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Nightwish - Wishmaster

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Release date: 29 May 2000
Style: Symphonic power metal


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01. She Is My Sin
02. The Kinslayer
03. Come Cover Me
04. Wanderlust
05. Two For Tragedy
06. Wishmaster
07. Bare Grace Misery
08. Crownless
09. Deep Silent Complete
10. Dead Boy's Poem
11. FantasMic
12. Sleepwalker [bonus]

Tarja Turunen - vocals
Tuomas Holopainen - keyboards
Erno "Emppu" Vuorinen - guitars
Jukka Nevalainen - drums, percussion
Sami Vänskä - bass

Guest musicians
Sam Hardwick - voice
Ari Tapio Wilska - vocals
Ike Vil - vocals
Ville Laaksonen - tenor
Matias Kaila - tenor
Esa Lehtinen - flute
Riku Salminen - bass
Anssi Honkanen - bass
Kimmo Kallio - barritone

Additional info
Produced by Nightwish & Tero Kinnunen

All music by T. Holopainen, except 3, 7, 8 by
T. Holopainen/Emppu Vuorinen
All lyrics by T. Holopainen
Arrangements by Nightwish & Tero Kinnunen

Drakkar released a limited edition with a 3D cover.

XIII Bis Records (France) re-released the album in 2001 as part of a limited boxset called "Wish Box", which contains an autographed and enhanced CD, a keyholder and a Nightwish calendar.

Cover artwork by Markus Mayer

Guest review by
Man, it's so hard when we are talking about my favorite power metal band, Nightwish. They are definitely unique with their gothic influenced orchestrated power metal and because they have the world's most talented female singer Tarja Turunen on their side. The album Wishmaster is the follow-up to Oceanborn, which was released 2 years ago. Over these 2 years, Nightwish has definitely evolved as a band and because of it this album is much more mature than any other album this far. But what is Nightwish all about?

published 18.09.2003 | Comments (5)

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01.02.2010 - 21:37
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The best Nightwish album? Of course !
24.05.2010 - 16:18
Rating: 9
My second first ever bought metal album =)
24.05.2010 - 18:48
Rating: 10
Erotic Stains
Could be their best.
03.09.2010 - 00:07
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Oceanborn and Wishmaster are the best Nightwish albums.
14.01.2011 - 23:49
Rating: 9

I think that Wishmaster may be my favourite album. It really is an awesome album with "Fantasmic" "The kinslayer" "Crownless" "She is my sin" "Wishmaster" and "Wanderlust". And the other songs don't stay behind
16.01.2011 - 02:56
the mariner

Such a great album. From beginning to end. Every now and then I go on my Nightwish binge, and this is album is so cohesively arranged, both in its lyrical and musical content, that I have to listen to its entirety. Bad Ass.
17.04.2011 - 03:42
Rating: 7
M C Vice
I think I can hear Holopainen doing backing vocals in the courus of FantasMic. There's definatly a male voice behind Turunen's, and I'm sure it really sounds like Holopainen's.
"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!"
11.01.2013 - 10:49
Rating: 8
Metal Addict
Great album and, I think, the darkest one in Nightwish discography (including Tuomas' own requiem - Dead Boy's Poem).
"And we are not who we think we are
We are who we're afraid to be"
- Lux Occulta "The Opening of Eleventh Sephirah"
20.05.2013 - 21:29
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This album is the best from nightwish along with oceanborn. Deep Silent Complete is a masterpiece!
21.05.2013 - 15:11
Rating: 10
Wishmaster... Oh, those were the days! Such a great band once upon a time.
"A life all mine
Is what I choose
At the end of my days"
--The Gathering "A Life All Mine" from Souvenirs
02.10.2013 - 00:48
Rating: 10

Wonderfull songs, great power metal !!!!:banger:
23.05.2014 - 02:59
Rating: 7
Bad English
Tage Westerlund
Good album, but still one sound, cany cant beat 1th one what is best and will be are to much nonsence keys (still not prog , sympho sound) ... best song is ''She Is My Sin''
Life is to short for LOVE, there is many great things to do online !!!

Stormtroopers of Death - ''Speak English or Die''

I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
10.03.2018 - 18:48
Good album, I love it but to be honest it's Oceanborn part 2. It has nothing new to offer, that's why they've changed style since.
18.02.2020 - 22:14
Rating: 10
Metal Rambo

Hey, they made another Oceanborn, but this time a little more simplified and easier to play live. Not original album by any means, but Wishmaster and Oceanborn represent Nightwish pretty much at their very best. I can put these two into my player any time and it's always good time guaranteed. I love it.
You've got a lot of guts. Let's see what they look like!
16.04.2020 - 22:47

Amazing album, probably their most fast-peaced... I love it!
17.05.2020 - 06:52
Rating: 9

Absolute banger

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