Tarja - Colours In The Dark

7.4 | 125 votes |
Release date: 30 August 2013
Style: Symphonic metal


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01. Victim Of Ritual
02. 500 Letters
03. Lucid Dreamer
04. Never Enough
05. Mystique Voyage
06. Darkness [Peter Gabriel cover]
07. Deliverance
08. Neverlight
09. Until Silence
10. Medusa [f: Justin Furstenfeld]
11. Into The Sun [Japanese bonus]
12. Neverlight [live] [full orchestral version] [iTunes edition bonus]
13. Until Silence [orchestral version] [iTunes edition bonus]

Tarja Turunen - vocals, piano
Alex Scholpp - guitars, slide guitar
Julian Barrett - guitars
Kevin Chown - bass
Doug Wimbish - bass, programming
Christian Kretschmar - keyboards
Mike Terrana - drums
Max Lilja - cello

Additional musicians:
Thomas Bloch - glass harmonica, crystal baschet
Justin Furstenfeld - vocals (on "Medusa")
Caroline Lavelle - cello
Mel Wesson - guitars, keyboards, programming
Bart Hendrickson - keyboards, programming
Tim Palmer - keyboards, programming
Torsten Stenzel - keyboards
Luis Conte - percussion
Saro Danielian - oboe, duduk
Anders Wollbeck - toy piano

Additional info
- Release details:
August 30th in Germany, Austria, Finland, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland
September 2nd in Norway, Poland and Czech Republic
September 3rd USA and Canada
September 4th in Belgium, Denmark, The Netherlands, Sweden and the UK

- Mixing was done by Tim Palmer

Staff review by
R Lewis
How weird. Googling in "rich Finnish wine", the results are mainly concerning Vodka. I'm absolutely sure that there should be "Tarja Turunen" as the first link: the years pass, and that woman becomes more beautiful and interesting day by day. Colours In The Dark, in fact, follows the trend of showing her creator's talent outside of the scene that made her world famous.

published 13.08.2013 | Comments (17)

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01.08.2013 - 03:50
Rating: 9
Weak album but sound normal, not aweosme but nice, i put 6/10 of rating
02.08.2013 - 15:47
Best album from her solo carreer to date. A bit experimental and eclectic, establishes herself in Rock, with Symphonic and ambient touches. I really like it.
03.08.2013 - 05:07
Rating: 9
Great, epic, amazing album. But the cover of Peter Gabriel is the song I like least. Blame it on Peter Gabriel, not Tarja ...
03.09.2013 - 20:49
Rating: 5
Two or three decent songs and that's it
08.09.2013 - 02:27
Rating: 9
Written by Unhealer on 03.09.2013 at 20:49

Two or three decent songs and that's it

I agree with u ...
24.09.2013 - 11:42
SoUnDs LiKe PoP
Trying to get into this album, but I just can't. There just aren't that many memorable tracks, unfortunately. I still absolutely adore "My Winter Storm," though, could never understand why it wasn't very popular...
I lift weights and listen to metal
03.11.2013 - 17:56
Rating: 9
Bah this is pure shit :/ , i don't know why i am a fan :/
16.11.2013 - 23:09
Still deciding if I like it or not but: MAJOR points to her for doing something so weird. She could have just released another blah samey symphonic metal album that was pretty and forgettable but instead she had the balls to experiment.

I like it more the more I listen; hopefully it continues to grow on me but either way, respect to her.
"A life all mine
Is what I choose
At the end of my days"
--The Gathering "A Life All Mine" from Souvenirs
20.11.2013 - 00:03
Rating: 6
Disappointing album and again another un-interesting release just like the previous one. Though I liked the first track but everything else was just a massive bore.
21.11.2013 - 22:47
Rating: 8
The Melting Snow
Her voice is magical.

The compositions and lyrics aren't very special, but her vocals have a lot of emotion throughout the songs.
21.03.2014 - 05:14
Rating: 7
Good album, performance, song writing and composition was great but mix/production left it sounding flat and lacked punch and dynamics were too narrow. Never the less a good album to listen to.
11.04.2014 - 18:00
Rating: 8
I didn't think I would like it this much. I'm not the biggest Tarja fan, although I do respect her talent, I doubt very much she is "The Best Opera Singer Evar!" as many claim and her band is okay. IMO her debut album was good, and her second album was a little less good, but Colours in the Dark is pretty.
18.06.2019 - 13:59
JoHn DoE
Written by Ismarmlp on 03.08.2013 at 05:07

But the cover of Peter Gabriel is the song I like least. Blame it on Peter Gabriel, not Tarja ...

Blame it on Peter Gabriel?! Really? One of the most interesting and original artists since the 70s?
Tarja does not do justice to the original song, possibly because she should not have tried doing the song in the first place. Gabriel song is dark and moody, Tarja with her sweet voice cannot do that.
I thought the two primary purposes for the internet were cat memes and overreactions.

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