Nightwish - Human. :II: Nature.



6.9 | 290 votes |
Release date: 10 April 2020
Style: Symphonic power metal, Symphonic metal

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1 trades it


Disc I
01. Music
02. Noise
03. Shoemaker
04. Harvest
05. Pan
06. How's The Heart?
07. Procession
08. Tribal
09. Endlessness

Disc II
01. All The Works Of Nature Which Adorn The World - Vista
02. All The Works Of Nature Which Adorn The World - The Blue
03. All The Works Of Nature Which Adorn The World - The Green
04. All The Works Of Nature Which Adorn The World - Moors
05. All The Works Of Nature Which Adorn The World - Aurorae
06. All The Works Of Nature Which Adorn The World - Quiet As The Snow
07. All The Works Of Nature Which Adorn The World - Anthropocene (incl. "Hurrian Hymn To Nikkal")
08. All The Works Of Nature Which Adorn The World - Ad Astra

Staff review by
musclassia
Rating:
5.7
With Human. :II: Nature., Nightwish aim to explore life, the universe and everything, but spend too much time staring at the bigger picture to notice the smaller necessities they've overlooked.

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published 13.04.2020 | Comments (121)

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23.05.2020 - 20:35
Sethian88
It's even bigger disappointment because we know what potential they have...
Having Marco and Floor and Kai and Jukka.... and this is the best you can produce? It's not. But I think that mastermind of band is tired of playing metal and composing the same over and over again. Honestly, I don't expect some great comeback of NW in the future.
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23.05.2020 - 21:50
Rating: 4
MeatWolf
And I thought Endless Forms was bad.
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24.05.2020 - 15:59
Rating: 4
Angel N.
Evil Butterfly
Written by Sethian88 on 23.05.2020 at 20:35

It's even bigger disappointment because we know what potential they have...
Having Marco and Floor and Kai and Jukka.... and this is the best you can produce? It's not. But I think that mastermind of band is tired of playing metal and composing the same over and over again. Honestly, I don't expect some great comeback of NW in the future.


I say some legendary bands must just retire themselves on time so to avoid such disappointing productions.
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The Fangirl.
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26.05.2020 - 15:40
Rating: 10
Dorian75
My most beloved Nightwish album for the last decade. More esoteric, less cheesy, less eurovision-esque . Everything is just to the point. Excellent the second part of the album with the soundtrack songs.
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26.05.2020 - 17:49
IronAngel
The sad thing about Tuomas is not that he has artistic aspirations beyond metal. It's that his idea of ambitious, groundbreaking music that squeezes metal and a symphonic orchestra to its absolute limits is... trite blockbuster soundtrack music. His artistic sensibility is entirely seeped in sentimental blandness. I mean, Hans Zimmer is to classical music what Nickelback are to metal. His all-time favorite song is Walking in the Air, ffs. Everything about Nightwish these days betrays a lack of good taste (and perhaps it was always like that, it just worked at first because the power metal reference points were so cool). I know it's a bit vague and hard to articulate, but if you have good taste, you just know what's bad.

I think songs like How's the Heart would actually be much better if they dropped all metal pretensions and played straight-up show tunes. It clearly yearns to be on Broadway or a Disney film, and there's nothing wrong with that.

Yet another uninteresting album in a long line indifferent and tasteless bleh.

(I do think Floor has a nice voice, I never missed Tarja even in Anette's time, and Marco is always pretty good. But personally, I think Century Child is the last really great Nightwish album. Once and DPP have their moments but overall the magic touch isn't there.)
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06.06.2020 - 15:47
Rating: 8
rockeru101
Lots of negativity in here but personally I think this is their best album since Dark Passion Play. I didn't like any album they released after that.
I'm not sure why I like it so much, maybe because the songs are more progressive with less symphonic parts.
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16.06.2020 - 14:35
Rating: 9
Flat
The new album is much more musically and vocally complex and there is shift in topics it addresses in lyrics (although hints in this direction were already present on previous album). I think it is not surprising that many people do not like it that much and I think it is completely ok - it is not "old" Nightwish although I, personally, am glad that they chose not to stagnate. For me, it is one of their best albums and it is even hard to select the best song(s) from it as there are many which are simply great. I would rather say that Harvest, How's the heart and Tribal are good "only"
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02.07.2020 - 11:05
Rating: 5
rashaverak
The epic wall of sound they create in almost every song gets me really tired and is boring. Still this has very strong moments. And as with Metallica's albums in last 30 years, the songs sounds so much better live. I mean these are still not available in live versions but I guess they will be killers live as the songs from they previous albums are.
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03.07.2020 - 20:00
Rating: 10
csantos10
This is not an album, it's a freakin' MASTERPIECE! No doubt it's among the band's best, and walking straight to be number 1.
Nevertheless, as a long-time convicted metalhead (but open-minded now), it's not the album I would first present to an outsider, EXACTLY because it's extremely rich, full of elements, nuances, variations, layers, culture, musical quality and well refined taste. It demands previous knowledge. Not for beginners, not for radicals, not easygoing, not made-to-sell, not ready to digest. It's a band in their absolute peak, showing their absolute musical ripeness. Fantastic.
This album has in it ALL previous Nightwish albums and phases (including AFF) except, luckily, for Oceanborn/Wishmaster… I mean, I love when Floor sings some of those songs in the setlist (like Decades), but seriously, is there an adult metalhead who can still listen to those originals, front-to-rear?
Moreover, all of the band's signature elements blend with a lot of brand new stuff, constructed in a brand new way. It has prog, symphonic, folk, heavy, doom, gothic, even small glimpses of modern groove metal and jazz! It has heaviness indeed (back after EFMB), softness, contemplation, melancholy, rawness, beauty, complexity, magnificent vocals, kinematics-storytelling-soundtrack feelings, melodies, solfeggio, choirs, lyrical, orchestral parts, great guitar-and-drums parts, acoustic parts, exotic sounds, traditional also. It has from troubadour to Andrew Lloyd Webber. From Wagnerian arrangements to pure-metal-punch with pinches of celtic flavor. It just has it all, a lot to show for, and not one single second of the album is wasted - by the way, it does not have "THE song", it works perfectly in its entirety.
Warning: if you want too much of only one kind of sound, forget about it, nothing there is "too much". All these elements I've said are perfectly balanced. Didn't like it? OK, no problem, that's optional. Didn't see any of these things? Sorry, then you just didn't listen.
Myself, well… I simply don't listen to other stuff since the album came out, and don't record this ever happening before. That's a 10. But only 'cause I can't give it 11.
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04.07.2020 - 14:26
Rating: 4
Mountain King
K i K o
This was really boring and bad with very few good moments, and those very few good moments have been all heard before in an even better way. I actually enjoyed disc 2 more than disc 1. At least it's nice music even if not metal.
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