Favorite song off of Elysium?

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Which is your favorite song off of Elysium?

Darkest Hours
1
1%
Under Flaming Skies
3
3%
Infernal Maze
7
8%
Fairness Justified
2
2%
The Game Never Ends
8
9%
Lifetime in a Moment
7
8%
Move the Mountain
15
17%
Event Horizon
6
7%
Elysium
37
42%
Other - Bonus Tracks (specify)
2
2%
 
Total votes: 88

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Re: Favorite song off of Elysium?

Post by Balu » Tue Jan 25, 2011 2:58 pm

rikkertje wrote:Under Flaming Skies!!! I'm totally in love with TK's voice in the chorus! :D
You like TK's voice somewhere? In 2011? OH MY GOD!

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Re: Favorite song off of Elysium?

Post by RazielSR » Tue Jan 25, 2011 2:59 pm

Balu wrote:
rikkertje wrote:Under Flaming Skies!!! I'm totally in love with TK's voice in the chorus! :D
You like TK's voice somewhere? In 2011? OH MY GOD!
:lol: :lol: I was surprised too by rikkertje comment. Anyway it's cool if he enjoys the new album and TK's voice. I think in this album sounds PERFECT IMO while singing.
...Faster than light, higher than the sky, stronger than steel...We´re the legions of the Twilight...

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Re: Favorite song off of Elysium?

Post by Balu » Tue Jan 25, 2011 5:09 pm

RazielSR wrote:
Balu wrote:
rikkertje wrote:Under Flaming Skies!!! I'm totally in love with TK's voice in the chorus! :D
You like TK's voice somewhere? In 2011? OH MY GOD!
:lol: :lol: I was surprised too by rikkertje comment. Anyway it's cool if he enjoys the new album and TK's voice. I think in this album sounds PERFECT IMO while singing.
Agreed, he sounds amazing. His accent is a little worse than before, isn't it?

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Re: Favorite song off of Elysium?

Post by RazielSR » Tue Jan 25, 2011 5:18 pm

Balu wrote:
RazielSR wrote:
Balu wrote:
rikkertje wrote:Under Flaming Skies!!! I'm totally in love with TK's voice in the chorus! :D
You like TK's voice somewhere? In 2011? OH MY GOD!
:lol: :lol: I was surprised too by rikkertje comment. Anyway it's cool if he enjoys the new album and TK's voice. I think in this album sounds PERFECT IMO while singing.
Agreed, he sounds amazing. His accent is a little worse than before, isn't it?
Well, to me it's the same. But maybe you are right, dunno.
...Faster than light, higher than the sky, stronger than steel...We´re the legions of the Twilight...

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Re: Favorite song off of Elysium?

Post by Balu » Tue Jan 25, 2011 5:42 pm

RazielSR wrote:
Balu wrote:
RazielSR wrote:
Balu wrote:
rikkertje wrote:Under Flaming Skies!!! I'm totally in love with TK's voice in the chorus! :D
You like TK's voice somewhere? In 2011? OH MY GOD!
:lol: :lol: I was surprised too by rikkertje comment. Anyway it's cool if he enjoys the new album and TK's voice. I think in this album sounds PERFECT IMO while singing.
Agreed, he sounds amazing. His accent is a little worse than before, isn't it?
Well, to me it's the same. But maybe you are right, dunno.
Meh, depends on the song I think. Most aren't as bad as losing the vampire in KoN from Polaris, but not as easily understandable as some in earlier years/Cain's Offering.

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Re: Favorite song off of Elysium?

Post by RazielSR » Tue Jan 25, 2011 6:46 pm

Balu wrote:
RazielSR wrote:
Balu wrote:
RazielSR wrote:
Balu wrote:
rikkertje wrote:Under Flaming Skies!!! I'm totally in love with TK's voice in the chorus! :D
You like TK's voice somewhere? In 2011? OH MY GOD!
:lol: :lol: I was surprised too by rikkertje comment. Anyway it's cool if he enjoys the new album and TK's voice. I think in this album sounds PERFECT IMO while singing.
Agreed, he sounds amazing. His accent is a little worse than before, isn't it?
Well, to me it's the same. But maybe you are right, dunno.
Meh, depends on the song I think. Most aren't as bad as losing the vampire in KoN from Polaris, but not as easily understandable as some in earlier years/Cain's Offering.
:lol: in Polaris there were some WinDer Skies too :D
...Faster than light, higher than the sky, stronger than steel...We´re the legions of the Twilight...

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Re: Favorite song off of Elysium?

Post by Kosmo » Tue Jan 25, 2011 10:34 pm

Hey! Pronounciation is hard for us Finns.. :(

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Re: Favorite song off of Elysium?

Post by Balu » Tue Jan 25, 2011 10:48 pm

Kosmo wrote:Hey! Pronounciation is hard for us Finns.. :(
Meh, it isn't easy for us Hungarians either. : D
Well, it is for me, but for most it's hard.

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Re: Favorite song off of Elysium?

Post by Kecos » Tue Jan 25, 2011 11:07 pm

The professor of a class I had last semester is Finnish, but he doesn't have any accent at all - perfect English :P

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Re: Favorite song off of Elysium?

Post by pimentel2 » Tue Jan 25, 2011 11:23 pm

Darkest Hours has been on repeat for me, awesome song!

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Re: Favorite song off of Elysium?

Post by robocop656 » Tue Jan 25, 2011 11:49 pm

Is it just me or is there a whole lot of low end (bass) on this puppy?

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Re: Favorite song off of Elysium?

Post by icecab21 » Wed Jan 26, 2011 12:31 am

just listened to castaway, that one is my favorite.

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Re: Favorite song off of Elysium?

Post by Kecos » Wed Jan 26, 2011 1:47 am

robocop656 wrote:Is it just me or is there a whole lot of low end (bass) on this puppy?
I think there is a lot more bass, which is pretty sweet 8)

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Re: Favorite song off of Elysium?

Post by Derrick Rose » Wed Jan 26, 2011 3:03 am

KupiainenItaly96 wrote:Elysium is the best song that I've ever heard in my life, the lyrics are incredible!Religion, Faith and nothing of shit or stupid things.
Matias is a genious, so Great Matias!Great Elysium!

FUCK YOU TOLKKI!
I'VE HIT WITH A PUNCH MY COMPUTER!!!!!!

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Re: Favorite song off of Elysium?

Post by RazielSR » Wed Jan 26, 2011 11:15 am

Kecos wrote:
robocop656 wrote:Is it just me or is there a whole lot of low end (bass) on this puppy?
I think there is a lot more bass, which is pretty sweet 8)
And very loud, sounds fantastic!
...Faster than light, higher than the sky, stronger than steel...We´re the legions of the Twilight...

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Re: Favorite song off of Elysium?

Post by RazielSR » Wed Jan 26, 2011 3:56 pm

icecab21 wrote:just listened to castaway, that one is my favorite.
It is a fucking amazing song!
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Re: Favorite song off of Elysium?

Post by Balu » Wed Jan 26, 2011 4:03 pm

RazielSR wrote:
Kecos wrote:
robocop656 wrote:Is it just me or is there a whole lot of low end (bass) on this puppy?
I think there is a lot more bass, which is pretty sweet 8)
And very loud, sounds fantastic!
Agreed. Bass finally sounds like an actual instrument again.

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Re: Favorite song off of Elysium?

Post by robocop656 » Thu Jan 27, 2011 6:01 am

Indeed loud! Check out the infernal maze wav! (not endorsing the loudness wars in any way :lol: :lol: )



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Re: Favorite song off of Elysium?

Post by RazielSR » Fri Jan 28, 2011 3:54 pm

Roboloud, that's amazing :lol: :lol: :lol:

Hey Castaway RULES! I have not voted yet, but Castaway is near of beign my fav song of the album!!
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Re: Favorite song off of Elysium?

Post by robocop656 » Sat Jan 29, 2011 7:24 am

Has anybody heard Jens' Hammond organ on the new album? Or am I just hearing things again? :cyclop: :cyclop: :cyclop:

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Re: Favorite song off of Elysium?

Post by RazielSR » Sat Jan 29, 2011 4:14 pm

OMFG! How can be this album this good???



HammondCop wrote:
Has anybody heard Jens' Hammond organ on the new album? Or am I just hearing things again?
YAY!!!!!!!!
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Re: Favorite song off of Elysium?

Post by Kn1nJa » Mon Jan 31, 2011 6:23 am

I love how they mixed the bass in this album. Really shows off Lauri's skills.

As far as a favorite song, I am going to HAVE to go with Elysium. How can any of the others compete?

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Re: Favorite song off of Elysium?

Post by mayhem-for-all » Mon Jan 31, 2011 7:03 am

Kosmo wrote:Hey! Pronounciation is hard for us Finns.. :(
I would like to point out that I have officially the international grade of C1 for english. That is as close as you can get to a native speaker.

And yes we have some who have difficulties with pronounciation but if you compare a Finnish school class to another one from Italy for example you can't really hear any problems with our pronounciation.

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Re: Favorite song off of Elysium?

Post by Skyggeboy » Mon Jan 31, 2011 2:18 pm

My top songs: Elysium, Move The Mountain, The Game Never Ends, Darkest Hours. Those are the best tracks imo.

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Re: Favorite song off of Elysium?

Post by Rage1979 » Mon Jan 31, 2011 8:30 pm

KupiainenItaly96 wrote:Elysium is the best song that I've ever heard in my life, the lyrics are incredible!Religion, Faith and nothing of shit or stupid things.
Matias is a genious, so Great Matias!Great Elysium!

FUCK YOU TOLKKI!
It's a very good song, but not that good.

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Re: Favorite song off of Elysium?

Post by stratodan1990 » Wed Feb 02, 2011 2:14 am

I didn't like this poll much, since I didn't get to vote for 4 songs :(

My vote was 'Event Horizon'. I can't tell you guys how much it takes me back to the 90's with their neoclassical chaos. It's got a kind of sound from their instrumental songs that makes me want to just shout YEAH...something that never happened when listening to the Elements albums.

But, the three other songs i'd have voted for are Move The Mountain, Lifetime In A Moment, Elysium (in no particular order). One thing I hope they do on the next album is simplify their song names a bit...I felt like 'The Game Never Ends' could have been called 'Invincible' and replaced for the last 'We never Die' part at the chorus. If theres one thing that made the 90's material so memorable, it was because of that extra bit of simplicity that went into the last touches. Just something I feel they could have done with a small minority of tracks :) doesn't mean I dislike the album, it's my favourite release since Infinite. And that's really saying something.

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Re: Favorite song off of Elysium?

Post by HinatAArcticA » Wed Feb 02, 2011 7:20 am

As amazing I think the album is, Elysium (the track...) failed to impress me, but in stead I find myself listening to Move the Mountain over and over again. I really think Jens is an amazing composer. The songs starts so mystic. The first acoustic part is so lively, and so is when the piano enters. The song starts to get deep and the piano solo parts are so heavy and strong. I don't know what it is, but it sounds so powerfull.

Then Event Horizon, I think it works SO well with Move the Mountain, and is also the fastest Strato track in a long time. Then would come Infernal Maze and Darkest Hours. Both with great lyrics and a musical work on them.

About Elysium, It failed to impress me, but maybe that's my fault, because maybe I was expecting something that could not happen. But Elysium is actually a long epic Strato track that I like. I never liked any of the Tolkki epics... to slow and boring for me. So I do think is an amazing song, but not what I expected. Matias plays amazing here, but as for me, my favorite Matias-Strato solo is the one in Deep Unknown, and Elysium's solos (to me...) are not as amazing as that one. I just don't know what it is about them, it's just how I like them.

It's weird, but I allways find myself playing Move the Mountain, Event Horizon, Infernal Maze and Darkest Hours. Allways in that order.

UPDATE: I just noticed... I was wondering why I like so much Event Horizon's dual solo. The one in the middle that sounds so much like the Vision times... well, it's actually because it sounds SO MUCH like Holy Light...

Event Horizon: 2:12 - 2:51
Holy Light: 3:09 - 3:29

But at the same time, it's so different... but I felt quite weird when I realized that... since I allways loves Holy Light so much. Event H. Does remind me of other instrumental Strato songs, but it's somewhat very similar to Holy Light, but so different at the same time lol... I love it

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Re: Favorite song off of Elysium?

Post by StratoFabio » Fri Feb 11, 2011 1:32 pm

I voted for Infernal Maze. I thinks it's powerful, enough melodic, with great vocals. But I actually think my favourite song is Move the Mountain. Such a great song! I also love Winter Skies but I guess MTM is much better, touch the heart! I really hope the will play both them + Elysium in a future tour.
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Re: Favorite song off of Elysium?

Post by RazielSR » Fri Feb 11, 2011 1:41 pm

I'm still trying yo find my favo song! the album is really incredible for me and i can't decide! Elysium? Castaway? Lifetime in a moment? Move the mountain? Under flaming skies?

MAYBE!!!

:x :x :x :x

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Re: Favorite song off of Elysium?

Post by stratofede » Fri Feb 11, 2011 2:43 pm

Elysium is the best song!!!! Is a masterpiece, i can't stop to listen it.

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