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WISHMASTER

Nightwish

 

Progressive Metal

3.42 | 115 ratings

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Vobiscum
4 stars Since I heard so far is my favorite album of them. "Wishmaster" represents for me the pinnacle of the band's creativity. What came before and what came after does not compare to this album. They kept the same members of the previous album "Oceanborn". "She Is My Sin" starts the album with the band's characteristic riffs and vocals even better "Tarja Turunen". The chorus is a striking melody. The solo "Emppu Vuorinen" and the technique enhanced "Jukka Nevalainen" in the sticks. This song is the omen of success that this album is.

"The Kinslayer" is a masterpiece in every 3 minutes and 59 seconds. Harmony, pompous arrangements, technical quality.

"Come Cover Me" is used to toast the larger space allowed the guitar from that album. The keyboard is still there, but in a more balanced volume with the other instruments. Even the bass becomes louder. The production of the album was far more exquisite than the first two.

After a more lilting song, "Come Cover Me," "Wanderlust" is already on the run and the combination of keyboard and guitar becomes almost like hand and glove here. With improved techniques, all the instruments stand out.

"Two For Tragedy" slows through dramatic interpretation of "Tarja Turunen" with a vocal technique chilling to the soul. The sound of the flute extends the sound trip, followed by a short but beautiful guitar solo.

The album title is a fantastic song, "Wishmaster". Double bass drums, striking riffs, "Tuomas Holopainen" inserting various sounds from your keyboard, further enriching the song's melody. It seemed impossible to see something better but this was still only the sixth track.

Gently "Sami Vänskä" is exposed on the track "Bare Grace Misery". A song without the same speed of "Wanderlust" and "Wishmaster", but certainly enjoyable.

"Crownless" is a comparison of speed between all instruments, as if to see who can be faster, obviously there is no winner but indivual collective, the band again excels. "Tarja Turunen" seems to sing easier than ever.

"Deep Silent Complete", "Dead Boy's Poem" and "Fantasmic" ends the album in its standard edition.

"Deep Silent Complete" is a song very short but well thought out.

"Dead Boy's Poem" is a ballad to the peculiar style of the band itself, exposing the voice quality of "Tarja" and his dramatic interpretation.

The album could not have done differently, "Fantasmic" is a rhythmic variation that until then the band had not yet experienced. There are more than eight minutes of riffs, chords, arrangements and great technique, and creativity of Finnish. The album is highly recommended even for those not a fan of the band, just be fond of a good quality music and proven technique.

Vobiscum | 4/5 |

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