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by ZenithMC
Thu Dec 12, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: video game music
Replies: 9
Views: 74

Re: video game music

Awesome topic! Besides Sonata Arctica, Stratovarius, and several other power metal bands, VGM has had a huge impact on my own style, understanding, and taste in music. There are so many excellent video game soundtracks out there! I have so much to write about the Megaman franchise that it's not even...
by ZenithMC
Sat Dec 07, 2019 4:32 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

This is absolutely amazing! It is mind-blowing to know that some of these songs were being performed live in 1992! Thanks for posting this here, oslamph16! :bigok:

...And Jari Behm is awesome for uploading this!! :headbang:
by ZenithMC
Sun Dec 01, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Forum upgrade
Replies: 26
Views: 770

Re: Forum upgrade

What would be an example post that's not rendered right? I guess I'll send you the links to those posts in a PM, as they are located in the hidden boards (although, maybe it doesn't matter and I'm just being paranoid?). There are many pending registrations for new spam users... :roll: :shock: I can...
by ZenithMC
Sat Nov 30, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Finally meeting Strato
Replies: 13
Views: 211

Re: Finally meeting Strato

Congratulations, adrian9, on meeting Stratovarius! :) Even Pumpink United Tour landed there for 6 shows in small/medium location and, outside USA, they are playing in stadium and so on. This is true. When I saw Sonata Arctica live, they played in a very small bar, which was really cool for me from a...
by ZenithMC
Thu Nov 28, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Forum upgrade
Replies: 26
Views: 770

Re: Forum upgrade

Just a thought, but I noticed that the web crawlers / search indexers are designated as registered users. Is that actually the case? If so, does that mean they have access to the hidden boards? Also, after taking a look around at some old posts, it seems that some of the smilies and unicode aren't b...
by ZenithMC
Thu Nov 28, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Forum upgrade
Replies: 26
Views: 770

Re: Forum upgrade

Quite a number of spam topics and accounts are being created. :(
by ZenithMC
Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Forum upgrade
Replies: 26
Views: 770

Re: Forum upgrade

Yeah! The Stratoforum is back! Thanks, Jens! :D
by ZenithMC
Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:57 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 thought you were one of my friends making a sockpuppet account to screw with me, I think a few people were doing that to me (and I to them) at the time. Or maybe I was just drunk Oh! It all makes sense now. :lol: All I remember is that my message was stupidly long, because I didn't know how to ke...
by ZenithMC
Tue Nov 19, 2019 2:03 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!!!

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 ZenithMC
Sun Nov 17, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: Throwback Thursday
Replies: 32
Views: 308

Re: Throwback Thursday

Once when I was on the beach with my bro, I tripped on the sand. I was falling but managed to catch myself on my bro's trunks, but they came down with my weight. Unfortunately I fell forward in such a way that his dick ended up in my mouth. It was so embarrassing. So I tried to dislodge myself by r...
by ZenithMC
Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: Throwback Thursday
Replies: 32
Views: 308

Re: Throwback Thursday

Once when I was on the beach with my bro, I tripped on the sand. I was falling but managed to catch myself on my bro's trunks, but they came down with my weight. Unfortunately I fell forward in such a way that his dick ended up in my mouth. It was so embarrassing. So I tried to dislodge myself by r...
by ZenithMC
Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:26 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!!!

PA? :shock: I thought you were from Erectionland! :lol:
by ZenithMC
Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:14 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 ZenithMC
Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: StratoUnited
Replies: 78
Views: 2999

Re: StratoUnited

(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. I believe...
by ZenithMC
Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: New Sonata Arctica Single
Replies: 68
Views: 3898

Re: New Sonata Arctica Single

You guys wrote a fucking novel. :lol: The novel's not over just yet. :lol: I need more time to compose my thoughts, first. The age debate, though, I believe has resulted in a stalemate. Honestly, I’m either all in on an album or don’t give a shit. I feel the same way. I know a lot of other people w...
by ZenithMC
Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:46 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: StratoUnited
Replies: 78
Views: 2999

Re: StratoUnited

the big difference is in the songs, for that i think that jorg Michael left of stratovarius, why the songs of the new stratovarius are more cold that the tolkki songs. Polaris and Elysium both have a progressive metal flair that is not present in most Tolkki era compositions, which increases their ...
by ZenithMC
Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:23 am
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: Coffee
Replies: 43
Views: 856

Re: Coffee

AAAAAAAAAA wrote:Everytime I make a post, some 14-year old accuses me of either "gatekeeping" or "gaslighting". What the fuck does that even mean?
That's a pretty accurate summation of Reddit culture, nowadays. :lol:
by ZenithMC
Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: Coffee
Replies: 43
Views: 856

Re: Coffee

this has already wreaked havoc with the main site. I noticed that happening on a couple occasions, about a few months ago. I went to visit the stratoforum and was unable to connect. Then, I tried to access the main site, and the same thing happened. One thing that does worry me slightly is the fact...
by ZenithMC
Thu Nov 07, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: StratoUnited
Replies: 78
Views: 2999

Re: StratoUnited

Replying to Zenith: Square-built solos means, in my mind, a very static fingering pattern in playing scales which leads Tolkki in playing basically up and down scales in the same neck positions. Thank you for your explanation, Pancio. I agree, his solos did contain a lot of that during fast section...
by ZenithMC
Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:42 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!!!

NeverendingAbyss wrote:Where is this taking place?
September 9–12, 2020 at Center Stage Atlanta in Atlanta, GA.

It's a few states away from me, but Stratovarius performing in the USA is such a rarity, so I'll definitely consider going to this.
by ZenithMC
Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: New Sonata Arctica Single
Replies: 68
Views: 3898

Re: New Sonata Arctica Single

but certainly the data supports my theory. Of course it does, because it is too broad. Is there a way to isolate exactly the effects that only age has on creativity? If so, I'd like to know, because it would greatly help support your theory. I feel you aren't following my point. I never claimed cre...
by ZenithMC
Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: New Sonata Arctica Single
Replies: 68
Views: 3898

Re: New Sonata Arctica Single

These discussions are inherently abstract. But I absolutely believe that creativity peaks in the late teens and wanes in the late 20s. Of course that does not mean you cannot be creative beyond that (side note: I hate having to add these kinds of obvious qualifiers but there are too many low-iq peo...
by ZenithMC
Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:09 am
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: Coffee
Replies: 43
Views: 856

Re: Coffee

I spent the next month sobbing in bed :lol:, and actually didn't start feeling normal again for another six months. That sounds horrible! :shock: I don't drink coffee. I remember that I had a cup when I was a child, but I haven't had any since then. I used to drink tea, but then it exacerbated my t...
by ZenithMC
Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: StratoUnited
Replies: 78
Views: 2999

Re: StratoUnited

Don't get me wrong, I love old Stratovarius and Tolkki's compositions but it's not difficult to compose an average Tolkki song and even Tolkki himself started, after Visions, to recycle riffs and melodies. I completely agree. Tolkki's compositions were more adventurous during the old-school era (19...
by ZenithMC
Sun Oct 20, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: New Sonata Arctica Single
Replies: 68
Views: 3898

Re: New Sonata Arctica Single

I'm back, sorry for the delay! :oops: Of course I am speaking in generalities... Well, if we bring the scope back to only Tony Kakko, I can only use what he himself has stated as evidence, and basing my thoughts on his own words could hardly be construed as idealistic, it's the antithesis. If anythi...
by ZenithMC
Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: New Sonata Arctica Single
Replies: 68
Views: 3898

Re: New Sonata Arctica Single

I'll be 23 by tomorrow. Yeah, I agree that people's taste in music can change over time, but at what age am I supposed to expect a composer to start losing their edge? Matias has, for 10 years now, given us really awesome Stratovarius tracks, and he's in his mid 30's. Jens' songs are as badass as ev...
by ZenithMC
Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: New Sonata Arctica Single
Replies: 68
Views: 3898

Re: New Sonata Arctica Single

Yeah, the melody is the most important element to me in a song. If the melody is half-assed or doesn't invoke any sort of emotion in me, then I tend to not like the song very much. I also enjoy ambient songs, but the same rules of emotional impact apply. In SA's newest material, the melodies don't i...
by ZenithMC
Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Is Dreamspace weird?
Replies: 9
Views: 539

Re: Is Dreamspace weird?

AAAAAAAAAA wrote:I remember Tolkki got asked this question once and he just said he was too lazy to tune his guitar.
It's not just his guitar that is out of tune, though.
by ZenithMC
Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:18 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Is Dreamspace weird?
Replies: 9
Views: 539

Re: Is Dreamspace weird?

Very interesting find, Pancio! You know, I always thought something sounded a little off, pitch-wise, with Dreamspace, but I never investigated it. Based on my findings, Dreamspace is tuned to roughly 322 Hz, which is E4 - 41 cents. I couldn't figure out what equipment was used to record Dreamspace,...
by ZenithMC
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:39 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"? Yeah, I don't know what the other SA member's opinions of the change in musical direction were, except for Jani, who didn't enjoy Unia very much. Who knows if what they said in the interview...