Nightwish - Oceanborn
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Based on 61 ratings
1998 Ratings: #155
Liked by 4 people
December 7, 1998 / Release Date
LP / Format
Spinefarm / Label
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An improvement on the debut, there's a lot more weedly weedly which I'm always a huge sucker for when it comes to music like this. Tarja's vocals are also somehow even better here. There are some annoying Rammstein-esque vocals that turn up on a couple tracks for no reason and don't fit in whatsoever (Devil & the Deep Dark Ocean, The Pharaoh Sails to Orion), but this was overall an enjoyable project.



of or in the heavens:
Tarjas voice.
of, belonging to, or coming from the heaven of God, the angels, etc.
The soundscape of this album.
divine or celestial:
This album.


This is about a close to perfection as your are ever gonna get in both symphonic and power metal, there is not a single track on this album that you should skip. As you listen to this album you think this album can't possibly get better and then it does. It is very difficult to pick a best and worst song from this album because each track is as good as the next.

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Track List

  1. Stargazers
  2. Gethsemane
  3. Devil & the Deep Dark Ocean
  4. Sacrament of Wilderness
  5. Passion and Opera
  6. Swanheart
  7. Moondance
  8. The Riddler
  9. The Pharaoh Sails to Orion
  10. Walking in the Air
  11. Sleeping Sun
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Added on: April 18, 2016