Sep. 4th, 2010

Yes!

Sep. 4th, 2010 05:01 pm
pandora_ravenfrost: (sawako-chan)
This is it folks, I have finally moved into posting here and I will soon link my new online Home of Rants to livejournal and facebook so everyone can know where to find me. And I must say, creating this page, as simple as it looks, was very time consuming and I admit, I had to forcefully bang my head against my desk several times in order to make it look appealing in the least. Even though I enjoy the smallness of Dreamwidth compared to livejournal, the former still hasn't aquired all the layouts and anime graphics a proud Otaku such as myself needs to feel at home online.

But enough of my Internet angst. As certain of you might have heard me complain of before, Quebec city is absolutely dreadful in the manner of providing us metal heads with our albums on time, so I was most pleasantly surprised when on my way back from work I found that Tarja Turunen's new album was already on the tabelts. This being said, stop whatever you're doing and go get this album. Now!, I highly recommend this album to everyone. Even I, with my high expectations for this album, was impressed (and naturally, managing to get my squeeing hands on the limited two disc edition only made things better). What Lies Beneath is quite different from its predecessor in all ways and does not even compare to it quality wise, since several artistic improvements have been made. First, it is a metal album. It seems to me as if the volume of the electric guitars were suddenly tuned up and unrestrained and the same goes for the symphonic arrangements and the choirs. There are a lot less ballads on the album, which makes it more compact and to the point. But one thing that the ballads have on WLB that were absent from MWS is intensity (I'm particularly thinking of Rivers of Lust when writing this: this song, even though deprived of heavy guitars has at least as much impact on the listener as the heavier songs of the album). Finally, the last element which makes this album so much better than the previous one is cohesion. Unlike MWS, it doesn't shift from one point to another without linking any of it,but sticks to one general idea.

And that Whitesnake cover is just awesome. Heavy choirs and symphonic arrangements in Still of the Night makes me speechless.

And because that post wouldn't be complete without some video spammage...




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