Nightwish - Imaginaerum


7.9 | 767 votes |
Release date: 30 November 2011
Style: Symphonic power metal, Symphonic metal

Owners:

674 have it
155 want it


Disc I
01. Taikatalvi
02. Storytime
03. Ghost River
04. Slow, Love, Slow
05. I Want My Tears Back
06. Scaretale
07. Arabesque
08. Turn Loose The Mermaids
09. Rest Calm
10. The Crow, The Owl And The Dove
11. Last Ride Of The Day
12. Song Of Myself
    1 - From A Dusty Bookshelf
    2 - All That Great Heart Lying Still
    3 - Piano Black
    4 - Love
13. Imaginaerum

Disc II [bonus] [2CD: instrumental version / tour edition: orchestral version]
01. Taikatalvi
02. Storytime
03. Ghost River
04. Slow, Love, Slow
05. I Want My Tears Back [instrumental version only]
06. Scaretale
07. Arabesque
08. Turn Loose The Mermaids
09. Rest Calm
10. The Crow, The Owl And The Dove
11. Last Ride Of The Day
12. Song Of Myself
    1 - From A Dusty Bookshelf
    2 - All That Great Heart Lying Still
    3 - Piano Black
    4 - Love
13. Imaginaerum

Disc III [DVD] [tour edition bonus]
+ Making Of Imaginaerum
+ Storytime [video]

Additional info
Tour edition released on April 11, 2012

Staff review by
Baz Anderson
Rating:
7.0
Seventh album Imaginaerum is the band's second with new singer Anette, and comes with the added twist of an accompanying feature-length film next year. Nightwish who have always been at the forefront of symphonic metal, provide this latest addition to the catalogue with good intentions. Although presented as a stand-alone album, it perhaps pushes the line between creative indulgence and focused musicianship too far.

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published 01.12.2011 | Comments (85)

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07.04.2010 - 09:13
Lachy
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How can 2 people possibly have this album it hasnt even been fully recorded yet. Fix these bugs metalstorm
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07.04.2010 - 15:38
Ellrohir
Heaven Knight
It is because you can add simply anything into your collection, and if such an album exist in database, it is automatically linked...there would be a lot of useless work trying to disallow adding albums that - a) exist in db and b) were not released yet
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14.09.2010 - 19:31
Zender 1.8
Indestructible
It is not in stores now!
stop this lies People!
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08.01.2011 - 16:06
jimmy
Cant wait for this one. they take too long between albums though, now that they're famous.
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15.02.2011 - 09:46
Rating: 9
Theberzerker
I want this fucking album.

Dont let me be disapointed!
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19.02.2011 - 16:02
Rating: 9
costa_radu
I can't wait!:wall: Is too much to wait! I want it!
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28.04.2011 - 10:36
TEA_DEMON
Eugh fuck the film, i'd rather just have the album sooner than have an album+film.
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29.05.2011 - 19:22
Rating: 9
The Shape 1973
What ever this album is like, however good, we will get months and months of "I love Tarja".
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16.07.2011 - 09:33
Rating: 7
laneth
Written by The Shape 1973 on 29.05.2011 at 19:22

What ever this album is like, however good, we will get months and months of "I love Tarja".


Some people just don't know how to let go.
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21.07.2011 - 04:46
Rating: 7
ToMegaTherion
Written by laneth on 16.07.2011 at 09:33

Written by The Shape 1973 on 29.05.2011 at 19:22

What ever this album is like, however good, we will get months and months of "I love Tarja".


Some people just don't know how to let go.


I don't understand peoples obsession with Tarja, by the standards of many other female singers in metal, she is a long way down my list of favorites.
Praise Tuomas for having the balls to tell her to get lost.

I'm looking forward to the album, I am interesting in what Tuomas will do with Anette Olzen now that she has been around for a long time. Seriously f**k Tarja!
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07.08.2011 - 16:12
abysss
I love the atmosphere Tarja was able to make with her vocals. Way better and more epic than Annete.

That's all.
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12.08.2011 - 19:54
Rating: 8
Jomsviking
So, the rating is so low because the Tarjaholics were here... Grow up, seriously!
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12.08.2011 - 19:56
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by Jomsviking on 12.08.2011 at 19:54
So, the rating is so low because the Tarjaholics were here... Grow up, seriously!

You're jumping to conclusions. This album doesn't even have a rating since it hasn't been released yet...
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13.08.2011 - 15:29
Rating: 8
Jomsviking
Written by Troy Killjoy on 12.08.2011 at 19:56

Written by Jomsviking on 12.08.2011 at 19:54
So, the rating is so low because the Tarjaholics were here... Grow up, seriously!

You're jumping to conclusions. This album doesn't even have a rating since it hasn't been released yet...


It was rated a 6 two days ago...
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20.08.2011 - 07:03
Rating: 7
4look4rd
The Sasquatch
Written by ToMegaTherion on 21.07.2011 at 04:46

Written by laneth on 16.07.2011 at 09:33

Written by The Shape 1973 on 29.05.2011 at 19:22

What ever this album is like, however good, we will get months and months of "I love Tarja".


Some people just don't know how to let go.


I don't understand peoples obsession with Tarja, by the standards of many other female singers in metal, she is a long way down my list of favorites.
Praise Tuomas for having the balls to tell her to get lost.

I'm looking forward to the album, I am interesting in what Tuomas will do with Anette Olzen now that she has been around for a long time. Seriously f**k Tarja!


I don't think its just Tarja that people miss. When I think about Nightwish with Tarja I think about Angels Fall First, Oceanborn and Wishmaster. Thats what I miss, these three albums, that particular style that Nightwish had.

Annette is without a doubt a great singer, but now Nightwish falls into the "meh" category of generic symphonic metal.
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22.08.2011 - 15:14
Abattoir
Well I guess this album will be released a bit sooner, as it was predicted at first...
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25.08.2011 - 12:32
Rating: 7
ToMegaTherion
Written by 4look4rd on 20.08.2011 at 07:03

Written by ToMegaTherion on 21.07.2011 at 04:46

Written by laneth on 16.07.2011 at 09:33

Written by The Shape 1973 on 29.05.2011 at 19:22

What ever this album is like, however good, we will get months and months of "I love Tarja".


Some people just don't know how to let go.


I don't understand peoples obsession with Tarja, by the standards of many other female singers in metal, she is a long way down my list of favorites.
Praise Tuomas for having the balls to tell her to get lost.

I'm looking forward to the album, I am interesting in what Tuomas will do with Anette Olzen now that she has been around for a long time. Seriously f**k Tarja!


I don't think its just Tarja that people miss. When I think about Nightwish with Tarja I think about Angels Fall First, Oceanborn and Wishmaster. Thats what I miss, these three albums, that particular style that Nightwish had.

Annette is without a doubt a great singer, but now Nightwish falls into the "meh" category of generic symphonic metal.


Now there you do have a point, but still Nightwish was changing long before Tarja left. Unfortunately that's the way many bands go. A few brilliant albums then a few decades of music that just never quite measures up to that golden era.
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25.08.2011 - 19:14
Rating: 7
4look4rd
The Sasquatch
Written by ToMegaTherion on 25.08.2011 at 12:32

Now there you do have a point, but still Nightwish was changing long before Tarja left. Unfortunately that's the way many bands go. A few brilliant albums then a few decades of music that just never quite measures up to that golden era.


The thing about Nightwish is that they still produce high quality music. Their production is impeccable, musicianship is still very good, and song writing remains amazing. My problem with them is that I loved the style of the first three albums.

To me it feels like from Century Child on you get a great first listen experience; mainly because of the bombastic combination of a full blown orchestra and top notch Heavy Metal. But then the songs become shallow and monotonous. While on the other hand you have the three classic albums that somehow always seem to remain fresh.

I am really looking forward to Imaginarium, but I am already expecting "more of the same." I don't think I will be disappointed, but I know that it will sound like the countless Symphonic Metal albums out there, but with a much bigger budget.
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26.08.2011 - 10:23
Rating: 7
ToMegaTherion
Written by 4look4rd on 25.08.2011 at 19:14

Written by ToMegaTherion on 25.08.2011 at 12:32

Now there you do have a point, but still Nightwish was changing long before Tarja left. Unfortunately that's the way many bands go. A few brilliant albums then a few decades of music that just never quite measures up to that golden era.


The thing about Nightwish is that they still produce high quality music. Their production is impeccable, musicianship is still very good, and song writing remains amazing. My problem with them is that I loved the style of the first three albums.

To me it feels like from Century Child on you get a great first listen experience; mainly because of the bombastic combination of a full blown orchestra and top notch Heavy Metal. But then the songs become shallow and monotonous. While on the other hand you have the three classic albums that somehow always seem to remain fresh.

I am really looking forward to Imaginarium, but I am already expecting "more of the same." I don't think I will be disappointed, but I know that it will sound like the countless Symphonic Metal albums out there, but with a much bigger budget.

Nightwish are still good in all of those area's, it is the same with many bands, they still remain 'good' but their style changes for whatever reason (ie time, money, patience, or boredom) They many go back to that sound at some point, but the fact is they have changes since the days of Oceanborn/Wishmaster and they are unlikely to return to that style. Just like Metallica are unlikely to ever produce another Master of Puppets.
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14.09.2011 - 00:30
Ruudz
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First track-by-track review of the album. Sounds very promising!

http://truecultheavymetal.com/blog1.php/2011/09/13/track-by-track-guide-to-nightwish-s-new-album-imaginaerum
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02.10.2011 - 20:03
Rating: 8
Renard Solitaire
Anette's confirmation? Can't wait for this album!!!!
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17.10.2011 - 04:27
Rating: 9
Theberzerker
Cant fucking wait !!!!!!!!!!!
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21.10.2011 - 15:10
HellriderRising
Tarja's gone now.. please people, don't continue tarja vs anette, anette vs tarja ..
that was in Dark Passion Play era, now it's Imaginaerum..
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26.10.2011 - 16:28
BudDa
I like the fact that they have put in a fuck load of work on this album. I can't wait for this one enough!
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07.11.2011 - 16:10
Rating: 7
Ag Fox
Angel No More
Listened to the Single once. Not bad, but not exactly wow-ed either. Wish the guitars are a bit more prominent in the mix.
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20.11.2011 - 06:44
Rating: 9
M C Vice
Ex-polydactyl
Wikipeadia says it won't be released in Australia untill early January next year. Can anyone confirm this?
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20.11.2011 - 06:45
Troy Killjoy
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Written by M C Vice on 20.11.2011 at 06:44
Wikipeadia says it won't be released in Australia untill early January next year. Can anyone confirm this?

According to the additional info it looks to be true. January 6th.
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20.11.2011 - 13:12
Rating: 9
M C Vice
Ex-polydactyl
Written by Troy Killjoy on 20.11.2011 at 06:45

Written by M C Vice on 20.11.2011 at 06:44
Wikipeadia says it won't be released in Australia untill early January next year. Can anyone confirm this?

According to the additional info it looks to be true. January 6th.

Bugger.
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24.11.2011 - 14:27
Rating: 9
Metal_4Ever
Nightwish - The Crow, The Owl and The Dove has been leaked
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24.11.2011 - 14:39
Risto
Wandering Midget
Written by Metal_4Ever on 24.11.2011 at 14:27

Nightwish - The Crow, The Owl and The Dove has been leaked

It was released via Donald Duck Finland, so it's not a leak actually.
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