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by Daggor
24 Aug 2014 09:38
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Guess the next album's release date
Replies: 20
Views: 13163

Re: Guess the next album's release date

January 16th 2015
by Daggor
23 Aug 2014 21:47
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's 10th Album, "Beyond the Red Mirror"
Replies: 1656
Views: 603600

Re: Blind Guardian LP10

Any clue as to how long from the 'turning it in' to the 'it's released' moment? at least if anyone's privvy to record release trends. So, taking an example Stratovarius' Nemesis record, I was told that the "Songs were locked" on August 1st, masters delivered November 1st, and the album was released...
by Daggor
13 Sep 2013 10:04
Forum: Imaginations from the Other Side
Topic: Change POWER METAL tag to GERMAN METAL platform
Replies: 6
Views: 9299

Re: Change POWER METAL tag to GERMAN METAL platform

So what about the fact that the style is quite popular in Scandinavia, Japan, Brazil and the United States? All playing subtly different regional variations?
by Daggor
12 Apr 2012 16:14
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Guardian's Guardian/Monk on a unfaithful (cover artwork)trip
Replies: 56
Views: 25649

Re: Guardian's Guardian/Monk on a unfaithful (cover artwork)

Just reminds me how lucky Stratovarius is to have some crazed hungarian genius doing their cover work. http://www.piercingmetal.com/graphics/cd_stratovarius_polaris.jpg http://www.patro.cz/img//shop/020/1075221530.jpg http://metalwarez.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/Stratovarius-Elysium-Co...
by Daggor
07 Jun 2011 20:47
Forum: Imaginations from the Other Side
Topic: Metallica Crowned Most Influential Rock Band
Replies: 19
Views: 11906

Re: Metallica Crowned Most Influential Rock Band

the list is of the last 30 years, bands like Black Sabbath and Deep Purple (The 2 most influential metal bands in history) both were well out of their prime by 1981
by Daggor
26 Mar 2011 23:05
Forum: Imaginations from the Other Side
Topic: Trying out Sonata Arctica
Replies: 48
Views: 25985

Re: Trying out Sonata Arctica

I just picked up Silence and after one listen I have to say they are super cheesy and the drumming is really mediocre on this album. But I wont give up on them yet. 2 words... Reckoning Night :D I'm just surprised that anyone talked about it. That's IMO their best album, I mean come on, there's "Do...
by Daggor
23 Mar 2011 22:06
Forum: Imaginations from the Other Side
Topic: Symfonia
Replies: 12
Views: 8643

Re: Symfonia

Album leaked. My review is here
http://daggreview.blogspot.com/
by Daggor
19 Feb 2011 09:47
Forum: Imaginations from the Other Side
Topic: The future of Black Sabbath
Replies: 61
Views: 32531

Re: The future of Black Sabbath

I hope Iommi and Geezer are planning SOMETHING at least.
by Daggor
24 Jan 2011 03:17
Forum: Imaginations from the Other Side
Topic: Kuorosota
Replies: 3
Views: 4402

Re: Kuorosota

I remember that, Timo Kotipelto won.
by Daggor
23 Jan 2011 07:32
Forum: Imaginations from the Other Side
Topic: Best concert experience?
Replies: 18
Views: 11920

Re: Best concert experience?

Seeing Bigelf perform is by far the coolest live experience ever.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Awt7za8sA_8
by Daggor
09 Jan 2011 18:10
Forum: Imaginations from the Other Side
Topic: Stratovarius album in the works
Replies: 37
Views: 17019

Re: Stratovarius album in the works

Listened to it a couple of times. It's okay, a lot better than their recent offerings. In fact, it's their best cd in ten years time. Production is very thin though, and Koti's accent actually seems to have become worse - which is an achievement in itself. His accent might be worse, but overall his...
by Daggor
08 Jan 2011 06:09
Forum: Imaginations from the Other Side
Topic: "I'm a snob bastard and listen to non-Metal stuff"
Replies: 965
Views: 483414

Re: "I'm a snob bastard and listen to non-Metal stuff"

Dentarthurdent wrote:Uriah Heep - Traveller in Time
Not sure if that counts as non metal. It's a damned close call
by Daggor
07 Jan 2011 08:55
Forum: Imaginations from the Other Side
Topic: Children of Bodom - Was it Worth it (Song Premiere)
Replies: 19
Views: 11937

Re: Children of Bodom - Was it Worth it (Song Premiere)

I used to listen to em pretty regularly, liked everything except "Follow the Reaper", don't kill me, I just think while it had the most power metal elements, it lacked the bite that other albums had. I'm pretty sure if I listened today I'd like it more though.
by Daggor
06 Jan 2011 04:29
Forum: Imaginations from the Other Side
Topic: Stratovarius album in the works
Replies: 37
Views: 17019

Re: Stratovarius album in the works

The Rider Of Rohan wrote:Personally I don't think that they could ever top their Infinite-album. But I'm listening to the new one right now, so I'll know if it's good in an hour or so.
Thoughts?
My review is here
http://daggreview.blogspot.com/2011/01/ ... -2011.html
by Daggor
03 Jan 2011 03:44
Forum: Imaginations from the Other Side
Topic: Stratovarius album in the works
Replies: 37
Views: 17019

Re: Stratovarius album in the works

Matias Kupiainen, from a technical standpoint, is a much better guitarist than Tolkki, as far as songwriting goes, I think by Elements II, things had gotten stale, and the self titled project album proved that although they could certainly play different styles, fans didn't like it, the new songwri...
by Daggor
29 Dec 2010 05:23
Forum: Imaginations from the Other Side
Topic: Stratovarius album in the works
Replies: 37
Views: 17019

Re: Stratovarius album in the works

no Tolkki, no Strato not true at all. Jorg, Jens, and TK were all just as important to Strato's famous sound as Tolkki, listen to their earlier albums, before TK, Jorg and Jens join, they're good, but very different. they are great, too - like'em all (at least up to Elements I) Strato came out of a...
by Daggor
28 Dec 2010 01:27
Forum: Imaginations from the Other Side
Topic: Stratovarius album in the works
Replies: 37
Views: 17019

Re: Stratovarius album in the works

Mh, I must be growing out of this kind of music, or at least Strato's one. Those two songs don't really do anything for me. no Tolkki, no Strato not true at all. Jorg, Jens, and TK were all just as important to Strato's famous sound as Tolkki, listen to their earlier albums, before TK, Jorg and Jen...
by Daggor
26 Dec 2010 06:32
Forum: Imaginations from the Other Side
Topic: Stratovarius album in the works
Replies: 37
Views: 17019

Re: Stratovarius album in the works

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ijicu6eYQjU

Nope.. I'm not going to bother to describe it, just know that this is a shredfest to end shredfests.
by Daggor
12 Dec 2010 02:07
Forum: Imaginations from the Other Side
Topic: Now playing
Replies: 4060
Views: 1281735

Re: Now playing

Cornbugs- Riders of the Whistling Skull
by Daggor
09 Dec 2010 07:34
Forum: Imaginations from the Other Side
Topic: Now playing
Replies: 4060
Views: 1281735

Re: Now playing

Porcupine Tree- The Nostalgia Factory
by Daggor
04 Dec 2010 01:28
Forum: Imaginations from the Other Side
Topic: Doom metal
Replies: 38
Views: 21075

Re: Doom metal

Sorry for asking this, but what the hell is Doom Metal? :o Doom Metal is essentially the "traditional metal" that was started by Black Sabbath. Generally slower guitar riffing, satanic/semi christian lyrics (obviously this doesn't count for everyone, but it does for Black Sabbath and Candlemass). O...
by Daggor
03 Dec 2010 01:18
Forum: Imaginations from the Other Side
Topic: Stratovarius album in the works
Replies: 37
Views: 17019

Re: Stratovarius album in the works

http://www.amazon.de/Elysium/dp/B004EP2WDA/ Samples. Seems that it's an expansion of the Polaris songs, although Polaris had a few undeveloped/filler tracks (Falling Star, Somehow Precious), and lacked intensity from the guitars, with a huge world tour under their belt, I feel like they're a lot mor...
by Daggor
28 Nov 2010 20:20
Forum: Imaginations from the Other Side
Topic: Stratovarius album in the works
Replies: 37
Views: 17019

Re: Stratovarius album in the works

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RKepSIn8tc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7OmLxD1liI


there are the songs so people can make up their minds before dismissing it. Infernal Maze is all kinds of awesome, as I expected.
by Daggor
28 Nov 2010 10:35
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Man, I had no idea IFTOS was so heavy!
Replies: 32
Views: 12985

Re: Man, I had no idea IFTOS was so heavy!

o.0 what did you think it was?
by Daggor
28 Nov 2010 08:11
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: OFFICIAL SETLIST TOPIC
Replies: 528
Views: 199123

Re: OFFICIAL SETLIST TOPIC

Don't remember the whole setlist, the special song for Royal Oak was "Ashes to Ashes" and in the encore, Hansi announced Valkyries, and a few people were really surprised, so he was like "Would you rather have Valhalla?" and everyone cheered, and he asked "Was that a yes?" and then walks over to Mar...
by Daggor
27 Nov 2010 19:54
Forum: Imaginations from the Other Side
Topic: Stratovarius album in the works
Replies: 37
Views: 17019

Re: Stratovarius album in the works

The Rider Of Rohan wrote:Listening to the single right now. Nothing special, really.
Wasn't really shocked by Darkest Hours, but Infernal Maze is probably their best song since the Infinite album
by Daggor
23 Nov 2010 04:02
Forum: Imaginations from the Other Side
Topic: Jörg Michael got diagnosed with cancer
Replies: 4
Views: 4219

Re: Jörg Michael got diagnosed with cancer

I'm not even sure how to handle this. Jorg is without a doubt the best speed/power metal drummer. Just glad Strato found a replacement for the tour.
by Daggor
22 Nov 2010 09:04
Forum: Imaginations from the Other Side
Topic: Now playing
Replies: 4060
Views: 1281735

Re: Now playing

Porcupine Tree- Russia On Ice
by Daggor
15 Nov 2010 22:22
Forum: Imaginations from the Other Side
Topic: Stratovarius album in the works
Replies: 37
Views: 17019

Re: Stratovarius album in the works

Not sure how long this will stay up, but the title is quite misleading, give it a listen. Keep in mind, it was compressed for radio, then encoded for streaming, decoded after stream capture, and then reencoded for youtube uploading. But all the elements are still in there. http://www.youtube.com/wa...
by Daggor
15 Nov 2010 05:36
Forum: Imaginations from the Other Side
Topic: Stratovarius album in the works
Replies: 37
Views: 17019

Re: Stratovarius album in the works

Not sure how long this will stay up, but the title is quite misleading, give it a listen. Keep in mind, it was compressed for radio, then encoded for streaming, decoded after stream capture, and then reencoded for youtube uploading. But all the elements are still in there. http://www.youtube.com/wat...
by Daggor
15 Nov 2010 03:08
Forum: Imaginations from the Other Side
Topic: Now playing
Replies: 4060
Views: 1281735

Re: Now playing

Stratovarius- Infernal Maze
by Daggor
10 Nov 2010 21:41
Forum: Imaginations from the Other Side
Topic: Symfonia
Replies: 12
Views: 8643

Re: Symfonia

Regardless, this is probably the most legitimate power metal supergroup ever. Let's just hope they don't rely purely on that and try to make some fresh music. Default power metal irks me. Basically you're not hoping for a Cain's Offering part II - and I agree with you. I really liked Cain's Offerin...
by Daggor
09 Nov 2010 06:43
Forum: Imaginations from the Other Side
Topic: Symfonia
Replies: 12
Views: 8643

Re: Symfonia

But yes, Andre and Uli were fired from their bands. There are conflicting reports on whether Jari was fired from Stratovarius, and technically Tolkki couldn't have been fired because he was the only one with the authority to fire anyone. Mikko just left because he was bored. Actually I was referrin...
by Daggor
09 Nov 2010 04:41
Forum: Imaginations from the Other Side
Topic: Symfonia
Replies: 12
Views: 8643

Re: Symfonia

Ug, talk about a mismatch of members. And did anyone notice that several of these people were fired from their perspective bands? Not to mention I had to laugh at their press release since Mikko didn't do squat for Sonata Arctica when he was a member. Tony Kakko wrote all of the keyboard melodies, ...
by Daggor
08 Nov 2010 23:23
Forum: Imaginations from the Other Side
Topic: Symfonia
Replies: 12
Views: 8643

Re: Symfonia

Orodaran wrote:So, basically, Tollki founded a band where himself is the weak link? :P
har har har.

At least he finally found a keyboardist that can shred sort of like Jens. That was a big part of what really made (Makes) Strato successful
by Daggor
08 Nov 2010 22:24
Forum: Imaginations from the Other Side
Topic: Symfonia
Replies: 12
Views: 8643

Symfonia

Just announced as the new band of Timo Tolkki. To Feature Andre Matos (Ex-Angra) on vocals, Uli Kusch (Ex-Helloween) on drums, Mikko Harkin (ex-Sonata Arctica) on keyboards, Jari Kainluainen (Ex-Stratovarius) on bass, and of course, Timo Tolkki (Ex-Stratovarius) on guitars. :o :shock: http://www.bra...
by Daggor
08 Nov 2010 03:14
Forum: Imaginations from the Other Side
Topic: Stratovarius album in the works
Replies: 37
Views: 17019

Re: Stratovarius album in the works

Finnish Radio has been playing their new song for the last 2 days, hasn't made it's way to youtube, but the label just released these samples from the EP http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CTOR_zyFPo They are so fucking back. This could very easily be their best album since Episode. AOTY 2011 in the ma...
by Daggor
06 Nov 2010 08:07
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: 2LP pic disc set - amazingly bad sound quality
Replies: 17
Views: 7431

Re: 2LP pic disc set - amazingly bad sound quality

what type of player are you using? How much did you spend on your receiver? Or your speakers? I think it's much more likely that people just don't understand how to get the most out of vinyl Edit; If you've used other vinyl and know the difference, then yeah, it might be an issue with the discs. So ...
by Daggor
29 Oct 2010 19:07
Forum: Imaginations from the Other Side
Topic: Helloween - 7 Sinners
Replies: 34
Views: 15178

Re: Helloween - 7 Sinners

The Rider Of Rohan wrote: DARK RIDE WAS TERRIBLE.
Excuse me...
no.
Dark Ride was the best Helloween album ever
by Daggor
29 Oct 2010 01:16
Forum: Imaginations from the Other Side
Topic: Helloween - 7 Sinners
Replies: 34
Views: 15178

Re: Helloween - 7 Sinners

The Rider Of Rohan wrote:And out of the 4 Kiske recorded, two of them suck.
Rabbits was mediocre at worst, and that's 20x better than Pink bubbles. Even Unarmed was better than Pink Bubbles (Keepers Trilogy \m/)
Everything else Deris has done has been great.

Andi Deris IS Helloween
by Daggor
27 Oct 2010 17:31
Forum: Imaginations from the Other Side
Topic: Helloween - 7 Sinners
Replies: 34
Views: 15178

Re: Helloween - 7 Sinners

True. And if Strato can exist without Timo Tolkki, then Helloween could even exist without Weiky. Hypothetically speaking. Right. But it would be absolutely essential that they held onto Deris, Grosskopf, and Gerstner. However, if you want to complain about Kai and Kiske, consider that Deris has re...
by Daggor
27 Oct 2010 04:58
Forum: Imaginations from the Other Side
Topic: Helloween - 7 Sinners
Replies: 34
Views: 15178

Re: Helloween - 7 Sinners

I think it sounds quite good actually. Doesn't make me a fan, but I like the heavyness and darkness of the new stuff (though I know they did stuff like that before), it fits much better to Andi's voice than happy songs like Mrs God or As Long As I Fall. I think the problem with the "new" Helloween ...
by Daggor
23 Oct 2010 22:32
Forum: Imaginations from the Other Side
Topic: Bad deals in music.
Replies: 7
Views: 5587

Re: Bad deals in music.

So there I was, a good-hearted stalwart Opeth fan, eagerly anticipating the release of their newest live album entitled "In Live Concert at Royal Albert Hall". Any fan could be looking forward to this, given the heavy hitting set-list, old favorites, and new performances of songs we've never had th...
by Daggor
21 Oct 2010 07:01
Forum: Imaginations from the Other Side
Topic: Trying out Sonata Arctica
Replies: 48
Views: 25985

Re: Trying out Sonata Arctica

Shame on me, but the typo should have been realizable.... of course I meant that Destiny is UNDERRATED! My faith in cosmic balance has been restored. Honestly, Destiny is a bit inconsistent when compared with everything else Stratovarius did in the 90s. In the past few months I've even come to appr...
by Daggor
19 Oct 2010 20:36
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: The Hobbit
Replies: 51
Views: 22731

Re: The Hobbit

I like the idea of an orchestral/metal fusion if for nothing else because it's Blind Guardian. At the least, add drums ala Helloween's keepers trilogy
by Daggor
18 Oct 2010 05:20
Forum: Imaginations from the Other Side
Topic: Trying out Sonata Arctica
Replies: 48
Views: 25985

Re: Trying out Sonata Arctica

Well, depends on what you like - Sonata Arctica started out as a (even better than the original) Stratovarius clone [...] out out OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! seriously. no. Well, I don't want to downplay the importance of Stratovarius' best albums such as Visions and Episode. But, the mom...
by Daggor
18 Oct 2010 03:21
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: OFFICIAL SETLIST TOPIC
Replies: 528
Views: 199123

Re: OFFICIAL SETLIST TOPIC

If I hear ATTWS instead of Wheel of time, I will leave the concert disgusted.
by Daggor
16 Oct 2010 06:29
Forum: Imaginations from the Other Side
Topic: Trying out Sonata Arctica
Replies: 48
Views: 25985

Re: Trying out Sonata Arctica

Well, depends on what you like - Sonata Arctica started out as a (even better than the original) Stratovarius clone, and then changed bit by bit every album by turning into a very eclectic and "proggy" band at times. And by prog I don't mean Rush or Dream Theater, but it was just a cheap and lazy t...
by Daggor
15 Oct 2010 18:25
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Why Can't Hansi Scream
Replies: 16
Views: 10100

Re: Why Can't Hansi Scream

Honestly, I can only think of one "Screamer" who ever let it all rip live, and he was the original. Ian Gillan.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5UmL1JPimmw Click the timestamp in the highest rated comment, that goes to 8:09. Blows the pants off every other scream in rock and metal history.
by Daggor
12 Oct 2010 15:59
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: And then they were gone!
Replies: 21
Views: 8970

Re: And then they were gone!

Those things tend to really affect me as a fan. I remember standing outside the band bus at a stratovarius show for about an hour before they trickled out of the building (One of em actually beat us to the bus, but he came out too), they were all really cool, signed my setlist, talked to us (Me and ...