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Artist Icon Talviyö
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"Talviyö" (Finnish for "winter night") is the tenth studio album by Finnish power metal band Sonata Arctica. It was released on 7 September 2019 by Nuclear Blast.
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Sonata Arctica has created an album which combines a lot of elements of their classic power metal era, but the addition of many pop/rock elements shows the intentions of innovation. These experimental tendencies are more obvious by the external production used for the first time: the final result makes all the instruments sound very clearly. Moreover, there is a very captivating lyricism, dealing with humanity and the songs are diverse in style and sound. Even if the Finnish band keeps on taking the path of originality by adding less typical metal parts with brilliant storytelling and musical creativity, some of the songs sound bland and indifferent. Overall, Talviyö doesn’t have enough elevating moments, even when the band chooses to be more reflective or theatrical with their melodies and hooks. Being loyal to innovation is a very positive thing, but sometimes the new elements are not perfectly integrated into the old ones, giving birth to some awkward sounds. This album will please the fans of the latest material of Sonata Arctica, since the Scandinavian group has made a great job in establishing their new musical direction. Undoubtedly, the audience that prefers the sound of “Ecliptica” or “Silence” will not appreciate this path of innovation.
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