Worth a listen

How can Sonata Arctica keep producing songs with such a happy melody and so goddamn sad lyrics? It doesn’t fit at all, but it’s cool. Nightwish is the total opposite, the lyrics always fit with the melody / music. Just look at Sonata songs like The Rest of the Sun Läs mer

Nightwish – The Islander

It has come to my information that Nightwish’ next single will be The Islander, released on May 30, 2008. Quite a good choice since I expected something along the lines with Cadence of Her Last Breath (one of their most listened songs from Dark Passion Play according to Last.fm, and Läs mer

Nightwish – Tavastia bootleg

Sandra just sent me Nightwish’ unofficial Tavastia bootleg, a twenty song live recording from September 26, 2007 – their second concert with Anette. A great set of songs, great sound and all! It also featured how the band was given the Platinum Awards for their Dark Passion Play album. It’s Läs mer

Run to Creek Mary! (and her blood)

Today I realised how similar the lyrics to Nightwish’ song ”Creek Mary’s Blood” and Iron Maiden’s ”Run to the Hills” are. Ofcourse there’s the first similarity that both of the songs treat the extermination of Indians from the Indians’ point of view, but there’s actually more. Creek Mary’s Blood White Läs mer

The Classical Conspiracy

Dutch symphonic metal band Epica will be performing a classical show with symphonic orchestra and choir in the Miskolc International Opera Festival, in Hungary on the fourth of June 14, 2008. On this concert, which they call ”The Classical Conspiracy” (from their latest album’s title), Epica and the orchestrea will Läs mer

The Two Dogs

English essay on how Candy’s dog foreshadowed Lennie’s death in John Steinbeck’s book Of Mice and Men. Finished on December 14th, 2007. Long before the death of Candy’s old dog, several references between the lines suggest its faith – as well as, later revealed, Lennie’s.             The first time the Läs mer

Once

What wouldn’t I give to hold you only once? Only once Then you are free Then I won’t ask any more of you Then you don’t have to hear me say Those aweful words again Only once Would it hurt you? Would it rip your soul the way you say Läs mer