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Oceanborn [Bonus Tracks]
     

Oceanborn [Bonus Tracks]

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by Nightwish
 

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First of all, Oceanborn is a huge step when thinking about Nightwish's debut album Angels Fall First. All the elements of folk music and ambience are forgotten, and instead Nightwish have concentrated to using Tarja Turunen's wide voice and playing pure heavy metal. Or, well, another describing

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First of all, Oceanborn is a huge step when thinking about Nightwish's debut album Angels Fall First. All the elements of folk music and ambience are forgotten, and instead Nightwish have concentrated to using Tarja Turunen's wide voice and playing pure heavy metal. Or, well, another describing term could be opera metal. Drama and a variety of melodies are used effects, but overruling all the expectations, Nightwish have used them very well. Songs are catchy, but they have a long lifetime. Also, the whole band does great work: even though they seem like another Dream Theater-wannabe band, Holopainen and Vuorinen use their instruments with patience and don't slope into unneeded tricking. So everything seem to be alright, but the album as a whole lacks a little bit of diversity, and sometimes falls into repeating itself. The songs are, however, very strong, and the album as a whole works great. Oceanborn is, so far, the most successful album of Nightwish. [Fontana Universal's 2008 edition included four bonus tracks.]

Product Details

Release Date:
05/06/2008
Label:
Fontana Universal
UPC:
0602517449213
catalogNumber:
9213
Rank:
22331

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Nightwish   Primary Artist
Tuomas Holopainen   Synthesizer,Piano
Tarja Turunen   Vocals
Emppu Vuorinen   Guitar
Jukka Nevalainen   Percussion,Drums
Hanna Wilska   Vocals,Voices,Guest Appearance
Plamen Dimov   Violin,Guest Appearance
Erkki Hirvikangas   Cello,Guest Appearance
Kaisli J. Kaivola   Violin,Guest Appearance
Esa Lehtinen   Flute,Guest Appearance
Markku Palola   Viola,Guest Appearance
Tarja   Vocals

Technical Credits

Howard Blake   Composer
Curtis Evans   Reissue Design
Nightwish   Arranger
Tuomas Holopainen   Liner Notes
Dante Bonutto   Liner Notes
Tero Kinnunen   Arranger,Engineer

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Oceanborn 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is definitely one of Nightwish's best albums, and one of the best I've ever heard. Tarja sounds amazing as always.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really think that this is the best Nightwish album so far. So, if anyone wants to listen to Nightwish for the first time, I'm sure that this is the album he or she should start with.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This CD is the best melodic metal CD out there! Nightwish is fronted by operatic mezzo soprano Tarja Turunen, who can really sing(This is proven on Swanheart, Stargazers, and Sleeping Sun)! This CD starts out with Stargazers, a beautiful fast song about the universe. Devil and the Deep Dark Ocean and The Pharoh Sails to Orion feature guest death vocalist Tapio Wilska (From the folk metal band Fintroll). The insrumental Moondance boasts Russian influences, while Sleeping Sun has a Celtic feel to it. Tuomas Holopainen, the songwriter, outdoes himself on this album! If you like anything else by Nightwish, After Forever, or Sonata Arctica you are sure to apperciate this album!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Oceanborn is an amazing album by an amazing band. Even after all these years it is still my favorite album ever! Best tracks=Sacrament of Wilderness and Sleeping Sun
Guest More than 1 year ago
What do you get when you cross an opera voice with a metal band? Noise. If you’re looking for a CD that will drive your parents insane, this is the one. Otherwise, save your money.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the best Nightwish-album ever... If you don't like "hard rock", listen to the two last songs... Just love this!! The first album I heard with Nightwish was Century Child and now I've heard them all... This on is the best!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best albums they have. There's an amount of heay rock, then the slow, insturmental works. It's a very good album. Nightwish is just great on everything they do.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Definitely one of the best album ever sung by a woman. Vocals are perfect, powerful. Songs are different kinds of. Keyboards are very very excellent.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love black and death metal, but when I listen to this album, I get impressed with the hight quality of those musics.
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