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PowerEagle
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Joined: Sat Mar 24, 2018 5:24 pm
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Location: United States
PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2020 3:48 pm 
 

Hello, I wanted to make a case that Sonata Arctica just being listed as power metal should be changed. The early material is totally power metal, however a lot of the newer stuff has very different sound. I think it would be much more fitting if it were to switch to something like "power metal (early), melodic/progressive metal/rock (now)" for example. There are many fans of the early material who feel similarly about the band in its current state. Also in a 2019 interview with Tony Kakko, he claimed that "the music style has changed from the early days because that was just a phase that we happen to land our recording contract with"

Thank you for your time and stay safe.

Interview with Tony Kakko start at 50 seconds and watch till the 2 minute mark
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILxV8UV8Wu0

Of course they still will make some more power metalish songs here and there, on new albums but that is almost more often than not, there as a throwback for older fans. I would suggest listening to all of Ecliptica and Silence, then listen to Stones grow her name, the ninth hour and Talviyo and you can hear the difference.

early Sonata Arctica
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KRDPrAjwtE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCLtKcMIUk8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mv9BOup ... IN70Is7dMM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rk3XJ4z ... MM&index=3

new Sonata Arctica
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3vDBe0hIZZk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sue_ufn ... P8&index=5
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQY3jal ... P8&index=2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzoGtRx ... bA&index=2

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Derigin
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Joined: Sun Jan 01, 2006 6:25 am
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Location: Canada
PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2020 6:34 pm 
 

There's a thread for this:
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