You might have noticed that there are people who love that album too..
And some of your arguments are .. ömm... very interesting..
btw I suppose you don't know anything what's going on in the band, so don't judge any bandmember that way, thanks, Anders puts the most efforts in the band, he's doing an amazing job.
Tristania is about experimenting, trying new things, they won't do anything twice, keep that in mind. And if you don't like any of their albums you can be pretty sure the next one will have a different sound, and probably you might like that again, but never expect a BTV v2 ...
Yeah, it's just a matter of opinion and taste, whether or not you like the album, I am aware of that. The thing I kind of 'attacked' Anders is not that I think it's a jerk or something like that. And it's not that I haven't got respect for the guy and for the efforts he puts into it. But the efforts he puts into it, and that's my opinion, just don't pay off. Tristania isn't mindblowing like it used to be. And he could be doing some more efforts for his guitar playing capabilities. But then, the virtuosos aren't really gothic metallers. I mean gothic metal doesn't need solo's like the other genres do. It's more accepted that there are almost no solo's in gothic metal, wich, in se, is OK.
Tristania is about experimenting, trying new things, they won't do anything twice.Exactly, and Morten is totaly the opposite of that. sorry but its true. I prefer refreshing music than listen again the same in every bloody album.
Now that's totally bullshit. People who don't know metal say that there isn't variation in metal. And that's because they never listen to metal. And it's not only like that with metal but it can be relevant for everything. There's a world of difference between staying faithfull at your genre and making the same music over and over again. If somebody has proved in the past that he's a genius (like Morten), and he brings out a new album, I'm going to listen to that album before saying it is good or bad. It's not that everything he touches automaticly changes into gold. I have to listen to it first.
To be honest, I think it's better to stay faithfull at your genre, doing what your good at, than experiment and suck totally. Tristania was good at making gothic metal. But if you ask me, they suck now. Don't get me wrong, Nine destinies and a downfull also sucks, but that's also because Morten has now, like Tristania unsuccessfully changed the direction of his band. You can experiment, but you don't have to be surprised if there are people who don't like it. Because experimenting takes risks. It takes guts to do it, I admit. But it's better to deliver an effort that rocks in your genre, than deliver a disasterpiece in a totally other genre just to prove yourself that you're polyvalent, even if it means that the quality will suffer from it. It's blasphemy for the fans.
Take Theatre Of Tragedy, their first albums were good, but after that they got exmperimenting with the album Musique. And that tottaly sucked. It was a neverseen anticlimax.
And on the other hand, take Amon Amarth and Motörhead. They keep doing what they're good at and each time they delivered a godly release.
Tristania and Sirenia should also do what they're good at. Making music, worth listening to.