2/26/2005 - Review by: Ken Pierce
Nightwish - Century Child - Century Media - 2002
Showcasing her softer side, Tarja serenades you with “Forever Yours”, it is the closest thing to a ballad that you will find on the CD. There is also an unusual item on the disk and that is “Phantom Of The Opera”. Now, I am not speaking of the Iron Maiden song of the same name, but instead the version from the Broadway play. While I am aware of this play's wide and worldwide popularity, I admit I found it amusing that a band from Finland would choose to perform it. Reservations aside, the band does not disappoint and brings the sound of Broadway to an entirely different audience with this one. You will be impressed.
Nightwish has since moved on from Century Media to Roadrunner Records as their label in the USA. Yet, I am not certain if they will also take on the back catalog. For now, if you need those you should look into CM’s site. They reissued them here and added a track or two for the listener to enjoy it more. Nightwish is definitely one of those bands that if you are for some reason not looking into you should. They have defined a new level of style to power metal and raised its bar a little higher.
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