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Anette Olzon - Strong



7 | 23 votes |
Release date: 10 September 2021
Style: Pop rock, Heavy metal

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01. Bye Bye Bye
02. Sick Of You
03. I Need To Stay
04. Strong
05. Parasite
06. Sad Lullaby
07. Fantastic Fanatic
08. Who Can Save Them
09. Catcher Of My Dreams
10. Hear Them Roar
11. Roll The Dice

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Comments: 14   Visited by: 72 users
10.09.2021 - 17:20
Morosis
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Can't believe such a good album like this has not even gotten a "7". What's wrong with you? She made a record that is all about the highest points of her career and some more. There's an excellent sense of heaviness as well as many good lyrics and such a wonderful vocal performance in this!
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10.09.2021 - 19:24
Rating: 9
Grouch Douglas
Enigma
Great album. I'm curious as to who does the harsh vocals on this album. It can't be Anette herself could it?
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11.09.2021 - 06:45
Morosis
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Written by Grouch Douglas on 10.09.2021 at 19:24

Great album. I'm curious as to who does the harsh vocals on this album. It can't be Anette herself could it?


In a FB group, a member answered me that it's her husband.
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11.09.2021 - 21:09
Rating: 9
InfinityZ780

How the f*ck does this album has lower score than her debut??? This is some real shit and yet people are being harsh on it.
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11.09.2021 - 21:10
Rating: 9
Woofy

I don't think that this album is Pop Rock at all...I mean, I heard it, it's heavy and has some nice synths here and there.
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11.09.2021 - 21:13
Rating: 9
Woofy

Written by Guest on 10.09.2021 at 17:20

Can't believe such a good album like this has not even gotten a "7". What's wrong with you? She made a record that is all about the highest points of her career and some more. There's an excellent sense of heaviness as well as many good lyrics and such a wonderful vocal performance in this!


I know. They voted already without even listening to the album how heavy, fast and melodic it is. There's just that hate from Nightwish era. But Anette is Anette and Floor is Floor, why do they have to copy Tarja to be 'good' singers in Nightwish?
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12.09.2021 - 02:35
Morosis
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Written by Woofy on 11.09.2021 at 21:13

Written by Guest on 10.09.2021 at 17:20

Can't believe such a good album like this has not even gotten a "7". What's wrong with you? She made a record that is all about the highest points of her career and some more. There's an excellent sense of heaviness as well as many good lyrics and such a wonderful vocal performance in this!


I know. They voted already without even listening to the album how heavy, fast and melodic it is. There's just that hate from Nightwish era. But Anette is Anette and Floor is Floor, why do they have to copy Tarja to be 'good' singers in Nightwish?


I couldn't agree more with you. Anette has been suffering from hatred for nothing, for she is an amazing singer. I don't like her debut with Nightwish because that album was made for Tarja and they didn't bother adapting it to her non-operatic voice, but Imaginaerum was one of the most critic-acclaimed and influential symphonic metal albums from most recent times for the subgenre. And there's Alyson Avenue, Anette was already great with them. This disc is kind of a mix of her times with both bands and some more interesting elements, especially the ones regarding her vocal performance, that has improved a lot since then. This should be rated 8 here, not less.
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12.09.2021 - 14:05
Spacerunner

Written by Guest on 12.09.2021 at 02:35
And there's Alyson Avenue, Anette was already great with them.

Kudos for remembering Alyson Avenue. When Nightwish had published "Eva", I was extremely disappointed. Then I've found her past band and it became clear she is very talented just different from Tarja. While I rarely listen to anything from post-"Once" era, The Dark Element is now among my favorite new bands of the past decade.
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12.09.2021 - 17:52
Rating: 7
musclassia

Haven't heard the album, but I don't see the need to focus so much on the voting. There's been 15 votes on the album at the time of writing, only 4 of which are below a '6'. Based on the one single I've heard from this album, I definitely expect that I wouldn't give it a score below 6, but then I also wouldn't agree with votes below 6 for the likes of Akhenaten - The Emerald Tablets Of Thoth, Nightwish - Century Child or Cult Of Luna - Salvation, which have been scored 5 by users that 9'd this album, and yet it would be excessive to complain about those scores either rather than granting people the privilege to rate music as they wish. The '2' from quieted_darkness is extreme (but he also had issues with the 'mainstream' riffs of Harakiri For The Sky), but there's not been any vote abuse or brigading for this album, so dedicating half the album thread to it is a bit excessive.
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15.09.2021 - 03:08
M C Vice
ex-polydactyl
Getting some Place Vendome vibes from this one.
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"I'll fight you on one condition. That you lower your nipples."
" 'Tis a lie! Thy backside is whole and ungobbled, thou ungrateful whelp!"
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17.09.2021 - 16:25
Rating: 7
Madlax

Adult oriented rock is such a dumb music label. If this is adult oriented rock, then what's the opposite? Child oriented rock? Most of these tunes are quite accessible to a young audience.

This is plain pop rock/metal, a bit less sugary than Metalite or Amaranthe. Euphemisms such as AOR only does disservice to the music, especially since AOR 'evolved' from pop rock, or soft rock or whatever. The supposed difference between pop rock and AOR was that AOR was used for pop rock music with clean and polished production quality.

Just because it has some heavy distorted guitars that doesn't mean the overall tunes aren't pop. Remove the distorted guitars and you've got clear cut pop tunes.

I gave this a few spins and to my surprise, it is quite fun to listen. It has energy. It has a dose of enthusiasm and it is entertaining. This is already much better than the last 2 Nightwish albums. There is the occasional Nightwish throwback in some electronic arrangements, but that's about it.
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17.09.2021 - 19:10
Rufus Valentine

Written by Madlax on 17.09.2021 at 16:25

Adult oriented rock is such a dumb music label. If this is adult oriented rock, then what's the opposite? Child oriented rock? Most of these tunes are quite accessible to a young audience.

This is plain pop rock/metal, a bit less sugary than Metalite or Amaranthe. Euphemisms such as AOR only does disservice to the music, especially since AOR 'evolved' from pop rock, or soft rock or whatever. The supposed difference between pop rock and AOR was that AOR was used for pop rock music with clean and polished production quality.

Just because it has some heavy distorted guitars that doesn't mean the overall tunes aren't pop. Remove the distorted guitars and you've got clear cut pop tunes.

I gave this a few spins and to my surprise, it is quite fun to listen. It has energy. It has a dose of enthusiasm and it is entertaining. This is already much better than the last 2 Nightwish albums. There is the occasional Nightwish throwback in some electronic arrangements, but that's about it.


I know it says adult-oriented rock up there but the acronym AOR usually refers to album-oriented rock. It was started in the States when radio stations started playing album tracks rather than singles and was geared towards an adult audience - hence the common error.

At some point the term became synonymous with the type of music they were playing which was mostly hard / folk / blues rock from the 70s and 80s.
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17.09.2021 - 19:32
Rating: 7
Madlax

Written by Rufus Valentine on 17.09.2021 at 19:10

I know it says adult-oriented rock up there but the acronym AOR usually refers to album-oriented rock. It was started in the States when radio stations started playing album tracks rather than singles and was geared towards an adult audience - hence the common error.

At some point the term became synonymous with the type of music they were playing which was mostly hard / folk / blues rock from the 70s and 80s.


You're right. The definition I gave though is related to adult-oriented rock baloney though. That it is essentially pop rock with clean production.

Still, the label is stupid. Same for adult contemporary. Why do we have a penchant for making things more complicated than they actually are? This could've been simply labeled as pop rock, or pop metal and it would be crystal clear. Such labels are not confusing.
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17.09.2021 - 23:45
Rufus Valentine

Written by Madlax on 17.09.2021 at 19:32

Written by Rufus Valentine on 17.09.2021 at 19:10

I know it says adult-oriented rock up there but the acronym AOR usually refers to album-oriented rock. It was started in the States when radio stations started playing album tracks rather than singles and was geared towards an adult audience - hence the common error.

At some point the term became synonymous with the type of music they were playing which was mostly hard / folk / blues rock from the 70s and 80s.


You're right. The definition I gave though is related to adult-oriented rock baloney though. That it is essentially pop rock with clean production.

Still, the label is stupid. Same for adult contemporary. Why do we have a penchant for making things more complicated than they actually are? This could've been simply labeled as pop rock, or pop metal and it would be crystal clear. Such labels are not confusing.


True enough mate - the label is dumb but still widely used when pop rock or even power pop would be more appropriate. I Guess it's better to be broad sometimes, otherwise we'd be calling this Skandi industro-symphonic pop metal / post-punk disco fusion.
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