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by SentineLEX
Fri Apr 27, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Fright Night
Replies: 14
Views: 5580

Re: Fright Night

It's a horrible album, but I still cherish it as the origin of Stratovarius. Other than Tolkki, it has zero relevance to the band's legacy. Which is worse: Fright Night or the self titled Stratovarius album? Leave the Tribe is one of the most underrated Stratovarius songs. Also really missed out by...
by SentineLEX
Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Fright Night
Replies: 14
Views: 5580

Re: Fright Night

I never listened to the album before, because I didn't start listening to Stratovarius until around...Nemesis release, I think... anyways, now that I'm listening to it all the way through, I actually kind of like it?? It's alright. I'd give it a 7 out of 10. Still my least favorite and I probably h...
by SentineLEX
Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Did Flavio kill the forum?
Replies: 78
Views: 19455

Re: Did Flavio kill the forum?

doc_holliday wrote:we haven't seen Doro for a while...
Tolkki went broke so it's not like he's gonna give her anything now....
by SentineLEX
Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: What Ever Happened to Visions?
Replies: 18
Views: 7575

Re: What Ever Happened to Visions?

Oh... also, what's wrong with Fright Night ? It has some really nice more rocky songs. Nothing's inherently wrong with it, on its own, but I think it has aged horribly. It's also pretty amateur songwriting, extremely 80s in a lot of bad ways, and even the second album sounds is a huge leap in quali...
by SentineLEX
Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:52 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: What Ever Happened to Visions?
Replies: 18
Views: 7575

Re: What Ever Happened to Visions?

HinatAArcticA wrote:Oh... also, what's wrong with Fright Night? It has some really nice more rocky songs.
I don't like the production and half the songs I can't tell apart, but I really enjoy the last two songs.
by SentineLEX
Mon Mar 05, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Happy Bday Timo Tolkki, wherever you are
Replies: 4
Views: 3164

Re: Happy Bday Timo Tolkki, wherever you are

I'm not optimistic about TT coming back. But my music would sound 100% different if at all without Timo's influence. Good luck to you wherever you are.
by SentineLEX
Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: What Ever Happened to Visions?
Replies: 18
Views: 7575

Re: What Ever Happened to Visions?

The problem with Visions is quite simple. As you said, it was recorded under Noise Records but, in 2005, they've signed with Sanctuary Records after been under Nuclear Blast for a while. The rights of their back catalogue, such as Visions, were sold to Sanctuary, of course (but not Infinite, Interm...
by SentineLEX
Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: Sonata Arctica - The Ninth Hour
Replies: 34
Views: 19055

Re: Sonata Arctica - The Ninth Hour

SA is just not the same without Jani. Cain's Offering delivers what's missing from SA. Wish it can become a permanent band with a dedicated singer. I mean, Cain's Offering is more Stratovarius II than anything else these days. Has as many original members (From the Visions lineup) as Strato and has...
by SentineLEX
Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: What Ever Happened to Visions?
Replies: 18
Views: 7575

Re: What Ever Happened to Visions?

I got a copy on the cheap a few years back, but I know at local record stores I haven't seen Visions or any of the classic ones in a while. Either Nemesis/Eternal when they first came out, or a few of the less popular ones like Elements 2 and the self-titled. So your other theory might hold some wat...
by SentineLEX
Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: new video interview with Timo K
Replies: 2
Views: 2740

Re: new video interview with Timo K

"In our case, we still have, I think, five shows in Finland, but they are not Visions shows, but we'll just play some shows in Finland. And then next spring we aren't going to play any shows, we're gonna have a small composing break, and that's it." "We have started to write, but we haven't got toge...
by SentineLEX
Tue Dec 26, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Merry xmas
Replies: 4
Views: 2901

Re: Merry xmas

New album probably within the next 12 months

Merry Christmas!
by SentineLEX
Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: Sonata Arctica - The Ninth Hour
Replies: 34
Views: 19055

Re: Sonata Arctica - The Ninth Hour

Man, I love every album Sonata has put out, but Closer To An Animal is just not doing it for me. The melodies are so meandering and weak and it sounds like the band is back there just playing whatever to chug along until the end, it sounds like they're all falling asleep while playing. I've never h...
by SentineLEX
Sat Dec 02, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Ever coming back to tour US?
Replies: 5
Views: 4014

Re: Ever coming back to tour US?

Copypasta worthy IIRC getting a US work visa is a pain in the ass now, so it's way more profitable to keep hitting the same countries in Europe with the occasional stop in South America and Japan. Canada might be a slightly better bet although if you're trying to dodge the US there's only so many pl...
by SentineLEX
Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: What do you want to hear on the next album?
Replies: 41
Views: 17897

Re: What do you want to hear on the next album?

Rebel wrote:More songs from Jens and Lauri
This.

Also Rolf original when?
by SentineLEX
Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Helloween - Pumpkins United
Replies: 20
Views: 8326

Re: Helloween - Pumpkins United

and that's what people want. ... no. This. Literally nobody wants it, except Tolkki diehards who haven't realized Tolkki is in literally no shape to do it, and Matias and the other boys are more than capable of carrying the legacy. Some sleeping dogs should just lie. I know tolkki is far for top fo...
by SentineLEX
Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Helloween - Pumpkins United
Replies: 20
Views: 8326

Re: Helloween - Pumpkins United

how long until a Stratovarius reunion? anyone wants to bet? I'm thinking less than five years. I think 10, but it's only after Jens and TT see each other in an Avantasia project. Time to start a separate metal opera project and invite the Stratoguys in pairs until they reconcile their differences W...
by SentineLEX
Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Helloween - Pumpkins United
Replies: 20
Views: 8326

Re: Helloween - Pumpkins United

I think at the current point, Timo and Jens are too successful with the existing band to attempt to relive the glory days. I mean hell, they play all the old stuff already, and Matias and Lauri are better performers than TT and Jari, so what do they have to gain aside from at best a small uptick in...
by SentineLEX
Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Helloween - Pumpkins United
Replies: 20
Views: 8326

Re: Helloween - Pumpkins United

The only thing I want to say is this: Bands that said a million times they'll never ever reunite to perform again and then they did. Guns and Roses The Police Pink Floyd Helloween Damn even Metallica did reunite and performed with Mustaine. how long until a Stratovarius reunion? anyone wants to bet...
by SentineLEX
Fri Nov 03, 2017 3:23 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: it's that time of the year again...
Replies: 4
Views: 3154

Re: it's that time of the year again...

mocobhc wrote:... happy birthday to our master. not much to admin here atm, but may the glorious times return soon :toilet:
They're pandering to the normies on cuckbook now

Jens does post some funny stuff on his personal profile though
by SentineLEX
Wed Nov 01, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: The Social Networks news and more
Replies: 12
Views: 8541

Re: The Social Networks news and more

Stratovarius a Milano: foto e commenti dal concerto all'Alcatraz, 22 Ottobre 2017 http://www.soundsblog.it/post/494526/stratovarius-milano-foto-recensione-concerto-alcatraz-ottobre-2017 Nice pics + video + article to translate with the translator : https://translate.google.com/ from italian to wath...
by SentineLEX
Tue Oct 03, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: What do you want to hear on the next album?
Replies: 41
Views: 17897

Re: What do you want to hear on the next album?

adrian9 wrote:
mocobhc wrote:
adrian9 wrote:drop that semi prog shit, is just not Strato.
and the opposite for me please, thanks
What you're looking for is Symphony X here,

http://www.symphonyx.com/site/
But what I'm hoping for is Symphony S
by SentineLEX
Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: Jani + Anette OTP
Replies: 17
Views: 5806

Re: Jani + Anette OTP

I was expecting this release. I didn't really really liked it... I'm feeling a bit let down by my favorite artist recently. The thing that I despise the most is the copycat formulaic repetitive shit pop music does all the fucking time (still there's a bunch of really awesome pop music out there) an...
by SentineLEX
Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: Jani + Anette OTP
Replies: 17
Views: 5806

Re: Jani + Anette OTP

I got a Nightwish vibe, again, at the beginning of the song. Thankfully not nearly as blatant as Antemortem. Good song for a single, I enjoyed it. I hope there's some meatier power metal type stuff on this album but whatever it is I'll be picking up a copy. Did you say Nightwish vibe? https://www.y...
by SentineLEX
Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: What do you want to hear on the next album?
Replies: 41
Views: 17897

Re: What do you want to hear on the next album?

Kööski wrote::wink: :oops: :? Half a cookie then??
You get a cookie but you have to pay for it ;)

Got 3/4 of Matias's right.
by SentineLEX
Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: What do you want to hear on the next album?
Replies: 41
Views: 17897

Re: What do you want to hear on the next album?

Kööski wrote::roll: pfff.


Matias 1 3 4 9...Mikko 2 5 6 7 8...



:jump: :jump:
Close but no cookie
by SentineLEX
Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: What do you want to hear on the next album?
Replies: 41
Views: 17897

Re: What do you want to hear on the next album?

I think the Matias era albums sound great... One thing I do miss about the late 90s production is however Timo mixed the drums - I think he also used some VST samples on top of Jorg's playing, for some reason - the drums sound FUCKING HUGE. Now I know Jorg beats the hell out of his drums anyway, bu...
by SentineLEX
Sat Sep 23, 2017 6:29 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: What do you want to hear on the next album?
Replies: 41
Views: 17897

Re: What do you want to hear on the next album?

I just want a decent mix. Is that so much to ask? Elysium and Eternal both sound atrocious. Are you kidding? Matias doesn't mix as well as the other guy, both both still have a great, crisp sound to them. Autism is REAL! :roll: Listen to Infernal Maze and compare it to "Eternity" or "Coming Home" a...