Power Metal

  1. Can’t wait to see how fast this gets reposted :)
  2. I can’t wait to see how many people complain about inaccuracies :)
  3. Specifically the fact that there are ‘symphonic’ or ‘gothic’ metal bands in here but you know what suck my ass it’s not the worst thing to happen in these guides trust me
  4. I am NOT LINKING this one to the other two because they happened a long time ago and I Am Embarassed.
  5. I hope this makes some people happy :)

I love foreign bands that write English lyrics, because they come up with such unique lines, and I really value that in music. For example:

Amaranthe (Swedish):
“We spin the world like a pinball machine”
“I’m like a satellite transmitting different eras”
“I hide, empower our remedy”

Dead by April (Swedish):
“Promise me to think of us, still bright, still colorful”

Volbeat (Danish):
“Feel the fire where she walks”
“Don’t look in her eyes, you might fall and find the love of your life”
“I sold my soul way down in the dirt, but I stole it back and forever in debt”
“Are the angels on their way? I’m in the dirt”

Oomph! (German):
“The me inside your second skin”
“Don’t you know the surgeon’s cut is like the fountain of youth?”

Scorpions (German):
“We eat the night, we drink the time”
“Here I am, rock you like a hurricane”
“If we’d go again all the way from the start”

H.I.M. (Finnish):
“Rip out the wings of a butterfly for your soul, my love”

Nightwish (Finnish):
“Taking us home where dust once was a man”
“You believe but what you see?”

Delain (Dutch):
“Underneath my tongue it hides”
“An error in my genesis”

One OK Rock (Japanese):
“It’s a mighty long fall when you thought love was the top”
“Shut down the sirens in our heads”

And then. AND THEN. There is System of a Down. And NOTHING even comes CLOSE to this shit:

“The kombucha mushroom people sitting around all day”
“When you lose small mind you free your life”
“We’re the cruel regulators smoking cigaro cigaro cigar”
“Sweet Danny and Lisa they take me away from”
Sweet berries ready for two, ghosts are no different than you"
“Fighting crime with a partner, Lois Lane, Jimmy Carter, why?”

And, of course,


“Once I knew all the tales
It’s time to turn back time
Follow the pale moonlight
Once I wished for this night
Faith brought me here
It’s time to cut the rope and fly
Fly to a dream
Far across the sea
All the burdens gone
Open the chest once more
Dark chest of wonders
Seen through the eyes
Of the one with pure heart
Once so long ago”

–Nightwish (Dark Chest of Wonders)


DoD 1 year celebration | 60 Days, 60 Singers

Day 26: Floor Jansen
Born: February 21st, 1981 (Netherlands)

Bands/Projects: After Forever (1997 – 2009); Revamp (2009 – 2016); Nightwish (2013 – present)

Collaborations: In Memoriam (1998); Ayreon (2000, 2008, 2017); Star One (live 2002 – present); Nightmare (2005); Krusader (2009); Doro (2009); Mayan (2011, 2014); Devin Townsend Project (2011); Epica (live 2013); Timo Tolkki (2014); Soilwork (2015); Evergrey (2016); Sabaton (2016)

A versatile vocalist, Jansen can sing from ethereal, classical and operatic singing, to powerful belting, and aggressive, raspy vocals like screaming and death growls.
Floor started studying music at the Dutch Rock Academy in 1999, entering the Conservatorium Tilburg three years later. She studied musical theatre and a year of opera. Later, she started teaching performing in her own course called Wanna be a Star?!

Personal life:
As a kid, she wanted to be a biologist; coincidentally, she played the character “The Biologist” in the Ayreon album The Source.
In 2011, Floor suffered from a burnout (a state of emotional and physical exhaustion caused by a prolonged period of stress and frustration).
In 2017, Jansen and her partner Hannes Van Dahl, drummer of Sabaton, had their first daughter, Freja.


THIS DAY in Nightwish history

Released February 13th, 2015 ‘Élan’ is the first single of their eighth studio album ‘Endless Forms Most Beautiful’.

According to Tuomas "the underlying theme of the song is nothing less than the meaning of life, which can be something different for all of us. It's important to surrender yourself to the occasional 'free fall' and not to fear the path less travelled by."