Release date: 22 February 2012
Style: Symphonic metal

Rating:

8.3 | 322 votes

Owners:

269 have it
28 want it


01. A Prophecy Of Worlds To Fall
02. Valentine
03. Forevermore
04. Euphoria
05. Blood On My Hands
06. Soulcrusher
07. The Dream Is Still Alive
08. The Lost Elysion
09. Call Of The Wind
10. A Thousand Letters
11. Cursed
12. The Nomad's Crown
13. When The Mirror Cracks [limited digipak bonus]
14. The Sailor And The Sea [Limited Digipak bonus]

The best Symphonic Metal album of 2012

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Staff review by
Ag Fox

Rating:
8.3
Do you miss the time when Nightwish was just being… Nightwish instead of Night-Pirates-Of-The-Caribbean-Disney-Wish? Then there are those that still wish Tarja hadn't left in the first place. With all due respect to Tuomas Holopainen's current expansive palette of musical ideas, I do think Nightwish's back catalogue is a major reason why they have such a massive following. Of course, Anette won't be singing in an operatic style all of a sudden and Tuomas loves the current direction he's taking the band to (and who knows, maybe they will succeed in bringing a killer album that will please both old and new fans next time round), so save for the few stuck-in-the-mud stragglers, world plus dog has moved on and lived happily ever after… And the fact is that there are those that constantly return to their worn out copies of Oceanborn / Wishmaster. Here is when Xandria's latest effort Neverworld's End comes into the picture.

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published 06.04.2012 | Comments (18)

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Malaghost - 05.05.2012 at 17:24  
Rating: 8 Sounds exactly same like old Nightwish, not my cup of tea though.
Cal Wolvington - 22.05.2012 at 19:22  
 
Written by Malaghost on 05.05.2012 at 17:24

Sounds exactly same like old Nightwish, not my cup of tea though.


Sounds nothing like old Nigthwish. Old Nightwish combined symphonic elements with good power metal riffs, Xandria uses symphonic elements to disguise mediocre songwriting.
Unhealer - 22.05.2012 at 20:19  
 
Written by Guest on 22.05.2012 at 19:22

Old Nightwish combined symphonic elements with good power metal riffs, Xandria uses symphonic elements to disguise mediocre songwriting.


You won a box full of puppies for that comment.
The Galactican - 23.05.2012 at 22:20  
  My first impression: This is soooooo corny.
My second impression: Eh, it was worth another try.
My third impression: Get out of my mind you siren!
My fourth impression: Time to press play again.
Vonpire - 24.05.2012 at 15:39  
Rating: 10
Written by The Galactican on 23.05.2012 at 22:20

My first impression: This is soooooo corny.
My second impression: Eh, it was worth another try.
My third impression: Get out of my mind you siren!
My fourth impression: Time to press play again.


Yup , this album has that effect
Lyphiria - 20.06.2012 at 05:20  
Rating: 6 What a boring record. Have heard all the elements used a hundred times before on other symphonic metal bands. Originality: Zero.
Vonpire - 26.06.2012 at 17:01  
Rating: 10
Spacerunner - 13.11.2012 at 15:37  
Rating: 10 Best since "Wishmaster".
R Lewis - 15.11.2012 at 22:25  
Rating: 7 Recently I haven't used "9" many times, but this totally deserves it. Great
majstora - 03.03.2013 at 20:21  
Rating: 10 Great Manuela! 10!
Rhiannon - 13.03.2013 at 14:26  
Rating: 9 The best album of 2012 for me. I love this new sound, which combines the best aspects of Nightwish: the operatic vocals of the Tarja-era and the epic symphonics of the Anette-era. Too bad it's made by another band
But seriously, almost every song is great on this album, even the ballads. My favourites are The Lost Elysion, Call Of The Wind, The Nomad's Crown. Manuela is great, her voice is not as unique and beautiful as Lisa's, but fits well with their new sound.
And they are good live too, I saw them opening for Epica and they were so much better than them
serega25 - 27.03.2013 at 23:23  
Rating: 8 The old Nightwish sound is back in this Xandria album... Good album
Metal_Elle - 28.03.2013 at 13:30  
  For me, this album is the best symphonic album of the last year.

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