Floor is not the singer for this band - whether it is the editing of the music or her voice - the vocals are overshadowed by the music and come off weak and uninspired.
Musica para el alma!
Nightwish ha venido presentando un giro musical diferente y refrescante desde la llegada de la neerlandesa Floor Jansen que tal vez posee el registro vocal más potente y versátil de la historia de la banda; sin demeritar el talento de sus antiguas interpretes vocales que llevaron al estrellato al conjunto finés, tal es el caso de Tarja y Anette Olzon. Su nuveo albúm Human Nature mantiene el rumbo de "Endless most forms Beautiful" y lo lleva al punto de la introspección del nuestro que hacer humano, de nuestra cotidianidad y vulnerabilidad emocional a través de las letras de Tuomas Holopainen.
Noise, Procession y mi special one How's The Heart?, son para mí la mejor carta de presentación para entender el enfoque de este álbum. Una joya sonora que no debe pasar desaparecida para los amantes del rock y el metal sinfónico.
Human :||: Nature is an absolutely beautiful recording. Each and every piece is beautiful. Some are more powerful and some less and always appropriate to the lyrical content. It is a recording that I gladly add to my collection of music. The instrumental on side “B” is beautiful in its own right and kind of a surprise.
I very much like when each recording does sound like the last. I like to hear bands grow and evolve over time. This recording certainly demonstrates that.
With A Sad Heart
By Echo Hollow
So I’m 25 and I have been listening to Nightwish since I was about 7. And I used to be so passionate about each album. I loved every single one, even when Tarja left. Still missed her; but I liked the couple albums after her.
This album and the one before it did a very poor job at delivering the same Nightwish feel. Floor has a beautiful voice but when it comes to song and tone writing, that is not her. And if someone else is writing these songs for her to sing, they are not writing them to allow her to really deliver on her performance.
From Floor’s voice to the instruments, it sounds like everything is being held back and full effort is not being put into it. And it’s becoming very obvious with each passing album now.
I listened to the album a couple times and from just an audio standpoint, sure it’s okay. Music is not really organized, the flow is non-existent, and just nothing seems to be in the right place. And a lot of the songs sound far too much the same. And I am picking up on far too many audio clips from previous songs that it’s blatantly evident that this band is struggling now.
I truly love Nightwish and really wish them nothing but the best. But in my honest opinion, this album either A) should not have happened or B) Should’ve been pushed back a year for proper editing and song-work or C) should’ve had two lyricists working on the songs alongside the band to really give Floor’s voice the power it needed to deliver this album.
If I could’ve felt more emotion from her, this album would’ve been a bit better. But it feels like this is just another job for her and that she isn’t truly passionate about being with this band or about this album.
I am really hoping that the next album is much better and that they really deliver on their songs. Because if the future is anything like this album and the last one, it’s really not looking good.
I'm a Sucker for Instrumentals
I can understand the other fans wanting something more akin to Hard Rock that makes 'em wanna smash through concrete walls (although Noise does the job for me alongside the others). However, the latter portion of the album with the instrumentation, ah, that's lovely. I believe that was their intent with this album: to reveal the human nature as rough, loud, but also pensive and calming (though it seldom feels as such when turmoil is all too prevelant). I'm unsure if that was intentional since I've not seen any interviews with them regarding this album, but either way, that's the philosophy I've acquired from listening to this, and I accept it. All around, a great collection for both background and intentional listening.
Just Not Any Good. Let’s Get Real People
By I Speak Realism
I have been a Nightwish fan for many, many years. I had to privilege of seeing them live when the last album came out. It was a such a great show. A band speaks through their music; therefore, I can appreciate the messages bands want to send through their music. However, I have say I was not impressed with any of it except ‘Noise’. Music changes, bands change, but Nightwish has been consistently good through the ages. From the 90s to 5 years ago, they were excellent and so good. This album is so....I can’t think of the word, but bland. Floor is an amazing, energetic, and great vocalist, but throughout most of the songs I feel like she sings the same upppp and dowwwwn melodies, predictable from song to song. Noise is the only song I like. It feels like Nightwish. I am sad it took this long to produce an album that just has a lackluster of life. I see what they were going for, but I’ll speak the truth, it just isn’t good. I’m surprised all these fans say how much they love it. I was debating on writing a review, but I felt a true fan needed to get their voice out on the other side of the coin.
I love you guys. You are one of my top bands. Be safe during these times.
2nd half unnecessary
By Is that a baby?
I thought I was getting a 17-song Nightwish album. Not so. The second half feels like a mediocre score from a historical drama. I would've been fine with a 9 song album...a lot of filler.
By Nick Name Argueta
Everything from the lyrics, vocals and new sounds are an expression of Nightwish’s thank you to humanity and to our existence.
Thank you nightwish for thanking the world for us existing today.
This album takes you out of your body and places you in the greater scheme of the universe. We are not just pieces flying around aimlessly. We are alive, our existence has value. We are unique in this universe, there is nothing so far that compares to what we have been blessed to be, that which we have become and what we have yet to be.
Interested to see where they go next. Nightwish is so awake that is hard to imagine them ever going back to who had been before EFMB.
Keep rocking Nightwish, you have it in you to be even greater.
I appear to be in the minority here, or the others like me are not writing reviews. For me, this is my least favorite Nightwish album. I wanted to listen to it several times before writing a review to give it a chance to grow on me, but it has not. I agree that Floor sounds good, but she is still my third favorite Nightwish vocalist. I was hoping for some classic Nightwish music, not this folky direction that they went with. The album, to me, is too soft. It has failed to really catch my attention. I am still a huge Nightwish fan, I am just disappointed with this effort.