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Best Sonata Arctica Tracks

Still ranking menial shit
20Sonata Arctica
The Wolves Die Young

I've had this song on loop since Pariah dropped basically it's so stupidly catchy even if it takes a little while to get to that first chorus.
19The Ruins of My Life

Fucking m/
18What Did You Do in the War, Dad?

I want to hate this song for how blunt and cheesy the title/lyrics are but it works well. The lead line makes me think of Children of Bodom which doesn't sound like a compliment but it makes me nostalgic.

It took me years to realize that the title wasn't some lady's name.
16Abandoned, Pleased, Brainwashed, Exploited

Perhaps a bit overlong when the structure isn't particularly interesting, but definitely a solid opener.
15My Land

I hate the backing vocals on the final chorus, but there are several interesting variations on the chord changes throughout each verse that a really neat and thoughtful.

Even if the spoken clip is hilarious, this is pretty soundly my favorite track off of Pariah. Harkens back to Reckoning Night.
13My Dream's But a Drop of Fuel For a Nightmare

Lol the title.
12In Black and White

11San Sebastian

Fast and catchy holy shit it's so catchy.

Piano and wolves nice.
9Victoria's Secret

This is basically San Sebastian but better.
8The End of This Chapter

The vocal acting is dreadful but it kinda gives this song its charm and I mean that's kind of the point of power metal anyway. Does a very good job at portraying its storyline; a very interestingly-structured song.

Sonata Arctica ballads are either horribly tepid and cheesy or brilliant. This one is brilliant.

5The Cage

They seem to put substantially more effort into making their wolf-based songs their most interesting.
4Don't Say a Word

If every song on Reckoning Night were as good as these top four on the album it'd probably be the best power metal album ever, no irony. MOTHER ALWAYS SAID MY SON
3Ain't Your Fairytale

I'm not a fan of the vocal mixing on a lot of this track but the chorus is fucking crazy.
2Wolf and Raven

The opening dueling keyboard/guitar riff is so insipid that it actually becomes fucking awesome as it continues appearing throughout the song. The entire track makes me want to run and slay beasts with my teeth and other power metally things that wolves would do.
1White Pearl, Black Oceans

Uncontested best track I mean come on the constant shifting of the main theme is legitimately smart song-writing and the payoff at the end is stupid effective.
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