The Dark Element - The Dark Element

8.2 | 118 votes |
Release date: 10 November 2017
Style: Symphonic power metal


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01. The Dark Element
02. My Sweet Mystery
03. Last Good Day
04. Here's To You
05. Someone You Used To Know
06. Dead To Me
07. Halo
08. I Cannot Raise The Dead
09. The Ghost And The Reaper
10. Heaven Of Your Heart
11. Only One Who Knows Me

Anette Olzon - vocals
Jani Liimatainen - guitars, keyboards, backing vocals, programming
Jani "Hurtsi" Hurula - drums
Jonas Kuhlberg - bass

Additional musicians:
Niilo Sevänen - vocals
Petri Aho - backing vocals
Anssi Stenberg - backing vocals
Jarkko Lahti - piano

Additional info
Written and produced by Jani Liimatainen.

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11.11.2017 - 14:40
Rating: 10
I really like this album! Anette has a beautiful voice and Jani wrote perfect music and lyrics as always^^
11.11.2017 - 20:10
Rating: 7
tiny dog ghosts
It's really really poppy and really really simple, but I think that's a strength and I dig it. It's basically a really nicely mastered Wishmaster tribute and that's fine. Annete sounds really good and the whole thing is catchy and pretty solid. Good job although if they do more, they need to branch out a bit as it is all a bit samey after a while.
13.11.2017 - 17:46
Rating: 7
It is a bit repetitive and there is a few mehhh... songs. Overall it is easy to the ears but quite forgettable really.
13.11.2017 - 21:46
Rating: 6
Nick Carter
They can do better... way much better.
14.11.2017 - 07:40
Rating: 8
The Melting Snow
It's good. catchy and simple.

PS. much better and much more metal than Nightwish The album has more riffs and solos than Nightwish's last 3 albums combined
17.11.2017 - 09:27
Star team, me personally never like Anette's vocal on Nightwish albums but on this one it is OK and the music is great.

This one is just pure Nightwish 2000s reminds Wishmaster album a lot.

And yeah the modern Nightwish just sucks in comparison to this one, even Nightwish have a fulltime pipes member, and Floor Jansen that Tuomas Holopainen does not allow to sign Tarjas voice on the latest album, LOL, however Imaginaerum with Anette wasn't so bad.

UPDATE: just listen to the album a couple of times, and yeahh it is OK but, it is too much poppy, music is not bad mostly, lyrics is mostly crap, Anettes voice is OK this time.
17.11.2017 - 15:30
Rating: 6
Vocals are OK, music is OK, but the two together is a solid meh, because none of them gives this album the oomph needed to elevate it to great.
Either they should have chosen a male vocalist, or they should have seriously restrained the keyboard fluff and make a more guitar-oriented album.
Life is all the pain we endeavour.
18.11.2017 - 23:51
Rating: 9
Better than nightwish. less symphonic, more catchy metal
01.12.2017 - 03:39
Rating: 9
How I miss Anette's voice. Nightwish's loss.
05.12.2017 - 07:08
Stunning Cactus
Can't stand Anette's mediocre voice. Ugh.
"I always knew metal would live on. I was right."
~Me, 2013
07.01.2018 - 13:34
Rating: 7
I'm in two minds on this one, the good tracks are good and the mediocre ones are, well mediocre, it's a bit formulaic too, but it's a decent debut.
11.01.2018 - 20:31
Rating: 6
Basically sounds like a mixture of Cain's Offering, Amaranthe and Anette-era Nightwish, and for the most part I kinda enjoy it. Think Annette's vocals fit pretty well here, and the songs are generally somewhat entertaining, if not greatl. Someone You Used To Know is a pretty tedious ballad with cringly lyrics though
13.02.2018 - 09:51
Rating: 8
M C Vice
Was Someone You Used To Know originally meant to be a Cain's Offering song? A lot of it sounds like it was written with Timo Kotipelto's voice in mind, and I reckon some parts would sound better with his voice rather than Olzon's.
"Another day, another Doug."
"I'll fight you on one condition. That you lower your nipples."
" 'Tis a lie! Thy backside is whole and ungobbled, thou ungrateful whelp!"
27.02.2018 - 14:06
Glad to see Anette carry the torch, but dear God the music videos are hard to watch. I'm no doctor, but I want to prescribe the drummer 300 cc's of an Arm and Hammer enema.
22.08.2018 - 00:57
Rating: 9
You could switch Olzon out for just about any Euro-metal diva, but any Jani is good Jani these days.

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