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by SentineLEX
Mon May 27, 2019 5:11 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Timo Tolkki's Avalon Pt. 3 and tour
Replies: 440
Views: 24367

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

I don't like this one tbh. I feel like Anneke's melody line moves around a lot but there isn't a lot of dynamism in the rest of the main instruments. The bass stays on the same note for the entire verse, the chord changes are pretty safe and uninteresting throughout the chorus, and there's nothing I...
by SentineLEX
Sun Apr 28, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Timo Tolkki's Avalon Pt. 3 and tour
Replies: 440
Views: 24367

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

I'm going to pretend TT composed all of this all on his own. Chorus is unmistakably his, but either he tried something completely different when composing the verses, or he got some help.

That said, sounds promising! I like the production too.
by SentineLEX
Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: How long until reunion happens.
Replies: 10
Views: 2566

Re: How long until reunion happens.

Honestly given TT's latest work I don't want him to touch the next Strato album. The new Avalon record might change that opinion though
by SentineLEX
Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: This Made My Day
Replies: 12
Views: 3277

Re: This Made My Day

NeverendingAbyss wrote:Fantastic picture. I knew this day would come one day but I was not sure when. A reunion tour would be amazing (Stratovarius + TT's Avalon)
I don't know if it would be possible but I'd fanboy to the moon if Matias and TT dueled on stage
by SentineLEX
Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: This Made My Day
Replies: 12
Views: 3277

Re: This Made My Day

No Jari :(

Glad to see them all together and happy
by SentineLEX
Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Timo Tolkki's Avalon Pt. 3 and tour
Replies: 440
Views: 24367

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

If he does what he did in the first one I'll be happy.
by SentineLEX
Wed Dec 26, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: Merry Christmas to Everyone!
Replies: 3
Views: 1804

Re: Merry Christmas to Everyone!

Merry Christmas!
by SentineLEX
Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Stratovarius is going to reissue all the albums, Awesome!!!!
Replies: 27
Views: 22296

Re: Stratovarius is going to reissue all the albums, Awesome!!!!

You might be right. Which is a shame, I love the new art style
by SentineLEX
Sat Nov 24, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Other discussions in English
Topic: Sonata Antarctica - Windows of Lost Time
Replies: 7
Views: 3444

Re: Sonata Antarctica - Windows of Lost Time

Really enjoyed the transcription of the keys as "pirubirubirubiru" lmao This is a great song and I like your rendition of it. The song gives off this vibe that someone trained a machine learning algorithm on the first three Sonata Arctica albums and this is what it generated. So I guess mission acco...
by SentineLEX
Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:12 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Enigma: Intermission Pt.2 opinions
Replies: 21
Views: 6211

Re: Enigma: Intermission Pt.2 opinions

Definitely agree with Timo's vocals being stellar. The vocals for the orchestral songs are brand new I'm guessing? They all sound nice on all 4 songs. I wasn't expecting Matias either. What a great blend, really. I wonder if Rolf will continue Jorg's tradition of not writing any songs, but I would l...
by SentineLEX
Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Enigma: Intermission Pt.2 opinions
Replies: 21
Views: 6211

Re: Enigma: Intermission Pt.2 opinions

1. This album has Lauri Porra's name all over it. I don't know if song credits for the new songs have been released. I'm guessing Jens did Burn Me Down and I'm positive Lauri wrote Oblivion; the jury's still out on Enigma. But of the 13 existing tracks on this record, 6 of them are Porra's: Hallowe...
by SentineLEX
Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:21 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Enigma: Intermission Pt.2 opinions
Replies: 21
Views: 6211

Re: Enigma: Intermission Pt.2 opinions

Finally listened to the whole thing through a few times. Here's some takes in no particular order: 1. This album has Lauri Porra's name all over it. I don't know if song credits for the new songs have been released. I'm guessing Jens did Burn Me Down and I'm positive Lauri wrote Oblivion; the jury's...
by SentineLEX
Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:18 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Enigma: Intermission Pt.2 opinions
Replies: 21
Views: 6211

Re: Enigma: Intermission Pt.2 opinions

I miss Tolkki’s Stratovarius. Al these songs are ok but they dont hold the Stratovarius essence al all. Maybe I am being nostalgic but anyway. The new Strato is powerful, loud, and dark. It is a commodity to the modern power metal. I am enchanted to listen to these tracks as I feel the message with...
by SentineLEX
Thu Sep 27, 2018 5:17 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: intermission part 2 ?
Replies: 30
Views: 10488

Re: intermission part 2 ?

NeverendingAbyss wrote:What percent of Strato songs have the letter "E" in them? It has to be at least 50.
Gonna flip a coin and say 104%
by SentineLEX
Wed Sep 26, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: intermission part 2 ?
Replies: 30
Views: 10488

Re: intermission part 2 ?

What percent of Strato songs have the word "time" in them? It has to be at least 50.
by SentineLEX
Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: I listened to the two Keeper of the Seven Keys albums
Replies: 13
Views: 4789

Re: I listened to the two Keeper of the Seven Keys albums

I would actually assert the opposite. To take a specific example, I think a lot of the themes in Madness Strikes at Midnight, The Hills Have Eyes, and Dreamspace (the song) are hidden under the water in Halloween from Keepers 1. I could agree that relative to length, Dreamspace is a pretty complex ...
by SentineLEX
Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: STRATOVARIUS LOT OF VIDEOS FROM YOUTUBE
Replies: 701
Views: 279044

Re: STRATOVARIUS LOT OF VIDEOS FROM YOUTUBE

Good to know!

Stealing an old one of yours because I've been looking for something much like this, but didn't know you had it up until now:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zxlFHCgvwA

All of the Elements songs live (Pomp and Circumstance, Tracks 1-4, 7-9 from Elements 1, Tracks 2-4 from Elements 2)
by SentineLEX
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: intermission part 2 ?
Replies: 30
Views: 10488

Re: intermission part 2 ?

mocobhc wrote:new orchestral version of Unbreakable released today:
https://youtu.be/VtSjxL2hvQ4
Holy shit that acoustic guitar work was incredible
by SentineLEX
Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: I listened to the two Keeper of the Seven Keys albums
Replies: 13
Views: 4789

Re: I listened to the two Keeper of the Seven Keys albums

And found out where Tolkki got his ideas for the first 3 albums. Not to mention all the key references throughout the discography. Hot take, I don't think the Keeper albums are good or even noteworthy albums, and I'll take Twilight Time and Dreamspace over them NO CONTEST. I think the albums were d...
by SentineLEX
Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Bootlegs lossless Audio or Video
Replies: 20
Views: 9307

Re: Bootlegs lossless Audio or Video

I have a bunch of mostly garbage quality bootlegs which are all ripped from that one guy who uploads Strato shows to Youtube
by SentineLEX
Sat Aug 25, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: I listened to the two Keeper of the Seven Keys albums
Replies: 13
Views: 4789

I listened to the two Keeper of the Seven Keys albums

And found out where Tolkki got his ideas for the first 3 albums. Not to mention all the key references throughout the discography.
by SentineLEX
Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: intermission part 2 ?
Replies: 30
Views: 10488

Re: intermission part 2 ?

So who do you guys think wrote this one (unless we already know)? My money's on Lauri.
by SentineLEX
Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: intermission part 2 ?
Replies: 30
Views: 10488

Re: intermission part 2 ?

I really like Oblivion but it sounds a little weird to me. Maybe it's the new style, but it seems like a Stratovarius cover of another song. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYph9C5lTqQ The part at 1:14-1:16, as well as the backing vocal track during the chorus, make it sound like this song was writt...
by SentineLEX
Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: intermission part 2 ?
Replies: 30
Views: 10488

Re: intermission part 2 ?

Old Man and the Sea finally on CD? Maybe I'll finally get a tab online? Am still a guitar noob, so it's hard for me to transcribe most of the song.
by SentineLEX
Wed Jul 25, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: intermission part 2 ?
Replies: 30
Views: 10488

Re: intermission part 2 ?

Hype! Glad we're getting something for current year.

I remember there was an Intermission, Pt. 2 bootleg floated around 2006 when there was no word on the next Strato album. Was really skeptical going into this thread but it looks like the real deal.
by SentineLEX
Sun Jun 10, 2018 3:59 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Stratovarius is in the studio!
Replies: 10
Views: 6482

Re: Stratovarius is in the studio!

AAAAAAAAAA wrote:No Lassila No Stratovarius :roll:
No Avalon 3 :cry:
by SentineLEX
Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:55 am
Forum: Stratovarius and related bands talk in English
Topic: Stratovarius is in the studio!
Replies: 10
Views: 6482

Re: Stratovarius is in the studio!

Has to be! The pattern has always been Stratovarius -> Sonata Arctica -> Kamelot -> repeat so now that The Shadow Theory is out, it's time for another album.