For Love Of Innocence
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  • One night I dreamt a white rose withering, a newborn drowning a lifetime loneliness
  • Century Child is one of the most amazing albums I have ever heard in my life

    • by Catherine
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      Who could have blamed those who denied hope of any future for Nightwish? With Opera metal hidden so deeply in the Finnish shadows, surely anybody would feel threatened by a band with power metal guitar chords, techno inspired keyboard tunes and a lead singer trained in the style of classical opera. Who would want to listen to such an insane combanation?

      Every youth in Europe apparently. Selling out gigs at some of London’s most favorite venues and watching their new album ‘Once’ dissapear off shelves worldwide it seems that


      even the origional critics are being sucked into the phenomenon which is NIGHTWISH.

      Century Child was Nightwish’s sixth album, and have no fear, none of the band members have lost a child! It is a collection of stories, emotions, hopes and fears beautifully described in symphonic rhymes. Songwriter Tuamos Holopanien claims that the album was made to help him describe the joys of childhood and innocence.

      Telling us that he detests the fact that so many artists feel it nessacary to tell lies about having an atrocious childhood he ...


      • states that he had one of the most wonderful upbringings that any child could have and the album is a tribute to the beauty of youth. The songs have perfect structure with breaks for vocal and keyboard solos in the perfect places, the album kicks off with Tarja Turunen’s siren voice echoing innocently in the background as though she were sitting alone in a field singing to herself as a male voice tells an account, “I was born amidst the purple waterfalls.

        I was weak, yet not unblessed. Dead

        to the world.

        Alive for the journey. One night I dreamt a white rose withering, a newborn drowning a lifetime loneliness.

        I dreamt all my future. Relived my past.

        And witnessed the beauty of the beast” Deep shit. The lyrics remain as beautiful throughout the album especially in songs such as ‘Ever Dream’ and ‘Ocean Soul’ where the band greatly define the beauty of innocence and imagination.

        Tarja’s operatic notes only compliment these inspiring words even more than possible. Century Child is one of the most amazing albums I have ever heard in my life.

        BUY IT NOW. Or forever hold your vanity.




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