A popular Finnish metal band that
is in desperate need of innovation. Distinct
for being popular not only in Europe, but also in the U.S. and other
countries across the pond. Known for the poetic lyrics of their frontman, Tuomas Holopainen, and the operatic voice of Tarja Turunen, who has since left (forcibly) due to band
Nightwish seems to want to produce music that
is of a more mature grade than what comes to mind when one thinks of "metal
," and succeeded, but only at first. After
five albums they are still singing
about the SAME things
and in many cases, using the EXACT SAME words, phrases, and motifs. The ocean
was insightful back in Oceanborn, but four
albums later, it starts to feel like
Tuomas has fashioned his ocean
soul into a metal
he has been swiftly and forcefully smashing against my head for the past four
years. Unfortunately my desire
to listen to them has been steadily leaking out of the resulting hole in my skull.
Their soft, melodic signature that
they started with has been compromised
by a vicious repetition
of symbology and the overtly elementary singing
skills of bassist
Marco Hietala, who has since gotten more and more singing
parts in recent albums. What began as a borderline revolution in metal
has turned into a musical
Days of our Lives - stagnant as a quadriplegic's legs, derivative of itself, and giving
off a throbbing feeling that
watched this shit ten years ago.
Fan 1: Poor Nightwish...what's with
Marco's voice on Wish I Had an Angel?
Fan 2: His vocal chords were raping his mouth
that day, but they had to record
then no matter what because Tuomas had just discovered a way to reword the Ocean
Soul metaphor to actually sound convincingly
new, and he would have lost the idea
if they waited
a whole day.
Fan 1: Oh.
Fan 2: Well, don't believe everything you read in Rolling Stone.