RE: If you like Malmsteen and/or Stratovarius...
Posted by: John Q ()
Date: May 18, 2000 05:05AM

Steve, Sonata Arctica don't have to mix Malmsteen with Stratovarius at all since Timo Tolkki is nothing but an Yngwie wannabe. SA is basically a straight up Stratovarius rip off albeit a good one. I don't condone all these kiddies out there copying Korn or Slipknot - it's weak - and I would be a hyprocrite if I turned a blind eye to it when it happens within the musical genre I prefer. I'll give you one thing - there is hope for SA given their age. Hopefully they'll develop their own sound and style as time goes on. As for Rhapsody - I think they're just bad overdramatized Helloween - at least on record with some of the most infantile lyrics this side of Manowar.

I really do feel that most 80's band had far more of an identity than today's bands. Maiden for example was influenced by Priest and Thin Lizzy, but you would've never mistaken them for either. The same goes for Def Leppard or Saxon or American counterparts like Queensryche or Armored Saint. All thse bands sounded unique and had singers that sounded unique. Nowadays you have dozens of bands whose songs are virtually interchangable. I don't know where it all went wrong, but it did...

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If you like Malmsteen and/or Stratovarius... 296Steve, Denmark05/16/2000 08:13PM
RE: If you like Malmsteen and/or Stratovarius... 174 Susumu 05/16/2000 11:01PM
RE: If you like Malmsteen and/or Stratovarius... 221John Q05/17/2000 10:34AM
RE: If you like Malmsteen and/or Stratovarius... 213c dog05/17/2000 04:28PM
RE: If you like Malmsteen and/or Stratovarius... 173Steve, Denmark05/17/2000 09:24PM
RE: If you like Malmsteen and/or Stratovarius...170John Q05/18/2000 05:05AM
Cloning technology 181Steve, Denmark05/18/2000 08:20PM
RE: Cloning technology 182John Q05/19/2000 05:18AM
Malmsteen Clones + 291Steve, Denmark05/19/2000 07:21AM


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