until the end, it sounds like they're all falling asleep while playing. I've never had a bad impression of a Sonata single until now. I hope it grows on me. Still very excited to hear the whole album and I hope WPBO part 2 takes some cues from Larger Than Life (pun unintended) in terms of orchestral grandiosity.


Me too!

I still feel like White Pearl Black Oceans 2 is a pretty sad imitation of the original. The reprised melody isn't anywhere as catchy or powerful.

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