Countdown to Maniac Dance Video Online

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Re: Countdown to Maniac Dance Video Online

Post by Beast_Pete » Sun Jul 24, 2005 12:13 pm

Timo's voice is really awesome. Imho, it's a bit similar to Labrie's, but better. :P
The guitar solo is cool too.
And I don't care too much about that anorexic girl. Though her face looks good, she's not that big deal.
The video is a bit dark, I couldn't see too much from the band, but no problem. I will see them in Wacken, in Wien and in Budapest this year. hehehee
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Re: Countdown to Maniac Dance Video Online

Post by Twilight Legionnaire » Sun Jul 24, 2005 12:13 pm

Patricia wrote:The video is great and music is very heavy metal! Timo's voice is awesome! :headbang:
Yeah, his voice is very.. aggressive, really cool :evil:
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Re: Countdown to Maniac Dance Video Online

Post by Fireblade » Sun Jul 24, 2005 12:16 pm

Can't open it! :cry:
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Re: Countdown to Maniac Dance Video Online

Post by Boy-85 » Sun Jul 24, 2005 12:19 pm

The song itself reminds me of Metallica, minus the keys. If the rest of the album sounds ANYTHING like this, it's also gonna be the best album they have done!

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Re: Countdown to Maniac Dance Video Online

Post by Dave » Sun Jul 24, 2005 12:19 pm

Fireblade wrote:Can't open it! :cry:
:lol: :lol: :D :D :twisted: :twisted:

joke..

perhaps you should reinstall realplayer/media player?
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Re: Countdown to Maniac Dance Video Online

Post by Stratoviking » Sun Jul 24, 2005 1:04 pm

I like it but I need to hear it many times before I really know
but in some way I miss the old Strato sound with the speed and the doubble bass

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Wacken

Post by darksimon » Sun Jul 24, 2005 1:09 pm

Beast_Pete wrote:Timo's voice is really awesome. Imho, it's a bit similar to Labrie's, but better. :P
The guitar solo is cool too.
And I don't care too much about that anorexic girl. Though her face looks good, she's not that big deal.
The video is a bit dark, I couldn't see too much from the band, but no problem. I will see them in Wacken, in Wien and in Budapest this year. hehehee
Stratovarius in Wacken? I haven't seen Wacken among the tourdates.

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Re: Wacken

Post by Beast_Pete » Sun Jul 24, 2005 1:19 pm

darksimon wrote:Stratovarius in Wacken? I haven't seen Wacken among the tourdates.
Because it's a surprise? Sorry, I'm a killjoy. :roll:
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Re: Countdown to Maniac Dance Video Online

Post by Fireblade » Sun Jul 24, 2005 2:52 pm

Dave wrote:
Fireblade wrote:Can't open it! :cry:
:lol: :lol: :D :D :twisted: :twisted:

joke..

perhaps you should reinstall realplayer/media player?
Go fuck yourself. :x :roll:

joke! :wink:

I didn't realise it was two different links, haha.. :roll: got it now.

Wow... great song, catchy, and great lyrics from what I can make out.

Jens, how about a copy of the lyrics?
Is this single gonna be in Stratoshop?
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Re: Countdown to Maniac Dance Video Online

Post by Stratofanius » Sun Jul 24, 2005 3:49 pm

Shit. Some error to me. "Media player can't open this file"... fuck. Well, I also see it when the album comes, so I'm not worried.

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Re: Countdown to Maniac Dance Video Online

Post by empi » Sun Jul 24, 2005 5:02 pm

the video is nothing special in my eyes. can't see very much because it's very dark. ok just ja video just marketing who cares.
but my first impression of the music is very good. very different from the past but still stratovarius. I like it.

@beastpete do you know that strato is the surprise act ? or do you guess ?
ok the hint members from diffrent country fits esp guitar fits too and it would be a good promotion for the new album.

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Re: Countdown to Maniac Dance Video Online

Post by Beast_Pete » Sun Jul 24, 2005 5:06 pm

@empi: I'm 99% sure. The WOA organizers made a mistake, and they put Stratovarius' name on a poster... and later they admitted, that it was because they are the surprise act. But noone can be 100% sure, you know. :)
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Re: Countdown to Maniac Dance Video Online

Post by eternity_strato » Sun Jul 24, 2005 5:08 pm

SELECT for lyrix :D

This year has been a nightmare
I feel so low and don't care
I dwell in death so darkness
well may cross the ocean of pain


[it's a bottomless pit arena]
from pages gossips knives
drunken nights and days

sadness rise, oh blessness
I'm nothing without you

I get the dance
I do the maniac dance
Just like in [dance/trance]
I do the maniac dance

This demon serves me well
[but once it sent me] to the depths of hell
A rollercoaster ride [it] has been I can[t?] tell

But i'm a walking miracle of medicine
a real catastrophe on legs
a proud member of human race
no nasty tricks

[... therapy push me row]
Anger, fear and shame

I get the dance
I do the maniac dance
Just like in [dance/trance]
I do the maniac dance

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Re: Countdown to Maniac Dance Video Online

Post by JenniBunni » Sun Jul 24, 2005 5:35 pm

The song is great!

THE VIDEO IS AMAZING!!!!!!

I almost can't believe this.
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Re: Countdown to Maniac Dance Video Online

Post by IceBreaker » Sun Jul 24, 2005 6:14 pm

On the Sonata-forum, I found there a couple opinions that the video has just the same idea as Kotipelto´s Reasons-video. Sounds "strange", ain´t it. :roll:
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Re: Countdown to Maniac Dance Video Online

Post by khamael » Sun Jul 24, 2005 6:38 pm

AWESOME!|

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Re: Countdown to Maniac Dance Video Online

Post by MetalManiac » Sun Jul 24, 2005 6:43 pm

Great video! They managed to make a very crazy and lunatic feeling with that one. And the song matches up with the video very well.
IceBreaker wrote:On the Sonata-forum, I found there a couple opinions that the video has just the same idea as Kotipelto´s Reasons-video. Sounds "strange", ain´t it. :roll:
Well, they have some similarities. But still, the idea seems to be different.
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Re: Countdown to Maniac Dance Video Online

Post by MaFiaBoY » Sun Jul 24, 2005 6:44 pm

Is there a way I can download the video on my hard drive ? Screw my 56k....
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Re: Countdown to Maniac Dance Video Online

Post by CottonCandy » Sun Jul 24, 2005 7:34 pm

Maniac Dance&Reasons are similar in that they are songs written from the heart which express both of these men's turmoil and feelings during this dark period of Strato's history.

those lyrics are really heartwretching/touching. The song/music is terrific. I won't be able to watch the video until tonight, though. :(
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Re: Countdown to Maniac Dance Video Online

Post by Patricia » Sun Jul 24, 2005 8:00 pm

MetalManiac wrote: Well, they have some similarities. But still, the idea seems to be different.
I agree with that.
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Re: Countdown to Maniac Dance Video Online

Post by Stealth » Sun Jul 24, 2005 8:17 pm

This is the Strato forum, so I know it is not the best place "not to be excited and hyper" about the video :D , but being objective, I don't see anything special about it. There's one thing that really annoys me, not only about this video but also about other videoclips and live recordings: the camera changes every 0.5 seconds. Producers must think that it is fun, modern and accelerating, but to me it is just plain annoying. A good example of a movie with fast camera switches is Moulin Rouge. There are two things I don't really like about those switches: first, it all happens so fast, I can't see anything; second, after a while it gives me a headache.
I have to say that Maniac Dance is one of my least favourite Strato videos :D . But hey, this is just one insignificant opinion :)
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Re: Countdown to Maniac Dance Video Online

Post by Jack » Sun Jul 24, 2005 8:18 pm

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Re: Countdown to Maniac Dance Video Online

Post by fifthtea_sausage » Sun Jul 24, 2005 8:31 pm

If they stopped zooming in on that stupid belemic girl and actually let us see clear shots of the band rather than distorting everything to get this pathetic "Maniac" illusion, maybe it would have been a better video.

The closest I actually got to seeing the band clearly was Tolkki's freaking guitar neck, very brief flash of Tolkki's face, very brief flash of Jorg and Jens, I don't even remember Kainulainen. And then one of two seconds of seeing the whole band in one shot, but it was so dark and black&white I couldn't make anything out anyway.

Freaking girl ruined it.

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Re: Countdown to Maniac Dance Video Online

Post by Pikkusielu » Sun Jul 24, 2005 8:58 pm

There was actually lots of Kainulainen in the video, like anticipating that he is leaving the band short after...

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Re: Countdown to Maniac Dance Video Online

Post by OhMo » Sun Jul 24, 2005 8:59 pm

I love it!!! It's awesome - the song and the video!!

actually the best video I've seen since this one -> :D :toilet:

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Re: Countdown to Maniac Dance Video Online

Post by Twilight Legionnaire » Sun Jul 24, 2005 9:33 pm

Stealth wrote:There's one thing that really annoys me, not only about this video but also about other videoclips and live recordings: the camera changes every 0.5 seconds.
Mmmhmm. I second that. The same happens with the whole of Iron Maiden's Rock in Rio concert.
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Re: Countdown to Maniac Dance Video Online

Post by Equinox » Sun Jul 24, 2005 9:48 pm

Is the video in mpeg format?
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Re: Countdown to Maniac Dance Video Online

Post by Beast_Pete » Sun Jul 24, 2005 9:50 pm

I don't like the flashing either, but this creates a good dark & confusing atmosphere, which fits the song perfectly. So, I don't have anything against it. But I hope, that in the next clip, I can see more from the bandmembers. :)
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Re: Countdown to Maniac Dance Video Online

Post by MaFiaBoY » Sun Jul 24, 2005 9:55 pm

I guess I'm gonna have to wait a bit longer till I buy the single then...
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Re: Countdown to Maniac Dance Video Online

Post by Equinox » Sun Jul 24, 2005 10:02 pm

Equinox wrote:Is the video in mpeg format?
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