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About Elysium

Post by Verdades Parias » Sun Jan 02, 2011 6:05 am

I want to share with you (only if you're interested) my humble opinion about Stratovarius new album, I've already listened to the album like 10 times from track 1 to the end of the acoustic guitar in "elysium". I have to say that in overall it's an improvment in every level, I think Matias made this band sound like a hughe masive huracan, Jorg evolved his drumming, I heard stuff never played before from him, Timo's vocals are just fresh, if you listen to the whole Elysium song, you can hear a total new level in his voice, I was so happy about that, he can still sing very well, also something particular is that the songs from Jens, Lauri and Timo are just so much better than Polaris ones, Lifetime in a moment made me bristle, it's such a good song. From what I hear, the lyrics have improved remarkably, there so much emotion in every song, as you can see I'm extremely happy with the album, Matias is just a Genius, he brought new life to this band in a huge way. I'm looking forward for more albums, I will definitely buy this album and when I do I'll post a photo showing my trophy.
Elisyium is true work of art in the metal industry, brings hope to the future of the band, and gives me enormous joy to hear

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Re: About Elysium

Post by TheLegendaryDreamer » Sun Jan 02, 2011 6:49 am

+1.

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Re: About Elysium

Post by dupinguez » Sun Jan 02, 2011 8:52 am

After three full listening session of this new album, i have to agree with you. Matthias is the best thing that could happen to the band after Tolkki's departure, though the "Elysium" song is not clear not me anymore. I think that a lot of listening will be necessary to fully understand and analyze this song.
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Re: About Elysium

Post by stratodan1990 » Sun Jan 02, 2011 10:07 am

+1 !!!!!

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Re: About Elysium

Post by rikkertje » Sun Jan 02, 2011 12:49 pm

Great album! What a masterpiece.

Favorite songs: Lifetime In a Moment, Fairness Justified, Under Flaming Skies, Move The Mountain and Event Horizon.

Those songs should definitely be played live! :D

And I do hope they will use backing tapes again. Because when they would play Lifetime In a Moment in concert it really needs the Gregorian choir thingy. And Fairness Justified really needs the choir in the chorus.

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Re: About Elysium

Post by raattori » Sun Jan 02, 2011 2:15 pm

Jens posted those song composing credits or what should them be called, but I cant find them. Can someone post them here if one founds em?

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Post by rikkertje » Sun Jan 02, 2011 2:52 pm

JensJohansson wrote: TRACK LIST:
1. DARKEST HOURS 4:11
ISRC DEH841000542
MUSIC BY MATIAS KUPIAINEN
LYRICS BY TIMO KOTIPELTO, MATIAS KUPIAINEN

2. UNDER FLAMING SKIES 3:52
ISRC DEH841000610
MUSIC BY TIMO KOTIPELTO, MATIAS KUPIAINEN
LYRICS BY TIMO KOTIPELTO

3. INFERNAL MAZE 5:33
ISRC DEH841000543
MUSIC BY MATIAS KUPIAINEN
LYRICS BY TIMO KOTIPELTO

4. FAIRNESS JUSTIFIED 4:21
ISRC DEH841000605
MUSIC BY MATIAS KUPIAINEN
LYRICS BY TIMO KOTIPELTO

5. THE GAME NEVER ENDS 3:54
ISRC DEH841000612
MUSIC BY JENS JOHANSSON
LYRICS BY JENS JOHANSSON

6. LIFETIME IN A MOMENT 6:39
ISRC DEH841000609
MUSIC BY LAURI PORRA
LYRICS BY LAURI PORRA

7. MOVE THE MOUNTAIN 5:34
ISRC DEH841000613
MUSIC BY JENS JOHANSSON
LYRICS BY JENS JOHANSSON

8. EVENT HORIZON 4:24
ISRC DEH841000611
MUSIC BY MATIAS KUPIAINEN
LYRICS BY TIMO KOTIPELTO

9. ELYSIUM 18:07
ISRC DEH841000606
MUSIC BY MATIAS KUPIAINEN
LYRICS BY MATIAS KUPIAINEN, TIMO KOTIPELTO

10. CASTAWAY (JAPAN BONUS TRACK) 4:40
ISRC DEH841000614
MUSIC BY LAURI PORRA
LYRICS BY LAURI PORRA

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Re: About Elysium

Post by raattori » Sun Jan 02, 2011 2:58 pm

rikkertje wrote:
JensJohansson wrote: TRACK LIST:
1. DARKEST HOURS 4:11
ISRC DEH841000542
MUSIC BY MATIAS KUPIAINEN
LYRICS BY TIMO KOTIPELTO, MATIAS KUPIAINEN

2. UNDER FLAMING SKIES 3:52
ISRC DEH841000610
MUSIC BY TIMO KOTIPELTO, MATIAS KUPIAINEN
LYRICS BY TIMO KOTIPELTO

3. INFERNAL MAZE 5:33
ISRC DEH841000543
MUSIC BY MATIAS KUPIAINEN
LYRICS BY TIMO KOTIPELTO

4. FAIRNESS JUSTIFIED 4:21
ISRC DEH841000605
MUSIC BY MATIAS KUPIAINEN
LYRICS BY TIMO KOTIPELTO

5. THE GAME NEVER ENDS 3:54
ISRC DEH841000612
MUSIC BY JENS JOHANSSON
LYRICS BY JENS JOHANSSON

6. LIFETIME IN A MOMENT 6:39
ISRC DEH841000609
MUSIC BY LAURI PORRA
LYRICS BY LAURI PORRA

7. MOVE THE MOUNTAIN 5:34
ISRC DEH841000613
MUSIC BY JENS JOHANSSON
LYRICS BY JENS JOHANSSON

8. EVENT HORIZON 4:24
ISRC DEH841000611
MUSIC BY MATIAS KUPIAINEN
LYRICS BY TIMO KOTIPELTO

9. ELYSIUM 18:07
ISRC DEH841000606
MUSIC BY MATIAS KUPIAINEN
LYRICS BY MATIAS KUPIAINEN, TIMO KOTIPELTO

10. CASTAWAY (JAPAN BONUS TRACK) 4:40
ISRC DEH841000614
MUSIC BY LAURI PORRA
LYRICS BY LAURI PORRA
thanks!

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Re: About Elysium

Post by rikkertje » Sun Jan 02, 2011 4:20 pm

No problem. :wink:

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Post by ggonza43 » Sun Jan 02, 2011 6:32 pm

Describing the album in one word:
* Darkest Hours: :)
* Under Flaming Skies: :D
* Infernal Maze: :bounce2:
* Fairnes Justified: ;)
* The Game Never Ends: :shock:
* Lifetime In A Moment: :?
* Move The Mountain: :luv3:
* Event Horizon: :omg:
* Elysium: Masterpiece (we need an emoticon for that!)
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Post by KupiainenItaly96 » Sun Jan 02, 2011 7:51 pm

ELYSIUM (2011)
Darkest Hours 9,5
Under Flaming Skies 9,5
Infernal Maze 10
Fairness Justified 9,5
The Game Never Ends 9,5
Lifetime in a Moment 9
Move the Mountain 9
Event Horizon 10
Elysium 10
Castaway ?
Last Shore ?
Hallowed ?

POLARIS (2009)
Deep Unknown 10
Falling Star 10
King of Nothing 9,5
Blind 9,5
Winter Skies 10
Forever is Today 9,5
Higher We Go 9,5
Somehow Precious 9
Emancipation Suite Part 1:Dusk 9
Emancipation Suite Part 2:Dawn 8,5
When Mountains Fall 7,5
Second Sight 10
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Re: About Elysium

Post by WinterBlack » Sun Jan 02, 2011 9:31 pm

Is Castaway that piece of song that Lauri plays in New Album Fever? :?
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Post by KupiainenItaly96 » Sun Jan 02, 2011 9:40 pm

WinterBlack wrote:Is Castaway that piece of song that Lauri plays in New Album Fever? :?
Yes it's probably Castaway, but in the review of Elysium is wrote that Castaway is a speed song and the riff in the video is not so fast, I think that is Last Shore.
Metropolitan legends tell that Lauri Porra is the writer of Last Shore and Hallowed, but I think that is the writer of Last Shore and Hallowed it's wrote by Matias.
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Post by WinterBlack » Sun Jan 02, 2011 9:45 pm

KupiainenItaly96 wrote:
WinterBlack wrote:Is Castaway that piece of song that Lauri plays in New Album Fever? :?
Yes it's probably Castaway, but in the review of Elysium is wrote that Castaway is a speed song and the riff in the video is not so fast, I think that is Last Shore.
Metropolitan legends tell that Lauri Porra is the writer of Last Shore and Hallowed, but I think that is the writer of Last Shore and Hallowed it's wrote by Matias.
I hope it's a demo song. The piece of Under Flaming Skies at the end isn't the same of the album one, it's the demo. That could be the demo of a song, but surely won't be. It fits with Event Horizon.
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Re: About Elysium

Post by Verdades Parias » Sun Jan 02, 2011 9:49 pm

I've just heard Elysium song in a litle drunken state of mind :bandit:, and this thing keeps becoming even better with the listenin, I want that lyrics now!!! :x

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Post by ggonza43 » Sun Jan 02, 2011 10:13 pm

KupiainenItaly96 wrote:
WinterBlack wrote:Is Castaway that piece of song that Lauri plays in New Album Fever? :?
Yes it's probably Castaway, but in the review of Elysium is wrote that Castaway is a speed song and the riff in the video is not so fast, I think that is Last Shore.
Metropolitan legends tell that Lauri Porra is the writer of Last Shore and Hallowed, but I think that is the writer of Last Shore and Hallowed it's wrote by Matias.
Don't you remember Lauri, when someone asked "Who the fuck wrote Last Shore and Hallowed", he came in and said "Me the fuck" :lol:?
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Post by KupiainenItaly96 » Sun Jan 02, 2011 10:36 pm

ggonza43 wrote:
KupiainenItaly96 wrote:
WinterBlack wrote:Is Castaway that piece of song that Lauri plays in New Album Fever? :?
Yes it's probably Castaway, but in the review of Elysium is wrote that Castaway is a speed song and the riff in the video is not so fast, I think that is Last Shore.
Metropolitan legends tell that Lauri Porra is the writer of Last Shore and Hallowed, but I think that is the writer of Last Shore and Hallowed it's wrote by Matias.
Don't you remember Lauri, when someone asked "Who the fuck wrote Last Shore and Hallowed", he came in and said "Me the fuck" :lol:?
Is this real?
And if is real where is this ask?
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Post by stratodan1990 » Sun Jan 02, 2011 10:56 pm

It's in a different thread somewhere I think.
I'm already dying to hear these bonus tracks 'Castaway', 'Hallowed' etc.

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Post by ggonza43 » Sun Jan 02, 2011 11:00 pm

KupiainenItaly96 wrote:Is this real?
And if is real where is this ask?
Enjoy!
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Post by WinterBlack » Sun Jan 02, 2011 11:14 pm

ggonza43 wrote:
KupiainenItaly96 wrote:
WinterBlack wrote:Is Castaway that piece of song that Lauri plays in New Album Fever? :?
Yes it's probably Castaway, but in the review of Elysium is wrote that Castaway is a speed song and the riff in the video is not so fast, I think that is Last Shore.
Metropolitan legends tell that Lauri Porra is the writer of Last Shore and Hallowed, but I think that is the writer of Last Shore and Hallowed it's wrote by Matias.
Don't you remember Lauri, when someone asked "Who the fuck wrote Last Shore and Hallowed", he came in and said "Me the fuck" :lol:?
I'm the one!!!!!!!!!!!!! 8)
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Post by KupiainenItaly96 » Sun Jan 02, 2011 11:16 pm

ggonza43 wrote:
KupiainenItaly96 wrote:Is this real?
And if is real where is this ask?
Enjoy!
Like Homer Simpson tell:
THEYOUHOHO! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post by ggonza43 » Sun Jan 02, 2011 11:27 pm

WinterBlack wrote:I'm the one!!!!!!!!!!!!! 8)
Yeah, although your way to ask the question was rude, the results were astonishing :lol:
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Post by Rage1979 » Mon Jan 03, 2011 12:05 am

KupiainenItaly96 wrote:ELYSIUM (2011)
Darkest Hours 9,5
Under Flaming Skies 9,5
Infernal Maze 10
Fairness Justified 9,5
The Game Never Ends 9,5
Lifetime in a Moment 9
Move the Mountain 9
Event Horizon 10
Elysium 10
Castaway ?
Last Shore ?
Hallowed ?

POLARIS (2009)
Deep Unknown 10
Falling Star 10
King of Nothing 9,5
Blind 9,5
Winter Skies 10
Forever is Today 9,5
Higher We Go 9,5
Somehow Precious 9
Emancipation Suite Part 1:Dusk 9
Emancipation Suite Part 2:Dawn 8,5
When Mountains Fall 7,5
Second Sight 10
So high scores fort the songs on Polaris???

That makes me wonder if the new album is THAT good... I really hope so. I think that both Darkest hous and Infernal maze is better than all songs on Polaris I guess.

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Post by ggonza43 » Mon Jan 03, 2011 12:06 am

It is, highly recomend it :bounce2:
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Post by empi » Mon Jan 03, 2011 12:40 am

What i can hear from youtube very very good stuff.
Hmm i wait for the CD because the qualitiy might be better.But is it just me or are the vocals compared to the instruments not loud enough or lets say instruments are too loud ?? This arent really leadvocals for me.
And what i miss is somehow the feeling which touches me in this songs.
Is the feeling gone ? Maybe i get old.

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Re: About Elysium

Post by Kosmo » Mon Jan 03, 2011 8:44 am

It's one thing to make a long song, but a totally another thing to make it like Elysium. 8) 'Tis fucking good.

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Post by El Palta! » Mon Jan 03, 2011 9:58 am

Polaris was the transition to a new style, and is awesome, now Elysium comes to confirm the new way to do Stratovarius music, it gets better with each album.

Best song for me is The Game Never Ends

PD: WE NEVER DIE :music: !

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Post by Empathica1928 » Mon Jan 03, 2011 11:05 am

I have to admit I haven't heard the bonus stuff yet, and I feel bad for pirating the album in advance, but I was already going to import a copy anyway. I just couldn't wait after reading the other reviews from people on this site.

And I wholeheartedly agree... Matias helped completely revive Stratovarius, as well as Lauri. And while I loved Polaris, I've already listened to Elysium about five times tonight in a constant loop... and this kicks the shit out of Polaris. It has that new Stratovarius sound, but songs like The Game Never Ends has that amazing catchiness that I loved so much from earlier Stratovarius albums. The other songs have that great bombast (like Fairness Justified) without going overboard. Move the Mountain is an excellent ballad, one of the best they've done in years... Timo's vocals are amazing on that. They're actually spectacular on the whole album, I think - I'm not disappointed with his performance at all.

And Elysium.. well, fuck me sideways, those last few minutes are just pure musical beauty.

Well fucking done Stratovarius! Polaris was awesome, but this is what we really call a comeback!

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Post by rikkertje » Mon Jan 03, 2011 1:42 pm

Empathica1928 wrote:And Elysium.. well, fuck me sideways, those last few minutes are just pure musical beauty.
AGREE! I listen to the piece from 11:50 onward the whole time. It's giving me chills everytime.

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Post by stratodan1990 » Mon Jan 03, 2011 3:44 pm

rikkertje wrote:
Empathica1928 wrote:And Elysium.. well, fuck me sideways, those last few minutes are just pure musical beauty.
AGREE! I listen to the piece from 11:50 onward the whole time. It's giving me chills everytime.
I think just the song Elysium alone puts Stratovarius into something MUCH bigger than it's been for years.

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