New Sonata Arctica Album
2014-01-10 by Stryfe14 | 22 Comments

Finnish metal act Sonata Arctica has released information for their 8th studio album - named Pariah's Child.

Pariah's Child is set to be released on March 28th, and the album artwork can be viewed at the below
link:

http://assets.blabbermouth.net.s3.amazonaws.com/media/sonataarcticapariahscover.jpg

In regards to the album, vocalist Tony Kakko remarked that ""as the music on the album is bowing more towards the 'old' SONATA, meaning more power metal-style elements and wolves in many of the songs in one
form or another, it was clear we need a wolf on the cover. An abandoned wolf. A pariah. Or pariah's child,
actually. The new generation to bring the old logo back."

This will be the first album the band has released since Stones Grow Their Name, which landed at no. 9
on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chat in the United States. It is also the first album to feature new
bassist Pasi Kauppien (Silent Voices, ex-Requiem, Winterborn), since the departure of Marko Paasikoski.

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zaruyache
January 10th 2014

6165 Comments


Coo

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Whispered4tw
January 10th 2014

602 Comments


fingers crossed for a good old school SA album

AtomicWaste
Staff Reviewer
January 10th 2014

1984 Comments


They always have beautiful artwork, but I haven't been able to get into any of their stuff since I was big into Unia.

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ChoccyPhilly
January 10th 2014

5020 Comments


Kind of outgrew them a while ago, but I'm still pretty excited for this nonetheless.

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MyLittlePenis
January 10th 2014

710 Comments


awesome name, wasted on their music

decoyoctopus
January 10th 2014

103 Comments


Sonata Arctica haven't put out anything praiseworthy in a few years now, but in their prime, they were a legit solid rock band. They were cheesy, but not nearly as bad as many of the other bands in melodic power metal. They never really did the whole 'dungeons and dragons rock' thing and mostly always stuck to more mature lyrical content. Sonata Arctica's rock was never about being as fast or as heavy as possible, but usually more focused on being fun and catchy, but they are still a musically proficient rock band. Tony Kakko is a fun and charismatic vocalist, and its impossible not to love him meander his way through the English language with that thick Finnish accent. All that being said.. hope this is a return to older style Sonata Arctica. Would love to hear another album in the vein of Silence, Ecliptica, or Winterheart's Guild.

KjSwantko
January 11th 2014

9262 Comments


Agreed, decoy.

Yazz_Flute
January 11th 2014

18769 Comments


Just release Reckoning Night again

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feanaro
January 11th 2014

817 Comments


^^^^yeah that

idk if this will be good or bad because old sonata is mostly worse than middle-new sonata but that old logo is kind of exciting.

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Ending
January 11th 2014

1892 Comments


These guys need to stop pretending that they're better off playing something that isn't riffs on riffs on riffs of fast-paced melodic power metal and limit themselves to one or two (three if the tracklist is longer) ballad-type songs per album. Silence is probably my favourite from them and a return to that form would be splendid.

Mabbitt
January 11th 2014

1347 Comments


Thank god, their last album was so disappointing. Go back to a Unia-esque sound with touches of Silence and Ecliptica

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RikRoach7
January 11th 2014

85 Comments


The last album wore out way too fast, so I'll keep my fingers crossed and hope for a fun album. At least they brought back the wolves, that's a good start.

AnEpicDeath
January 11th 2014

189 Comments


Hoping power metal's prodigals have learned their lessons. Their trend since Reckoning Night culminated in that embarrassing self-styled cowboy shitload, so hopefully that's a wakeup call.

Whispered4tw
January 11th 2014

602 Comments


funny is that they can still do it if they want

the bonus track from their last album was the best song as well, ironically
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSnsGkRCF6o

Stryfe14
January 11th 2014

56 Comments


digging the raven on the cover as well

The3014thVermicide
January 12th 2014

27 Comments


My hopes aren't high, band has been bland since unia ( which was their last remarkable album) but I hope that they come back with legit stuff instead of lame tracks like shitload of money and more. By the way, is curious that the power metal haters don't know a shit about the genre, most of them are scum who only have heard through the fire and flames in guitar hero.

Mabbitt
January 12th 2014

1347 Comments


Wtf, that bonus track is better than the entire actual album o.o

AnotherFallenPoster
January 13th 2014

1 Comments


It will either be a glorious return to form or a Death Magnetic-style disappointment that wants to join the big boy albums but just doesn't have enough punch. At least they realized that not everyone liked they cowboy stuff.

Also, isn't this the most stereotypical Sonata Arctica album cover ever? Just look at the wolf, raven, snow, old logo, etc. The only thing that's missing is the bearded man from Takatalvi.

Stryfe14
January 13th 2014

56 Comments


Old logo was last used on Reckoning Night. That at least gives me a little hope that they really are stepping backwards rather doing the progressive thing with Unia,TDoG, Stones

Impervious
January 13th 2014

348 Comments


"...meaning more power metal-style elements and wolves in many of the songs in one form or another, it was clear we need a wolf on the cover. An abandoned wolf. A pariah. Or pariah's child, actually."

*Proceeds to laugh uncontrollably*

Stryfe14
January 15th 2014

56 Comments


The clip at the end of the trailer they just posted is pretty convincing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0WTxiNlVHU&feature=youtu.be

The3015thVermicide
January 15th 2014

71 Comments


Their Last good album was unia, it has some progressive elements which were cool and songs like the
harvest and caleb were badass jams, the other 2 were uninspired as hell, instrumentation was worse
than ever, and some songs were dull as hell. Calling those albums progressive power metal is an insult
to ayreon, symphony x and angra. Old sonata rules hard, new sonata is bland





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