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2007 digitally remastered UK reissue edition with five bonus tracks. The Finnish symphonic metal band's fourth full length album that originally appeared in 2002 comes with four pieces that didn't appear on the original issue: 'Lagoon', the former Japanese-only bonus track 'The Wayfarer', 'Bless The Child', 'End of All Hope' and 'Dead to the World'. The package includes an extensive booklet with new sleevenotes, photos and details about the band. Spinefarm
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Nightwish's other albums, including Wishmaster, Oceanborn, Angels Fall First, and the new Once, are heavier than Century Child. Century Child is somewhat a concept album, mixing in more symphony, creating a "beautiful" metal sound.
"Century Child" is by far the best CD in my collection, and Nightwish is the only metal band I really like. Metallica and Megadeth were cool when I was 14, but got old quickly. I always thought talented musicians could do more with the metal genre than has been done in the past, and I'm glad to find that there is a metal band which makes consistently great music. That band is Nightwish.
If you like metal, you may want to skip Century Child for now and pick up their other albums, saving the best for last. Century Child does have heavy songs (in fact, most of them are heavy) but the mixing takes away from that a little, while the others are no-holds-barred heavy. If you just like a beautiful sound and you're looking for something a little more than what most albums in your genre of choice have to offer, Century Child is a great album.
You won't regret listening to this album.
being "the best" that Nightwish has released. Although this album is GOOD... It's definitely not their best. I think I'd
give the best award to Oceanborn. It was more dynamic and varied
and had some great tunes on it. Anyway... one thing Nightwish
also does well is the fact that they make the most soul pleasing
ballads ever known to man. But I believe the ballads on this
album are a bit weak. Also... this album is much more poppy in
song structure and the songs are also shorter,... excluding Beauty of the Beast.
When you first put this album in your CD player ... it gives
a really outstanding first impression. But after awhile this CD
gets a little boring. I'm also dissapointing in the keyboardist
on this album as well... he just seemed like he was much better
on the prior albums.
But this is a great CD... but I would recommend one of the other
Nightwish albums over this...certainly "Oceanborn"...
Good though this album may have been, though, it has been eclipsed by Nightwish's two follow-ups: Once, which was their last, and by far most dramatic, album with Turunen; and Dark Passion Play, which is (...in my humble opinion...) a musical masterpiece, even if the vocals are somewhat controversial. If those two albums aren't enough Nightwish for you, though, this one and Wishmaster are probably worthwhile additions to your collection.
Now on to Century Child
1. Bless The Child: Starts of a little slow but gets very heavy. Nightwish always start off big. So way change it know. 5/5
2. End Of All Hope: From one heavy song into another. This has a really good Guitar playing by Emppu. 5/5
3. Dead To The World: Ok this is different for Nightwish. It sounds like any 80's metal song. But I really like how they used Marco's voice. 5/5
4. Ever Dream: It starts off slow then it gets somewhat fast also again a great use of Marco's voice. 5/5
5. Slaying The Dreamer: If you are one of those people who think that Nightwish is just some goth band and are not heavy please play this song. This is very heavy and Marco shows that he can use a clean voice and growls. 5/5
6. Forever Yours: A very slow song. But I will say that it is one of the things Nightwish always dose. Tarja dose really good here to. 5/5
7. Ocean Soul: I really love this song. I love the way Tarja is heard more in this then having guitar solos. 5/5
8. Feel For You: It's hard to really say what this song is like. But I like it. 5/5
9. The Phantom Of The Opera: Ok other metal bands may have done this song. But if you are going to do it damit do it right. That's what Nightwish did. 5/5
10. Beauty Of The Beast: A 10 minute song hmmmmmmmm. Well it's good for being ten mintues. The longets Nightwish has got a song so far. 5/5
CC like the rest of there albums are beyond words. They add so many different things into there music. I can't want to have Once so that I can hear more of there great music.
Most recent customer reviews
Change is definitely in the wind when you listen to this album. The style has changed but the epic roots are still there. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Mark G. Maier
a decouvrir d urgence. musique progressive d avant-garde. sublime albumPublished 10 months ago by VINET FRANÇOIS
I ordered the CD along with a few others a couple weeks before Christmas and they got here in good time. Read morePublished on Jan. 14 2012 by JPS
Well, I'm not a Nightwish fan. This is the only CD I have. Sincerely, I don't find it bad. It's easy to listen. This may be the problem. Read morePublished on Oct. 3 2005 by hugues
In my opinion, this album can serve as a really good introduction to the rest of NightWish's songs. This was my first album, and at first, I did not like most of the songs except... Read morePublished on July 18 2004 by Lee
If i had never heard a nightwish song before then i would consider this album excellent. Sadly, i have heard many of their songs and therore can tell that this album is lacking in... Read morePublished on July 12 2004
I AM A BIG NIGHTWISH FAN AND I HAD A DIFFICULT TIME REVIEWING THIS ALBUM. IT CONTAINS 2 OF MY FAVORITE TRACKS IN EVERDREAM AND BEAUTY OF THE BEAST. Read morePublished on July 10 2004