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Release date: 29 May 2000
Style: Symphonic power metal


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01. She Is My Sin
02. The Kinslayer
03. Come Cover Me
04. Wanderlust
05. Two For Tragedy
06. Wishmaster
07. Bare Grace Misery
08. Crownless
09. Deep Silent Complete
10. Dead Boy's Poem
11. FantasMic
12. Sleepwalker [bonus]

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Lyrics (13)

Tarja Turunen - vocals
Tuomas Holopainen - keyboards
Erno "Emppu" Vuorinen - guitars
Jukka "Julius" Nevalainen - drums, percussion
Sami Vänskä - bass

Guest musicians
Sam Hardwick - voice
Ike Vil - vocals
Ari Tapio Wilska - vocals
Ville Laaksonen - tenor
Matias Kaila - tenor
Esa Lehtinen - flute
Riku Salminen - bass
Anssi Honkanen - bass
Kimmo Kallio - barritone

Additional info
Produced by Nightwish & Tero Kinnunen

All music by T. Holopainen, except 3, 7, 8 by
T. Holopainen/Emppu Vuorinen
All lyrics by T. Holopainen
Arrangements by Nightwish & Tero Kinnunen

Drakkar released a limited edition with a 3D cover.

XIII Bis Records (France) re-released the album in 2001 as part of a limited boxset called "Wish Box", which contains an autographed and enhanced CD, a keyholder and a Nightwish calendar.

Cover artwork by Markus Mayer

Guest review by

Man, it's so hard when we are talking about my favorite power metal band, Nightwish. They are definitely unique with their gothic influenced orchestrated power metal and because they have the world's most talented female singer Tarja Turunen on their side. The album Wishmaster is the follow-up to Oceanborn, which was released 2 years ago. Over these 2 years, Nightwish has definitely evolved as a band and because of it this album is much more mature than any other album this far. But what is Nightwish all about?

published 18.09.2003 | Comments (5)

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Reza - 01.02.2010 at 21:37  
  The best Nightwish album? Of course !
Piratepinoy - 24.05.2010 at 16:18  
Rating: 9 My second first ever bought metal album =)
Warman - 24.05.2010 at 18:48  
Rating: 10 Could be their best.
Wishmaster - 03.09.2010 at 00:07  
  Oceanborn and Wishmaster are the best Nightwish albums.
Luxoline - 14.01.2011 at 23:49  
Rating: 9 I think that Wishmaster may be my favourite album. It really is an awesome album with "Fantasmic" "The kinslayer" "Crownless" "She is my sin" "Wishmaster" and "Wanderlust". And the other songs don't stay behind
the mariner - 16.01.2011 at 02:56  
  Such a great album. From beginning to end. Every now and then I go on my Nightwish binge, and this is album is so cohesively arranged, both in its lyrical and musical content, that I have to listen to its entirety. Bad Ass.
M C Vice - 17.04.2011 at 03:42  
Rating: 7 I think I can hear Holopainen doing backing vocals in the courus of FantasMic. There's definatly a male voice behind Turunen's, and I'm sure it really sounds like Holopainen's.
NocturnalStalker - 11.01.2013 at 10:49  
Rating: 8 Great album and, I think, the darkest one in Nightwish discography (including Tuomas' own requiem - Dead Boy's Poem).
dinualin94 - 20.05.2013 at 21:29  
Rating: 10 This album is the best from nightwish along with oceanborn. Deep Silent Complete is a masterpiece!
Susan - 21.05.2013 at 15:11  
Rating: 10 Wishmaster... Oh, those were the days! Such a great band once upon a time.
serega25 - 02.10.2013 at 00:48  
Rating: 10 Wonderfull songs, great power metal !!!!:banger:
Bad English - 23.05.2014 at 02:59  
Rating: 7 Good album, but still one sound, cany cant beat 1th one what is best and will be are to much nonsence keys (still not prog , sympho sound) ... best song is ''She Is My Sin''

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