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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: 633
Views: 259279

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: 4399

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: 1295

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: 26
Views: 770

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: 25
Views: 660

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: 25
Views: 660

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: 4399

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: 585

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: 2999

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: 25
Views: 660

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: 1202

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: 2999

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: 2999

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: 3898

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: 9
Views: 539

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: 3898

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: 3898

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: 6483

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: 3898

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...
by SentineLEX
Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:22 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

There are songs on the 2009-2015 albums that sound like they could be from the classic era (none of the 3 from Enigma did in my opinion so I don't include 2018). But they can be split into two categories - those that sound like B-sides of actual songs, and those that don't. I think a lot of the earl...
by SentineLEX
Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: New Sonata Arctica Single
Replies: 68
Views: 3898

Re: New Sonata Arctica Single

is Sonata Arctica on the verge of a breakup? I really wanted to ask this question, too. It would suck because SA has been one of my favorite bands over the years, but I can't vouch for their last 3 albums. Edguy received a huge backlash with Tinnitus Sanctus. Age of the Joker was another attempt fo...
by SentineLEX
Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: New Sonata Arctica Single
Replies: 68
Views: 3898

Re: New Sonata Arctica Single

I went to a Sonata Arctica concert the other day and it was very lifeless. No one besides Tony was having fun on stage. I think the guy is role playing as Freddie Mercury and the others are bored as hell. By contrast its incredible how much energy and chemistry the band has in the live footage from...
by SentineLEX
Fri Oct 04, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: New Sonata Arctica Single
Replies: 68
Views: 3898

Re: New Sonata Arctica Single

It's funny, now that Talviyo is out, The Ninth Hour has really grown on me. I actually enjoy listening to it now.

Talviyo isn't bad but hasn't grown on me yet
by SentineLEX
Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:20 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!

Sounds like something in the vein of Nemesis. Only time will tell
by SentineLEX
Sat Sep 14, 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

Just missed the Labyrinth train. But I'll still give my opinions. I've listened to 4 albums so far. Return to Heaven Denied 1 & 2 are stellar with the first one being a little better. Architecture of a God is maybe somewhere in between. I didn't like Sons of Thunder at all for some reason. Couldn't ...
by SentineLEX
Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:10 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?

Eternal/Enigma aren't in here and my tastes have moved around in the intervening years but I'd still put 030366 as my least favorite song and Elements as my favorite

http://forum.stratovarius.com/viewtopic.php?t=11746
by SentineLEX
Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Tolkki's new band with Jari K. "Infinite Vision"
Replies: 38
Views: 2766

Re: Tolkki's new band with Jari K. "Infinite Vision"

TT drama back again

Feels like the good old days
by SentineLEX
Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Four nights?
Replies: 5
Views: 569

Re: Four nights?

Maybe TK has 200 IQ and he referenced a specific event that none of us even knew about Maybe he just needed to spend 4 days with a Finnish to English dictionary to make sure the words were right (maybe the other Timo needed this but I don't think this one does) Maybe he spent 4 days doing something ...
by SentineLEX
Thu Jul 04, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Timo Tolkki's Avalon Pt. 3 and tour
Replies: 52
Views: 6917

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

I am hearing rumors from people within the business that Timo barely had anything to do with Return to Eden. Sounds like it's Revolution Renaissance all over again. Again, just rumors, but... wouldn't surprise me. Could be, but it sounds enough like him that I can't take those rumors too too seriou...