Nightwish – Once (2004) – Review

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Yes, it is! The 2004 release Once of Finnish metallers Nightwish really is … typical Nightwish fare after all. But with a real hard-edge Heavy Metal twist that I have not seen displayed yet by this band; before and after this record.

Because the ones that came before – for instance Oceanborn and to a lesser extent Century Child – ended up being some sort of a uniform amalgam of stuff. Power Metal and Gothic Metal – yes to an extent – but nothing really knocking the socks off my feet. And the albums following this here release are of a different style in a sense.

Once already exudes

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Nightwish – Dark Passion Play (2007) – Review

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Hey, fans and friends. This is an amazing record! I absolutely love it.

I am not sure if this was the first record I ever listened to from Nightwish. But Dark Passion Play definitely beats everything out of the sky that the band produced so far.1)

And I am very sorry, you Tarja fans, her records just ain’t that good. But only just, I admit, judging by her performance on her last and final album Once.

It is of course not only the frontwoman who makes the difference. But here Anette Olzon really delivers. And this in … [...] Click to raid more!