Revolution Renaissance is much better than new band or "metal opera" from Timo Tolkki called AVALON, a lot... The RR first album is killer!!!!! Anybody here already have listened the "New Era" with Timo Kotipelto on the vocals ?
"If you think Revolution Renaissance and Symfonia make good music, go listen to Stratovarius's Visions. NOW." Yeah, I did that. I still think RR and Symfonia kicked ass. But, hey, I'm the same guy who thinks the Strato self-titled destroyed Elements.
Predictions for Simphonia (goddamnit even writing that cheesy name makes me cringe): || 1. Half of song names will make no sense. || 2. Tollki will try to make the singer in album sound like kotipelto. || 3. Lyrics and style in same vein as age of aquarius || 4. Band will be disbanded after first two albums and tolki will create another one. ||
@ Meat_Wolf (and others) - Dance of the Death Star had no Timo involvement? I thought it was better than most of the album though. It didnt really fit with the album though. But I agree that Timo was the driving force behind Stratovarius. Polaris is an awful album.
Into the Future with its folk-ish sound and interesting atmosphere is way more non commercial than crap like so she wears black or ghost of fallen grace. It did not have that annoying "liiiike us, we appeal to everyone" kind of forced commercial sound. It was nice and good song(although it would have sounded better with a better vocalist who had, you know, stronger voice?)
Too many slow-mid tempo songs make this band so incredibly uninteresting. Kinda glad they're disbanded. Oh, and, Enforceris, if you thought "Into the Future" was non-commercial, you have no idea what you're talking about. xD
Hmn, ill have disagree then. IMO nothing in this band sounded rightand only track "Into the future" sounded somewhat original, decent and non-commercial, so I thought of giving this band a three album chance of getting good. Sadly this is not happening and they are sinking even. This band is like....hm....Avantasia without "The Metal Opera" albums.
Well that is not surprising, Certain stuff in Tirnity album sounded way too good to be created by trollki. (even if the whole album was generally mediocre.)
Hopefully without tolki this band will manage to actually improve into somewhat listenable .
People saying this is a bad singer... I love this vocalist but I agree, he sounds pretty bad on this album. I think it was just lack of time and effort put into recording from a band about to fall apart. Listen to "Adagio - Dominate (2005)" he sounds amazing there.
RIP RR. I don't believe it matters who performed the solos on AOA, because they pretty much sucked ass compared to anything from Strato anyway. TT is a better vocalist than the vocalist here, a better composer (obviously) and a far better guitar player. Such a shame, but we can always appreciate the music they made together.