Tarja - The Shadow Self

6.6 | 70 votes |
Release date: 5 August 2016
Style: Symphonic metal


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01. Innocence
02. Demons In You [feat. Alissa White-Gluz]
03. No Bitter End
04. Love To Hate
05. Supremacy
06. The Living End
07. Diva
08. Eagle Eye [feat. Toni Turunen]
09. Undertaker
10. Calling From The Wild
11. Too Many

Tarja Soile Susanna Turunen Cabuli - vocals, piano, keyboards
Mike Terrana - drums
Alex Scholpp - guitars, bass
Doug Wimbish - bass
Christian Kretschmar - keyboards, programming
Max Lilja - cello

Additional musicians:
Alissa White-Gluz - vocals
Tony Turunen - vocals
Fernando Scarcella - drums
Chad Smith - drums
Julián Barrett - guitars
Tim Palmer - guitars, keyboards
Jim Dooley - 12 string guitar
Kevin Chown - acoustic bass
Anders Wollbeck - keyboards
Guillermo De Medio - keyboards
Izumi Kawakatsu - piano
Atli Örvarsson - programming
Jetro Vainio - programming
Luis Conte - percussion
Mic - Sea Organ

Additional info
Produced by Tarja Turunen and Mic. Additional production by Tim Palmer and Alex Scholpp.

Ambient music design by Jim Dooley and Mel Wesson.
Orchestral and Choir arrangements composed by Jim Dooley.
EDM by Torsten Stenzel.
Backing vocals on Diva by 'Drunken Rats'.

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05.08.2016 - 01:20
Wow, this was... bad. I had such hopes for this album:( It's painfully mediocre. The only song which stuck in my head after the first listen was The Living End, with 1-2 exeptions most of the songs are just meh. I'll give it a few more listens, but I can't imagine liking this album.
05.08.2016 - 20:22
Rating: 3
Wow, this is exceptionally bad. Yet another shitty album by Tarja. Move along people. Nothing to hear here.
07.08.2016 - 21:47
Rating: 7
Wiseman's Fear
I honestly don't think it's that bad. It's quite good actually. Not as good as Colours in the Dark which is imo her best album but very enjoyable.If I had to rank it I'd say something around 7 or 8 but closer to 8 than to 7.
But I think that Tarja could have a more careful selection of the songs, skip the release of the The Brightest Void and make the songs didn't make it on the album bonus tracks. It would have saved her fans some frustation and I think it would have worked better.
08.08.2016 - 16:03
Rating: 9
Amazing album
20.08.2016 - 14:01
Written by Ismarmlp on 08.08.2016 at 16:03

Amazing album

amazing album for your naab ears !
20.08.2016 - 22:01
Rating: 9
Written by EthicaOdini85 on 20.08.2016 at 14:01

Written by Ismarmlp on 08.08.2016 at 16:03

Amazing album

amazing album for your naab ears !

22.08.2016 - 13:03
Rating: 7
M C Vice
The intro to Demons In You reminds me of old Chili Peppers. And Diva suggests she still hasn't gotten over being sacked from Nightwish.
"Another day, another Doug."
"I'll fight you on one condition. That you lower your nipples."
" 'Tis a lie! Thy backside is whole and ungobbled, thou ungrateful whelp!"
24.08.2016 - 15:25
Rating: 6
tiny dog ghosts
Eh I think it's OK she wants to flame Nightwish, I mean it's probably the most iconic thing that happened in her entire career.

I hated this album on first spin but now eh, it has it's moments. She sounds decent, production is fine, it's just the songwriting. Nearly all the tracks go nowhere, the chorus and the verses blend right into each other. She had Alyssa from AE on a track and wasted that. I actually think Diva is probably the most interesting track, that or Undertaker.

It's better than Colors in the Dark imo, but it's... still bad. First album and second album between them made a decent album, and then everything since has been pretty forgettable.
25.08.2016 - 01:38
I love the creepy vibe that some of the songs have, both here and on The Brightest Void, but then the bland "rock" tunes kill it all away.
"A life all mine
Is what I choose
At the end of my days"
--The Gathering "A Life All Mine" from Souvenirs

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