Sonata Arctica Album Teaser
2012-04-01 by Venpts16 | 34 Comments

http://www.bravewords.com/news/180892

Finnish Power Metal band Sonata Arctica has released a preview of "Stones Grow Her Name," their 7th album and first release since 2009's "The Days of Grays." "Stones Grow Her Name" will be released on May 18th.

Tony Kakko, the band's singer, had this to say about the new release:

"Our newest adventure is only a final touch short of being ready. The recordings went extremely well and the mixing is in schedule. Have to say I am enjoying myself greatly. I've had a very hard and work filled two year period writing the songs while touring extensively with our previous album, The Days of Grays. But it has all been worth it! Yet again we are introducing new things to keep the music alive and interesting. New elements, styles and new moods, talented quest artists and ideas for the enjoyment of the loyal friends of our music. Can't wait for you to get your hands on Stones Grow Her Name! Hope to see you all again on tour! Be well!"


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CutMan
March 31st 2012

1766 Comments


God damn, I'm excited. Sounds fantastic.

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Yazz_Flute
March 31st 2012

18764 Comments


Didn't even know they were recording.

Band is fun in a pussy sort of way.

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Yazz_Flute
March 31st 2012

18764 Comments


Previews don't sound bad but oh my....the song titles are dreadful.

lak89
March 31st 2012

183 Comments


"Shitload of Money" totally does not sound like a title they would come up with, still looking forward
to this though.

ncguitar
March 31st 2012

2402 Comments


Being 10 years old and blasting Sonata Arctica while playing Chrono Trigger m/ m/

Yazz_Flute
March 31st 2012

18764 Comments


'Only The Broken Hearts (Make You Beautiful)'
'Shitload of Money'
'Losing My Insanity'
'Somewhere Close To You'
'I Have A Right'
'Alone In Heaven'
'The Day'
'Cinderblox'
'Don't Be Mean'
'Wildfire II'
'Wildfire III'

Dummit
April 1st 2012

342 Comments


dgaf, this will rule.

KILL
April 1st 2012

70599 Comments


i wish they were good

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Dreamflight
April 1st 2012

1760 Comments


Can't say I'm impressed with these clips.. but yeah, still excited to hear the whole thing.

TheNotrap
April 1st 2012

7982 Comments


Sounds just a good old 3/5

iZac
April 1st 2012

18 Comments


sounding better than The Days of Grays

Tyrael
April 1st 2012

20739 Comments


I sincerely hope that this will be better than their last one but I'm not getting my hopes up just yet

SomethingSimilar
April 1st 2012

55 Comments


As weird as the titles sound, as a self-confessed SA fanboy, I think I'm going to love this. Previews are sounding good, seems they may have moved on from the Days of Greys sound a bit..

KSK1
April 1st 2012

4072 Comments


Gay

The7thVermicide
April 1st 2012

925 Comments


I hope they moved on from their last album because I was mediocre, the older efforts were fantastic so I hope they return to the path that they have building once again

krazytom
April 1st 2012

123 Comments


Please stop sucking

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Whispered4tw
April 1st 2012

594 Comments


I'm stoked for this. Sounds like they're being a bit less dramatic compared to TDoG this time around.

fuckthatnoise
April 1st 2012

1479 Comments


Gay [2]

CutMan
April 1st 2012

1766 Comments


@Naysayers: Your moms. All your moms.

Poet
April 1st 2012

5920 Comments


ugh they will never return to the Ecliptica sound that made them great in the first place.

feanaro
April 2nd 2012

809 Comments


Well except that Ecliptica is their weakest album, so that's kind of a good thing.

Yazz_Flute
April 2nd 2012

18764 Comments


You really think Ecliptica is weaker than Unia and The Days of Grays?

feanaro
April 2nd 2012

809 Comments


Absolutely. I know I'm in the minority among SA fans but I think they're way better.

Yazz_Flute
April 2nd 2012

18764 Comments


Ecliptica is so much fun to listen to when compared to their other albums. I'd probably rank them:

Ecliptica
Reckoning Night
Winterheart's Guild
Silence
Unia
The Days of Grays

feanaro
April 2nd 2012

809 Comments


It's this for me:

Reckoning Night
Winterheart's Guild
The Days of Grays
Unia
Silence
Ecliptica

I think they're at their best when they're blending the traditional power and prog stuff (RN and WG) but I definitely prefer the prog to the earlier stuff which is just way too straightforward for my tastes and isn't nearly as unique or distinct as the later material. FullMoon does rule though.

Whispered4tw
April 2nd 2012

594 Comments


Reckoning Night is far and away their best album for me. Perfect blend of their previous power metal sound with the more progressive style they were aiming for.

After that it's probably:
Winterheart's Guild
Unia
Silence
The Days of Grays
Ecliptica

I'm not a fan of their debut either.

feanaro
April 2nd 2012

809 Comments


Yeah I feel pretty much the same way, Reckoning is definitely my favorite power metal album ever. Everything about it is great. Mostly agree with the list except that I like DoG a bit more.

Dreamflight
April 2nd 2012

1760 Comments


"Absolutely. I know I'm in the minority among SA fans but I think they're way better. "

Ah you're not alone, I can't barely stand most of Ecliptica songs like My Land, Kingdom for a Heart, Letter to Dana, and the last three songs.

I'd go like

The Days of Grays
Unia
Winterheart's Guild
Silence
Reckoning Night
Ecliptica

The7thVermicide
April 2nd 2012

925 Comments


Reckoning Night is a really badass album

SomethingSimilar
April 3rd 2012

55 Comments


Don't see how you put RN below at least Silence/Unia/WG. It's a kickass album.

CutMan
April 3rd 2012

1766 Comments


Winterheart's Guild was my first Sonata Arctica album. Will always have a soft spot just for it.

feanaro
April 3rd 2012

809 Comments


WG is just amazing period, Gravenimage, Victoria's Secret, and The Cage are all winners for sure.

Dreamflight
April 3rd 2012

1760 Comments


"Winterheart's Guild was my first Sonata Arctica album. Will always have a soft spot just for it."

Me too, hence this reason I rate it higher than Silence and RN.

"Don't see how you put RN below at least Silence/Unia/WG. It's a kickass album."

It is a kickass album, Wildfire, Don't Say a Word and WPBO are among my all time fav SA songs. It's just the others are much more consistent, imo.

Shiduba
April 3rd 2012

424 Comments


I fucking love Ecliptica and Unia. Unia is a really underrated gem, however I must say that it took like 10 listens to start really appreciating it because my annoying dad kept playing that album all the time when we were driving.

The Days of Grays had 3 fuckin' awesome songs (Deathaura, Flag in the Ground, The Last Amazing Grays) but the rest was BORING.

I'm not usually the one to complain about song titles but these one are insanely bad. What were they thinking?



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