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Marco has a better voice than Mustaine! - 85%

The_Boss, October 9th, 2007

The title song of this tiny single should be the main focus but it also contains a live cover of the Megadeth classic "Symphony of Destruction" which was done with good taste most likely from the persuasion of Marco being a fan of Megadeth to do live. Marco handles the singing on this one and does a great job beating Mustaine at his own song. I am a big fan of Megadeth but Dave doesn't exactly have the best voice, maybe a little punkish but usually goes well with the music but this was one I could do without and I enjoy Marco's job better. Musically nothing is really different other than the typical Emppu Vourinen whammy flare after riffing occasionally thrown in. Marco's operatic growl makes the 'symphony' part incorporated better.

Other songs on the single are the two songs off Once, title song Kuolema Tekee Taiteilijan and the Native American folky tune Creek Mary's Blood. The latter is an instrumental version with great symphonic arrangements creating an epic atmosphere that could be played on many film scores on such movies like Dances With Wolves, or any Kevin Costner epic probably...

The title song, Kuolema Tekee Taiteilijan as everyone knows from Once is a traditional Finnish song that Nightwish offers with the lovely operatic Tarja Turunen singing all the lyrics in her native language. Her majestic voice flows through the song mingling with a nice violin that plays on creating an epic otherworldly atmosphere.

Since two of the three songs are on the album Once this isn't a required necessity unless you are a die hard Nightwish fan needing a full complete collection. But for those who want to hear an excellent tribute to Megadeth's "Symphony of Destruction" Nightwish-style then pick this up, Marco is top notch!