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Old July 16 2012, 01:05 AM   #46
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I thought Memories was from an earlier WT era than Faster, which I know is rather new. It's the better of the two. I keep meaning to get more into them but I never get round to it.

With Nightwish, I do prefer Anette really (Amaranth is a REALLY great song, as is nearly the entirety of Imaginaerum) but there is something about Tarja's voice that is still very appealing, particularly her energy on certain tracks on Century Child and Once. I also need to check out some of her solo work, she does have a new track floating around.

That Xandria song was very good, thanks. I keep trying to explore the genre as best I can but only dipping my toe into it, and too often it comes out bitten.
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Old July 16 2012, 01:34 AM   #47
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Yeah, you're right on Memories. I'm not sure what I was thinking on that. I think one of that later tracks on Unforgiven has the same feel.

With current NW, Tuomas writes & arranges differently, to suit Annette's voice & delivery. So, it's still great (and epic), but a little more up-tempo than earlier stuff.

I can't wait for the movie Imaginaerum later this year. And on that, it's spelled Imaginaerum, but still pronounced Imaginarium in the track Storytime.

^ What part of the genre has "bitten" you? I find there's a wide range of styles within the genre, but nothing I've ever disliked.
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Old July 16 2012, 04:47 PM   #48
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I thought Memories was from an earlier WT era than Faster, which I know is rather new. It's the better of the two. I keep meaning to get more into them but I never get round to it.

With Nightwish, I do prefer Anette really (Amaranth is a REALLY great song, as is nearly the entirety of Imaginaerum) but there is something about Tarja's voice that is still very appealing, particularly her energy on certain tracks on Century Child and Once. I also need to check out some of her solo work, she does have a new track floating around.

That Xandria song was very good, thanks. I keep trying to explore the genre as best I can but only dipping my toe into it, and too often it comes out bitten.
An "up and coming" band along these lines is Pythia, featuring Emily Ovenden (of Mediaeval Baebes fame - another FANTASTIC group)... They are a bit more raw and unpolished than bands like Within Temptation and Nightwish, but she has an amazing voice.

I'm really enjoying Within Temptation's latest and I'm also enjoying their newish sound.. Their first couple of CDs left me cold because of the growly/screamo lyrics, which is a shame, because the music was amazing. One of the songs off Unforgiving, Sinead, has been remixed by VnV Nation, an Irish techno/industrial band, but I can't seem to find a way buy it here in the states...

Here is Pythia's latest, in all their "Game of Thrones" glory.. LOL
Pythia - The Circle

And for good measure, here is something from the Mediaeval Baebes.
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Old July 16 2012, 05:14 PM   #49
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My favourite band is Stone Temple Pilots but my musical tastes are quite eclectic and it's accurate if I say that I like rock in all its forms. It's easier for me to list bands I dislike (like Nickelback) then genres I particularly enjoy since there are a lot of them.

One music blog I read regularly is: www.alancross.ca. Alan Cross is basically a legend up here in Canada where he is the host of a nationally syndicated radio show called "The Secret History of Rock." He was formerly the host of a show called "The Ongoing History of New Music". Anyway, as part of his blog, every week he lists new songs that sounded interesting to him. Some recent examples of very good songs I discovered through him were Midnight City by M83 and Somebody That I Used To Know by Gotye. He posted both songs before too many people knew about them. I distinctly remember watching the Gotye music video when it had only 3000 hits on Youtube.
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Old July 16 2012, 05:43 PM   #50
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My favourite band is Stone Temple Pilots but my musical tastes are quite eclectic
No "but" needed, that's probably why you are such a big fan.

STP are one of the most eclectic rock bands to really hit the bigtime that I can think of. Something they don't receive enough credit for.

Anyway, I have listened to a lot of the symphonic metal in this thread and I am not feeling it. I hear a lot of clever instrumentation and impressive arrangements, but I am not hearing much in the way of songwriting that is exciting me.
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Old July 16 2012, 06:54 PM   #51
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My favourite band is Stone Temple Pilots but my musical tastes are quite eclectic
No "but" needed, that's probably why you are such a big fan.

STP are one of the most eclectic rock bands to really hit the bigtime that I can think of. Something they don't receive enough credit for.
I was actually going to go into detail on STP's eclecticism, but decided to keep it more about my music taste in general. But yes, I have thought about that this and I think that is why my tastes are so eclectic, yet I would say my tastes weren't eclectic before I discovered STP. STP came first, than my musical horizons were opened.

I remember when I first got into them during the No. 4 era and I started buying all their albums, that I kept hearing all of these songs I liked and had heard on the radio, but never realized they were all by the same band. The difference in sound from their first album to their 3rd is so drastic and yet they had multiple hit songs off both (as they do on all their albums which all have a different sound).
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Old July 16 2012, 09:40 PM   #52
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I can't wait for the movie Imaginaerum later this year. And on that, it's spelled Imaginaerum, but still pronounced Imaginarium in the track Storytime.

^ What part of the genre has "bitten" you? I find there's a wide range of styles within the genre, but nothing I've ever disliked.
I really want to see that movie when it comes out, if only to see how they've fitted Nightwish into it. I think Storytime may have been recorded before they changed the name IIRC, brilliant song BTW

It's not so much the symphonic metal bands I know, but when surfing for good symph metal bands I often come across bands that do too much of the typical metal shouting in their songs (it seems Nightwish's style is best suited to my tastes, and not much else is when it comes to metal) so while I like finding music from blogs and the like, I'm always apprehensive about checking out any metal songs by a band I know little about.

I will check out that Pythia song when I get time/my internet starts working faster also, thanks marillion
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Old July 16 2012, 09:46 PM   #53
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I just heard of the death of Deep Purple's Jon Lord:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-18864409

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Old July 16 2012, 10:39 PM   #54
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Keane (their new CD is the best one yet.. SO good!!)
TOTALLY agree with you here. They had some good ones before, but "Day Will Come", "Sovereign Light Cafe", "On The Road" and "Silenced By The Night" are all epic. I like all the others too, I just haven't listened to them much yet, I ought to get on to that.
I have to admit that until I picked up Rush's new CD, Strangeland had not left my CD player... Every song is just so damn listenable!!
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Old July 16 2012, 10:54 PM   #55
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I just heard of the death of Deep Purple's Jon Lord:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-18864409

That truly sucks. One of the best keyboard/piano/organ players ever. The "keyboard" solo in the Made In Japan version of Smoke On The Water was the most amazing thing ever.

F%&$ cancer!

R.I.P. Jon.


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I can't wait for the movie Imaginaerum later this year. And on that, it's spelled Imaginaerum, but still pronounced Imaginarium in the track Storytime.

^ What part of the genre has "bitten" you? I find there's a wide range of styles within the genre, but nothing I've ever disliked.
I really want to see that movie when it comes out, if only to see how they've fitted Nightwish into it. I think Storytime may have been recorded before they changed the name IIRC, brilliant song BTW

It's not so much the symphonic metal bands I know, but when surfing for good symph metal bands I often come across bands that do too much of the typical metal shouting in their songs (it seems Nightwish's style is best suited to my tastes, and not much else is when it comes to metal) so while I like finding music from blogs and the like, I'm always apprehensive about checking out any metal songs by a band I know little about.

I will check out that Pythia song when I get time/my internet starts working faster also, thanks marillion
I actually like the growling vocals best when they're inserted into great symphonic metal.

Early Tristania and ergo Sirenia are the best examples of this. Morten Veland is a great writer, arranger and growler.

Though he's a little less "cookie monster" vocals and a little more "Popeye the Sailor" vocals .
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Old July 16 2012, 11:02 PM   #56
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I just heard of the death of Deep Purple's Jon Lord:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-18864409

I was just going to post that...

A year to the day after Ronnie James Dio...
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Old July 17 2012, 12:05 AM   #57
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Here's a tribute to both Jon & Ronnie, from 1999. The original song was on Roger Glover's Butterfly Ball.

Only a couple shots of Jon in this one.

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Old July 17 2012, 12:23 AM   #58
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That's sad, Lord was pretty much the only member who played in all the Deep Purple line ups across the years. A true veteran.
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Old July 17 2012, 12:56 AM   #59
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Here's the Made In Japan version of Smoke On The Water I mentioned earlier.

The organ solo is near the end. Definitive version, this.

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Old July 17 2012, 03:34 AM   #60
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Nice idea for the thread. Most of the music I listen to would alternative indie or alternative rock. Mostly from the early 1990's to now. Australian and British bands feature more than American bands (with a few exceptions)
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