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Posted on 2004.06.02 at 16:11
Current Mood: annoyedannoyed
Current Music: Romanticide-Nightwish
So, I bought Nightwish's new album Once today, and dear Lord the CD sucks!



Well, first of all, I know how much the critics have praised this album saying it's the best Nightwish album ever, but I strongly disagree.

Dark Chest Of Wonders
The beginning of the song sounds really promising with the heavy guitar riffs, choir and everything, but when Tarja starts to sing... blech. The song is a good starter for the album, but as a song it's not anything special.

Wish I Had An Angel
What the f*ck is this song supposed to be? Dance? Techno? Heavy? Decide already! I don't like this song too much, and the reason is quite simple: Tarja's voice. She sounds like some f*cking little pop-princess and that pisses me off. I want the dramatic operatic vocals back, dammit! The song does have a nice chorus, though, and Marco does good work with his vocals.

Nemo
Ah, yes. Nemo. The oh-so-basic-heavy-it-makes-you-sick-song. The chorus sticks to your mind and that's where it will stay, and that's probably why it was the first single off the album. Let's face the fact: Nemo is boring.

Planet Hell
Yes, my favourite song on the album. It's impressive, it has a good melody, and Tarja's voice sounds powerful. And the lyrics... they are wonderful "Welcome to Hell, little Saint!" Need I say more?

Greek Mary's Blood
Dear Lord, this song is long! It last for 9 minutes or so, meaning there's plenty of time to get bored. Mr. John Two-Hawks performs with Nightwish on this song, and he sings, plays flute and reads a poem in some language I know nothing about (Was it Lakota language, or something...?) Whatever. I think the song is pretty boring unless you count the fact that some of the words you hear when Mr. Two-Hawks reads the poem are pretty hilarious (I think I heard "hanska" once...)

The Siren
0_0 What the f*ck? The beginning is strange, to put it lightly. This song has some strange Eastern sounds and it is absolutely horrible. Don't even get me started with Tarja's vocals. In my opinion The Siren is the worst song on the album.

Dead Gardens
Eh... there's nothing special about this song, it doesn't even stick to your mind. I just don't have anything to say abut the song in question, heck, I didn't even remember the song existed before I checked the CD-case.

Romanticide
This song is heavier than most of Nightwish's songs and it's full of riffs. This damned song is all about riffs, riffs, and riffs. The lyrics are pretty interesting from time to time: "Happy hunting, you double-faced carnivore" and "Spit on me, let go, get rid of me and try to survive your stupidity" are the most interesting parts so far.

Ghost Love Score
This song is 10 minutes long and is the longest song on the album. The beginning is impressive, followed by a calm part where Tarja starts to sing (she sounds horrible, btw...), and after that comes and orchestral part which is pretty impressive. The next thing you notice is that Tarja is singing again, this time operatically (<=this thing made me cheer) and this part is *impressive*, and the lyrics are wonderful: "Take me, cure me, kill me, bring me home. Every way, every day, just another loop in the hangman's noose". Too bad this part isn't longer, and the chorus is heard many times before the song starts to fade away.

Kuolema Tekee Taiteilijan
This song is in Finnish (no sh*t) and it's quite pretty. The lyrics are absolutely beautiful, though, especially the ending. The band doesn't play in this song, btw. There's only Tarja and orchestra (and piano, I think...) in this song.

Higher Than Hope
This song starts with an acoustic intro, and... eh... that's all I remember about this song...


And no, I didn't like the album. And now I'm going to get attacked by a group of those new Nightwish "fans". Once is far from being the best Nightwish album, it's more like the worst, or then again... No, Century Child is worse because it has that absolutely horrible cover-version of The Phantom Of The Opera. That makes Once the second worst album.

And that's about it.

Comments:


White Rose
greensery at 2004-06-02 15:45 (UTC) (Link)
Nytin arvostelijan mielestä Once on Nightwishin paras levy. Arvostelija harmitteli sitä, että Nightwish ei ole aivan päässyt "mahtipontisuudestaan." Pöh ja gah, I say. Hevinhän kuuluu olla mahtipontista. Miksiköhän arvostelijat haluavat aina vain laimeaa ja impassionate musiikkia?
I don't have any opinion about Once myself. I own two Nightwish albums... they aren't anything special but ok to listen to sometimes.
Phan
lordphantom at 2004-06-02 16:07 (UTC) (Link)
Miksiköhän arvostelijat haluavat aina vain laimeaa ja impassionate musiikkia?

Niin, sitä samaa olen itsekin miettinyt. Olen havainnut, että arvostelijoilla on usein hyvin negatiivinen asenne heviin ja kun kerran itse en oikein muuta kuuntelekaan kuin heviä, niin tuollainen asenne ottaa otsalohkoon. Ja kyllä, hevin kuuluu olla dramaattista ja mahtipontista, ei mitään sellaista laimeaa roskaa mitä tukutetaan kaikkialla. Mikään erilainen ei vain näytä arvostelijoille kelpaavan...
Eeva
lysachan at 2004-06-02 16:05 (UTC) (Link)
Nauroin ääneen tänään aamulla, kun luin Demin arvostelua Once:sta: "Entistäkin mahtipontisempaa Nightwishiä-- Once on Nightwishin paras levy-- Oncen avulla bändi pitää varmasti vanhan fanikantansa ja tavoittaa kenties myös uusia."

XDDDD
Phan
lordphantom at 2004-06-02 16:13 (UTC) (Link)
Oncen avulla bändi pitää varmasti vanhan fanikantansa ja tavoittaa kenties myös uusia

Ei, helv*tti...Kuka typerys tuon arvostelun on kirjoittanut? Vanha fanikanta alkaa kohta kaikota kun Nightwishistä tulee sellainen massateinix-bändi. Harmi sinänsä kun Yötoive nyt vain sattui olemaan yksi lempibändeistäni. Once mahtipontinen? Oceanborn ja Wishmaster ovat mahtipontisia, Once on säälittävä tekele.

Taidan sitten olla muuten ainoa joka haukkuu Oncen lyttyyn.
Eeva
lysachan at 2004-06-02 19:51 (UTC) (Link)
Ei, helv*tti...Kuka typerys tuon arvostelun on kirjoittanut?

Kertoo paljon "arvostelijasta", kun käyttää nimimerkkiä. TRa on nicki. Hitto, antoi Corrs:n uudelle lätylle kaksi tähteä. Kaksi, my ass!
Phan
lordphantom at 2004-06-02 20:21 (UTC) (Link)
Jaahas, että tällainen toope on kyseessä. Sitten kun tuollaiset toopet päästetään arvostelemaan sellaista genreä josta ne eivät tiedä mitään niin nättiä ja laadukasta jälkeä tulee. Muistan ikuisesti erään tämätyylisen tolvanan joka antoi Timo Kotipellon lätylle kaksi tähteä ja haukkui lyttyyn ja sitten ylisti jottain massateinix p*skaa... se otti otsalohkoon ja kunnolla ja samoin ottaa tämä Oncen hehkuttaminen. Mokomatkin... *sensuroituja sanoja* Tekisi mieli päästä puhumaan tämän TRan kanssa ihan huvin vuoksi vain...
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