If you have heard of them, do you think they are good? Alright? Awesome? State your reasons
I think they are a little better than good and very close to awesome... Ok, maybe awesome.
My favorite songs by them are,
7 Days To The Wolves
The Poet And The Pendulum
End Of All Hope
Bye Bye Beautiful
Last Of The Wilds
And many more...
I love their music because they usually start off sounding like an opera or something, and then they kick it off all metal. It's pretty damn awesome. And to add contrast to the music, they add in a female singer to their songs. It's amazing how good it sounds!
Probably one of the calmest songs I've heard them play that has no electric guitar and almost all acoustic and tribal drums is The Islander which is a very sad yet happy song. It makes you feel good every time you play it.
As you probably noticed, I have only a few songs from their old albums with Tarja in it. It's because I didn't really like her singing. No offense to her, her singing was amazingly beautiful and well done! I'm just not fond of the style...
I'll probably check out some of their old songs and newer ones soon, like "Sleeping Sun" and such...
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My feelings towards Nightwish have changed a bit with the release of Dark Passion Play, which I just did not much care for. Once was a masterpiece of symphonic metal, and I am a huge fan of Tarja's vocals with them. Although I like the new vocalist a lot, I just don't really like the new songs. They sound kind of silly to me. The Poet and the Pendulum definitely turned me off the album, it was way too long and way too aimless and way too... silly.
It could just be that I've moved away from rock music a lot between the release of Once and the release of Dark Passion Play. But I still adore Once. The highlights were Ghost Love Score, which managed to go for just the right amount of time for me, and the surprisingly awesome (and decidedly unmetalish) Kuolema Tekke Taiteilijan.
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I've only ever really listened to Once, but I pretty much loved their sound. And I have to agree with Holic here -- I really love Tarja's vocals too. They give the songs a much more operatic, theatrical sound, and I believe it combines well with the nature of the music.
I just don't know how much I like the new singer. =/ She might be a good vocalist, but she doesn't have that unique tinge that Tarja's did. And the new songs sound a bit too... pop-ish for me -- at least the few I've heard on Youtube.
But yeah, I should probably give the new album a try -- and quite possibly the albums before Once.
And I do have to admit, Kuolema Tekke Taiteilijan was unexpectedly good, along with their other slow songs -- such as Higher Than Hope and Creek Mary's Blood. Ghost Love Score is indeed pretty awesome, but... the length does tend to bore me a bit. XD
I just tried listening to their old songs and I think some of them are good, but out of like 3 albums I'd only choose 2 or 4 songs... I'm just not a fan of the type of singing, it's too opera-y for me. The new singer I like because I grew up with those types of singers...
Out of all of the songs I have by them, I really only listen to the ones with Male Choruses or Instrumental. I love the ones with male choruses because they mix the female lead singer's voice with his and it's like an AWESOME combination...
I love Nightwish, I really do. Personally, I prefer Anette's voice to Tarja's, but I do agree that their older stuff is probably their best. I love their old songs Gethsemane and Nemo, and Over the Hills and Far Away was just brilliant, and whilst Dark Passion Play is a very good album, it doesn't have the same edge as their older stuff.
I think the best song off Dark Passion Play is Last of the Wilds, it's such a beautiful instrumental piece, pure brilliance.
Why are the song's I listen to saying...'Your listening to the new Nightwish album, 'Dark Passion Play' and this song is called etc...'
What is that?
Besides that their new album sounds great.
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I find their albums up to "Century Child" enjoyable, but "Once" was far too commercial for my taste, and "Dark Passion Play" was, with the exception of a few tracks, downright generic. Their new singer lacks any of Tarja's distinctive and just sounds...well...poppy and bland.
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