|2. Beauty And The Beast|
|3. The Carpenter|
|4. Astral Romance|
|5. Angels Fall First|
|7. Nymphomaniac Fantasia|
|8. Know Why The Nightingale Sings|
|9. Lappi (Lapland): I. Eramaajarvi|
|10. Lappi (Lapland): II. Witchdrums|
|11. Lappi (Lapland): III. This Moment Is Eternity|
|12. Lappi (Lapland): Etiainen|
This album had several good but unpolished ideas. The production is kind of shoddy. And some of the songs could have used some work with their structure. Still the feeling and vibe that is implied in the songs can hook you into listening bliss. Anyway, it's a good thing that these good ideas went into some better songwriting (and production) in the future (Oceanborn)...
Highlights of this CD are 'Beauty and the Beast' - lyrically telling the store of, well of course, Beauty and the Beast! It has one of the most emotional and catchiest riffs in it which perfectly accents the duet male and female vocals. And then of course we have Elvenpath, an insanely catchy tune with lots of ideas swimming around in it. I also love Tarja's vocal performance on Elvenpath. The rest of this album is still great, though. Definitely something for a Nightwish fan to purchase.
This is nightwish's first album and it's the one with the most folk influence. As with a lot of debuts, this one has song structures that every from song to song and each song sounds different. I feel this is waaaaaaaaay better than oceanborn which is so overrated that I don't even want to review it.
Tuomas sings a little on this cd, he sounds great. Here on this album, the bands just tends to be a metal band with female vocals, rather than their later efforst which are obviously power metal.
not my favorite nightwish, that goes to century child or wishmaster but this one is really good. I highly suggest it.
Elvenpath: Nice intro to a great album, but the male voice is kinda annoying. Rating: 4.5/5
Beauty And The Beast: One of my favorite Nightwish songs. Loved Toumas's voice and this song is so energatic. Beautiful. Rating: 5/5
The Carpenter: Nice, not wow. Toumas sings most of the song in this one only a small part Tarja sings alone. Rating: 4.5/5
Astral Romance: Beautiful riffs in the beginning and it ends with a beautiful guitar solo with keyboards. Rating: 5/5
Angels Fall First: This song is made by an acoustic guitar and it is played beautifully and melodicolly. Loved this track. Rating 5/5.
Tutankhamen: My second favorite song on the album. I love the part in the chorus when Tarja sing "Sacrifice me Tutankhamen" and ending it with a beautiful guitar solo. Rating 5/5.
Nymphomanic Fantasia: Get introduced to an evil version of Tarja. I like it when Tarja sings an evil song, but I didn't like the flutes in the end. 4.5/5
Know Why The Nightengale Sings: My favorite song on the album with a 2 minutes guitar solos in the end. Nice vocals too. Rating: 5/5
Lappi (Lapland): A song made of four parts. The first one is sung by the Finnish language with beautiful acoustic. Then, it transforms into a minute and a nineteen second with drums with some special effects. Then, a song in English and finishing with an instrumental acoustic with Tarja chanting. All in all it is cool. Rating 4.5/5
It is a cool beginnig to a great band's journey to reach their success, but yet the best album is Wishmaster. Chill with this album.