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studio report - 2002-09-09 00:00

2002-09-09 00:00 - Here's a little pre-view of the upcoming Stratovarius album, written by the webmaster of http://www.stratovarius.com:

"I received a very nice phone call from Timo Tolkki yesterday and Timo invited me to Finnvox-studios today to listen out the Elements-album. All the songs were already mixed except for Papillon so I got to listen basically the whole album.

What to expect?
I have to admit that my expectations were very high mainly because of the Mixing Diary where Timo Tolkki has written so divine stuff about the new songs. Perhaps the biggest curiosity was the amount of so-called epics. Usually Stratovarius has had one epic per album but to Elements Timo has said that there is going to be 5 epics. I really wanted to know what he ment with 'epic'. I was about to find out what he has ment with the word 'epic'.

Kicked in the head...
Pardon me using the metafora here but that was exactly how it felt like it when Timo played the first song to me. That was Eagleheart which will be in the forthcoming single. Stratovarius has had these very Strato-like song in the past albums like SOS in Destiny and Hunting High and Low in Infinite. Eagleheart was very much like that. A very typical Stratovarius song. A real must for a single really. Truly catching chorus and nice melody.

Find your own voice was the next song. The speed on this song is one of the fastest Strato's have ever done. Chorus goes so high that I couldn't believe it. Koti sings everything so clearly that I really now understand what Tolkki has ment when he has said that 'all the members have contributed 110% to this album'.

Stratofortress. This song has become very popular at StratoForum. I guess it's the name and the fact that this song will cut the quiet period of instrumental songs in Stratovarius albums. Destiny and Infinite didn't include any instrumentals. Well, this will compensate everything. Fast? Yes. Hyperspeed guitarplaying? Yes. Jens at his best? Yes. What about Jari and Jörg? They play like crazy! And again I must say that the sound is just incredible.

Soul of a Vagabond was my favourite. I listened it 2 times and this songs has everything. All the choirs and symphony orchestras makes the song sound so rich. So many features in the song that I could imagine myself listening to this song over and over again and always finding something new.

At this point I have to slow down a bit. When I asked Timo if I could write Webmaster View to Elements to strato.com he said to me that please do but don't reveal everything. We still have many months to go and plenty of time to bring you teasers here. And that is exactly what I will do now. Stop revealing.

The experience was just so overwhelming that I still feel so unreal. I have heard songs that knocked my socks off and I have become one of you! Now I am also waiting like crazy to get my hands on this album!"

<a href="http://www.stratovarius.com/index7.php?section=readnews&id=244" target="_blank"> Read the article at the STRATOVARIUS Website HERE </a>

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