HALCYON DAYS HERE !

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Post by Rebel » Wed Jan 16, 2013 3:14 am

The unknown one wrote:hope theres no more electronic stuff in the rest of the album :? :? :? :?
Stand My Ground has some of it on Timo's voice, but other than Jens' usual tomfoolery, not really
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Post by Betlodocus » Wed Jan 16, 2013 3:57 am

adrian9 wrote:about the lack of solos it seems to me after a few listens that this particular song didnt need one, that of course its sometimes the producers call, and in this case being matias behind the desk i feel like doing a solo in this song would be more like a ego thing my particular feeling is like he saw that and decided to let the song speak for itself.

Matias seems focus on heavy riffs and some stuffs. I don't think that his solos are becoming sloppy or cheesy, maybe lazy I think or He purposely done it without much the cliche. I wonder what T(r)ollki thinks of this when he listen to this new song :lol:

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Post by AAAAAAAAAA » Wed Jan 16, 2013 5:25 am

mp3

(right click - save as)

Also here is one of the japanese bonus tracks:

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Post by NeverendingAbyss » Wed Jan 16, 2013 6:46 am

Only the Japanese would enjoy something like that.

I think the song sounds like ost from Metal Gear Solid. New, but I have to check the entire album to embrace the rebirth completely.

I like it. The riffs, effects, everything! :twisted:

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Post by The unknown one » Wed Jan 16, 2013 7:25 am

BONUS TRACK IS BEST SONG EVER

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Post by Ilsekena » Wed Jan 16, 2013 7:50 am

Not Dragons...... :cry:
NEA wrote:Only the Japanese would enjoy something like that.
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Post by The unknown one » Wed Jan 16, 2013 9:11 am

OKEY OKEY I OFFICIALLY LOVE THIS SONG NOW EVEN THE ROBATO DISCO ELECTRO BEATZZ :D :D :D :shock:

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Post by ÖÖÖÖÖÖÖÖÖÖ » Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:50 am

:) I Ö10 officially declare that I love those two songs I have heard, and that I like Rebels review...

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Post by rikkertje » Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:55 am

Halcyon Days on repeat since 8am. I was thinking about the tour while listening. This kind of epicness deserves an epic stage design. Pyro's, one hell of a lightshow, not just a blank stage. Something specially crafted for this tour.

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Post by mocobhc » Wed Jan 16, 2013 1:49 pm

And after having listened to it at least 20 times on my way to work today, I can officially declare that I love it as well <3 I just had to ignore the expectations I had before :lol: Very powerful song with very fresh vibe and sound and effects. Must've been a lot of fun both to record and to mix, and trying out the effects and stuff :D

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Post by Mr Hadder » Wed Jan 16, 2013 1:54 pm

I love it and it seems that Tolkki likes it too; this is what he wrote on his FB account:


"Timo Tolkki
Hace 37 minutos cerca de Helsinki ·
Just heard 2 new clips "Unbreakable" and "Halcyon Days" from my ex-bandmates. I am actually floored. These are really cool songs. The production is fresh and modern. Way to go!"

the thing about the sound of Strato is that they are not repeating themselves anymore and even though the music is not that Power Metal (which i love) sounds really really fresh and pretty fucking enjoyable!

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Post by robocop656 » Wed Jan 16, 2013 2:26 pm

Everybody wrote:What's the deal with techno?

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Post by Texidor » Wed Jan 16, 2013 3:09 pm

mocobhc wrote:And after having listened to it at least 20 times on my way to work today, I can officially declare that I love it as well <3 I just had to ignore the expectations I had before :lol: Very powerful song with very fresh vibe and sound and effects. Must've been a lot of fun both to record and to mix, and trying out the effects and stuff :D
I second that.....The first time I heard it yesterday, I really didn't know what to think. For example, I love Sonata Arctica, but when they go way left, they go all the way to the left. You know its different from the start. What I loved about Halcyon Days was is identifiable as Stratovarius and it has the classic power and melody....just twisted and made more modern. Quite honestly I LOVE IT! Its like classic albums like Episode, Vision, and Infinite brought into the 2010's. Congrats Strato!


I will give you guys a full report on Monday when I go the Listening Party- 5 more days....can't wait!
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Post by ggonza43 » Wed Jan 16, 2013 5:00 pm

AAAAAAAAAA wrote:mp3

(right click - save as)

Also here is one of the japanese bonus tracks:

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One day after having a second song, and we already have a third one?! This album is giving everybody so much expectation that it's not healthy anymore! Halcyon Days has become now a great song, it took me time to forget about what I was used to listen from the band, and now I simply love it :wink:!

Edit: THAT BONUS TRACK IS JUST MINDBLOWING! Thanks A10 for enlightening my day :jump2:!
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Post by crostrato » Wed Jan 16, 2013 5:46 pm

H. D. is extremly good song!

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Post by thefreeone » Wed Jan 16, 2013 7:51 pm

WHERE IS THE BLACK BASKETBALL PLAYERRRRRRRR :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x

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Post by brought2ubyletterC » Thu Jan 17, 2013 7:01 am

Thanks Ilse!

The original article where the song can be heard streaming has a right-click option to download as an MP3.

Oh, and the bonus song...LOL.

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Post by Ilsekena » Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:08 am

Mr Hadder wrote:I love it and it seems that Tolkki likes it too; this is what he wrote on his FB account:


"Timo Tolkki
Hace 37 minutos cerca de Helsinki ·
Just heard 2 new clips "Unbreakable" and "Halcyon Days" from my ex-bandmates. I am actually floored. These are really cool songs. The production is fresh and modern. Way to go!"

the thing about the sound of Strato is that they are not repeating themselves anymore and even though the music is not that Power Metal (which i love) sounds really really fresh and pretty fucking enjoyable!
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Post by RazielSR » Thu Jan 17, 2013 1:08 pm

I sense some of symphonyxromeo style riffs in this amazing song...
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Re: HALCYON DAYS HERE !

Post by method » Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:21 pm

i went to listen halcyon days in youtube and found all new tracks from nemesis, but there need to go somewhere... is it allready leaked? :/

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Post by Texidor » Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:33 pm

method wrote:i went to listen halcyon days in youtube and found all new tracks from nemesis, but there need to go somewhere... is it allready leaked? :/
I saw that too, however, I would not trust it. I dont think if it were to leak it would be this early. And for those that do and love it.....Buy it and support our future releases and tour by Stratovarius. :P
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Re: HALCYON DAYS HERE !

Post by method » Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:38 pm

Texidor wrote:
method wrote:i went to listen halcyon days in youtube and found all new tracks from nemesis, but there need to go somewhere... is it allready leaked? :/
I saw that too, however, I would not trust it. I dont think if it were to leak it would be this early. And for those that do and love it.....Buy it and support our future releases and tour by Stratovarius. :P
ofc.. I have all cd's (some of them twice) + japan versions

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Post by mocobhc » Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:16 pm

what?! hey, that's way too early, I'm still in the "looking-forward-to"-hype :( but now I know it's leaked, it's going to be a very hard task to wait two more months till the CDs arrive :( ofc I was happy to hear three new songs by now, but all of them? fuck those people to tempt me like this, not fair :x

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Post by curlycare » Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:21 pm

I highly doubt that leak is real. That site looks iffy. :?

Edit:Also it probably would cost to make an account to the site and no one should pay anything to pirates anyway so..

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Post by mocobhc » Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:24 pm

Dunno, haven't searched for it yet, but I'm angry anyway :lol:

btw only bit more than one month left to wait of course, my bad

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Post by robocop656 » Thu Jan 17, 2013 10:42 pm

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It's all fake. Same as the "Stratovarius Nemesis 2013 320kbps Mp3" torrent.

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Post by Rage1979 » Fri Jan 18, 2013 3:28 am

I have to aviod all clips now... Unbreakable is enough for me until I get the album :)

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Post by Lord_ZX » Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:51 pm

Really good! Sounds like the evolution of runaway ( bt of elements)
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Post by curlycare » Fri Jan 18, 2013 11:28 pm

After carefully listening this song few dozen times and analyzing it while being drunk I conclude that IT'S FUCKING AWESOME! :beer:

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Post by Skyggeboy » Sat Jan 19, 2013 8:34 am

This song is absolutely great! I love it. Only six days to the single release and about a month to the album. Hard to wait.. This album will be great! :)

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