7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Simply breathtaking ...,
This review is from: Oceanborn (Audio CD)
I have never ever heard anything like this. This album combines all the hard hitting aspects of power metal with the enchanting and haunting feel of Enigma at times.
The melodies and atmospheric feel of this album is so amazing, I can't get enough of listening to it. Tarja's soprano-like singing is simply phenomenal, as it really adds to the dramatic and haunting mood of each song. The keyboardist, Tuomas, is a pure melodic genius. The music and melodies that he composes are truly amazing, and the best part is, each song has a distinct feel from one to another. For powerful and hard hitting songs, check out Gethsmane and Sacrement of Wilderness. The breathtaking Walking in the Air would be my personal favourite on the album, not to mention the catchy tune, Passion and the Opera.
This album has enough material to please fans of Stratovarius, Yngwie Malmsteen, Dream Theater and even Enya. If you thought Luca Turili of Rhapsody wrote melodic metal music that was out of this world, you ain't heard nothing yet ... :)