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So basically, what happened is that The German Metal Hammer played
Tarja and Sharon a song without telling them who the band is, and they
had to comment on the song. Here's what they said:
The Gathering – “In Motion #1”
Tarja: Sounds like Anneke van Giersbergen. Is it her? Must be an old
song. Her fantastic voice sounds quite young on this one. Anneke is one
of my favourite female vocalists.
Sharon: The Gathering! I like “In Motion”. This song is so beautifully
melancholic. Mandylion ranks among my favourite albums of our fellow
Tristania – “Shadowman”
Tarja: A nice beginning with the violin. Very interesting. It seems as
if this lady usually sings in a slightly higher register. Tristania?
They´ve already been opening for Nightwish. But live, these
Norwegians sound totally different. I like it.
Sharon: Starts like another song by The Gathering. They must have
influenced this band. Very good song structure. Atmospheric and dreamy.
The vocals are good, but too much in the background. Tristania? Sorry,
don´t know them.
After Forever – “Monolith Of Doubt”
Tarja: I´ve already heard this riff quite often. Floor
Jansen! This can only be After Forever. This song is from DECIPHER!
Floor is getting better and better. Please more of her voice and less
Sharon: After Forever! Our drummer produced this album. We have already
been on the same stage with them quite often. A good band, even if
it´s not exactly my style. Floor has a great technique.
Lacuna Coil – “Heaven´s A Lie”
Tarja: Sounds a lot like Within Temptation. Not them? Damned. I should
actually recognize this band. Her voice seems very specific and
distinctive – nice and deep. Lacuna Coil? I´d even buy it.
Sharon: Is it Lacuna Coil? I know them from a compilation CD, on which
we were also featured with one song. I haven´t heard many of
their songs yet, but they make a good impression.
Lumsk – “Allvis”
Tarja: A very nordic voice. Sweet and lovely. Aha, Norwegians.
Don´t know them. Lumsk? No idea what that means, but a really
interesting band. In spite of the fact that folk is not exactly my
Sharon: Definitely something Scandinavian. Absolutely beautiful voice,
good technique. That´s something I´m crazy about.
Must have it! Lumsk? Never heard before, but great! Very folky!
Autumn – “Gallery Of Reality”
Tarja: Great intro! I like it very much. Please turn louder! She has a
very beautiful voice. I also like the melody and the guitars. Autumn?
The Dutch really have a lot of good bands. I´ve got to buy
Sharon: Don´t know them. The production could be a bit more
powerful. But the structure is well done. Somehow this deep voice seems
familiar to me. Of course! Autumn! Excellent song. Finally, I get to
hear the album-version.
Leaves´ Eyes – “New Found Land”
Tarja: Liv! Why haven´t I got the album yet? I like it that
she finally can sing without restrictions. She has such a beautiful
voice, which as long as she was a member of Theater And Tragedy
unfortunately never came into its own.
Sharon: Liv Kristine. She has a beautiful voice. This must be
Leaves´ Eyes. Sounds great. Very atmospheric! Belongs into my
Epica – “Cry For The Moon”
Tarja: Movie metal. Sounds like the “Gladiator” soundtrack. In my
mind´s eye I see a battlefield full of dead bodies. Who is
it? Hey! The vocalist enters my territory. Haha. Epica?
They´ve got talent.
Sharon: Is it Nightwish? I´m not sure. Or Epica? There are
similarities. No surprise that Tarja responded to it. Epica are not
really my thing, but they´ve got a lot of potential.
Gåte – “Du som er ung”
Tarja: Gosh! Sweden? I don´t know. Norwegians? The language
sounds just funny and even more gruffy than Finnish. I´m
missing the thread on this song. But her voice has true personality.
And the folk-style is really difficult to sing.
Sharon: It rocks. Where are they from? Norway? Don´t know
them. Sounds totally different from the other stuff. I like it. The
vocalist has a great voice. Can I have the album?
Loreena McKennit – “All Souls Night (live)”
Tarja: Loreena. I´ve got some of her albums and I´d
like to see her live. A wonderful composition with great
instrumentation. She uses her voice as a part of the whole. Excellent.
Sharon: Bryan Adams? He´s got a similar song.
There´s something of Kate Bush or Tori Amos about the
vocalist. Loreena McKennit? It sounds good, but in the long run, her
albums are a bit too soft for me. I also need something heavy for a