¿Is Elysium the Best Strato Album Ever?

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Is it?

Yes, I think so.
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No, it's not
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No, Fuck You
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Total votes: 36

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¿Is Elysium the Best Strato Album Ever?

Post by HinatAArcticA » Fri Jun 17, 2011 5:31 am

I've come to think it is. The last song itself is a masterpiece, but the whole album seems to get better everytime I listen to it again.
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Post by hiro23 » Fri Jun 17, 2011 6:17 am

It's like Iron maiden seventh son of a seventh son, it just grows on you more and more
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Post by Rebel » Fri Jun 17, 2011 7:26 am

It's an excellent album, and certainly one of the most distinctive and accomplished, but Episode is one of the best albums in the history of Power Metal, and I really don't see Elysium on that same playing field

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Post by AAAAAAAAAA » Fri Jun 17, 2011 8:36 am

Slightly above average (by Strato standards). Episode, Elements 1&2, and Destiny are better. :)

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Post by RazielSR » Fri Jun 17, 2011 9:23 am

No. For me is one of their best, it is in the top 4 or 5, as a whole album, but not the best. The best for me with difference is Episode. Episode is a jewel.

Anyway, Elysium is a fantastic album and shows what the new line-up can do.
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Post by Ilsekena » Fri Jun 17, 2011 11:18 am

Fourth dimension&Dreamspace.These albums are the best for me. But concerning metalhistory Episode and Visions will forever remain "black diamonds of "power". Elysium I would put on level below Elements pt1. Its wonderful album, but a vocal could be moooore better :twisted:

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Post by NeverendingAbyss » Fri Jun 17, 2011 4:51 pm

It can easily fit as number 2. Infinite is my favorite. Episode goes third. :)

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Post by Beast_Pete » Sat Jun 18, 2011 2:20 am

Visions is still better, but Elysium is no doubt one of the top StratoAlbums.
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Post by hiro23 » Sat Jun 18, 2011 6:48 am

I still say the more you listen to it the more it grows on you, I used to think it was just a really good album, now I think it's legendary.

This is however just my opinion
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Post by AAAAAAAAAA » Sat Jun 18, 2011 6:51 am

hiro23 wrote: This is however just my opinion
Classy as always. :roll:

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Post by AGAG » Sat Jun 18, 2011 7:07 am

Age of Aquarium is their best album.
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Post by Michael » Sat Jun 18, 2011 7:40 am

my favorite album is elements pt 2 , but i think Elysium is one of the best strato albums , its a very powerful album for sure
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Post by browneyedgirl » Sat Jun 18, 2011 3:21 pm

It's very good, but my fav Strato album is VISIONS.

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Post by Burning Reflection » Sun Jun 19, 2011 8:36 pm

hiro23 wrote:I still say the more you listen to it the more it grows on you, I used to think it was just a really good album, now I think it's legendary.

This is however just my opinion
I had the opposite experience. I think my initial excitement was just from having a new Strato album and now that I listen to it more and more, I think it's just ok. Don't get me wrong, the guys are all great musicians and I prefer to have more music from them, but the album is a bit too dreary in my opinion. I dislike almost all the lyrics except for Move the Mountain, Fairness Justified was unmemorable, the intro to Lifetime in a Moment is too long and I hate the robot voice bridge thing into the weird bend solo, the song Elysium just seemed too jumbled and choppy to me...I liked the fun Helloween/Paradise kind of fun vibe on Game Never Ends, Jens' solo on the track Elysium, the trade off solos on Infernal and Event Horizon were cool, Move the Mountain captured the Strato spirit and the composition is enough to definitely move anything...Elysium is unique in it's own respect, but I think I'd rank it somewhere in the middle of the Strato discography.

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Post by HinatAArcticA » Sun Jun 19, 2011 10:10 pm

Burning Reflection wrote:the intro to Lifetime in a Moment is too long and I hate the robot voice bridge thing
Jani Liimatainen's participation lol :lol:
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Post by Empathica1928 » Mon Jun 20, 2011 1:58 am

Nothing will top Episode, ever. It remains one of the top power metal albums of all time, if not the best.

Elysium is one of their best, though, in my opinion. It would be better if some of the lyrics were a little better (The Game Never Ends) and if Lifetime In A Moment didn't have an unnecessarily long intro.

It's definitely in the top, though. I'd say #4, behind Episode, Visions, and Infinite.

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Post by HinatAArcticA » Mon Jun 20, 2011 10:07 pm

I actually love Lifetime In a Moment's super long intro :) ... there's so much mystic to it.
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Post by primuslive » Tue Jun 21, 2011 5:14 am

So far 37% have voted yes. That means a lot. The songs I've heard so far (4-5) are really haunting.

I might be the ONLY one but my favorite album is «STRATOVARIUS». That album came out in a specific time in my life so I have a lot of feelings attached to it.

When I'll finally have the «ELYSIUM» CD in my hand (it should be in 2-3 weeks), I'll give it a big try. So who knows??

Thanks for the great topic!

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Post by hiro23 » Wed Jun 22, 2011 5:46 am

It is kind of funny but all the things I hear that were not liked in the album are all the things I thought were kind of cool.
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Post by mocobhc » Wed Jun 22, 2011 7:05 pm

browneyedgirl wrote:It's very good, but my fav Strato album is VISIONS.
qft

But Elysium's a close second, together with Episode. Couldn't decide between these two.

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Post by Star_Ocean » Thu Jun 23, 2011 3:46 pm

Nope. I actually think it's one of their worsts.

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Post by Jabi » Thu Jun 23, 2011 8:59 pm

Yes, fuck you. :lol:

No, seriously. It's among their best ones surely, but I don't think it's THE best one. Maybe on the 3rd or 4th place.

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Post by hiro23 » Sun Jun 26, 2011 4:52 am

It's still in my top 3 and I think it's an awesome album, to all the haters I'd simply say "why haven't you stopped listening to them yet?" :D
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Post by eternity_strato » Sun Jun 26, 2011 1:23 pm

Yes, it is the best album of the band.

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Post by primuslive » Mon Jun 27, 2011 2:43 am

eternity_strato wrote:Yes, it is the best album of the band.
Is it THAT great???

I mean, I guess I MUST buy this one in the next few days if it's taht good!!

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Post by Rebel » Tue Jun 28, 2011 6:59 am

Had they waited, and combined material from Polaris and Elysium, they would have had the best strato album ever
Deep Unknown
Under Flaming Skies
Infernal Maze
King of Nothing
Blind
The Game Never Ends
Forever is Today
Event Horizon
Elysium

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Post by Jabi » Tue Jun 28, 2011 10:02 am

I've thought about that, too. ^

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Post by hiro23 » Thu Jun 30, 2011 8:27 am

I personally liked them both, I just think with Elysium they took what they did with Polaris a step further, I can't wait to see what the next album will sound like
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Post by Lebon14 » Sat Jul 02, 2011 2:36 am

Elysium is a good album but I think that Infinite and Element Pt.1 are just better.
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Post by AAAAAAAAAA » Sat Jul 02, 2011 7:29 pm

Lebon14 wrote:Elysium is a good album but I think that Infinite and Element Pt.1 are just better.
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