by Kratos - 24/11/2016
by Nearotz - 24/11/2016
Their second album is an improvement over Angels Fall First (not that it was terrible, or anything, but you can definately tell they’ve moved into a new direction with Oceanborn). The opening and second tracks are among my all-time favorites.
This is the album Tuomas said (...in an interview; I won’t pretend I know him personally O_o) that he actually considered it to be more of Nightwish’s first album, and he considered Angels Fall First more of their demo. This iTunes-version of the album has some bonus tracks that you don’t get if you buy Oceanborn in stores. If you’d rather not get the whole album, here are some must-haves:
- Stargazers: Great riffs and vocals; it’s one of those hard-to-song-along-to songs. Pretty fast-paced and makes for a great opening track.
- Gethsemane: If you’re a lyric-y sort of person, give this one a listen. Tuomas is a great lyricist (in fact, Nightwish is one of the few bands where I actually listen to the lyrics). Tarja’s voice compliments the mood of this song wonderfully.
- Nightquest: Another great opening riff with great guitar work. This style of song doesn’t exactly work for Tarja’s voice, but she pulls it off.
- Walking In the Air: Not everyone’s going to love this one. It’s a cover, but they did a great job with it. Listen to this one if you’re in a mellow mood.
Overall, you can tell they’ve definately found their unique sound with this album.
Great album glad iTunes got it
by DoYouHaveAGrudge? - 24/11/2016
First thing’s first: this is not their best album. If you are new to Nightwish, start out with Once and then Dark Passion Play. Then go backwards until Angels Fall First. This is album is a good buy on iTunes becuase it comes with 4 extra songs not on the album when you buy it from the stores. I believe Nightquest is the best song on the CD, and then Passion and the Opera. If you are a great Nightwish fan like I am, buy this album immediately. But if you’re just beginning, go for Once first.
by finlandnight - 24/11/2016
Nightwish is by far my favorite band, and i have to say that this is their bast album yet. Still, iTunes needs to get Over the Hills and Far Away!