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DARK PASSION PLAY

Nightwish

 

Progressive Metal

3.83 | 153 ratings

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Confetti
5 stars The Sound: One era ended in October of 2005 when the band gave the boot to the long time leadsinger Tarja Turunen, but now a new era has started, and Nightwish has relised a new album with their new lead singer Anette Olzon. Two singles later I thought that this album is gouing to be all around trash, and very easy to ignore. A ten lissens later haven't got the whole picture figured out yet. DPP has so many layers because allmost every song has massive orchestras backing the band. Tuomas Holopainen has made great collaboration's with London Session Orchestra and the Metro Voices Choir and it has payed up for this album. The album sound is Epic! The only thing that the orchestra takes away is the bands own saund with the guitars, drums and keybords. But it kinda works with Anettes vocals. //

Lyrics: The lyrics are a big factor in Finnish metal bands mainly because they can be humorist. Many mishaps that doesn't seam to work at all. Trying to be more mystical then they are. These lyrics can mean anything and there is a chance that I just don't get the obvious here but there is some clear references that anyone with a clear head wod notice. Like the Bye Bye Beatiful. A clear referense to Tarja Turunen and her departure from the band. And Master Passion Greed, song about Tarjas husband slash manager. All around the lyrics department is attleast ok. Some great pieces all over the record but hardly even one song with allthrough great lyrics. //

Impression: But how does it all come together? Allmost perfectly. Nighwish has made one of the best and somewhat surprising albums of 2007. Actually the departure of Tarja might have been the right thing for Nightwish to stay relevant after so many albums with a singer that had such a personal singing voice. Anette is a great singer. Not like Tarja but she has great tones in her voice that works well with the orchestras. Marco Hietalas vocals in the other hand make the bands playing sound better. Anette and Marco work really well together, and both have awesome solo songs. The overal apparence on the album seems to be way more personal then before with Tarja who's vocals ruled over the bands music. Band sounds more free then they have been in a long time. can't still understand why Eva is on the album? It totaly kills the Drive expecially when the album is so heavy and more then massive. 04 Cadence Of Her Last Breath in my opinion has the greatest hit potential and it's also one of the best songs on the album. No real mishaps exept for Eva, and that's guite amazing if you think that the album lasts over an hour. I recommend this album to everyone that's a friend of melodic metal or just interessed of what Nightwish has got for us now.

An epic album that really puts Nightwish back to the top of the popular symphonic metal bands. // 4.7/5

Confetti | 5/5 |

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