Oceanborn [Bonus Tracks]

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All Music Guide - Antti J. Ravelin
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Antti J. Ravelin
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.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/6/2008
  • Label: Fontana Universal
  • UPC: 602517449213
  • Catalog Number: 9213

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Nightwish Primary Artist
Tuomas Holopainen Synthesizer, Piano
Tarja Turunen Vocals
Emppu Vuorinen Guitar
Jukka Nevalainen Percussion, Drums
Hanna Wilska Voices
Plamen Dimov Violin
Erkki Hirvikangas Cello
Kaisli J. Kaivola Violin
Esa Lehtinen Flute
Markku Palola Viola
Technical Credits
Howard Blake Composer
Mika Jussila Mastering
Curtis Evans Reissue Design
Tuomas Holopainen Liner Notes
Dante Bonutto Liner Notes
Tero Kinnunen Arranger, Engineer
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