"Eternal" cover art work & tracklist

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Post by Rebel » Sun Aug 23, 2015 7:52 am

Everything the band says is spot on. Apparently Ear doesn't want reviews published until closer to the release, but the band does a really good job of describing the album in that vid
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Post by rikkertje » Mon Aug 24, 2015 8:44 pm

http://youtu.be/AfuwFonmjoA

New interview with TK!

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Post by VictorTDD » Tue Sep 01, 2015 5:22 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_v7lENsccM

My Eternal Dream
Shine In The Dark
Rise Above It
Feeding The Fire
In My Line Of Work

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Post by valo_666 » Wed Sep 02, 2015 12:43 am

VictorTDD wrote:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_v7lENsccM

My Eternal Dream
Shine In The Dark
Rise Above It
Feeding The Fire
In My Line Of Work

8)
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Post by HinatAArcticA » Wed Sep 02, 2015 3:09 am

This is so damn good... I need more time with it, but it's once again really fresh powerful music.
No need to feel so afraid, colors last a lifetime and fade to gray...
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Post by rikkertje » Wed Sep 02, 2015 10:57 am

The songs really give me a Destiny/Infinite vibe. Sounds like this is the album that could've been released in stead of Elements! I LOVE it!

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Post by rikkertje » Wed Sep 02, 2015 6:02 pm

Feeding The Fire should definitely replace Paradise on future setlists! Same kind of song, same topic, but a much stronger song.

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Post by Texidor » Wed Sep 02, 2015 6:54 pm

:P I totally agree- after a few years, Paradise has lost its shine and luster from them playing it so much! There are few other songs that aren't as shiny!
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Post by rikkertje » Wed Sep 02, 2015 8:51 pm

True. But I feel there is so much potential in this album to refresh the setlist. Hope they'll take this chance!

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Post by Empathica1928 » Thu Sep 03, 2015 4:19 am

God dammit, I am ashamed that I broke my vow and listened before the album came out. I couldn't resist. Those fucking songs are going to be blaring out of my car for a good long while. My Eternal Dream and Rise Above It, holy shit, CLASSIC STRATOVARIUS.

Eternal is going to fucking rock!

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Post by rikkertje » Thu Sep 03, 2015 8:30 am

I know right! Wait till you hear Few Are Those. If the guys play it enough it can and will be the new Hunting High and Low!

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Post by fuck » Thu Sep 03, 2015 8:32 am

The My eternal dream chorus horns melody sounds like it could be directly taken from a rhapsody album. :D

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Post by Empathica1928 » Fri Sep 04, 2015 3:06 am

fuck wrote:The My eternal dream chorus horns melody sounds like it could be directly taken from a rhapsody album. :D
I fucking love that noise. I don't think many bands could get away with that type of thing even with power metal but it just works with Stratovarius's sound so well. It sounds like a tune from the Infinite days. Me gusta. Me gusta mucho.

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Post by icecab21 » Fri Sep 04, 2015 5:35 am

paradise has great melodies, i like that songs melodies more than any of these.

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Post by rikkertje » Fri Sep 04, 2015 7:47 am

icecab21 wrote:paradise has great melodies, i like that songs melodies more than any of these.
I liked the melodies when they used to play the song with energy. Now it's just a lackluster mandatory setlist song. Sounds boring and TK isn't able to bring that chorus to full power anymore.

I love every bit of these new melodies more than the old ones because they really fit to his voice these days. Listen to the live version of My Eternal Dream. He sings it flawless! :D

http://youtu.be/tSN9Y1-3Y7w

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Post by rikkertje » Sun Sep 06, 2015 1:33 pm

Three days to go (Japan release date) and still no album leak! <3 :D

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Post by Texidor » Sun Sep 06, 2015 3:07 pm

rikkertje wrote:Three days to go (Japan release date) and still no album leak! <3 :D
I am sooooo ready for this release.....I order my Japanese version hoping that they may ship it out prior to the release. I have bought two copies plus a digital version. They are keeping this one under wraps as long as they can..... I remember Nemesis leaked like 2 or 3 weeks before.
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Post by rikkertje » Sun Sep 06, 2015 4:57 pm

Exactly! I wish for this to not leak though. It's only three days from now.
But the excitement is high. Dunno if I can hold myself back if it would leak before that.

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Post by rikkertje » Mon Sep 07, 2015 8:08 am

Nice review!
And because of it I want to have Eternal in my hands even more!

The first thing I thought when I got through Nemesis for the first time was "this was f*cking great, but al this experimentation really calls for a more back to the roots kind of approach on the next one."

And apparently that is what they did!

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Post by rikkertje » Wed Sep 09, 2015 2:29 pm

Music video for My Eternal Dream coming in two days! :D

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Post by fuck » Wed Sep 09, 2015 7:55 pm

Rebel wrote:http://ampsandgreenscreens.com/2015/09/ ... s-eternal/
Some words I wrote about the album
Blast beats!!! Yes!! My prayers has been answered!!! 8) :D :wink:

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Post by R.F. » Wed Sep 09, 2015 10:06 pm

They actually put the album available for download on Japanese Amazon last night, I've listened to it today.
Well, I liked it a lot. I think I was a bit more excited about Nemesis, but that is because all those experiments seemed intriguing. Here we have a very classic Stratovarius, although, I think, it is impossible to mistake any track from Eternal for some lost old era song.
I was kinda afraid that Eternal would remain in shadow of the magnificent Stormcrow this year, but Eternal is totally on par. Still, Jani's presence can be felt throughout the album. I haven't seen the credits, but he must have penned several songs. Few Are Those definitely sounds like his work.
My personal highlights are the title track, Rise Above It, In My Line of Work and Few Are Those. Man in the Mirror also stands out, the most modern track on the album, sounds like something between Lifetime in a Moment and Gypsy In Me. Bet it's written by Jens.

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Post by Febo » Wed Sep 09, 2015 10:17 pm

R.F. wrote:They actually put the album available for download on Japanese Amazon last night, I've listened to it today.
Well, I liked it a lot. I think I was a bit more excited about Nemesis, but that is because all those experiments seemed intriguing. Here we have a very classic Stratovarius, although, I think, it is impossible to mistake any track from Eternal for some lost old era song.
I was kinda afraid that Eternal would remain in shadow of the magnificent Stormcrow this year, but Eternal is totally on par. Still, Jani's presence can be felt throughout the album. I haven't seen the credits, but he must have penned several songs. Few Are Those definitely sounds like his work.
My personal highlights are the title track, Rise Above It, In My Line of Work and Few Are Those. Man in the Mirror also stands out, the most modern track on the album, sounds like something between Lifetime in a Moment and Gypsy In Me. Bet it's written by Jens.
Thanks for sharing your early impressions of the album! :)
I've read on an interview today that Shine in the Dark, In My Line of Work and Few are Those are the Koti-Liimatainen songs of the album. So, you were quite accurate :) And yes, Man in the Mirror was written by Jens :)

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Post by Texidor » Thu Sep 10, 2015 1:48 am

R.F. wrote:They actually put the album available for download on Japanese Amazon last night, I've listened to it today.
Well, I liked it a lot. I think I was a bit more excited about Nemesis, but that is because all those experiments seemed intriguing. Here we have a very classic Stratovarius, although, I think, it is impossible to mistake any track from Eternal for some lost old era song.
I was kinda afraid that Eternal would remain in shadow of the magnificent Stormcrow this year, but Eternal is totally on par. Still, Jani's presence can be felt throughout the album. I haven't seen the credits, but he must have penned several songs. Few Are Those definitely sounds like his work.
My personal highlights are the title track, Rise Above It, In My Line of Work and Few Are Those. Man in the Mirror also stands out, the most modern track on the album, sounds like something between Lifetime in a Moment and Gypsy In Me. Bet it's written by Jens.

Are people outside of Japan able to purchase it on Amazon.jp
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Post by rikkertje » Thu Sep 10, 2015 8:23 am

FEW ARE THOSE!!! :shock:

The chorus is practically Hunting High And Low. I hope they play it live. For me they should play everything except the ballad and Lost Saga live!

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Post by R.F. » Thu Sep 10, 2015 10:32 am

Texidor wrote:

Are people outside of Japan able to purchase it on Amazon.jp
I am outside Japan now, so I guess it's not a problem.
Here - http://www.amazon.co.jp/ETERNAL-STRATOV ... 723&sr=1-2

By the way, the Japanese edition of Eternal features a second CD with the following playlist.

1. Under Flaming Skies
2. Speed Of Light
3. Halcyon Days
4. Dragons
5. Fantasy
6. A Million Light Years Away
7. Eagleheart
8. Destiny
9. Key Solo
10. Black Diamond
11. Forever
12. Unbreakable
13. Hunting High And Low

It says those a live recordings from Loud Park 2013.

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Post by rikkertje » Thu Sep 10, 2015 10:37 am

Parts of that Loud Park Show are on YouTube. Professional shot.
http://youtu.be/lZbdtnGDi3c

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