Oceanborn - (Import CD)
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- Heavy Metal
- Progressive Metal
Nightwish: Tarja Turunen (vocals); Emmpu (guitar); Tuomas Holopainen (piano, synthesizer); Sami (bass); Jukka (drums, percussion).
Additional personnel includes: Esa Lehtinen (flute).
Nightwish: Tarja Turunen (vocals); Emppuvuorjnen (guitars); Tuomas Holopainen (piano, synthesizer); Samjvanska (bass instrument); Jukka Nevalainen (drums, percussion).
Personnel: Hanna Wilska (vocals); Kaisli J. Kaivola, Plamen Dimov (violin); Markku Palola (viola); Erkki Hirvikangas (cello); Esa Lehtinen (flute).
Audio Mixer: Mikko Karmila.
Arrangers: Nightwish; Tero Kinnunen.
First of all, Oceanborn is a huge step when thinking about Nightwish's debut album, Angels Fall First. All the elements of folk music and ambience are forgotten, and instead Nightwish have concentrated on using Tarja Turunen's wide voice and playing pure heavy metal. Or, well, another description could be opera metal. Drama and a variety of melodies are used and effective, but overrule all expectations. Songs are catchy, but they have a long lifetime. Also, the whole band does great work: even though they seem like another Dream Theater-wannabe, Holopainen and Vuorinen use their instruments with patience and don't slope into unneeded tricking. So everything seems to be alright, but the album as a whole lacks a little bit of diversity, and sometimes falls into repeating itself. The songs are, however, very strong, and the album as a whole works great. Oceanborn is, so far, Nightwish's most successful album. ~ Antti J. Ravelin
- Spinefarm UK
- Fontana Distribution
- Mono / Stereo
- Songs / Tracks
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Stargazers
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Gethsemane
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Devil & The Deep Dark Ocean
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Sacrament Of Wilderness
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Passion And The Opera
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Swanheart
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Moondance
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Riddler, The
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Pharaoh Sails To Orion, The
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Walking In The Air
- [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Sleeping Sun
- [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Nightquest
- [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] Sleeping Sun [Live] - (live)
- [ Disc 01 Track 14 ] Swanheart [Live] - (live)
- [ Disc 01 Track 15 ] Pharaoh Saild To Orion [Live], The - (live)
- Studio / Live
- Video Disabled
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