Today we’ll talk about Finnish band Nightwish and the Vocaloid Hatsune Miku. 🙂
First off, did something happen to the notifications? Because it looks BUTT UGLY!!
*coughs* Aaaanyways, for our first song:
Nightwish Feat. Jonsu – Erämaan Viimeinen
This is the first song that I’ve listened from this band and my FAVOURITE!! Her “squeaky” voice is PERFECT for this song.
Nightwish is a symphonic power metal band from Finland. Although the band is from Finland, most of their songs are in English. The band is also known for changing their female vocalist a lot… and getting bashed for it LOL (and after the new one comes they love the older one and the cycle repeats.) Also, upon further investigation, it seemed like the band was apparently shitty to the former members.
The lead songwriter and keyboardist of the group, Tuomas Holopainen wanted to be a biologist but changed his mind after his school’s foreign exchange partner took him to a Metallica and Guns N’ Roses concert. (Thanks a bunch stranger!)
As you can hear from their songs, the composition’s very “expertly” done, since Tuomas also studied music theory for 12 years at a music college. So basically what I’m saying is, this guy knows his shit yo.
I’m not a mega-fan of them and only heard a bunch of their stuffs so their music (right now at least) don’t “turn me off” as much as it “should”. You’re at liberty to like them if you’ve loved what you’ve heard even if you think they’re douchey – it’s all cool!
Some bonus English songs:
This song is totally “singable”!
I cannot cry, cause the shoulder cries more,
I cannot die, I’m a whore for the cold world
Forgive me, I have but two faces,
One for the world, and one for God save me
Beautifully sang and nice lyrics, though I felt a bit uncomfortable when the rape part came in. Also, how the hell could people hate on Anette Olzon’s voice?
Next, one is “Miku”, a
voice humanoid persona from a Vocaloid…
Vocaloid has been very popular for a while now (especially Miku). Of course, there has been a lot of hate for it as well since some people see no point why they’re/she’s worshiped considering they’re just a computer program.
Also, there was a hologram concert for her and Lady Gaga had her in one of her concerts.
Here’s the “original” Loituma’s version of the polka song:
Their version includes an intermezzo of “phonetically inspired gibberish” and only contains few Finnish words. Basically kinda like “scat” in jazz.
And again, feel free to leave a comment about them! 🙂