Nightwish is a Finnish metal band performing songs primarily in English. It was founded by Tuomas Holopainen in 1996 in the city of Kitee. The early work of Nightwish was distinguished by a combination of the female opera vocals of the former vocalist Tarja Turunen, a keyboard and symphonic arrangement and a heavy guitar base of power metal. This style is most often defined as power metal and symphonic metal.
I still remember how I once bought the first Nightwish album, Angels Fall First, on a cassette. It was a rainy October day, but as soon as I finished listening to the recording, two rainbows appeared in the sky. I had never before seen a rainbow in the fall, especially two at once. You can rest assured that I liked the music 🙂 It was like a trip to some fairy-tale world, filled with unusually beautiful sounds … Continue reading
By the beginning of the 60s, the next generation was approaching adulthood. Parents of these children actively fought for peace, tranquility and abundance. Parents, however, entered it with a load of unpaid debts – they brought with them the fear of nuclear war and the sin of racial hatred, and the ideals of equality and justice were simply trampled on in pursuit of stability and success. It is not surprising that children questioned the moral and political foundations of the post-war world; these new moods are reflected in their musical predilections.
Dylan’s songs about racial oppression and the threat of nuclear annihilation immediately turned into hymns, and the song “Times – they are changing” sounded the first warning about growing social tension. However, with all its adherence to the brightest ideals, folk still remained the music of the past, a means of communication between the politicized intelligentsia and rock and roll, which were looking at children’s entertainment with undisguised irony. The new generation did not yet have its own unique voice. Continue reading