Ok, let's revive the topic with something nice.
What's your favorite SA album and your top 10 songs?
The way I like the albums go like this:
- Reckoning Night
- The Days of Grays
- Winterheart's Guild
Now, you ask... "
... Ecliptica on the 5ht possition? you are crazy"
Maybe I am, but befoere we go to the top 10 songs, let me explain what's the thing with the albums.
Me, personally love dark music. Not like "satanic" and evil shit, but more with dark beautifull topics in the music and lyrics, though it doesn't have to be sad. "Deep Unknown" for example, has a very dark vital powerfull sensation to it. A bright song would be something like "Eagleheart" or "Higher we Go". Sonata usually has dark topics to it's music and lyrics, but in The Days of Grays it just went to another level.
The music and lyrics are both really strong in harmony, and have a most amazing way to develope, and makes them just VERY enjoyable to me. Favorite Song from album: Deathaura
Reckoning Night is like a mixed bag, with classic power metal on it, but also that amazing dark touch, and songs like "Misplaced", "Don't Say a Word" and "White Pearl Black Oceans" just make me love it too damn much. Favorite Song from album: White Pearl, Black Oceans
Silence has allways been a top favorite album for everything. It's more interesting than Ecliptica (to me) and I just like the songs better in Silence than Ecliptica. Favorite Song from album: The Power of One
Winterheart's Guild is another mixed bag. It's like taking Silence and The Days of Grays in one, and with Jens playing solos, you couldn't get it wrong. Favorite Song from album: Abandoned, Pleased, Brainwashed, Expolited
UNIA is more like an experiment, and I do like it, but as an album it isn't complete I think, and feels a bit lost in some songs like.. "wtf is happening now". Favorite Song from album: In Black and White
Finally, even when I do LOVE Ecliptica, the thing is very simple. It isn't as good (to me) musically and in lyrics than the ones I placed above it.Favorite Song from album: Blank File
Also, have you noticed?
When Silence came out, people used to say... "This album isn't as good as Ecliptica, this band is a "one-album-hit" band", and today is "Silence, the Masterpiece".
Then Winterheart's Guild comes and... "They didn't even have a keyboard player, Jens saves the album". And today is "Probably the "Best" SA Album".
Then Reconinkg Night appears and.. "This album is not as good as any of the others". Then today... "Reckoning Night is also one of the best albums, with Killer songs like "Don't Say a Word" and Jani's "My Selene".
Then UNIA comes and people say "This album is terrible, the worst by far". And today I've read many comments that say: "This is the best SA album, since Marko does more and is the most interesting of all".
The Days of Grays come and people say... "This is a step back, is horrible". What will people say of it in 5 years? "It's a "symphonic-power metal" master album"
I just know
Top 10 songs (This was hard to pick):
1.- The Power of One
2.- White Pearl, Black Oceans
5.- Blank File
6.- Abandoned, Pleased, Brainwashed, Expolited
7.- Wolf and Raven
8.- Destruction Preventer
9.- In Black and White
10.- As if the World wasn't Ending
Nope, no FullMoon. I think that you understand how I like music by now