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by Empathica1928
Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Finally meeting Strato
Replies: 13
Views: 211

Re: Finally meeting Strato

If I win the lottery in the next few years I am personally funding a Stratovarius USA tour
by Empathica1928
Fri Nov 29, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: Jani + Anette OTP
Replies: 17
Views: 4400

Re: Jani + Anette OTP

I really like this second TDE album. Much much better than the first imo.
by Empathica1928
Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Forum upgrade
Replies: 26
Views: 771

Re: Forum upgrade

Holy crap! I was nervous when the site was down yesterday, but this is cool! Thanks, Jens. :)
by Empathica1928
Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Stratovarius performing at ProgPower USA 2020!!!
Replies: 25
Views: 660

Re: Stratovarius performing at ProgPower USA 2020!!!

Dude Night Flight Orchestra fucking rocks. Amber Galactic is an incredible album. Sounds like early Toto. That is my fucking jam.
by Empathica1928
Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Stratovarius performing at ProgPower USA 2020!!!
Replies: 25
Views: 660

Re: Stratovarius performing at ProgPower USA 2020!!!

I can't wait to hear Jeff Scott Soto sing Queen covers! ....said no one ever. :roll: Oh my god, even people in the ProgPower community are bitching about that. STFU, it's Queen songs, it'll be a fun set regardless. :lol: :lol: What bands are you excited about at Progpower? I think Rhapsody and Conc...
by Empathica1928
Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Stratovarius performing at ProgPower USA 2020!!!
Replies: 25
Views: 660

Re: Stratovarius performing at ProgPower USA 2020!!!

AAAAAAAAAA wrote:I can't wait to hear Jeff Scott Soto sing Queen covers!


....said no one ever. :roll:
Oh my god, even people in the ProgPower community are bitching about that. STFU, it's Queen songs, it'll be a fun set regardless. :lol:
by Empathica1928
Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Stratovarius performing at ProgPower USA 2020!!!
Replies: 25
Views: 660

Stratovarius performing at ProgPower USA 2020!!!

North American fans, THEY'RE FINALLY COMING BACK!!! https://vimeo.com/371039066 ProgPower's roster next year is already the greatest festival lineup I've ever seen (for my taste) and this is the cherry on the sweet metal sundae. When day 1 and 2 tickets go on sale I'll share a link here. There are o...
by Empathica1928
Thu Oct 31, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: StratoUnited
Replies: 78
Views: 2999

Re: StratoUnited

Many years ago Tolkki was talking mad shit about Timo's voice on Facebook. I stood up for Koti and said, "Timo, YOU wrote those vocal lines, YOU made him sing those, YOU had him singing these songs night after night, year after year" and Tolkki got mad at me and to this day still has me blocked one ...
by Empathica1928
Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: StratoUnited
Replies: 78
Views: 2999

Re: StratoUnited

It's something I've wanted for a long time but until Timo gets his shit together I don't want it to happen

I don't think he could even play or sing well enough to justify it anyway
by Empathica1928
Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: In Cauda Venenum and music dissertation
Replies: 1
Views: 218

Re: In Cauda Venenum and music dissertation

I'm in the minority that doesn't think much of pre-Watershed Opeth. Blackwater is great, Damnation is great, Watershed is their best record imo, but almost everything else from the pre-Watershed days can take a hike. We get it, you scream the screams and play the riffs over and over, okay. I think n...
by Empathica1928
Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Is Dreamspace weird?
Replies: 9
Views: 539

Re: Is Dreamspace weird?

Huh. I've truly never thought about most of the stuff raised in this thread, but that explains a lot. I've always thought Dreamspace had a unique sound but couldn't pinpoint why, even when comparing it with Twilight Time. I've never tried playing anything off Dreamspace though (keyboardist, so, not ...
by Empathica1928
Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: New Stratovarius album: a list of demands
Replies: 107
Views: 6483

Re: New Stratovarius album: a list of demands

Hey, I love Feeding the Fire as much as the next guy, but better than Paradise?!
by Empathica1928
Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: New Stratovarius album: a list of demands
Replies: 107
Views: 6483

Re: New Stratovarius album: a list of demands

I think they are embracing the old sound though. Like, My Eternal Dream is straight out the gate 90s Tolkki worship in every way, right down to the lyrical themes, and each of the albums so far has had some songs in that vein while pushing the boundaries of the new era. I really do think it's the be...
by Empathica1928
Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: New Sonata Arctica Single
Replies: 68
Views: 3898

Re: New Sonata Arctica Single

I think Tony wishes he was in a band like Coldplay or U2. Not a fast paced melodic metal band. I got the impression that this was the Tony kakko band with some hired guns on stage...who felt no representation or pride in the music they were putting out. Yeah, I think that, too. At this point it rea...
by Empathica1928
Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: New Sonata Arctica Single
Replies: 68
Views: 3898

Re: New Sonata Arctica Single

That's awful. Not playing Don't Say a Word is like Strato not playing Black Diamond. Yeah seriously. What the fuck went through Tony's head when he decided to drop it from the set, even as an opener? I have a friend who insists the band looks like they're having fun on stage and I just do not belie...
by Empathica1928
Sun Oct 06, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: New Stratovarius album: a list of demands
Replies: 107
Views: 6483

Re: 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? :lol: I remember watching a video of him performing a cool medley, a while back. Guess I'll have to revisit Jens's stuff from the 90s in the meantime. You know, I've actually...
by Empathica1928
Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: New Stratovarius album: a list of demands
Replies: 107
Views: 6483

Re: 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. I used to watch videos of him playing his original stuff all the time in the months leading up to Polaris's release.

Guess I'll have to revisit Jens's stuff from the 90s in the meantime.
by Empathica1928
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: New Stratovarius album: a list of demands
Replies: 107
Views: 6483

Re: New Stratovarius album: a list of demands

I hope the next album continues the trend of super fast traditional double bass drumming but also has that dance-able four-on-the-floor bass drumming the band's had since Rolf joined. I really enjoy the way he plays and how he sounds on those records. Yeah, Rolf has done a phenomenal job thus far. ...
by Empathica1928
Wed Sep 25, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Tour in Canada
Replies: 3
Views: 333

Re: Tour in Canada

Some of us other North American fans have been dying for another tour for a very long time. The last time they were on tour in the United States (and not doing one-off shows) was in 2009, so I'm chomping at the bit to see Stratovarius live again. Hopefully they can at least come to Canada soon.
by Empathica1928
Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: New Stratovarius album: a list of demands
Replies: 107
Views: 6483

Re: New Stratovarius album: a list of demands

Zenith, that's a very insightful post. As someone with next to no knowledge of recording processes and terminology (like plate/gated reverb for example), despite all the years of being a music fan, that's a nice post to read. The drum sound is huge to me, and I can't describe why in much terminology...
by Empathica1928
Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: New Sonata Arctica Single
Replies: 68
Views: 3898

Re: New Sonata Arctica Single

I think I was overly harsh on this record on the initial play, but honestly, it still sucks. It has more pep in its step, so to speak, than The Ninth Hour, and that energy is sorely needed. However, it's like saying the horse with a gimp walks better than the one with a broken leg. The Ninth Hour wa...
by Empathica1928
Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Stratovarius back to work. Finally!
Replies: 13
Views: 1202

Re: Stratovarius back to work. Finally!

I haven't heard a Stratovarius album I dislike. They're my favorite metal band of all time without question. I have been waiting for this news for a while and I am very happy :) The snippet sounds heavy as hell. I can't wait to hear what catchy melodies and shreddy solos they've come up with this ti...
by Empathica1928
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: New to the band!! What is everyone's top songs?
Replies: 28
Views: 1295

Re: New to the band!! What is everyone's top songs?

Apologies if this is too much, but, Stratovarius is arguably my favorite band of all time and I have a lot of favorites. Let's go album by album. TOLKKI VOCAL ERA: Fright Night: Honestly, I don't recommend anything from this record. It's raw, it's immature, it's a difficult listen and not representa...
by Empathica1928
Fri Aug 30, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: New Stratovarius album: a list of demands
Replies: 107
Views: 6483

Re: New Stratovarius album: a list of demands

Thanks!! No Limits is actually my favorite Labyrinth album -- but because I didn't grow up with Labyrinth, and I ADORE Fabio Lione, there's just something about that one that resonates with me. Glad to see Architecture in the top though, that album rocks. Speaking of No Limits, at the acoustic show ...
by Empathica1928
Thu Aug 29, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: New Stratovarius album: a list of demands
Replies: 107
Views: 6483

Re: New Stratovarius album: a list of demands

Wait what? Are you going this year? This is blowing my mind. :lol: I was near the front in the standing area during Labyrinth's set. That was my second time at Progpower- the first being when Angra headlined a couple years prior. I'm not going this year though. The only band I was really excited ab...
by Empathica1928
Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: New Sonata Arctica Single
Replies: 68
Views: 3898

Re: New Sonata Arctica Single

Holy shit that song is fucking awful
by Empathica1928
Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: New Stratovarius album: a list of demands
Replies: 107
Views: 6483

Re: New Stratovarius album: a list of demands

I'm not a huge Labyrinth fan but I saw them play Return To Heaven Denied in full at ProgPower last year and Roberto was incredible. He sounded even better the next day at the private acoustic show, and when he sang Purple Rain, holy shit. Got me wet. :lol: I was also at that show. It was so great! ...
by Empathica1928
Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: New Stratovarius album: a list of demands
Replies: 107
Views: 6483

Re: New Stratovarius album: a list of demands

I'm not a huge Labyrinth fan but I saw them play Return To Heaven Denied in full at ProgPower last year and Roberto was incredible. He sounded even better the next day at the private acoustic show, and when he sang Purple Rain, holy shit. Got me wet.
by Empathica1928
Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: New Sonata Arctica Single
Replies: 68
Views: 3898

Re: New Sonata Arctica Single

Ninth Hour is fucking horrible and the fact that this album is going to continue largely in that vein makes me worried. I think Tony said in some interview that the new one will be even slower, a bit at least ' See, slow isn't my problem. I love a lot of slow music. Sonata just... man, 'boring' doe...