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Top 10 Stratovarius songs of the new era

Posted: Wed May 10, 2017 3:53 am
by Empathica1928
New era being Polaris, Elysium, Nemesis, and Eternal. I absolutely love this band and each album they've released since Polaris has been better than the last. Eternal is honestly my favorite album next to Episode.

Forever Is Today
Move the Mountain
Elysium
Unbreakable
Halcyon Days
Castles In The Air
My Eternal Dream
Lost Without You
Man In The Mirror
The Lost Saga

Yours?

Re: Top 10 Stratovarius songs of the new era

Posted: Wed May 10, 2017 3:35 pm
by SentineLEX
Top 10 of New Era?

Mine would be

1. Last Night on Earth
2. Angel
3. Keep the Flame Alive
4. Eden is Burning
5. Born Upon the Cross
6. Heroes
7. I Did It My Way
8. Revolution Renaissance
9. Glorious and Divine
10. We Are Magic

Re: Top 10 Stratovarius songs of the new era

Posted: Wed May 10, 2017 3:40 pm
by SentineLEX
For that other crap band who's still around:

1. Giants
2. Elysium
3. Lost Saga
4. If the Story is Over
5. Nemesis
6. Man in the Mirror
7. Winter Skies
8. Unbreakable
9. My Eternal Dream
10. Second Sight

Strong agree on Eternal! It's probably my third favorite right now after Elements, Pt. 1 and Nemesis.

Re: Top 10 Stratovarius songs of the new era

Posted: Wed May 10, 2017 7:26 pm
by Empathica1928
I see what you did there ;) Great picks, nice mention of the bonus songs! I was very tempted to put Giants on the list - that is an amazing song - but I decided not to, for fear of jumping down the bonus track rabbit hole...

Stratovarius does some great ballads; If The Story Is Over is really high on my list of favorite sad Strato songs. Love that whistling.

Re: Top 10 Stratovarius songs of the new era

Posted: Wed May 10, 2017 8:41 pm
by SentineLEX
Empathica1928 wrote:I see what you did there ;) Great picks, nice mention of the bonus songs! I was very tempted to put Giants on the list - that is an amazing song - but I decided not to, for fear of jumping down the bonus track rabbit hole...

Stratovarius does some great ballads; If The Story Is Over is really high on my list of favorite sad Strato songs. Love that whistling.
They've really come far with their bonus tracks. It's no longer just "songs Timo Kotipelto had the audacity to think belonged on a Timo Tolkki record". And the ballads are fantastic as well.

But let's hear it - other than Giants, what would be your top 3 picks for new era bonus tracks?

Re: Top 10 Stratovarius songs of the new era

Posted: Wed May 10, 2017 9:20 pm
by Empathica1928
Other than Giants, I'd have to say Kill It With Fire, Fireborn, and Endless Forest. KIWF reminds me of Cold Winter Nights, lyrically. Fireborn is just badass from start to finish with an excellent hook, and Endless Forest is a quirky, calming instrumental that I just love (plus it sounds like something out of a 16-bit RPG, like a quiet forest village theme).

Re: Top 10 Stratovarius songs of the new era

Posted: Thu May 11, 2017 1:15 am
by SentineLEX
I agree with all of those, especially Endless Forest - but for some reason KIWF always made me think more of Ride Like the Wind.

Re: Top 10 Stratovarius songs of the new era

Posted: Thu May 11, 2017 8:30 pm
by mocobhc
Yeah, Endless Forest is definitely one I'd like to play the videogame to ;)
For the 10 favourites, I'd go for this atm:

Unbreakable
Infernal maze
Nemesis
The Lost Saga
Old Man and the Sea
Deep Unknown
Elysium
Forever Is Today
Kill It With Fire
Feeding the Fire

And yes, quite many of them would make it on my list even if we wouldn't talk about the new era only :)

Re: Top 10 Stratovarius songs of the new era

Posted: Fri May 12, 2017 6:38 am
by Empathica1928
Man, I put on some Elysium tunes today and that album is SO good. Infernal Maze is excellent, I love Timo's voice in that one. The beginning still weirds me out a bit, I'm not so sure it fits the rest of the song that follows, but it is still a really cool and nice musical section.

Feeding the Fire is one of my favorites on Eternal. The chorus is so classic Stratovarius, the chorus really sinks its hooks into your brain and won't let go. Been stuck in my head all week actually.

Re: Top 10 Stratovarius songs of the new era

Posted: Fri May 12, 2017 10:37 pm
by Carn
Okay I'm going to try again.. I started an answer few dats ago but miserably failed to choose only ten. I also sadly don't know any bonus tracks well, I wish I had the right album versions. :c (I have the ones from Nemesis at least )

1. Unbreakable
2. The game never ends
3. Shine in the Dark
4. Nemesis
5. The Lost Saga
6. Fire in your Eyes
7. When the Mountains fall
8. Fantasy
9. Forever is Today
10. Liftime in a moment

Number 10 could be 20 other songs really. I even thought about making two top 10s

Re: Top 10 Stratovarius songs of the new era

Posted: Sat May 13, 2017 3:37 pm
by Febo
Empathica1928 wrote:New era being Polaris, Elysium, Nemesis, and Eternal. I absolutely love this band and each album they've released since Polaris has been better than the last. Eternal is honestly my favorite album next to Episode.

Mine would be:

1: Elysium
2: Out of the Fog
3: Abandon
4: Castles in the Air
5: Halcyon Days
6: Man in the Mirror
7: Unbreakable
8: Darkest Hours
9: Lifetime in a Moment
10: Winter Skies/If the Story is Over

Re: Top 10 Stratovarius songs of the new era

Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 12:12 am
by HinatAArcticA
There are two ways for me to do this:

(In no particular order)
Elysium
Deep Unknown
Nemesis
Abandon
Infernal Maze
Out of the Fog
Stand My Ground
Fireborn
Winter Skies
Under Flaming Skies

or...
Eternal from start to finish. I love the album, start to finish. You could probably even add Giants and have it be a Top 11.

Re: Top 10 Stratovarius songs of the new era

Posted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 10:45 am
by StarMan
I love most of songs, but my favourite is "learning to fly"
2. Deep Unknown
3. Nemesis
4. Winter Skies
5. Under Flaming Skies
6. Unbreakable
7. The game never ends
8. Shine in the Dark
9. Lifetime in a Moment
10. Winter Skies/If the Story is Over
best songs ever.

Re: Top 10 Stratovarius songs of the new era

Posted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:09 pm
by Rage1979
1. Darkest Hours
2. The Game Never Ends
3. Move the Mountain
4. Lost Wíthout A Trace
5. If the Story is Over
6. Forever is Today
7. In My Line of Work
8. Castles in the Air
9. Lifetime in A Moment
10. Rise Above It

Worst: Unbreakable

Re: Top 10 Stratovarius songs of the new era

Posted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:09 pm
by Rage1979
StarMan wrote:I love most of songs, but my favourite is "learning to fly"
2. Deep Unknown
3. Nemesis
4. Winter Skies
5. Under Flaming Skies
6. Unbreakable
7. The game never ends
8. Shine in the Dark
9. Lifetime in a Moment
10. Winter Skies/If the Story is Over
best songs ever.
Learning to Fly? I don't consider it as a part of the new era ;)

Re: Top 10 Stratovarius songs of the new era

Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:52 am
by Rebel
1. Out of the Fog
2. The Lost Saga
3. Infernal Maze
4. Nemesis
5. Under Flaming Skies
6. My Eternal Dream
7. Deep Unknown
8. Event Horizon
9. Blind
10. Abandon

Re: Top 10 Stratovarius songs of the new era

Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2018 7:27 pm
by Praoler
01. My Eternal Dream
02. Infernal Maze
03. Kill it With Fire
04. Shine in The Dark
05. Halcyon Days
06. Abandon
07. The Game Never Ends
08. Darkest Hours
09. Under Flaming Skies
10. Deep Unknown

Re: Top 10 Stratovarius songs of the new era

Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:13 am
by StratoFabio
not in a particular order:
  • If The Story Is Over
    Forever Is Today
    Deep Unknown
    Elysium
    My Eternal Dream
    Out Of The Fog
    Under Flaming Skies
    Infernal Maze
    Emancipation Suite part II: Dawn
    Nemesis

Re: Top 10 Stratovarius songs of the new era

Posted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:44 pm
by lucaf9397
1. Elysium

2.-10. Infernal Maze
2.-10. Emancipation Suite 2
2.-10. Rise above it
2.-10. In my line of work
2.-10. Few are those
2.-10. Fireborn
2.-10. Fantasy
2.-10. Fairness Justified
2.-10. Lifetime in a moment