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So the album is out since a couple of days already and we wanted to know what you think about it.

I will maybe write a review myself later on; but I need some more listens before giving it a final score. So far, I prefer the first half over the second. Blood and What Did You Do In The War, Dad? are very solid songs and I love the vocal range in Take A Breath - powerful. I also very like the artworks; definitely more semi-realistic and fantasy-like.

What is your opinion?
On March, 28th the new SONATA ARCTICA album "Pariah's Child" will be released. It is the band's eighth studio album and the follow up to their successful "Stones Grow Her Name".
www.sonataarctica.info/site07/…



Today the beautiful cover artwork for "Pariah's Child" will be released. Vocalist Tony Kakko explains he thoughts behind the album title and the artwork like this:
"As always it's pretty hard coming up with a name for the new baby. I tried to approach it from many angles; how this is our 8th album and how easy it would be to abuse that fact. All the symbolism of figure eight, eternity and so on. But that just did not feel right as it's been done so many times. Then I started to think how we'd in ways abandoned our "totem animal", the wolf and all what comes with the territory. 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."
the tracklist of »Pariah’s Child«:

01. The Wolves Die Young
02. Running Lights
03. Take One Breath
04. Cloud Factory
05. Blood
06. What Did You Do In The War, Dad?
07. Half A Marathon man
08. X Marks The Spot
09. Love
10. Larger Than Life

The recordings were just completed, and the band is till overwhelmed by themselves about the final result. Vocalist Tony Kakko recently commented:

“There are some instant Sonata-Greatest-Hits songs there, which feels good. I think we reached the result we had in mind, each of us in our own field. We went on to create the next SONATA ARCTICA power metalesque album and I think we achieved it adequately. I have to say that I had drifted pretty far away from those “days of thunder”, that speedy happy go lucky attitude. I was happy to notice this style can still make me smile. It's good. Music has to do that to me. It also shows the other older songs in a totally new light for me. I can now understand and appreciate why the fans enjoy what we did in the early days.”
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Waffle-the-kitten Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for accepting me and I'm sorry about the drawings flood. I had several drawings of Sonata that I wanted to share! :D 
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UrsusAureusHistorias Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Student General Artist
I get to meet all of them in a private before the VIP meet and greet at the Dallas show in 1 week for the FB group I'm part of; we've made a fan book and we're giving it to them. I'm filming it; I can die happy!!!😬👌:horns: :faint:
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idolatriine Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
Thank you for the accept,guys! Greetings from Brazil :D
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Lunarctica Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the accept! Looking through the gallery, some very talented SA fans out there, very jealous! Hopefully I'll be just as good as everyone here ^^
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KateBelangerArts Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Enjoy your stay! :D
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PrincessTallulah Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I discovered Sonata Arctica 4 years ago and I fell in love! They're still my favourite band, I have chills when I hear Tony's voice, it became so familiar to me. HE TRULY MAKE THE MOST BEAUTIFUL MUSIC, CAN CHANGE ONE NOTE AND MAKE ME CRY... :heart:
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KateBelangerArts Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Welcome in here! :D
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PrincessTallulah Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!!!
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KateBelangerArts Featured By Owner May 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
100 members :la:
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kimvanderveeke Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011  Student Photographer
hi there sa fans !

please read my yournal ! i am searching for that song that was played before everything fades to gray in their concerts.

if you know this song, please say it to me!

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