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Review: Nightwish - Wishmaster
Nightwish
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Wishmaster

Label: SpineFarm Records
Year released: 2000
Duration: 53:32
Tracks: 11
Genre: Power Metal

Rating: 4.25/5

Review online: July 30, 2000
Reviewed by: Michel Renaud
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Rated 4.32/5 (86.34%) (41 Votes)
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Now this is something refreshing... Melodic power metal (whatever :)) music and a female vocalist with a classical training.  As you can expect, the vocals do take a lot of room on this album, and it is a good thing.  The vocalist is absolutely great, her voice just flowing with the music while releasing a power that we don't get to see very often... This is unique, at least to this metalhead's ears.

Synthesizers are used extensively,  something I often don't like, but here the blend with other instruments is pretty good, and the sounds don't get annoying even after multiple spins.  I also like some of the guitar solos, not always genius-like, but very appropriate.  I am very impressed by the musical arrangements on this album, as well as the overall songwriting.

With Tarja's delicious voice and great musicianship, you just can't go wrong with this album.  A must-have.  Buy it.  Enough said.

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