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by SentineLEX
Wed Feb 19, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Polaris Appreciation Post
Replies: 37
Views: 400

Re: Polaris Appreciation Post

Second Sight/Blind to Forever is Today is a wonderful stretch of songs. The second half of the album is a little weaker imo. Higher We Go feels like Forever Free in that they're too anticlimactic. Emancipation Suite is pretty comfy. When Mountains Fall is subpar for a Strato ballad.
by SentineLEX
Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Could you all please ..
Replies: 38
Views: 929

Re: Could you all please ..

What will be the state of the Various Threads Hidden From Google board going forth? I understand the need for good optics, but part of the fun of the board is the carefree nature. No calling Rolf a twink but I'd still like to squeeze a few select nuggets out of my... brain wherever possible.
by SentineLEX
Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: timo tolkki is finnish roger waters
Replies: 44
Views: 1048

Re: timo tolkki is finnish roger waters

Roger Waters is anti Donald Trump while timo apparently admires him, according to that one podcast he's doing sporadically on YouTube. I agree about the weird obsession about Hitler lol Another similarity is that they are both extremely self-important lol Is he really? I remember at least ~10 years...
by SentineLEX
Fri Dec 27, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: timo tolkki is finnish roger waters
Replies: 44
Views: 1048

Re: timo tolkki is finnish roger waters

I never noticed the parallels before. Then again, I don't really keep tabs on Pink Floyd and Roger Waters as well as I do for Stratovarius and Timo Tolkki. - the one before that sounds just like it (episode, meddle) and hipsters won't shut up about how much it is better Those damn hipsters. :roll: ...
by SentineLEX
Thu Dec 26, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: timo tolkki is finnish roger waters
Replies: 44
Views: 1048

timo tolkki is finnish roger waters

- no dad - wrote quite a few songs about not having a dad - took a band started by some other dude and kicked him out - wrote a few albums that didn't go anywhere - put out one (visions, dark side of the moon) that tons of old people will tell you is the best album in the genre - the one before that...
by SentineLEX
Thu Dec 26, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: timo tolkki
Replies: 122
Views: 39221

Re: timo tolkki

Floor Jansen looks like a man. Her thighs are as big as tree trunks! :shock: Hahaha! I really like her but I've always thought more feminine clothing and less leather would suit her. She looks like a gothic transvestite most of the times. :lol: I thought I originally wrote this post because I feel ...
by SentineLEX
Fri Dec 20, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Finally meeting Strato
Replies: 33
Views: 1170

Re: Finally meeting Strato

Maybe I could have a script to run the service or something. My other problem is a lot of the shit I buy virtually has DRM or some other thing that doesn't let me change the mp3 tags to my liking. Then it's inconsistent with bootlegs, my own music, and things people gave away for free. But if I pay ...
by SentineLEX
Thu Dec 19, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Finally meeting Strato
Replies: 33
Views: 1170

Re: Finally meeting Strato

Very good post Pancio. I think all four of Strato's last four albums made the Billboard Heatseekers chart in the US the week of their release but that's about it. Personally being a Slav I pirate almost everything (not even streaming, hate ads too much) but I did buy every Strato studio CD and donat...
by SentineLEX
Thu Dec 19, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Finally meeting Strato
Replies: 33
Views: 1170

Re: Finally meeting Strato

The radio stations in the US are a disgrace. Most of them are owned by iHeartMedia, a failing company struggling to keep revenue going. Because of the lack of profits, they had to cut costs so they laid off most, if not all, their DJs. This completely eliminated the variety of songs and bands you c...
by SentineLEX
Sun Dec 15, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: STRATOVARIUS LOT OF VIDEOS FROM YOUTUBE
Replies: 653
Views: 264149

Re: STRATOVARIUS LOT OF VIDEOS FROM YOUTUBE

I feel bad for the one guy in the crowd who kept asking for False Messiah and never got his wish
by SentineLEX
Sun Dec 08, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: STRATOVARIUS LOT OF VIDEOS FROM YOUTUBE
Replies: 653
Views: 264149

Re: STRATOVARIUS LOT OF VIDEOS FROM YOUTUBE

Jari fucking Behm. Had to check my calendar to make sure I didn't oversleep and wake up to April 1. Ikonen was never a keyboard player inasmuch as he was a synth player who had to perform alongside everyone else. His talents were always more in the field of getting new, interesting, atmospheric soun...
by SentineLEX
Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: Jani + Anette OTP
Replies: 17
Views: 4852

Re: Jani + Anette OTP

No one song stands out to me on this one like Tracks 5 and 10 did on the first one, but still a pretty solid effort
by SentineLEX
Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: New to the band!! What is everyone's top songs?
Replies: 28
Views: 1931

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

adrian9 wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:27 am
People always dismiss "Fright Night", its not the best, but I do like a lot of songs there, like Witch Hunt, Night Screamer, Darkness. lot of good stuff there.
The production is always what gets me to stay (farther) away from that album. Second half is pretty good though
by SentineLEX
Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Forum upgrade
Replies: 29
Views: 1835

Re: Forum upgrade

Sick. Thanks for keeping this place alive Jens!
by SentineLEX
Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Stratovarius performing at ProgPower USA 2020!!!
Replies: 29
Views: 1257

Re: Stratovarius performing at ProgPower USA 2020!!!

Former NJ resident here. What always gets me about driving to the deep South is how quickly you can get to Virginia and technically be in the South compared to how long the actual route is. Like that's when the states actually get big and it's a slog getting all the way through VA, then NC, and so ...
by SentineLEX
Mon Nov 18, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Stratovarius performing at ProgPower USA 2020!!!
Replies: 29
Views: 1257

Re: Stratovarius performing at ProgPower USA 2020!!!

Where are you from, bro? Want to meet up and compare muscles? I'm from New Jersey. Of course, that's actually more than just a "few" states away. Using a more reliable measurement, it's more like 13+ hours away by car. I have some muscle, but not much, so it would probably be a lackluster display f...
by SentineLEX
Mon Nov 18, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: Jani + Anette OTP
Replies: 17
Views: 4852

Re: Jani + Anette OTP

Haven't gotten a chance to listen to this one yet but Rolf is on it and I enjoyed the first one
by SentineLEX
Mon Nov 18, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: Epidemiya - The Russian Kamelot? (The Legend of Xentharon)
Replies: 3
Views: 844

Re: Epidemiya - The Russian Kamelot? (The Legend of Xentharon)

robocop wrote:If you have any connections to the Russian mafia, I heard they fund all the power metal bands. They can hook us up with mail order brides. And a job as president. :lol:
I swear Aria is the Russian metal mafia. Nearly any major Russian act in heavy/power metal has some sort of association with them.
by SentineLEX
Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: StratoUnited
Replies: 78
Views: 4529

Re: StratoUnited

Pancio wrote:(warm and cold playing is bullshit since it's a completely subjective thing)
Do you mean being warmed up over years of touring with Strato vs. now where he sits in his house and doesn't do that, or is this an actual concept? I tried to look it up and all the search results were about sex.
by SentineLEX
Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Stratovarius performing at ProgPower USA 2020!!!
Replies: 29
Views: 1257

Re: Stratovarius performing at ProgPower USA 2020!!!

The opposite corner of the country from me :(

Eternal Tears of Sorrow as well! I guess they're sort of power. Haven't put out any records in a while, hope they do one soon!
by SentineLEX
Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Stratovarius back to work. Finally!
Replies: 13
Views: 1664

Re: Stratovarius back to work. Finally!

Interesting take by Timo where he thinks Strato might be more popular now than it was in the 1997-2003 era. And that they've gotten to the point where their music spans two generations
by SentineLEX
Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: StratoUnited
Replies: 78
Views: 4529

Re: StratoUnited

TLDR new album next year about Jesus, he wants to try and get Michael Kiske to sing the leading role
by SentineLEX
Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: StratoUnited
Replies: 78
Views: 4529

Re: StratoUnited

stratovarius united with all the stratovarius history members can be awesome drums: tuomo lassila, jorg michael, and rolf pilve bass: Jari Kainulainen, John Vihervä, lauri porra,Jari Behm guitars: Timo Tolkki, Staffan Stråhlman, Matias Kupiainen keyboard: jens johansson, Antti Ikonen, Vocals: Timo ...
by SentineLEX
Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: New Sonata Arctica Single
Replies: 68
Views: 6180

Re: New Sonata Arctica Single

With metal specifically, it's hard to keep writing songs with the same "bite" as your testosterone levels drop.
by SentineLEX
Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:21 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Is Dreamspace weird?
Replies: 97
Views: 2536

Re: Is Dreamspace weird?

This comes as a surprise to me tbh. Thought it was just bog standard Eb minor plus a few keys up and down the circle of fifths

I've always ascribed the unique sound to the 80s sounding hollow drum sound.
by SentineLEX
Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: New Sonata Arctica Single
Replies: 68
Views: 6180

Re: New Sonata Arctica Single

There's a lot of parallels to Stormcrow songs and other bands's songs, but I never caught the connection to I Have a Right. Good ear
by SentineLEX
Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: New Sonata Arctica Single
Replies: 68
Views: 6180

Re: New Sonata Arctica Single

It's probably not every time, but why does Tony sound like sometimes he uses "we" where he really means "I"? I remember TDoG came about because he was depressed around that time, wondering if this was the beginning of that. And PC was an honest attempt to go back to the old style without losing the ...
by SentineLEX
Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: New Stratovarius album: a list of demands
Replies: 107
Views: 8060

Re: New Stratovarius album: a list of demands

I'm not really seeing or hearing the correlation between Feeding the Fire and Paradise, but that aside, I do enjoy listening to Feeding the Fire more than Paradise. I prefer listening to Hold on to Your Dream over Paradise. Those two are musically similar, with Hold on to Your Dream serving as the ...
by SentineLEX
Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: New Sonata Arctica Single
Replies: 68
Views: 6180

Re: New Sonata Arctica Single

As Tony needed a reprieve from writing power metal songs, it begs the question of what would have happened had Tony decided to release his alternative material under a different name? My understanding is that it probably would have been beneficial in the long run. It would have avoided the rift tha...