Amazon uploaded audio samples for each song from Imaginaerum, the new upcoming album from the Finnish symphonic metal act Nightwish. The samples were uploaded to the band's Soundcloud website and you can now listen to them here.
Nightwish posted the following on their official website: "Here are the official tasters from Imaginaerum! Even Amazon was so enthusiastic about the album, that they had to share these samples without asking us... If you want to experience the true impact of the album, we recommend that you do something else and not listen to these. With lots of respect!"
Imaginaerum will be released on November 30th in Finland and on December 2nd in Europe. More album details were previously reported over here.
Crappy comment form them. I've enjoyed some of these moments. It's repetitive as shit and very mid-tempo, but there's some nice music around and I think I'll enjoy this album for a couple or more listens. The highlight is the weird folky tune in the end and Marco singing in Suomi.
I guess you already know this, but those are just tiny pieces of an album.
I know, but my mind tends to work in fragments and when I hear this sorta stuff I have about 80% chance of guessing how it might sound like.
Of course, due to this amazing and completely unnecessary gift, Nature has crippled me in a lot of other ways.
I feel this is going to be very similar to Dark Passion Play in every way. Some moments which are going to be brilliantly epic and others are going to be same old repetitive Nightwish with Anette. I'm hoping to hear the instrumentals of all the songs.
I'm actually looking forward this album now. I wasn't sure at first but it seems somewhat promising.
I never was a big fan of this band back when Tarja was the singer even if the music was awesome, but I think I prefer them now.
I've enjoyed DPP and I think I'll be pleased with this one. It sounds like it will be more epic than DPP.
But still, I do not have very high hopes, it may also be a very boring album. Who knows?
I think the fish is gonna be a good big fish. I'm very interested in hearing "Slow Love Slow" in its entirety. Jazz ballads are a good genre and worth experimenting, especially by quality bands. Almost every song seems to have a Celtic folk element which is another promising factor.
I'm very interested in hearing "Slow Love Slow" in its entirety. Jazz ballads are a good genre and worth experimenting, especially by quality bands. Almost every song seems to have a Celtic folk element which is another promising factor.
Oh yes, I think Annette can pull it off quite nicely. As for the Celtic touch... wouldn't like them to wander too much into folk, but I like hearing some folk from time to time, and also some Nightwish from time to time, so it's a perfect match really.
The folk was the thing that made the first albums of them so magical. It wasn't exactly Celtic but more oriental back then but still... these kinds of elements always spice up the music.
Oh, yes, indeed. I really liked the melodies of at least half the songs on their first releases, they had lovely guitar tones, and some neat keyboard stuff in it... I tend to dislike overly symphonic music, so I only listen to a few Once-onward tracks.
And I love that Oriental feel you're talking about... If all folk metal took cues from Amorphis and developed it further, it wouldn't have gotten boring so quickly.
Now that I think again, the acoustic guitar lines that can be heard in some of the samples do seem like a return to "Angels Fall First"...
A return to innocent times? James Hetfield (not a very smart person, I know) once said you can't undo what you've learnt - you can't make yourself a virgin again. I wonder how that experiment will turn out...
The music, chorus and Marco singing sound pretty nice. Regarding Annette and her voice, well...it'll never work with me.
Some passages seem very Tarot-ish! "Last ride of the day" vs "Rider of the last day", uhuh
ErnilEnNaur - 21.11.2011 at 16:21
"The same old dead boy's song" sums it up pretty well. I don't mean to jump on any volksbandwagon, but I am not impressed by these samples.
Sounds promising. I just need they release another song as great as "The Poet and the Pendulum".
The Poet And The Pendulum is indeed a great song, but it is also an emotional catharsis filled with pain, angst, rage and more pain perhaps. Now Tuomas is all childish and happy. I don't wish ill for the guy, he is a genius, but he is at his best when things suck for him.
First impression: this is pure shit. Same fucking guitar riff on every song, lots of crappy ballads, you-know-who's lame vocals, cheeeesy hop-dee-ho-hai-la/tic tac tic tac bits... I'll have to hear the whole album for a final judgement but to date the only track that almost made me smile shyly is "Arabesque". BAD.