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by Maddest Hatter
Mon Dec 05, 2011 4:59 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Your favorite song from every album
Replies: 63
Views: 13070

Re: Your favorite song from every album

Fright Night: FUTURE SHOCK Twilight Time: OUT OF THE SHADOWS Dreamspace: HOLD ON TO YOUR DREAM Fourth Dimension: DISTANT SKIES Episode: FOREVER Visions: BLACK DIAMOND Destiny: 4000 RAINY NIGHTS Infinite: HUNTING HIGH AND LOW Elements pt.1: EAGLEHEART Elements pt. 2: LIBERTY Stratovarius: MANIAC DANC...
by Maddest Hatter
Sun Nov 28, 2010 5:09 am
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: What do you think of downloading music?
Replies: 45
Views: 7109

Re: What do you think of downloading music?

That's like taking a big steak home from the butcher's shop and telling him "If I like it, i'll come back next week and pay for it." :lol: I generally agree with your outlook and do the same thing, but you must admit that the music distribution model is completely broken. You should not be allowed ...
by Maddest Hatter
Sun Nov 07, 2010 8:26 am
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: Good Album & Bad Album
Replies: 57
Views: 8295

Re: Good Album & Bad Album

What's with all the hate for Black Clouds and Silver Linings? I think that album is brilliant. I never thought that Dream Theater would top Scenes From A Memory. Much to my amazement, I think they did with Black Clouds... Back to topic... I am happy to say that I have never bought an album that I to...
by Maddest Hatter
Sun Jan 31, 2010 6:57 am
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: Scorpions Farewell "We have reached the end of the road
Replies: 23
Views: 5449

Re: Scorpions Farewell "We have reached the end of the road

I'm curious to hear the new album. Granted, I haven't heard every Scorpions album but their last one, Humanity: Hour 1, was great. Easily the best album that I have ever heard from them. If their mindset is to go out on a high note, then Humanity would have been a good one to end with. But from the ...
by Maddest Hatter
Wed Nov 25, 2009 9:28 am
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: Recommend me some SONATA ARCTICA
Replies: 62
Views: 19986

Re: Recommend me some SONATA ARCTICA

Thanks to everyone who offered their input and suggestions. I ended up ordering Ecliptica and Silence just based on the responses from this thread. To be honest, there really wasn't anything that really grabbed me on either album. I liked Silence quite a bit more than Ecliptica, but I really couldn'...
by Maddest Hatter
Wed Nov 25, 2009 9:13 am
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: bon jovi the circle album
Replies: 16
Views: 4175

Re: bon jovi the circle album

I think it's a good album. Despite being more or the same old same old, I actually really like the single. Bon Jovi has always been good with the hooks and "We Weren't Born To Follow" is certainly no different. I also agree that it's great to hear Ritchie playing some more leads. His guitar work has...
by Maddest Hatter
Sat Sep 19, 2009 8:16 am
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: Recommend me some SONATA ARCTICA
Replies: 62
Views: 19986

Re: Recommend me some SONATA ARCTICA

every song. if you tell a little of your taste i can give more specific recommendations. Melody is by far the most important element of music for me. Heaviness is not so much a factor. That's actually one of the things that attracted me to Strato. Beyond that, I really like albums that are well pro...
by Maddest Hatter
Sat Sep 19, 2009 7:57 am
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: Recommend me some SONATA ARCTICA
Replies: 62
Views: 19986

Re: Recommend me some SONATA ARCTICA

NeverendingAbyss wrote::) First and foremost, I recommend you start spelling Sonata Artica as Sonata Arctica.
Haha. Sorry. Fixed.
by Maddest Hatter
Sat Sep 19, 2009 6:16 am
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: Recommend me some SONATA ARCTICA
Replies: 62
Views: 19986

Recommend me some SONATA ARCTICA

I keep hearing about this band mostly among Strato fans. While I was waiting in line before the Strato show in NYC on Wednesday, I once again heard several people raving about this band and I finally decided that I should check them out. There seems to be more than a few posts on here about them, so...
by Maddest Hatter
Fri Sep 18, 2009 4:41 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: NY City, USA, Nokia Theater, Sept 16, 2009
Replies: 22
Views: 6136

Re: NY City, USA, Nokia Theater, Sept 16, 2009

AMAZING show!!! I just got back from NYC today and am still in awe over what an experience it was. The meet and greet was really cool also. I've done a few with other bands and this one was one of the best experiences so far. I would have liked to have seen them do more Polaris material, but it was ...
by Maddest Hatter
Wed Sep 16, 2009 3:59 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Extra Meet and Greet Ticket for NYC show.
Replies: 2
Views: 1288

Re: Extra Meet and Greet Ticket for NYC show.

gastoncapo wrote:i sent u a PM.
I sent you a reply. I hope you can make it.
by Maddest Hatter
Mon Sep 14, 2009 7:59 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Extra Meet and Greet Ticket for NYC show.
Replies: 2
Views: 1288

Extra Meet and Greet Ticket for NYC show.

I purchased 2 tickets for the show at the Nokia Theater show in NYC through Enter The Vault and unfortunately was informed just a few days ago that the person that who was supposed to be coming with me is not coming after all. I am flying in from New Mexico so I will be there either way. But I just ...
by Maddest Hatter
Tue Jul 21, 2009 12:08 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: The Worst Album and Song?
Replies: 85
Views: 22930

Re: The Worst Album and Song?

Am I the only one who likes that album? Far from the best ones, but I think the black album is better than Polaris for example. I quite like the S/T album as well. I don't understand why it is so unpopular with the band and fans. There is one track that I don't really care for, but everything else ...
by Maddest Hatter
Mon Jul 20, 2009 9:18 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: The Worst Album and Song?
Replies: 85
Views: 22930

Re: The Worst Album and Song?

I really don't dislike anything that I have heard from Strato. I still need to hear this "Full Moon" track that I keep reading about on here.

But my least favorites would have to be:

Album: Fright Night
Song: Gotterdammerung (Zenith Of Power)
by Maddest Hatter
Mon Jul 20, 2009 9:11 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Favorite album favorite song
Replies: 57
Views: 17843

Re: Favorite album favorite song

So many great choices. But if I had to pick, I'd have to go with: Favorite Album: Elements, Pt.2 Favorite Song: Eagleheart Granted, I'm somewhat of a newer Strato fan, but I am still surprised to hear how unpopular the Elements albums are with some fans (and even some of the band) because I think th...
by Maddest Hatter
Fri Jun 26, 2009 4:53 am
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: MICHAEL JACKSON DEAD?!?
Replies: 98
Views: 19704

Re: MICHAEL JACKSON DEAD?!?

All jokes aside, this is a HUGE blow to music. Whether you liked him or not, you can't deny the talent the man had and the legacy of his career. He was a talented songwritter and, at his peak, one of the best entertainers that the world has ever seen. MJ was my childhood idol until I discovered Iron...
by Maddest Hatter
Thu Jun 18, 2009 10:23 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Stratovarius RR demos vs Polaris
Replies: 27
Views: 7917

Re: Stratovarius RR demos vs Polaris

This is a tough one for me because I really love both albums. I know some of you have expressed your dissappointment with the material on Revolution Renaissance/ New Era, but I still play it heavily and I love it. I really think Tolkki did a great job with the songs. There are one or two on there th...
by Maddest Hatter
Mon Jun 01, 2009 7:19 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Strangest song by Stratovarius?
Replies: 36
Views: 18363

Re: Strangest song by Stratovarius?

Just out of curiosity, where can I find this "Full Moon" track that the rest of you are speaking of. I own all 12 Strato albums from Fright Night through Polaris plus the Intermission CD of rareties and I've never heard of it. Is it a b-side? Japanese bonus track? Anyone have a torrent that I can do...
by Maddest Hatter
Mon May 25, 2009 4:52 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Strangest song by Stratovarius?
Replies: 36
Views: 18363

Re: Strangest song by Stratovarius?

I voted for "030366." Really very odd but I love it. I don't know if any of the guys are Queensryche fans, but did Tolkki get any inspiration for that song from them? It is quite similar to "Screaming In Digital" from Rage For Order with it's odd time changes, use of synths, and gothic sound. The ar...
by Maddest Hatter
Mon May 25, 2009 4:35 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: What is your first Stratovarius album what hvae you listened
Replies: 10
Views: 2599

Re: What is your first Stratovarius album what hvae you listened

Infinite. I was looking for some new music online a few years ago and stumbled upon "Hunting High And Low" and it was exactly the kind of music that I was hoping to find. I decided it was worth investing in a Strato album so I started asking around about what the best starting point for a new fan wo...
by Maddest Hatter
Tue Apr 21, 2009 9:17 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Last Night On Earth fan video featuring TK, Kiske, and Gus
Replies: 8
Views: 3886

Last Night On Earth fan video featuring TK, Kiske, and Gus

I was just browsing around on You Tube looking for the new video for Deep Unknown (great job by the way Jens! I hope that someone will make it available for download at some point). Anyway, I stumbled upon this fan made video for "Last Night On Earth" and I thought I'd post it in case some of you ha...
by Maddest Hatter
Fri Mar 06, 2009 11:08 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: The last Stratovarius show - Alcorcón-(Madrid) - 08/09/2007
Replies: 15
Views: 7039

Re: The last Stratovarius show - Alcorcón-(Madrid) - 08/09/2007

Very cool Raziel! Thanks for posting. Just a few days ago, I watched Tolkki's video interview where he talks about this show and there was a bit of video of them performing the Elvis cover and I thought it sounded amazing. I was hoping to find some more footage from this night and you had just what ...
by Maddest Hatter
Thu Sep 11, 2008 4:15 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Elements Pt. 1 & 2 Reviews
Replies: 26
Views: 10916

Re: Elements Pt. 1 & 2 Reviews

I rarely even look at the professional critics reviews. I am more interested in the reviews from other fans. That's not to say that I let the fans opinions of something dictate my opinion of something because I do occasionally disagree with them as well (case in point, I love the Elements albums). B...
by Maddest Hatter
Mon Sep 08, 2008 11:22 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Revolution Renaissance demo w/ Kotipelto
Replies: 16
Views: 9169

Re: Revolution Renaissance demo w/ Kotipelto

Well I finally tracked down the Stratovarius demos of the album, and after spending the last week listening to both versions, I am even more convinced that the album would have been better if Tolkki had finished the album with TK, Jens, Jorg and Lauri. Like someone else mentioned, I think the demos ...
by Maddest Hatter
Mon Sep 01, 2008 10:53 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: 030366!
Replies: 27
Views: 15994

Re: 030366!

it's a Queesnrÿche (not so well done, IMHO) tribute Yeah I thought it sounded a lot like "Screaming In Digital." Everything from it's lyrics, to it's composition/arrangements, it's practically a cover! Haha. Even though it does come across as second rate Queensryche, I really like the song. It's on...
by Maddest Hatter
Mon Sep 01, 2008 10:41 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Revolution Renaissance demo w/ Kotipelto
Replies: 16
Views: 9169

Revolution Renaissance demo w/ Kotipelto

I'm new to the community and this is my first post. Like many of you, I was anxiously awaiting the new "R........., R.........." album and was disappointed to hear that Stratovarius had disbanded and the album was re-recorded with different people. This was even more disappointing to me because as a...