Either Tolkki's songwriting has changed, or it is intertwining with Andre's, because it's certainly changed.Mormegil wrote:What a shame. The biggest reason I was interested in Symfonia in the first place, was the chance to hear Matos' songwriting style intertwining with that of Tolkki's, but from what I've read and heard it seems like it's pretty much all Tolkki. And very uninspired at that, it seems.
The reason everyone harps on it being a "Stratovarius rip off", is because first, IT'S THE SAME FUCKING COMPOSER. Nobody ripped on Dio for being a Rainbow rip off.
Can you imagine if someone criticized a Tony Iommi solo album for "Ripping off Black Sabbath"
All of that is about the fact that Tolkki is universally hated, and I'm not saying he didn't do a lot to earn that. But yeah, it's going to sound like Tolkki's writing, because Tolkki wrote it.
As it stands as music, I think it is good however, it would have made an excellent Stratovarius album, and it's also an excellent Symfonia album