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by SentineLEX
Sun Jul 19, 2020 6:25 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Timo Tolkki's Avalon Pt. 3 and tour
Replies: 451
Views: 25020

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

The issue is that a lot of the "cancel culture" people don't see it as "cancel culture" until it comes to the issue they're particularly sensitive to and then they ask to get it pulled. There's a much smaller and less vocal group of people who actually push back and say "no, twink jokes are fine" - ...
by SentineLEX
Sat Jul 18, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Timo Tolkki's Avalon Pt. 3 and tour
Replies: 451
Views: 25020

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

Do you think modern Stratovarius finds these gestures flattering? My best guess is they are weirded out and uncomfortable about the whole thing. :lol: If this would make them uncomfortable, just wait 'til they see the Stratoforum again. :rotflmao1: It seems all motivated at expediting a reunion. Tr...
by SentineLEX
Sat Jul 18, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: STRATOVARIUS LOT OF VIDEOS FROM YOUTUBE
Replies: 701
Views: 279415

Re: STRATOVARIUS LOT OF VIDEOS FROM YOUTUBE

Tolkki playing a Polaris song :shock:

by SentineLEX
Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: STRATOVARIUS LOT OF VIDEOS FROM YOUTUBE
Replies: 701
Views: 279415

Re: STRATOVARIUS LOT OF VIDEOS FROM YOUTUBE



His voice is better than I expected tbh. Cute little ending too.
by SentineLEX
Mon Jun 22, 2020 2:23 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Timo Tolkki's Avalon Pt. 3 and tour
Replies: 451
Views: 25020

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

- In his honest opinion Tony Kakko is a good performer but he sucks at lyrics (I don't like Sonata Arctica because of the lyrics so I can partly agree). Big words coming from the guy who wrote "It strucked me like a million lightnings now here I am telling to you" while Tony had the decency to quot...
by SentineLEX
Wed Jun 10, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Timo Tolkki's Avalon Pt. 3 and tour
Replies: 451
Views: 25020

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

I remember watching Pawel's audition tape on Youtube while they were still searching for a drummer. The guy is good. And yeah he's Polish
by SentineLEX
Thu May 14, 2020 4:58 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Which former Stratovarius bassist, guitarist, drummer or keyboard player was/is the most confused by this forum
Replies: 8
Views: 723

Re: Which former Stratovarius bassist, guitarist, drummer or keyboard player was/is the most confused by this forum

I think the answer is Timo Tolkki because that's the one who keeps making new accounts to shitpost in here and is completely surprised when he gets himself banned yet again Has this happened recently? Because it seems like he's been away from the Stratoforum for a long time now, or at least hasn't ...
by SentineLEX
Thu May 14, 2020 2:23 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Which former Stratovarius bassist, guitarist, drummer or keyboard player was/is the most confused by this forum
Replies: 8
Views: 723

Re: Which former Stratovarius bassist, guitarist, drummer or keyboard player was/is the most confused by this forum

I think the answer is Timo Tolkki because that's the one who keeps making new accounts to shitpost in here and is completely surprised when he gets himself banned yet again
by SentineLEX
Sat Apr 25, 2020 6:23 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: 2008 statements, Wayback Machine and the old.stratovarius.com stuff
Replies: 46
Views: 3509

Re: 2008 statements, Wayback Machine and the old.stratovarius.com stuff

- We know it was all made up now, but how seriously did people following the band take it at the time? I was really bewildered by the entire thing. I was basically a child at the time, and this was the first band I was really following. I think I did believe the stabbing, mainly because when people...
by SentineLEX
Fri Apr 24, 2020 3:05 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: STRATOVARIUS LOT OF VIDEOS FROM YOUTUBE
Replies: 701
Views: 279415

Re: STRATOVARIUS LOT OF VIDEOS FROM YOUTUBE

Elysium songs are criminally under-performed. That album needs more love
by SentineLEX
Fri Apr 24, 2020 2:58 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: 2008 statements, Wayback Machine and the old.stratovarius.com stuff
Replies: 46
Views: 3509

Re: 2008 statements, Wayback Machine and the old.stratovarius.com stuff

I'm sure the existing members of the band love having all this bullshit dredged up. :lol: :lol: :lol: Someone could make a really good movie about all of this! I sometimes wonder what peculiar strain of autism I have that makes me so fascinated with all this... :oops: You and me both brother. I got...
by SentineLEX
Fri Apr 24, 2020 2:39 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Timo Tolkki's Avalon Pt. 3 and tour
Replies: 451
Views: 25020

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

Let’s talk about the books you’ve written … you’ve just released “Loneliness Of A Thousand Years” and a formal autobiography, “Hymn to Live-Entr’acte”. Without going too deeply into the details, what can you tell me about these books? Yeah, let’s talk. However, the latter one has never been publish...
by SentineLEX
Fri Apr 24, 2020 2:32 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Fourth Dimension demos
Replies: 28
Views: 14440

Re: Fourth Dimension demos

Marvelous! Somehow you're able to get all these demos and live recordings that I never would've thought existed.

I agree with the comment from a few years back that Tolkki sounds better on Winter than Kotipelto. But all in all it's good that they went with a different singer on the album.
by SentineLEX
Wed Feb 19, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Polaris Appreciation Post
Replies: 37
Views: 2218

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: 2772

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: 3185

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: 3185

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: 3185

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: 43927

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: 2726

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: 2726

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: 2726

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: 701
Views: 279415

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: 701
Views: 279415

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: 5833

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: 3433

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: 38
Views: 4390

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: 2574

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 ...