Sonata Arctica's UNIA is out there...

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Sonata Arctica's UNIA is out there...

Post by eternity_strato » Fri Apr 06, 2007 3:34 pm

Anyone listened to it? I'll try to wait till its release...

I have read that is more progressive, step up from Reckoning night (kind of evolution they started with Winterheart's Guild) and has awesome solos.

Please, tell us! :lol:

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Post by Wanderer » Fri Apr 06, 2007 4:56 pm

I'm looking forward the release. I'm also wandering if I buy the new TK solo album. :P Viva Sonata!
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Post by Maniac » Fri Apr 06, 2007 6:43 pm

I have listened to it. I like it a little bit, only 'cause of not having a lot of double bass! :P
Ok, just joking!

I think that this may be their most progressive album,only few power points can be noticed. So well done to Sonata and I hope they will try to make more evolution to their sound in the future!

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Post by IceBreaker » Fri Apr 06, 2007 10:39 pm

Better to wait for the release and buy the album (+ the Japan version!). :roll:
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Post by Dave » Thu Apr 26, 2007 8:02 pm

It didn't grown on me yet.
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Post by stratobabius » Thu Apr 26, 2007 11:00 pm

Dave wrote:It didn't grown on me yet.
Of course, it hasn't be released yet. :D
The same goes for me... :roll:

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Post by Dave » Thu Apr 26, 2007 11:04 pm

But if I had it legally, it wouldn't have grown on me either.
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Post by Stealth » Thu Apr 26, 2007 11:14 pm

Mmm, sounds like their worst album so far... Maybe I just need to listen to it more...
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Post by stratoplayer » Sun Apr 29, 2007 8:09 pm

Wierd, I seem to be one of the few who actually liked it from the beginning (note, I WILL buy it, special edition if possible), sure it does not have anthems or very fast songs, but those bore me after a few times. The lyrics are deep, the composition complex and some pretty nice progressions. I like it more than Winterheart's and about the same as Reckoning Night.
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Post by NeonVomit » Sun Apr 29, 2007 8:44 pm

It's good that they decided to take a different direction and experiment with other types of songs. I'm glad. I like it when bands experiment.
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Post by stratoplayer » Mon Apr 30, 2007 12:02 am

*CoughcoughLOAD&RELOADcoughcough*
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Post by NeonVomit » Mon Apr 30, 2007 1:50 am

stratoplayer wrote:*CoughcoughLOAD&RELOADcoughcough*
I didn't mind those albums too much actually. There are some very good songs on both of them. Was I disappointed? Well I guess so. But I still find those albums good.

St. Anger on the other hand... :(
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Post by stratoplayer » Mon Apr 30, 2007 6:08 am

Yes... consider how I felt when I bought it without question or reading up on it. NEVER AGAIN.
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Post by Stealth » Wed May 02, 2007 2:28 am

Well, I still haven't listened to Unia in detail, so I reserve judgement... But I did listen to Kamelot's "Ghost Opera" and I LOVE it!
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Post by stratoadrian » Thu Jun 14, 2007 12:10 am

Stealth wrote:Well, I still haven't listened to Unia in detail, so I reserve judgement... But I did listen to Kamelot's "Ghost Opera" and I LOVE it!
yeah, GO rocks indeed..and UNIA just started to grow on me actually..I really like the more progressive stuff they did!! :D
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Post by nepi » Thu Jun 14, 2007 10:40 am

The Ghost Opera will be my next album I buy!

UNIA is more progressive and has a huge of details in the songs. It is not typically SA, but when you hear, you can feel the spirit of SA...
It has no "lala"-songs as FullMoon e.g. but I am sure as more as I hear those songs as more they will kick my ass! It needs time but this time it's worth of!
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Post by Mormegil » Thu Jun 14, 2007 1:25 pm

Ghost Opera is fine, but not as good as Karma, Epica and The Black Halo.
Unia on the other hand is definetly Sonata's greatest album. It has some just-ok -songs, but I love their new style. Who dares to call them Strato/Helloween -clone now?

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Post by stratoadrian » Thu Jun 14, 2007 2:01 pm

got a point there mormegil. Karma, TBH & Epica have lots of catchy and totally earwurm songs while GO...well..not that much. :? ..Back on topic though, UNIA is amazing and love what they did on The Harvest f.e!!
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Post by Glabrezu » Tue Jun 26, 2007 10:15 am

I've listened to Unia only twice and not very well. It disappointed me, but I need to listen to it again, maybe my judgement will be better :?
Till now, to me the best cd in 2007 is Dimmu Borgir's In Sorte Diaboli, but Ghost Opera can overtake it in my personal ranking :)
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Post by stratovana » Tue Jun 26, 2007 1:55 pm

I listen to Unia 3 times and the more i listen the better he sounds. Sonata sounds more mature on this album.

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Post by Glabrezu » Wed Jun 27, 2007 4:21 pm

I forgot a masterpiece: Symphony X - Paradise Lost; my brother bought it yesterday!!!
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Post by exe knight » Mon Jul 02, 2007 8:38 am

Should I buy next:
-This
-TK-Serenity
-Strato, Twilight time, Dream Space, or one of the elements.
or
-Something IronMaiden (I remember seeing album "Killers"...)

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Post by Mormegil » Mon Jul 02, 2007 1:41 pm

exe knight wrote: -Something IronMaiden (I remember seeing album "Killers"...)
I don't recommend to start with Killers. Go for Sevent Son Of A Seventh Son, Somewhere In Time and The Number Of The Beast. :wink:

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Post by stratoplayer » Tue Jul 03, 2007 1:15 am

Mormegil wrote:
exe knight wrote: -Something IronMaiden (I remember seeing album "Killers"...)
I don't recommend to start with Killers. Go for Sevent Son Of A Seventh Son, Somewhere In Time and The Number Of The Beast. :wink:
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Post by exe knight » Wed Jul 04, 2007 4:17 pm

I already have songs from "Somewhere in time", I borrowed it from my mom...

CD's that are awailable:
-Killers
-There's no prayer for dying
-Live after death
-Somewhere in time (but not gonna buy that as I want new songs).

More costing ones 16-19€
-Serenity (I loved Coldness and people say that this is even better)
-Unia (People say that first it's strange but afterwards they call it their best album so far)
-Fuel For the fire (the Ari Koivunen thing, I dunno if it's good, I have only heard few songs.)

And yeah, I would like to have something powerfull like Stratovarius.

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Post by stratobabius » Wed Jul 04, 2007 4:44 pm

exe knight wrote: And yeah, I would like to have something powerfull like Stratovarius.
Then, just buy one of the Strato albums that's missing. :D (I'm Mr Know-it-all :P )
Ok, for something too similar to Stratovarius you should find a band called Magic Kingdom. The album is called Metallic Tragedy if I remember correctly.

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Post by exe knight » Thu Jul 05, 2007 11:26 am

stratobabius wrote:
exe knight wrote: And yeah, I would like to have something powerfull like Stratovarius.
Then, just buy one of the Strato albums that's missing. :D (I'm Mr Know-it-all :P )
Ok, for something too similar to Stratovarius you should find a band called Magic Kingdom. The album is called Metallic Tragedy if I remember correctly.
Well not Exactly like stratovarius, but something speedy, I don't want anything too "death", I loved the SiT album,especially songs Deja-vu and Loneliness of the long distance runner.

I would propably buy new strato album, but can't find any.

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Post by exe knight » Sat Jul 07, 2007 11:36 pm

Ok now I have bought both Unia and Serenity, first they weren't too powerfull for me...now I love both.

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Post by MetalManiac » Mon Jul 09, 2007 1:01 am

I have to admit that Unia might be IMO the best Sonata Arctica album so far. I liked it from the beginning and still like it. They sure have progressed.
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Post by Neorave » Wed Jul 11, 2007 9:36 pm

Well, I've listened to a few of their songs, and I'm sorry, but I have to say I don't like it a whole lot. It sounds too much like an Evanescence album. It's too much modern progressive rock, which I'm not a big fan of.
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