The funny is that Tarja delivered totally different albums, experimental ones, bold and beautiful, while Nightwish keeps doing something flat for the last realeases. Thats why i am such a fan of hers, she is always changing and for the best.
Anybody else thought that the audio post production sounds really weird on this? It doesn't really work...
The songs are okay. I can understand Tarja's musical choices, but for me it's just underwhelming. It doesn't stand out.
There's nothing new here.
The more i listen to the album the more i feel Dead Promisses and Railroads should ne-ver been the first singles. The impact should be much more deeper if Serene and Silent Masquerade were the ones to promote. This is a bummer, the album is amazing tho.
More new In The Raw promos!
Tarja 2019 pictures for In The Raw and Portraits! https://www.last.fm/es/music/Tarja/+images/61e0915e929a5206e47480f80a3b6412 https://www.last.fm/es/music/Tarja/+images/6d4b391c538b4bf883dba5267bbfea34 https://www.last.fm/es/music/Tarja/+images/f5d0f4f2dc562c3570a5168efe517cfe https://www.last.fm/es/music/Tarja/+images/cc6f0e27aad54d560bd85106eb37b888 https://www.last.fm/es/music/Tarja/+images/9b1a88335463d6f9f324ccdcf44171df https://www.last.fm/es/music/Tarja/+images/d04378ca7913c54c803be006017e6d28 https://www.last.fm/es/music/Tarja/+images/fb7638e54a3d452a0224e44a1c8287ef https://www.last.fm/es/music/Tarja/+images/f246392aca0e4fdf4cd1a9dbadc378e3 https://www.last.fm/es/music/Tarja/+images/54716d092b365f5831c2ef2a66823013 https://www.last.fm/es/music/Tarja/+images/78dca0c797fc99f9eb537bc5f309036a https://www.last.fm/es/music/Tarja/+images/91f65c90c6b3f494e3e169ecea239642
Ouvindo e curtindo muito!!!! O estilo está menos operístico (orquestra choro estão presentes, assim como uns "Ah", "Oh", porém balanceados, nada excessivo) e mais pesado como nos primeiros anos do Nightwish, só que a la Tarja. Spirits of the Sea é lindo! E Shadow Play é uma obra de arte ❤
I haven''t liked Tarja's last two efforts so keep that in mind, but In The Raw flows nicely. The production is decent - you can hear the guest vocalists really well and their parts are evenly balanced. The songwriting is also better, and the songs themselves have a lot of power to them. It's nice to see heavier emphasis on the orchestra and choir too - elements I felt were lacking in the last two efforts.
If you liked What Lies Beneath, you should enjoy this album a lot since it seems like a sequel to it.
thanks! I listened to it today but not with good focus so I will give it more listens to see your points.but I really believe shadow self was her best album so far.Innocence is really her best song in my opinion.