|2. Beauty and the Beast|
|3. The Carpenter|
|4. Astral Romance|
|5. Angels Fall First|
|7. Nymphomaniac Fantasia|
|8. Know Why The Nightingale Sings|
|9. Lappi (Lapland): Eramaajarvi|
|10. Lappi (Lapland): Witchdrums|
|11. Lappi (Lapland): This Moment Is Eternity|
|12. Lappi (Lapland): Etianen|
|13. A Return To The Sea (Bonus Track)|
|14. Nightwish (Bonus Track)|
|15. The Forever Moments (Bonus Track)|
|16. Etianen (Bonus Track)|
The element that stood out for Nightwish was of course their female vocals, performed by Tarja Turunen. But what could possibly be so unique about this? Well, although it is hard to believe, her lyrics are sung in an interesting opera style, and although I will be the first to admit that I cringe at the thought of most opera music, this somehow works. It's hard to really describe how it works, but it just does, resulting in a unique and wonderful style that only Nightwish can portray.
However, this being their debut album, things are not up to the standard they are in the present. This is still a good album, but lacks that power and epicness that plagues the majority of their releases.
In fact, every album Nightwish has produced so far has been unique to each other, all of them have a particular style about them - but Angels Fall First might as well be classified as a different genre. It is probably well known, but the majority of people would classify Nightwish as 'power metal' - you know all those fancy keyboards and effects in addition to guitar. Well this appears rather sparsely in Angels Fall First, and instead heavily relies on Tarja's vocals and the consistently strong guitars. And in my humble opinion, I think that the guitars sound best in the earlier albums, above the heavier and somewhat non-melodic guitars found in the most recent albums. Basically then, Angels Fall First is more of an honest to God Metal album, with a hint of Power Metal coupled with female vocals.... Read more ›
So, why only 3 stars? Because the writer and keyboard player (sorry, forgot his name) insists on singing! Fact is he simply can't do it - he'd be concidered a very poor rock singer at the best of times, but compared so directly to those fantastic vocals from the femail lead singer he is just plain embarrasing. Thus the songs without his voice warrant 5 stars, while those with get a big fat zero = average score 3!!!
I'm off to listen to samples from their other albums to see if any of those lose his noise. If they do they will be great.
I was inspired by it so much i got two of their albums Once and Angels Fall First.
I am in 'love' with angels fall first as i am relaxed by it. the songs you should listen to are..............all of the them, also get this album cause it has a extra track called a return to the sea which is aslo excellent. good for anyone under stress lol.
it is soooo good im gonna let you decide what you wanna do buy it, sell it etc but listen to it. then you'll why its excellent album.
overall a good album good price worth getting. ideal for a maiden fan as it provides something a bit different
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