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« Reply #40 on: 14 April 2006, 17:20:18 »

Well what do you expect? I talk alot.
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« Reply #41 on: 19 June 2006, 17:46:56 »

I actually liked the majority of wog however, I didn't like "wormwood"
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« Reply #42 on: 20 June 2006, 23:21:24 »

Wormwood is the only song I dislike by Tristania..so far.
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« Reply #43 on: 26 July 2006, 20:33:08 »

It was instantly my favorite band.
Crushed Dreams was the first song I heard and I was hooked.
It had a much better impression on my then BTV or any of their other albums.
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« Reply #44 on: 26 July 2006, 23:12:26 »

I loved this album the first time I heard it, but now I think much less of it, bar "The Shining Path", "Wormwood", "Tender Trip on Earth", "The Modern End" and "Crushed Dreams". Those are still wonderful songs, but the rest...
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« Reply #45 on: 30 July 2006, 15:14:24 »

WOG was my second Tristania CD. I bought it soon after I got into BTV. At the time, I just started to appreciate BTV, so it didn't take much time for me to adjust to the WOG sound. I liked it immediately. Actually I think WOG was (and still is) the most accessible Tristania album, the growls were not as deadly as BTV or as aggressive/raw as Ashes, not to mention the music was more up beat, with large doses of choirs, female vocals and synths. For someone who used to listen to Within Temptation, Nightwish or other similar femme bands, WOG is probably the easiest album to convert them. I wish I had bought WOG before BTV since BTV took me forever to get into and the deadly growls had almost made me throw the CD away. :P  So..WOG had been my favourite CD for a while (in the beginning).

That said, now that I'm a devoted Tristania fan, I have come to realise that WOG is my least favourite Tristania album. Not to say I dislike it, I still love it very much and will always cherish it. But it seems to lack the magic WW, BTV and Ashes have. Songs on WW, BTV and Ashes (esp. Ashes) took longer for me to fully appreciate but they get better with each listen and each listen brings new sensations, no matter how many times I've heard them. (that's what Masterpieces are!) They just make me wanna close my eyes and enjoy,  while WOG hardly has that effect on me anymore, saved for a few songs. Of course, Vibeke's vocals are as wonderful as ever.
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« Reply #46 on: 30 July 2006, 15:31:18 »

yeah, in WOG something is missing dunno what, maybe that magic atmosphere like on BTV. Even vocal parts aren't so pretty as on BTV and Ashes imo, but choires are astonishing :) (of course I like that album)
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« Reply #47 on: 30 July 2006, 16:12:58 »

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So true.

I used to love WOG so much that I didn't quite understand why some people had problem with it.  

Today I listened to WOG, followed by WW and Ashes thoughtfully, there are certain qualities missing on WOG which I fail to pinpoint exactly what. (I still like that album a lot, mind you.)
Many songs on WW and Ashes, just made me wanna hit the "repeat" button over and over again.  ;)
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« Reply #48 on: 11 March 2007, 12:47:41 »

Are you guys serious? WoG is the best Tristania album. The Shining Path is probably their best song ever (the play count of TSP on my iTunes is 129 ;D). I dont understand why people like WW and BtV and then like Ashes. Ashes lacked choirs, keyboards and female vocals (except for a few tracks). WoG is quite similar to early Tristania. If you like BtV, you should love WoG and hate Ashes, not vice-versa.

I know that not alot of people agree with me, but I find WoG to be their greatest effort yet. Widow's Weeds is a close second-favorite, but no album blew me away as WoG did.
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Re: First impressions
« Reply #49 on: 22 August 2008, 10:09:57 »

My good buddy introduced me to Tristania through Widow's Weeds, I sorta enjoyed it but went out and bought WORLD OF GLASS and I was hooked. For me WOG IS TRISTANIA.
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« Reply #50 on: 09 April 2009, 10:52:31 »

I just love how with the first song you are instantly thrown into such a heavy sound.. but there is such a grace, such an atmosphere about it... I think each song on the album leaves a big impression after hearing it.... I think The Modern End is an appropriate song to end with. A little softer but still that big Tristania sound !
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« Reply #51 on: 04 February 2011, 20:28:35 »

After many listens I can safely say it's my favourite Tristania album. Still.
But I'm rather confused by the fact that most choir parts are random lines from latin language parts of Carmina Burana stuck together. Either the band was desperate to find some latin lines, or they were (secretly) poking fun at the fans and their whole choir-rich sound of the previous album, before dropping choirs completely on Ashes. Somehow, the second explanation seems credible to me. It gets rather comical, say, on Wormwood: during the intro the choir recites the bit from Movement 14 (In Taberna - no translation really needed :)) which has nothing to do with the song's actual lyrics, and is rather about getting plastered. :)

In taberna quando sumus
Non curamus quid sit humus,
Sed ad ludum properamus,
Cui semper insudamus.
and so on.
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Re: First impressions
« Reply #52 on: 06 April 2011, 19:56:10 »

the first time i heard this album, i thought it was pretty good, but not the best. at the time, i was obsessed with BtV and WW and i thought it sounded a bit to different. but it grew on me so now it's one of my top three tristania albums :)
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Re: First impressions
« Reply #53 on: 06 April 2011, 20:30:21 »

It gets rather comical, say, on Wormwood: during the intro the choir recites the bit from Movement 14 (In Taberna - no translation really needed :)) which has nothing to do with the song's actual lyrics, and is rather about getting plastered. :)

Well, they say things like ''fill the glasses to the rim'' and ''join us for the last toast'' etc. I always imagined people gathered in an old tavern drinking to the end of the world.
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« Reply #54 on: 06 April 2011, 22:27:15 »

I MIGHT take this explanation but the rest of the choir lines on the albums is totally random bits cobbled together. And Anders said "this is the first time I've seen an "analysis" of the choir lyrics for World of Glass that actually holds some truth in it!" though he won't comment on my idea that the band was just poking fun at Morten's penchant for choirs, knowing that they'll be dropping them in the future. Or could be a "tongue in cheek" joke for the fans. :)
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« Reply #55 on: 12 April 2011, 20:50:15 »

my first impression was: "i can't believe that i still love Tristania without Morten's style, this album is absolutely beautiful, i love it"
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« Reply #56 on: 13 April 2011, 08:33:29 »

Morten, Schmorten...  ;D
WoG to me is pretty much the same style as BTV musically (choirs... violins... 3 voices although it's far more balanced vocally than the earlier albums - a big bonus for me, don't wanna hear nothing but growls), plus some electronic effects (although there were some already on BTV, most notably in ...Of Ruins and a Red Nightfall). I like both albums about the same on the merit of music, it's the vocals (more balanced as I say, not "MORTEN ... ... and maybe a little bit of others") and the lyrics that tilt the scales in favour of WoG for me.

From Ashes on, though, the change became obvious. Wonder what the next album is going to sound like?
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« Reply #58 on: 14 April 2011, 07:08:04 »

It's an old Jewish way of mocking things that start with M. I'm not jewish (at least I don't know :) ) but I like some things like this. No, seriously, people are sometimes placing too much emphasis on someone who has the gall to stand center stage, thinking that everything else is revolving around that person...
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« Reply #59 on: 14 April 2011, 08:41:32 »

That's mankind for you; worshipping idols.
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