• Patrick Saad’s Top Release of December 2011

  • Nightwish Imaginaerum

Recommended: Arabesque and Slow, Love, Slow


Nightwish extend their composing range with Imaginaerum, as Jazz, Soundtrack and Folk-inspired elements are added to the band’s already rich symphonic sound. The 75-minute concept album is also produced under a movie of the same name, and is influenced by the likes of Ennio Morricone and Danny Elfman.

For fans of: Symphonic Metal, Soundtrack.

  • Rami Rouhana’s Top Release of December 2011

  • Dark Suns – Orange

Recommended: Toy and Elephant.

It would be easy to say that Dark Suns stand alone as an independent band with their independent style, even though they still take a lot from the old Progressive British bands like “Gentle Giant“ and “Van Der Graaf Generator”. The most interestings part in most tracks are the high pitch vocal lines of “Niko Knappe / Maik Knapp / Torsten Wenzel”, the vintage style drum beats and the guitar tuning with a mild distortion effect. Check this recent review of the album.

For fans of: Opeth and Pain of Salvation.111111111111111