Well my ex-favorite bend Nightwish and it's ex-lead singer both have new singles. Nightwish has it's Bye Bye Beautiful
and Tarja has hers Die Alive
(which is for a change better than I walk alone *blaah* ).
If you wander why I put "ex" up there it's not bcs I don't like Nightwish anymore ,just the opposite I like it very very much even with Anette but not as much and even with Tarja singing in the new album it wouldn't be good enough for Nightwish to be my No~1 bend (now they are No~2 XD) .THe thing is that the new album has it's great EPIC and orchestral moments like a great OST of some great movie but it has it's downs like For the Heart I Once Had which sounds like Evanescence (argh) . Which leads as to Ta(rrrrrrr)rija . He new album on the other hand sounds exactly like Evanescence only with Tarja singing and that's gross. So I would like to put a list of My top bends and top voices.Bends
#1 Within Temptation
With no doubts about it, WT is the best bend for me EVER. Their music is dramatic and theatrical. Every song they ever made sounds like a fairytale it self. When you listen to the bends voice you get chills and you feel like entering heaven and that's what the Highlight in music really is, to make people feel like they are not on this awful place called Earth.
Live they really rock! I was in the first row and had a special experience. Although many of you would say I'm a groupie bcs of it I still think it's special and Thanks to God nobody can take it from me.
Sharon was giving' the microphone to the people in the first row and lucky for me I was able to "sing" (read: scream) a little and wile doing that Sharon was looking at me and smiling . Telepathically I felt her hugging me and got chills (which isn't enough to describe the feeling) . I shaped my hands like a heart and she soundlessly sad "thank you!" .
WT's music is more than inspiration for me and it comforts me to go on no meter what.
Fav Songs: Mother Earth, Angels, Ice Queen, Running up that Hill (cover), Our Solemn Hour, Frozen, Forgiven, The Cross, Caged, Dark Wings, Deceiver of Fools and every other song (XD)
Well Nightwish were my favorite bend (along with WT) till 2007. In the "Tarja ERA" their music was really really something powerful and strong. It was also dramatic but more like a soundtrack filled with the emotions in the lyrics. The power ,yet, wasn't given by the EX singer Tarja but by Marco the bassist and side vocalist ,yet the emotions were given by Tarja and the man who wrote the lyrics Tuomas. It's true that the new album lacs of power and emotion but it has something else. In the new nightwish era ,or the "Anette Era" , the music is more rock and less metal but non the less Soundtrack and Epic. With Dark Passion Play ,Nightwish had reach the top of epicity ever to be done by any other "Underground" bend. Yet it's more commercial (again not bcs of the new voice) and it lacs of originality. Few songs follow the well now pattern of it prequel: Nemo-Amaranth: The beginning with the keyboards and the catchy choirs ; Wish I had An Angel: Female vocals- Male Vocal choir-AAAAA-FM Vocals- Male scream- AAAA ; Moondance-The Last of the wilds: the Irish dance instrumental stuff etc..
Yet there are original songs like The Poet and The Pendulum or The Islander and others. The worst thing on the album is the similarity with Evanescence . The songs Cadence of her last breath and For the Heart I Once Had are too similar to it.
Fav Songs: The Poet and the Pendulum, Ghost Love Score, Wish I had An Angel, She is my sin, Moondance, The Islander, Dark Chest of wonders etc.
#3 Dir En Grey
Well here is a new one. This bend ,unlike the other two, isn't female fronted, hasn't got operatic and epic songs. What do I see in it than. Let's just ignore the fact that it's a Japanese bend ok? The main theme in their music is the pain, and while they make a little to big spectacle of the pain with their lyrics , with their music they show it perfectly and just for a moment give me an opportunity to smash someones had off without actually doing it !
Fav Songs: Agitated Screams Of Maggots, Umbrella, Ugly, Hades, Grief, III Empire, Dozen Green and many others
Well Mucc are a great bend when it comes to the vocals and the music. Although not epic or operatic, and even if the pain isn't the main focus in the music they are fun and are great for relaxing and singing along.
#5 Sonata Arctica
I was thinking of putting Epica or An Cafe or D'espeirs Ray here but I cosed Sonata over them. Another Finish Metal bend. with power and epical lyrics. The male vocals are always strong, full of energy and emotions. The melodies are playful and their ballads are ever so heartbreaking.
Fav songs: Shamandalie, Replica, Kingdom for a Heart, The Power Of One etc.Voices
#1 Sharon Den Adel
Well you should read what I've sad For WT in the list of Top 5 bends. I also have to add to that , even if Sharon sometimes sings false the shade of her Voice is so unique so it makes up to it
#2 Amy Winehouse
Aha! I bet you didn't aspect this of me! Well it's a pity that she is a drug addict but her voice is so wonderful that I can't explain it to you how calm I fill when I listen to her.
Her voice leads me out of this time and out of this place, wonderful, amazing and epic!
#4 Simone Simmons
Well even if a lot of you would say that Tarja is the opera chick in metal, I would (typically) disagree. Simone started to sing when she heard Nightwish which makes it really amazing what she accomplished in such a small amount of time. You rule Simone!
#5 Lisa Middelhauve
She is maybe a little unknown but her voice is amazing. She's the vocalist of the also amazing gothic metal sensation Xandria.
So there tell me what is your opinion on the change of vocalist in Nightwish who would you prefer over Anette? (Just please don't flame her, she isn't guilty that Tarja got fired!) What are your top5?
And yes I would like to ask what do you think would a jazz like junkie Amy Winehouse manage singing in a metal bend like Nightwish (this is just a thought!)? Or maybe Not ?Help with the Subscription
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