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by AAAAAAAAAA
Mon Sep 21, 2020 5:43 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: New Stratovarius album: a list of demands
Replies: 152
Views: 12217

Re: New Stratovarius album: a list of demands

I wonder what they do with their free time. Part time job as Walmart greeter? Gigs on Zoom? Porn production? I know Lauri has a few symphonic projects ongoing and Matias is pretty busy with his music production and studio. Kotipelto spends a lot of time jacking off on Omegle. Jens is a mystery. He ...
by AAAAAAAAAA
Mon Sep 21, 2020 2:45 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: New Stratovarius album: a list of demands
Replies: 152
Views: 12217

Re: New Stratovarius album: a list of demands

Maybe I'm wrong, but I wouldn't be surprised if Stratovarius recorded their next album already, production & all, but are just holding off on releasing it due to the Rona lockdowns. Considering the bulk of their revenue likely comes from live shows, it wouldn't make sense to release an album and th...
by AAAAAAAAAA
Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Stratovarius (2005)
Replies: 56
Views: 676

Re: Stratovarius (2005)

Very hard..very, very hard. Very, very bad. :lol: Thanks for the whole tutorial. Speaking of STORMCROW, I never really hated the album. That was my fav when it came out. Now, just the other day I noticed like what you were saying on my 40 dollar headphones. I still like the songs. I just listened t...
by AAAAAAAAAA
Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:13 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Stratovarius (2005)
Replies: 56
Views: 676

Re: Stratovarius (2005)

talking of this bands.... Stratovarius are not rough Power Metal, they mix orchestra, classical music, and I think that Stratovarius are not following the correct path about mastering Stratovarius need have a open mind and think in one engineer that can think in Classical music and metal in the sam...
by AAAAAAAAAA
Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:58 am
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: What bands / albums do you recommend?
Replies: 48
Views: 1373

Re: What bands / albums do you recommend?

I can confirm that Pagan's Mind is a fantastic band. Check them out, if you haven't already, A10 :headbang: They were decent, but did not like them. I heard Celestial Entrance. I vaguely remember them as a wall of sound with no hooks. I could be way off base as its been a while. Do they have better...
by AAAAAAAAAA
Mon Sep 14, 2020 4:51 am
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: What are you playing?
Replies: 16
Views: 152

Re: What are you playing?

A lot of Pokemon Go :lol: Ive been playing that on and off for years. I never would've guessed! :shock: Honestly, I thought that game was a fad. I remember when everyone was playing that one. :lol: Not a fad at all. When it was first released, it felt a bit primitive- but they added a lot of elemen...
by AAAAAAAAAA
Sun Sep 13, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: What are you playing?
Replies: 16
Views: 152

Re: What are you playing?

A lot of Pokemon Go :lol: Ive been playing that on and off for years. I was playing Halo Master Chief collection on my PC a few weeks ago. Love those games even if they get a tad repetitive. Besides that, not much. The occasional Mario Kart on mobile or switch. Looking for a good RPG to get into....
by AAAAAAAAAA
Sun Sep 13, 2020 12:30 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Timo Tolkki's Avalon Pt. 3 and tour
Replies: 350
Views: 19428

Re: Timo Tolkki's Avalon Pt. 3 and tour

I would like to bring your attention to the following: We are living quite dark times and it is really important to stay Positive and spread as much Light as possible. My Music has been uniting thousands of people for 25 years now and I have been thinking to use this for the Betterment of the Manki...
by AAAAAAAAAA
Thu Sep 10, 2020 2:43 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Stratovarius (2005)
Replies: 56
Views: 676

Re: Stratovarius (2005)

Separately, Know the Difference is a great song, imo. I don't listen to it often, but I don't find it distasteful at all. Don't listen to glow in the dark CIA agent Zenith! Know the Difference is a great song. Yes, the chorus is not good, but as an entire package I approve wholeheartedly. Elements ...
by AAAAAAAAAA
Thu Sep 10, 2020 2:40 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Stratovarius (2005)
Replies: 56
Views: 676

Re: Stratovarius (2005)

I was there at the concert! It was my first concert I've been to in my life, and I was totally star struck. I was like, omg it's them for real! It was awesome. I also attended that tour (in the US). Seeing them for the first (and only time so far) was unforgettable. I still remember TT playing with...
by AAAAAAAAAA
Sat Sep 05, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Timo Tolkki's Avalon Pt. 3 and tour
Replies: 350
Views: 19428

Re: Timo Tolkki's Avalon Pt. 3 and tour

I love this place.

Pasta puttanesca! :D

Flavio, are you still recording songs? You should share some.
by AAAAAAAAAA
Sat Aug 29, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Timo Tolkki's Avalon Pt. 3 and tour
Replies: 350
Views: 19428

Re: Timo Tolkki's Avalon Pt. 3 and tour

The first few SA albums have some of the greatest vocal melodies I've ever heard, bar none. :shock: Winterheart's Guild, specifically, has my favorite melodies from them. That's a great album with no bad songs! I definitely approve. For some reason I assumed you would like Ecliptica / Silence more,...
by AAAAAAAAAA
Fri Aug 28, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Timo Tolkki's Avalon Pt. 3 and tour
Replies: 350
Views: 19428

Re: Timo Tolkki's Avalon Pt. 3 and tour

I realized after listening to this that I really love memorable poppy vocals lines, so that's the reason I was so hard on the melodies here; they lacked that quality, for the most part. Anyway, I'll be back for Holy Land soon... Can you post a song or album where you enjoy the whole thing? Producti...
by AAAAAAAAAA
Fri Aug 28, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Timo Tolkki's Avalon Pt. 3 and tour
Replies: 350
Views: 19428

Re: Timo Tolkki's Avalon Pt. 3 and tour

Thanks for the very thorough review! Angels Cry is the first studio album and they were probably around 20 years old at the time. It has its rough patches and isn't totally mature from a songwriting perspective, but I love the energy and spirit. The follow-up (Holy Land) is a bit more polished, thou...
by AAAAAAAAAA
Wed Aug 26, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Timo Tolkki's Avalon Pt. 3 and tour
Replies: 350
Views: 19428

Re: Timo Tolkki's Avalon Pt. 3 and tour

This reminds me Steve Vai did perform in Halo 2. :lol: I'll look the band members up and its history. I would think Priester would have been a great replacement for Portnoy (similar rhythms). Angra was always in my secondary-tier (actually more like tertiary) mainly because I listened to the more g...
by AAAAAAAAAA
Wed Aug 26, 2020 12:56 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Timo Tolkki's Avalon Pt. 3 and tour
Replies: 350
Views: 19428

Re: Timo Tolkki's Avalon Pt. 3 and tour

So I just listened to Angra's Temple of Shadows album. Kai Hansen was a welcoming surprise. Kai Hansen has been a friend of the band for a long time. In fact, the first Angra Album "Angels Cry" was produced in his studio in Hamburg. You can also probably recognize Hansi Kursch's guest appearance as...
by AAAAAAAAAA
Mon Aug 24, 2020 6:42 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Timo Tolkki's Avalon Pt. 3 and tour
Replies: 350
Views: 19428

Re: Timo Tolkki's Avalon Pt. 3 and tour

I like lots of type of stuff. Doesn’t have to be like a US riff oriented power metal sound. This is something like I’d enjoy for symphonic type: https://youtu.be/2GckrYjWsH4 That tune really resonated with me actually. Very epic and dramatic. I'm going to check out Dimmu Borgir. Heard their name a ...
by AAAAAAAAAA
Fri Aug 21, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Timo Tolkki's Avalon Pt. 3 and tour
Replies: 350
Views: 19428

Re: Timo Tolkki's Avalon Pt. 3 and tour

I like lots of type of stuff. Doesn’t have to be like a US riff oriented power metal sound. This is something like I’d enjoy for symphonic type: https://youtu.be/2GckrYjWsH4 That tune really resonated with me actually. Very epic and dramatic. I'm going to check out Dimmu Borgir. Heard their name a ...
by AAAAAAAAAA
Fri Aug 21, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Timo Tolkki's Avalon Pt. 3 and tour
Replies: 350
Views: 19428

Re: Timo Tolkki's Avalon Pt. 3 and tour

I wonder who was second choice for vocalist after Dreamspace, and third choice for that matter. I listened to Holy Land while driving back to campus. It's a solid album! Clean, curvy, and with lots of good rythm. Awesome, thanks for checking it out! At first, what I found most moving about Holy Lan...
by AAAAAAAAAA
Fri Aug 21, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Timo Tolkki's Avalon Pt. 3 and tour
Replies: 350
Views: 19428

Re: Timo Tolkki's Avalon Pt. 3 and tour

:o :shock: Thanks for the link. He's been with some many randoms so this is going to be exciting. :lol: https://media.giphy.com/media/ygqMjv2x8KSxW/source.gif I saw your comment in Youtube: Arnold Layne here. Tolkki told me to send him new underwear and five gallons of coca cola. His Avon and Herba...
by AAAAAAAAAA
Fri Aug 21, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Timo Tolkki's Avalon Pt. 3 and tour
Replies: 350
Views: 19428

Re: Timo Tolkki's Avalon Pt. 3 and tour

Bizarre interview with Claudia Perl as she tells her side of the story...

by AAAAAAAAAA
Thu Aug 20, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Timo Tolkki's Avalon Pt. 3 and tour
Replies: 350
Views: 19428

Re: Timo Tolkki's Avalon Pt. 3 and tour

Give it another listen. I think the production is pristine, though its not a very heavy album. It was produced by Charlie Bauerfeind and Sascha Paeth: two really famous producers you probably already heard of. Temple of Shadows is a lot more conventional progressive/power metal album and I can resp...
by AAAAAAAAAA
Thu Aug 20, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Timo Tolkki's Avalon Pt. 3 and tour
Replies: 350
Views: 19428

Re: Timo Tolkki's Avalon Pt. 3 and tour

I am a huge fan of Rebirth but Temple of Shadows has always been forgettable for me. No matter how many times I try to listen I always zone out and forget what I've heard. Same thing with the last two - love Secret Garden, can't remember a thing from Omni. Love Angels Cry - it sounds like a complet...
by AAAAAAAAAA
Thu Aug 20, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Timo Tolkki's Avalon Pt. 3 and tour
Replies: 350
Views: 19428

Re: Timo Tolkki's Avalon Pt. 3 and tour

I'll have to listen to Angra's Holy Land, then. I never got into Angra. At least the songs I've listened to were kind of generic. Talking serious...I was never a huge fan either. I kind of weave in and out of different music all the time. If that is the album I'm thinking of, the production didn't ...
by AAAAAAAAAA
Sun Aug 16, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Timo Tolkki's Avalon Pt. 3 and tour
Replies: 350
Views: 19428

Re: Timo Tolkki's Avalon Pt. 3 and tour

That's a fairly average sample size for Metal Archives, but fair point. I went on rateyourmusic.com and I felt like a complete idiot trying to understand the rating system. After digging around, it turns out that albums are rated out of 5.0... :? After checking out some of my favorite bands, it see...
by AAAAAAAAAA
Sun Aug 16, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Timo Tolkki's Avalon Pt. 3 and tour
Replies: 350
Views: 19428

Re: Timo Tolkki's Avalon Pt. 3 and tour

Speaking of Angra, I went to go take a look at their Metal Archives page and was stunned to see so many 90+ rated albums! :shock: I've never listened to them before, but based on those reviews, I think I'm going to change that now. I checked and the sample size of reviews is so small < 10 that its ...
by AAAAAAAAAA
Sun Aug 16, 2020 6:24 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Timo Tolkki's Avalon Pt. 3 and tour
Replies: 350
Views: 19428

Re: Timo Tolkki's Avalon Pt. 3 and tour

- Yes, I know Holy Land very well and I also have the physical copy but, even tho I like Angra, I never fully appreciated the band. But yes, Holy Land is their masterpiece: nice year the 1996 :shock: Thanks for the responses. Yeah, I agree with most of your sentiments. Holy Land is a great album. I...
by AAAAAAAAAA
Sat Aug 15, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Timo Tolkki's Avalon Pt. 3 and tour
Replies: 350
Views: 19428

Re: Timo Tolkki's Avalon Pt. 3 and tour

- I like Twilight Time and Dreamspace a lot but both albums miss something: Dreamspace production is weird and there are a lot of overall weak songs with excellent ideas while Twilight Time is the same but I like the production and there are two tracks that I like a lot and two tracks Curious- what...
by AAAAAAAAAA
Thu Aug 13, 2020 12:10 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Timo Tolkki's Avalon Pt. 3 and tour
Replies: 350
Views: 19428

Re: Timo Tolkki's Avalon Pt. 3 and tour

Dream with Me is also pretty good, but I prefer Cold Winter Nights. Since I don't have Intermission, Cold Winter Nights is one of the few Strato songs that I still don't have. :( You're missing out! It sounds very similar to Infinite overall (in a good way). Will My Soul Ever Rest in Peace is a top...
by AAAAAAAAAA
Wed Aug 12, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Timo Tolkki's Avalon Pt. 3 and tour
Replies: 350
Views: 19428

Re: Timo Tolkki's Avalon Pt. 3 and tour

Now you're pulling my leg. :lol: Rebel is one of the stand out/iconic tracks, for me. It also has one of my favorite Jen's solos and an awesome intro lick. Its not a terrible song: it just doesn't hold up to the absurdly high standards of this era in the band's history. Its a fairly standard power ...