Discovered this not so long ago and it mesmerized me totally. Acoustic, soft and an easylistening downtempo-like track. I really love Felt Mountain and the track A&E that promotes the new album Seventh Tree promises the same sounds as were on the debut album. Recommended for relaxation.
02. Ghost Love Score
Opus Magnum of Nightwish's songs. An epic, orchestral track with beautiful Tarja's voice and incredible strenght of the riffs. It lasts 10 minutes, but it's worth it! If you love symphonic metal, you will enjoy this song.
03. The Phantom of the Opera
I've seen Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical "The Phantom of the Opera" and it was, indeed, amazing. But Nightwish's version of the main song is a total masterpiece. Marco and Tarja give a new sounding to the song and the metal riffs is something I'm really diggin' here. It's heavy and addictive. Just wonder how would it look like if Tarja was singing in the movie instead of Emmy Rossum. Must hear!
Ok, another Nightwish. This time this is the song that I am sentimental for. This is the first Nightwish song that I heard and actually became addicted to it. From hearing this song I started listening to NW. The fantastic operatic-choral beginning that resolves into a fast and powerful track. Although we can't hear any orchestra there, Wishmaster is a masterpiece of the old Tarja-fronted Nightwish. You just need to hear it. A classic that doesn't grow old.
One can say that this is one of the weaker tracks by Porcupine Tree. I think it's really good. Acoustic, soft, quite romantic in sounding. If I were to create a music video for it, I would put a pack of memories recorded on some old video camera - from a little child to a grown up man - the vision of one's growing up. And it's quite optimistic. You know, Lazarus was ressurected by Christ... Recommended!
It's a Polish song and it's totally freakin' cool. Beats combined with guitars give it a trip-hop sounding. The whole song is a manifesto of the young generation. They want to make miracles - they want to love, make children. Hilarious lyrics!
07. Inner Sanctum (feat. Leszek Możdżer)
Ok, change of genre. I wasn't into Behemoth. But the album The Apostasy is just freakin' awesome. The best track is Inner Sanctum which has a piano solo made by Leszek Możdżer - a polish jazz pianist. The effect could be better (because the piano improvisations are not so sophisticated), but still the efect is so amazing and breathtaking. I wasn't never into death/black metal...but this song is a true music masterpiece. I won't comment the lyrics, 'cause they're specific [like in all Behemoth's songs ;)].
08. Midnight's Hymn
Incredible. Full of misery and pain, this is one of the best Virgin Black's songs. Full orchestral power, operatic female voice...doom guitars. It's slow and incredibly touching. The song was earlier released on the debut album, but it was faster, harded. The new version is totally better.
Polish Apocalyptica, but Jelonek is only one man. The guys from Hunter helped him to create a heavy and influential piece of metal music combined with the sound of violin. See the video on YouTube...you'll be amazed. The song is made in a baroque manner. Very, very, very addictive.
10. Heart-Shaped Glasses (When The Heart Guides The Hand)
A distorted love song. Comparable to Tainted Love, but still better. The chorus is just a remarkable paragon of pinning and needling...and the atmosphere is felt. You can call it a high school goth love song...yeah..whatever...It's one of the best of newer Manson's tracks.
That's all for today - stay tuned for another part of favourite tracks.