The Dark Element - The Dark Element

8.3 | 40 votes |
Release date: 10 November 2017
Style: Symphonic power metal


14 have it
11 want it

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

Top 20 albums of 2017: 8

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10.11.2017 - 08:08
Rating: 8
Overall, The Dark Album is a very pleasurable album, with some nice hooks and catchy melodies, but not merely what I expected Jani to produce - but I guess that's fair considering he wanted to go "poppy" or well, more "easy-listening" than anything else he produced before.
11.11.2017 - 14:40
Rating: 9
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, LOL, however Imaginaerum with Anette wasn't so bad.
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.
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