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... | Reviewer: Anon | 6/29/12
I think both interpretations of the Norse legend of Brunhild and this being about sex are correct. Norway, Finland, and Sweden share many legends. It makes sense for the band to have songs using their own legends. And since Tuomas tends to twist a normal idea and make something entirely new, the theme of both totally fits. He tends to be a very clever lyricist. I wouldn't put it passed him.
Power Metal | Reviewer: Anonymous | 12/13/11
Once upon a time the term "power metal" was interchangeable with plain old heavy metal, with perhaps an emphasis on heavier riffing. In recent times, though, the term is most often used to describe the decidedly European style of metal, a style dominated by double-bass drumming, anthemic choruses, and speedy riffing. One originator of this style would have to be Helloween, whose early works such as Walls Of Jericho and Keeper Of The Seven Keys proved to be blueprints for the style. Another band worth mentioning is HammerFall, as they are often regarded as the band most responsible for the revival of the genre in 1997 when they debuted with Glory To The Brave.
A Different Interpretaton.....? | Reviewer: Roger The Dodger | 8/12/11
IMHO, this song is about a Norse Legend, about Brunhild (various spellings). She was an immortal Valkerie and Sheildmaiden, who gave up her immortality and thus her life for a slain hero. Odin got pissed and by grabbing her wings, turned them to dust. She fell to earth with her (now alive) hero. There are variations on the legend, as well.
"symphonic black metal" ? ooh, Please. I think not.
I wish could tell someone the correct genere.... | Reviewer: Anonymous | 6/24/11
"I've been to several websites where Nightwish gets shoved under "symphonic black metal." EXCUSE ME?!?"
I've seen it at music stores as well....
"And for who still is wondering what king of band they are, well they are a Symphonic Epic Goth Metal. And not Symphonic black metal as someone has suggested."
Let's see how many bands are called "symphonic black metal" that aren't....
Within Temptation (I think I saw them called that once.)
In Grief (I wouldn't go around calling them black metal, it's more like Gothic metal)
Yeah, it's not just NW that's labeled wrong, there's others.
For "real" symphonic black metal, look up:
Dark Lay Still
Frost Like Ashes
Do some comparing, the bands in these groups sound nothing alike.
Amazing | Reviewer: Loris | 4/16/11
this is one of the most amazing songs ever! NW in the whole album "Once" give their best!
And for who still is wondering what king of band they are, well they are a Symphonic Epic Goth Metal. And not Symphonic black metal as someone has suggested.
About what people see about this song, there is no wrong or right interpretation. It absolutely depend on personal background and feelings.
The meaning | Reviewer: Angel wings | 4/15/11
This song is definitively about sex. Just read the lyrics again. It's about someone who wants to sleep with a virgin, an "angel" and burns her wings for she is not an angel anymore if she loses her virginity:
"I wish I had an angel
For one moment of love"
"Prepare to hate me for when I may
This night will hurt you like never before"
It also says that Lust will burn angel wings, and Mary "undone" is mentioned.
If your think I'm wrong, don't start calling me names... It's just my opinion...
angels | Reviewer: Rav | 4/4/11
I think that u all dont have right.
this song is about battle in heaven.
its in short; about angels who betrayed 1 of them and 'cut wings' and send to earth.
i think its maximum punishment for angel.
this song is not about JEZUS.
is about falling angels who become inpurity as human and wants to be as pure as 'Virgin Mary undone' but they cant becouse they choose other side
different opinion | Reviewer: dhika | 3/17/11
After seeing what people thought about what this song might be about, not intend to put sensitive issue, but at the first i heard this song, i thought it was about Lord Jesus' agony before crucifixion. It mentioned
"This night will hurt you like never before
Old loves, they die hard
Old lies, they die harder"
describing about Jesus' Disciple abandon before crucifixion. Also,"But to have the prize of the night
Hypocrite, Wannabe friend
13th disciple who betrayed me for nothing!" It reminds me of what Judas Iscariot did to Jesus in the night before crucifixion. He turned Jesus in to get money from Pharisee. Yet, interpretation might be different depending on how people think. On top of that, it was a thrilling and amazing song. The first song making me fall in love with Nightwish
tarja's superb voice.. | Reviewer: morning wish | 2/24/11
fist time i discovered NW by their song 'sleeping sun' n it's really souds great!!since that, i love 2 listen on tarja's voice very much and the band themselves..instead of sleeping sun, i found 'wish had an angle' got very energetic perfom as well...really sad to hear that tarja had left NW...
i feel ya ! | Reviewer: megan koolr than it sounds..! | 1/29/11
I cumplty see everyones point Wit wut they see in this song and wuld even say that i rly dnt thnk wut neone said wus politically "wrong" but i def do not agree wit the ppl who sAy that the song is NOT about what sum ppls posted with their own outlooks attached to that,u cnt say sumeone is wrong in how they see the song is about,like the person that said drugs (especialy it bein cocaine right !) i def c their point and hes even got shit tu back it up wit his outlook n thats wasup! but in all reality he culd say that he thinks the song is bout necrofiliacs who dig up dead bodies n have sex with them ya kno ! Lust,beauty, digs up at night, Def wrong thought process but u cnt say hes wrong either ! Ya kno? Haha makes mi laugh tu see ppl point fingers bout what right/wrong about sumthng becuz they jus makng themselfs so wrong, in their opinion tho they werent at all if they juss left it at that. And the ppl who said the song is about an angel and lust,DUH. We all kno wut it sais, we wre talkng bout wut it means.
Re: Symphonic Black Metal | Reviewer: Anonymous | 1/23/11
LOL! Nightwish is NOT symphonic black metal. I don't get it...I've seen Leaves' Eyes put under that as well, and it gets on my nerves because people might freak out seeing that they're "symphonic black metal" and not give them a chance...not realizing what "real" symphonic black metal is...
Is it because they're symphonic metal bands that happen to use growled vocals from tine to time?
About Crimson Moonlight: yes, they play SBM (or used to, anyway) and if you like that style of music you might like them...but their music has very strong pro-Christian themes--it's basically black metal for people with Christian beliefs, like myself, who won't listen to secular black metal. But if you can get past the lyrical theme, you'll find an amazing band.
Great song | Reviewer: Sheldon | 7/28/10
Amazing song by Nightwish, definately one of their best.
I don't see why we must fight about genres, although I'm going to say right now that they are most certainly not Symphonic Black Metal. Dimmu Borgir is a symphonic black metal band, while slightly similar, there is a much different feel to the music.
I Wish I Hand An Angel | Reviewer: singwhatyoucan'tsay | 6/5/10
Since we're all arguing about genera, I thought I'd throw something in. Here's my question:
I've been to several websites where Nightwish gets shoved under "symphonic black metal." EXCUSE ME?!? I happen to own a symphonic (un)black metal album (Eternal Emperor by Crimson Moonlight) and Nightwish sounds NOTHING like Crimson Moonlight. Because CM screams almost everything and besides, Crimson Moonlight is a Christian band (which is why I said they were unblack metal) and Nightwish is, well, not a Christian band. So comparing those two bands, my question is...why does Nightwish get put under symphonic black metal?
About this song...It's great. It's got a very energizing beat to it, especially the chorus.
It's great! | Reviewer: Anonymous | 5/9/10
Well,I've finally found someone who understands me(that person being unknownpersonality.).I mean,when I first discovered Nightwish,I stopped listening to anything else,and I listened to so much Nightwish that everyone around me is allergic to Tarja's voice.Not me.Even though I like Annette better.
On a related note,my friend seems to think that "Symphonic" doesn't go with "Metal" in much the same way that delicate doesn't go with Hummer.Well,I say he doesn't have what it takes to fully appreciate how great Symphonic Metal really is.
Love! | Reviewer: unknownpersonality | 3/26/10
Okay, it's not as good as "Nemo" (I think I'm addicted to "Nemo") but it's still a good song, really catchy. I love the beat, the problem is it's really easy to bang your head too hard during the chorus.
This is NOT about drugs! It's about lust and lost innocence, the latter being a common theme in Nightwish song.
Please, don't argue about what genre they play. It doesn't matter. My CD thing on the computer put them under POP music! Not in America, where I'm from. I don't know anyone else who likes this type of music. Seriously, this band is much better than Evanescence, which is the closest thing the symphonic metal that we have here. And now that I've heard Nightwish, my Evanescence CD is going to be sitting in its case for a while.
I'm going to stop ranting now.
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