Everyone asks me what I think of the new SA album. I fail to see why it matters what I think of it, but here goes: I haven't heard it in entirety so far. Tried once in lappajärvi last weekend, but I was drunk and pre-occupied, so I wasn't paying too much attention. To be perfectly honest I didn't like Unia too much, although it had it's moments, and I never heard the next one (don't remember the name) from start to finish. I heard some of the new one and I give you this: I thought the banjo-rock-song (again, don't remember the name) was pretty funny, and "I Have a Right", which I've heard a few times, has a great chorus, I like it a lot. Really sticks in your head. Kudos for that, it's what I always thought the band should be about, great songs and great hooks.
I don't know if I mentioned this already, but I actually met Tony last month, for the first time in six years or so. It was actually really nice to see him, he's a good guy so don't you people go badmouthing him here. There's no bad blood between us and I really so appreciate him and his work a lot.
On our way to Timo's place @ helsinki now, the show was actually pretty much ok. Jens will join us later tonight, Strato has some stuff to work on tomorrow, and in the evening we drive back to lappajärvi to continue with the acoustic album.
Your local bum, signing out.
in my opinion, what i like of the unia album is: Fly with the Black Swan solo, caleb solo, in b&w song, 2nd song, under your tree and nothng more.ReplyDelete
and, i wll ask again, where can i buy the dream asylum cd? greetings jani
There is no Dream Asylum album, we never made oneDelete
ok thank... i'm just listening samples from the myspace.. i wish i could listen the entire 'the music box' song ;( and more. what i noticed is that there 2 versions of 'falling' too rare but really, altaria divinity, invitation & dream asylum make my day everyday, they are exactly what i want from music, thanks for your workDelete
When I heard Unia for the first time I felt that it was something different from your style, maybe I wasn't wrong. The important thing is that now both you and Tony do what you like and if you stay on good terms is even better.ReplyDelete
Good continuation man.
Good that you guys are not in a fighting mode, still think having a Sonata without you does not quite work out for the best but they are doing okay and Cinderblox (the banjo rock songs) is indeed one of their better songs.ReplyDelete
I also always thought Unia wasnt really to your liking especially after hearing Cain's offering which sounded a lot better than Unia.
Cant wait for the acoustic album!
Thanks for the answer.ReplyDelete
"It was actually really nice to see him, he's a good guy so don't you people go badmouthing him here."
We do not criticize him. We criticize his work because we feel the frustration, disappointment, unfulfilled hopes. Some years ago (before you left this band) the songs were better, they were THE SONGS. But now - the songs are the shitload of messy fragments. It's so sad...
Agreed, both you guys are my idols btw, but musicwise I'd stick with you atm.Delete
@Marry Lichen: I've read some of your previous trash posts on this blog about new SA.Delete
On what basis do you feel you have the right to criticize the personal artistic outputs of someone else? Who are you to deem something as good or shit? Sorry, I haven't heard any of the songs and albums you've put out to give you the credibility to dish a professional artist like Tony. If you don't like there new stuff, build a bridge and get over it.
P.S Although new SA isn't my thing either, saying it sucks makes you look like a fucking child.
Shitload of shitty fragments ? It's an opinion, I personnaly don't think so.. Tony is a really talented songwriter in my opinion, yes the songs have changed and are in general kind of better, and I'm happy they did. I LOVE the first albums.. But if they would have stick to that.. It would have quick became boring.. I like how it evolved. What I dislike most is Elias distortion sounds, not the playing he's really talented(though I'm not a fan of is quick legato patern he puts everywhere) but I hate the sounds of the distortion in The Days of Gray and Stone Grow Her name. (But the rythmme sound have improve in SGHN)ReplyDelete
All I will say is it's ok to change your songwriting style, but it's not ok to change the genre. Anyone noticed that they are no where near metal anymore? Listen to the songs again if you haven't.ReplyDelete
IMO Sonata is heavier that it used to be and I still listen to every album regulary. It is maybe les ''power'' metal. But certainly not less metal. (and who gives a fuck about style.. as long as the music please you, it might not please you but it please lot of persons. And please don't say they've change for money..)Delete
I'm such a sap that I almost got tearful over your words about Tony. I am so, so glad you guys are okay even though it's nothing the fuck to do with me... *tries to pull self together*ReplyDelete
As for the new album, it's not one of my favourites but then Unia is my favourite album of all time, so my opinion may not matter much! :D
Thank you so much for putting this up hon. So bloody many people throw shit around about how much you hate each other and hate each other's music and all this nonsense. Maybe now they'll see that has never ever been the case! I hope so anyways.ReplyDelete
I wish you a good day and much success with recording! Can't wait to hear what you come out with next!
P.S. Can there be a Sydänpuu release soon please? Within the next few years at least? Also, poke Risto in the ribs for me if you get a chance, and send him a big snuggle. :)
Still Sonata had so much hits like Replica,Fullmoon,My Land,Black Sheep,Don't Say A Word,Wolf And Raven and Eighth Commandment and many more Eight Commandment is one of the best metal song and the first one i ever heard and instantly i started liking power metal all thanks to Jani so thank you dude for making that and existing one of the big influences in guitar playing for me with hard solos :) progresive (Big keg of bear in the air salute to Jani and CHUGGGG) :))))ReplyDelete
New Sonata Arctica is pretty cool...... but the first 4 albums the best!!!!!! in my opinionReplyDelete