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The best Nightwish album, and my favourite CD of 2002,
This review is from: Century Child [European Import] (Audio CD)
In my opinion, this is just the best Nightwish CD to date. I used to like also past ones, but I noticed that, after a while, they used to become a bit repetitive and, therefore, boring. This is perfect: the leading Tarja voice is absolutely incredible as usual, and Marco's parts are a well chosen addition.
There seems to be a lot of musical variation, comparing with past albums. The subgerne has been straightened down to back-to-the-roots Helloween-style power metal, as I like.
My favourite songs are End of all Hope (with that fantastic "no will to wake for this morn, to see another black rose born"), Bless the Child, Slaying the Dreamer, and Forever Yours. However, I really love them all!