Caress The Tales and They Will Dream You Real: Discover Nightwish
September 07, 2012
Have you heard of Nightwish? The band hails from Finland, where they're the third-highest grossing act in the country. Their music is a unique blend of metal and symphonic that seems to appeal to a wide range of listeners. The result of the marriage of hard and smooth can be summed up in one word: epic. While they officially entered the music scene in 1997 with their debut album Angels Fall First, Nightwish's big break in the states came with the 2000 release of Wishmaster, also the title of the best-known track on the album.
If you listen to Wishmaster and then compare it to something more recent, like, say, Storytime from the 2011 album Imaginareum, you'll likely notice a difference in the sound of the vocals. You're not imagining things. Vocalist Tarja Turunen was replaced in 2008. The current lead vocalist is Anette Olzon.
I was a little sad to learn that the Library doesn't have any of Nightwish's albums. Do you feel the same? You can always suggest that the Library purchase something. Just see a friendly staff member about submitting a request for purchase today! In the meantime, why not get something from another library system via WorldCat?
Or...see it live! Nightwish is coming to the Beaumont Club in downtown Kansas City on September 27th.
North Independence Branch