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Release date: 30 November 2011
Style: Symphonic power metal, Symphonic metal

Rating:

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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]

Review
Lyrics (25)


Additional info
Release dates:
Finland: November 30, 2011
Europe: December 2, 2011
Australia: January 6, 2012
USA & Canada: January 10, 2012
Japan: January 11, 2012
New Zealand: January 16, 2012

Tour Edition: 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 (86)

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Lachy - 07.04.2010 at 09:13  
  How can 2 people possibly have this album it hasnt even been fully recorded yet. Fix these bugs metalstorm
Ellrohir - 07.04.2010 at 15:38  
  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
Zender 1.8 - 14.09.2010 at 19:31  
  It is not in stores now!
stop this lies People!
jimmy - 08.01.2011 at 16:06  
  Cant wait for this one. they take too long between albums though, now that they're famous.
Theberzerker - 15.02.2011 at 09:46  
Rating: 9 I want this fucking album.

Dont let me be disapointed!
costa_radu - 19.02.2011 at 16:02  
Rating: 9 I can't wait!:wall: Is too much to wait! I want it!
TEA_DEMON - 28.04.2011 at 10:36  
  Eugh fuck the film, i'd rather just have the album sooner than have an album+film.
The Shape 1973 - 29.05.2011 at 19:22  
Rating: 9 What ever this album is like, however good, we will get months and months of "I love Tarja".
Laneth - 16.07.2011 at 09:33  
Rating: 6
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.
ToMegaTherion - 21.07.2011 at 04:46  
Rating: 7
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!
abysss - 07.08.2011 at 16:12  
  I love the atmosphere Tarja was able to make with her vocals. Way better and more epic than Annete.

That's all.
Cocaine - 12.08.2011 at 19:54  
Rating: 8 So, the rating is so low because the Tarjaholics were here... Grow up, seriously!
Troy Killjoy - 12.08.2011 at 19:56  
 
Written by Cocaine 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...
Cocaine - 13.08.2011 at 15:29  
Rating: 8
Written by Troy Killjoy on 12.08.2011 at 19:56

Written by Cocaine 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...
4look4rd - 20.08.2011 at 07:03  
Rating: 7
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.
Abattoir - 22.08.2011 at 15:14  
  Well I guess this album will be released a bit sooner, as it was predicted at first...
ToMegaTherion - 25.08.2011 at 12:32  
Rating: 7
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.
4look4rd - 25.08.2011 at 19:14  
Rating: 7
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.
ToMegaTherion - 26.08.2011 at 10:23  
Rating: 7
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.
Ruudz - 14.09.2011 at 00:30  
  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
Renard Solitaire - 02.10.2011 at 20:03  
Rating: 8 Anette's confirmation? Can't wait for this album!!!!
Theberzerker - 17.10.2011 at 04:27  
Rating: 9 Cant fucking wait !!!!!!!!!!!
HellriderRising - 21.10.2011 at 15:10  
  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..
BudDa - 26.10.2011 at 16:28  
  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!
Ag Fox - 07.11.2011 at 16:10  
Rating: 7 Listened to the Single once. Not bad, but not exactly wow-ed either. Wish the guitars are a bit more prominent in the mix.
Array - 07.11.2011 at 23:18  
Rating: 9 Quite good single. I guess it will be a good album as well.
M C Vice - 20.11.2011 at 06:44  
Rating: 9 Wikipeadia says it won't be released in Australia untill early January next year. Can anyone confirm this?
Troy Killjoy - 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.
M C Vice - 20.11.2011 at 13:12  
Rating: 9
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.
Metal_4Ever - 24.11.2011 at 14:27  
Rating: 9 Nightwish - The Crow, The Owl and The Dove has been leaked
Risto - 24.11.2011 at 14:39  
 
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.
Ag Fox - 24.11.2011 at 16:44  
Rating: 7 And it's a rubbish song. Only heard it once and had no urge to replay it again ._.
Better wait for the whole album >.>
Rulatore - 24.11.2011 at 17:45  
Rating: 8 Cant wait for it
Metal_4Ever - 25.11.2011 at 13:17  
Rating: 9
Written by Risto on 24.11.2011 at 14:39

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.

Yeah sure! commercial reasons!
Night Sight - 26.11.2011 at 20:40  
  Curious to see what is it
Codorna - 29.11.2011 at 00:07  
Rating: 9 Not sure if bad or masterpiece after first listen
Introspekrieg - 29.11.2011 at 00:13  
 
Written by Codorna on 29.11.2011 at 00:07

Not sure if bad or masterpiece after first listen


Did you like it? Seems an odd reaction to have...
Rulatore - 29.11.2011 at 01:17  
Rating: 8 2nd half is pure eargarsm
BMR Monkey - 29.11.2011 at 02:37  
Rating: 9 Listening it for the first time right now
William - 29.11.2011 at 03:44  
  The Full album actually was leaked .... i'm Downloading it Right now ..... i live in Syria ...( we Don't have Copy rights so pleas people don't tell me that i should buy the Original ... plus we Don't have the Original CD anyway )
BMR Monkey - 29.11.2011 at 04:14  
Rating: 9 Great album definitely better than the last one, it could be one of the best albums of 2011
Panasi - 29.11.2011 at 08:44  
Rating: 8 Now dats sum cheese. Enjoying it so far though.
Troy Killjoy - 29.11.2011 at 08:46  
  Oh dear, do I put myself through this for the sake of saying I did...

Yes. Yes I do.
Angel_Lament - 29.11.2011 at 17:25  
Rating: 8 One word made up: "Theatrical Metal", a pretty cool album with some awesome songs and the Orchestral Parts are more prominent and sounds more beautiful than ever! still need to listen to it fewer times though...
Hollberr - 29.11.2011 at 23:22  
Rating: 8 The production is incredible... of course it's VERY cheesy, but it's some nice cheese there. Going to enjoy putting Last ride of the Day in my car...
ZGoten - 30.11.2011 at 03:04  
Rating: 8 Storytime is great and Ghost River even better, but the rest of the album is filled with ideas that are either tragged out too long or not blent together very well. Still, I enjoyed this album, but it's not worthy of my little top ten of 2011. ^^
Ag Fox - 30.11.2011 at 03:38  
Rating: 7
Written by Troy Killjoy on 29.11.2011 at 08:46

Oh dear, do I put myself through this for the sake of saying I did...

Yes. Yes I do.
lol, be sure to let me know what you think about it XD
On the third track right now. I like Ghost River quite a lot
aldamirgwh - 30.11.2011 at 04:06  
Rating: 8 1. 'Taikatalvi': a very nice intro, to prepare the senses
2. 'Storytime': popish, the commercial song
3. 'Ghost River': a very cool chorus
4. 'Slow, Love, Slow': or should I say 'Die, Love, Die!' What the fuck is this'?! Worst song EVER!!! This song doesn't deserve to be neither a B-side.
5. 'I Want My Tears Back': IMO the best song, I like the folk vibe
6. 'Scaretale': it really scared me, it left me lost, confused, didn't like it
7. 'Arebesque': nice instrumental
8. 'Turn Loose the Mermaids': the ballad
9. 'Rest Calm': it gets nicer by the end
10. 'The Crow, the Owl, and the Dove': good
11. 'Last Ride of the Day': very good, second best IMO
12. 'Song of Myself': the first part (sung) is good, the second is, I don't know, kinda sad
13. 'Imaginaerum': a medley of all album, unnecessary
Anibx - 30.11.2011 at 04:40  
Rating: 10 I'd just listen to the album and wow, simple wow. I can't say anything else right now. Simply Nightwish more solid than ever.
Anibx - 30.11.2011 at 05:35  
Rating: 10 I'd just realize this is a soundtrack album. It even have a End Credit song pretty cool

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