by Kratos - 24/11/2016
Classic Nightwish, FTW!
by evenstar_elfpire - 24/11/2016
Nightwish’s first album, although with some tracks being signifigantly less "heavy" than some of their later work, is beautiful, and an obvious staple in the Nightwish discography. Elvenpath is one of my all time favorite songs.
by SkeleBoy - 24/11/2016
Tutankhamen is my favorite on this album.
Even at the very beginning this band was amazing.
I think it would be spectacular if they’d try re-recording their old albums now, with Aneete on vocals.
I’d love to hear it. They’ve progressed SO far.
Only thing that stinks is that there’s now a big hole in the discography on iTunes.
Bring us the rest!
Finally, iTunes gets more Nightwish!
by Nearotz - 24/11/2016
Hmm, there’s so much to say about this album, but I’ll keep it brief. First of all, I’m really glad they have the demos from 1997; I’ve been trying to find them everywhere, but no luck. If you want this album, don’t but it in a store because you most likely won’t get these three songs.
As for the album itself, it’s their first, and while it’s not their best, it’s definately worth checking out (especially if you’re already a fan of Nightwish). If you’re new to them, I’d recommend their album Once as a good starting place.
Two quick highlights, in my opinion:
- The "Lappi songs" are a favorite of mine; the four parts transition into one another and can be listened to as a whole or seperately. Some really nice acoustic guitar work... very rarely do you hear Emppu on anything but electric after this album.
- "Tutankhamen" is a fun one; the lyrics may be a tad cheesy, but the melody has a haunting Egyptian feel to it.
Everything else is worth a couple listens, and I’d say if you’re a fan of Nightwish, you definately need this album in your collection, as it’s the beginning of everything.