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by stratodan1990
Fri Feb 15, 2013 8:44 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: What Stratovarius albums do you own?
Replies: 366
Views: 201277

Re: What Stratovarius albums do you own?

My collection is: Fright Night [1989] Twilight Time [1992] Dreamspace [1994] TT Classical Variations and Themes (Japanese Edition) Live in 3 Dimensions Bootleg Fourth Dimension [1995] Episode [1996] Visions [1997] Visions of Europe 2CD Destiny [1998] Infinite [2000] Intermission [2001] Infinite Visi...
by stratodan1990
Wed Feb 13, 2013 1:22 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Favourite song on Nemesis?
Replies: 55
Views: 23474

Re: Favourite song on Nemesis?

Just heard the full album in headphones... I think I really underestimated this album. For me it's definitely one of the best releases ever. Polaris and Elysium was Strato back on form, but with this album I think they have reached another pinnacle era in their discography. And that is one hell of a...
by stratodan1990
Tue Feb 12, 2013 11:30 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Favourite song on Nemesis?
Replies: 55
Views: 23474

Re: Favourite song on Nemesis?

I voted Fantasy, for me it was instantly memorable and definitely written in the trademark Stratovarius way :D

I'm suprised Jari Behm hasn't been mentioned in this thread yet :lol:
by stratodan1990
Sun Feb 10, 2013 12:28 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: A little communication to Stratovarius and Stratoforum users
Replies: 93
Views: 23955

Re: A little communication to Stratovarius and Stratoforum users

Lol yeah :lol: except I meant that Nemesis has many elements that sound nothing like the albums of the 90's. But as an album it is still about as good as many of them albums in it's own individual right.
by stratodan1990
Sat Feb 09, 2013 11:54 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: A little communication to Stratovarius and Stratoforum users
Replies: 93
Views: 23955

Re: A little communication to Stratovarius and Stratoforum users

Yeah, I know what you mean. I think what makes Nemesis as strong as it is, is not only the consistency - but the fact there is such a change in direction, but at the same time you can still hear the evolution from nearly all of their 13 previous albums. I think that (for me) this is what makes Nemes...
by stratodan1990
Sat Feb 09, 2013 11:12 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: A little communication to Stratovarius and Stratoforum users
Replies: 93
Views: 23955

Re: A little communication to Stratovarius and Stratoforum users

It seems a lot of you are taking a shine to the album, that's great :) if you haven't pre-ordered the album yet, then go BUY IT or else i'll drop a big pile of p.o.o on your house lol. My favourite track? Probably Fantasy, a really simple song which is what made Stratovarius so great in the 90's - a...
by stratodan1990
Fri Feb 08, 2013 2:44 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: A little communication to Stratovarius and Stratoforum users
Replies: 93
Views: 23955

Re: A little communication to Stratovarius and Stratoforum users

Uff... what an album! I preordered it before listening to it and well... I have enjoyed it a lot! My favourites are Castles In The Air ( I think that is a masterpiece in the level of Eternity), Out Of The Fog (hell, the best chorus since the fucking paleolitic era!) and Abandon (Holy fuck with that...
by stratodan1990
Fri Feb 08, 2013 1:03 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: A little communication to Stratovarius and Stratoforum users
Replies: 93
Views: 23955

Re: A little communication to Stratovarius and Stratoforum users

Anyone seen the video of Jani vs. Syu on youtube? I love Jani's technique. I agree it would be awesome with 2 guitarists in Strato, but what about Lauri Porra? I've noticed you can hear his influence a lot better in the last 2 records and two guitarists might be a disruption to that? Or maybe not :?
by stratodan1990
Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:49 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: A little communication to Stratovarius and Stratoforum users
Replies: 93
Views: 23955

Re: A little communication to Stratovarius and Stratoforum users

08rh0rh0hb0hr30h3r0hfeniopdnkdndlknklndklndlnlkdnlkdnh!!!!!! laklahsakhashasoiahsoiashoiashoiashoiash092u309893289238920382390!!!!!!!!!! paiupoiuapioua0puq9'uq9'8q'983'38'81'188'383'81'ui1poj1opj1!!!!!!!!!!! My thoughts exactly :lol: This is the best album out of the last 3 I think... Stratovarius ...
by stratodan1990
Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:11 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: A little communication to Stratovarius and Stratoforum users
Replies: 93
Views: 23955

Re: A little communication to Stratovarius and Stratoforum users

Heard the album today as my friend found them on youtube - VERY GOOD stuff! I won't put too many spoilers here, but this new music is really different territory to what most old Strato fans are used to. I think this album will attract a lot of new fans who will then check out the older stuff. I have...
by stratodan1990
Fri Mar 25, 2011 10:58 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: New Symfonia song on YouTube 'In Paradisum'
Replies: 382
Views: 130796

Re: New Symfonia song on YouTube 'In Paradisum'

I quite like the album, in fact, if Tolkki were still in Stratovarius then this would have been a good return to form from the abysmal 2005 eponymous album. Ultimately, Tolkki got thrown out of the band that was 100% of his own style, so this stuff is destined to sound very similar/repetitive/uninsp...
by stratodan1990
Mon Mar 21, 2011 10:34 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: New Symfonia song on YouTube 'In Paradisum'
Replies: 382
Views: 130796

Re: New Symfonia song on YouTube 'In Paradisum'

Somre reviews posted in Symfonia's forum about In Paradisum album: Have you ever had Spam? No, not those pesky e-mails telling you that you’ve inherited millions of dollars from random Nigerian dudes, but the canned luncheon meat. It’s a portmanteau for “spiced ham”, though whether or not its conte...
by stratodan1990
Sun Mar 06, 2011 11:05 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: New Symfonia song on YouTube 'In Paradisum'
Replies: 382
Views: 130796

Re: New Symfonia song on YouTube 'In Paradisum'

It's not too bad... but MAN how loud do you want the vocals! If I wear headphones to this I won't have any ears left :lol: another thing...I swear it's Tobias Sammet!!! Forevermore sounds like 'Forever Is Today'. 'Fields of Avalon' a bit too repetitive for my taste and 'Santiago' is probably the bes...
by stratodan1990
Fri Mar 04, 2011 7:26 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: New Symfonia song on YouTube 'In Paradisum'
Replies: 382
Views: 130796

Re: New Symfonia song on YouTube 'In Paradisum'

The solos sound good at times. Just a thought, but it would be awesome if he went back to his early Strato 'Tolkki' esque guitar soloing eg. 'Stratovarius' self titled song, 'Stratosphere' or any of the classical 90's era Strato instrumentals for that matter. Not in a cloning fashion, I just mean th...
by stratodan1990
Thu Mar 03, 2011 7:58 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: New Symfonia song on YouTube 'In Paradisum'
Replies: 382
Views: 130796

Re: New Symfonia song on YouTube 'In Paradisum'

Santiago song sample - Stratovarius 'Kill The King' cover resemblances anyone? :lol: Some songs sound ok, like I said earlier i'm looking forward to 'Forevermore', 'Santiago' 'I Walk In Neon' sounds interesting if it isn't RRified too much, 'Fields Of Avalon' sounds good within the new sample, but l...
by stratodan1990
Wed Mar 02, 2011 10:30 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: New Symfonia song on YouTube 'In Paradisum'
Replies: 382
Views: 130796

Re: New Symfonia song on YouTube 'In Paradisum'

And hearing this two songs, one thing is REALLY clear. Timo did not play solos on RR's Trinity album. No way. Why would you think that?:DDDDDD Theres blogs and articles about it; maybe he didn't play all the solos of the album... but I do know one thing, Tolkki CAN play his guitar even if he didn't...
by stratodan1990
Fri Feb 25, 2011 6:06 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: New Symfonia song on YouTube 'In Paradisum'
Replies: 382
Views: 130796

Re: New Symfonia song on YouTube 'In Paradisum'

Pilgrim Road = RR
RR = *sigh* we know the outcome? :(

Ok...now i've said it. I'll try not to anticipate this album too highly.
by stratodan1990
Mon Feb 21, 2011 9:54 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: New Symfonia song on YouTube 'In Paradisum'
Replies: 382
Views: 130796

Re: New Symfonia song on YouTube 'In Paradisum'

I've never really liked Tolkki's midd tempo songs, except maybe Revolution Renaissance (which I werid since it was nothing special). The last song I really really liked from Tolkki was Heroes, and I think that's the best type of music he makes. I want something like that. But it's far better than R...
by stratodan1990
Fri Feb 18, 2011 6:55 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: New Symfonia song on YouTube 'In Paradisum'
Replies: 382
Views: 130796

Re: New Symfonia song on YouTube 'In Paradisum'

It is VERY similar indeed. But never the less, some of the other samples sounded better. I'll give it a try when they're released. 3:45 - has a good melody there that could've been expanded on. Good solos there, like the video game sounding part. That sounds like two fat opera singers fucking. Too m...
by stratodan1990
Fri Feb 18, 2011 1:25 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: New Symfonia song on YouTube 'In Paradisum'
Replies: 382
Views: 130796

Re: New Symfonia song on YouTube 'In Paradisum'

I agree with the majority, I just hope this is the worst song on the album too. What will make this an improvement to RR is probably song quality - In Trinity this was where the album got hit hard. I'm still not certain that I 'like' the vocalist, trying a bit too hard to be Mr. Kotipelto? He needs ...
by stratodan1990
Thu Feb 17, 2011 8:54 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: New Symfonia song on YouTube 'In Paradisum'
Replies: 382
Views: 130796

Re: New Symfonia song on YouTube 'In Paradisum'

My main problem is with Matos. He is not a Timo Kotipelto. Different voice different possibilities/abilities. I like him but these heighs are not suitable for him in the fast samples. In this team I think he is the weakest link. We'll see the final result. I agree. See, what I liked about Elysium w...
by stratodan1990
Thu Feb 17, 2011 8:08 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: New Symfonia song on YouTube 'In Paradisum'
Replies: 382
Views: 130796

New Symfonia song on YouTube 'In Paradisum'

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FjCB6GDeaS4

So, what do you guys think? It's pretty good when it gets into it, I like some parts but some of the other samples i'm looking forward to more.

Certainly an improvement to RR?! Your thoughts?
by stratodan1990
Wed Feb 02, 2011 2:14 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Favorite song off of Elysium?
Replies: 68
Views: 18931

Re: Favorite song off of Elysium?

I didn't like this poll much, since I didn't get to vote for 4 songs :( My vote was 'Event Horizon'. I can't tell you guys how much it takes me back to the 90's with their neoclassical chaos. It's got a kind of sound from their instrumental songs that makes me want to just shout YEAH...something tha...
by stratodan1990
Wed Feb 02, 2011 2:04 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Presov
Replies: 25
Views: 26747

Re: Presov

This reminds me of the time when that festival came all over the news... it was in Germany if I remember rightly? Hundreds died because they fucked up at their Maths...I'd be terrified of being passed on blame and pressure for responsibility etc... I can see why they wanted it cancelled. It's not th...
by stratodan1990
Fri Jan 07, 2011 2:05 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: And after Elysium?
Replies: 88
Views: 17057

Re: And after Elysium?

If you've read the interviews, you know there is NO reason to play really old songs. Most (70%) of the people at a concert want to hear songs like Black Diamond and HHAL. about 25% are more dedicated fans that own Polaris and Elysium and want to hear songs off the new record, and then there is an E...
by stratodan1990
Fri Jan 07, 2011 2:01 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Reviews of Elysium
Replies: 192
Views: 38460

Re: Reviews of Elysium

AAAAAAAAAA wrote:
Valley:
Valley of the Kings - Artension
I LOVE THIS BAND! And the song of course :D
by stratodan1990
Fri Jan 07, 2011 1:56 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Reviews of Elysium
Replies: 192
Views: 38460

Re: Reviews of Elysium

I'm surprised Stratovarius hasn't composed a song called Stratovolcano. 8) I assume you mean another instrumental like the old days? Seeming as though most instrumentals have 'Strato' at the start. 'Stratoblivion' :D that would be sick name! Or 'Stratocalypse'. It it's wishful, but still not sure i...
by stratodan1990
Fri Jan 07, 2011 1:48 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Last Shore on Youtube!!!!
Replies: 47
Views: 12126

Re: Last Shore on Youtube!!!!

eternity_strato wrote:Run, before they take it down! Amazing fast solos!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHg5SJYRHA0
Okay, that wasn't even funny.....
by stratodan1990
Thu Jan 06, 2011 5:31 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: STRATOVARIUS LOT OF VIDEOS FROM YOUTUBE
Replies: 695
Views: 277462

Re: STRATOVARIUS LOT OF VIDEOS FROM YOUTUBE

Not sure if anyones seen this, but this tuning is interesting anyway, sounds really dark! <object width="480" height="385"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/oCsPcuYRhxY?fs=1&hl=en_US"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" val...
by stratodan1990
Wed Jan 05, 2011 11:09 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: About Elysium
Replies: 43
Views: 12403

Re: About Elysium

Jorg Michael for what imo is his best performance on a Stratovarius album.
I agree with this, I can't recall a time when Jorg sounded this good. Not since Visions album :D