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Zeraphine

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« on: 27 May 2005, 07:44:59 »

some say this song sucks, others that it's one of the best songs on the album... i think it's THE best song on the album! the choirs are perfect and Vibeke's vocals are really haunting... so what do you think about it?
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« Reply #1 on: 27 May 2005, 08:08:52 »

Well, (greetings from MS back to you Zeraphine ;) Nice of you to join us! ;) ) I think The Shining Path is one of the best on WoG. First of all, it's the perfect opening of an album, the powerful choirs just send shivers down my spine every time I hear it. Second of all, it has the perfect fusion of all vocal types - Vibeke again contributes to the song's atmosphere with her voice, that sounds vigorous and tired at the same time, like a sound of pure resignation veiled in anger. Kjetil's growls are the opposite of Vibeke's and that is how this song is in a way cyclic, it rounds in the circle of despair and anger. And the choirs just kick in as the linkin part between those two aspects/voices.
And somehow I keep connecting The Shining Path with Crushed Dreams (my fave song on this album) into a cyclic form; both songs are somehow similar in its concept and form and the album therefore starts and ends on the same point, like a cyclic drama.

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« Reply #2 on: 27 May 2005, 15:22:57 »

@Angina...i totally agree with you! The Shining Path is rather connected to Crushed Dreams... the same vocal mixture, haunting choirs... Vibeke's voice sounds very melodic in both songs showing once more her amazing ability to work her voice so that the song works much better. still The Shinning Path is still no. 1 in my heart (out of WoG) simply because it was the first song i ever listened from Tristania...
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« Reply #3 on: 01 June 2005, 23:03:33 »

TSP is my favorite song...ever...

I assotiate it with myself, my feelings, and when I hear it something from the deep of my heart rises and circles around me, constructing a circle of strong emotions...So I love this song very much :) I love evrything: growls, Vibeke`s voice, the lyrics, the music...
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« Reply #4 on: 02 June 2005, 00:20:20 »

Keeping it short: I really like the song! A really like the whole album.
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« Reply #5 on: 02 June 2005, 00:58:18 »

Great opener for a great record!
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« Reply #6 on: 02 June 2005, 12:51:28 »

It's one of the very best songs Tristania ever made, Kjetel also likes very much :)
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« Reply #7 on: 03 June 2005, 04:59:39 »

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totally agree! i believe the choirs on The Shining Path are the best the band ever composed!
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« Reply #8 on: 03 June 2005, 06:41:49 »

Its one of the best songs on WoG. Its emotional, beautiful and powerful.
This songs describes very much.
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« Reply #9 on: 17 June 2005, 18:31:33 »

:lol:
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« Reply #10 on: 17 June 2005, 20:52:00 »

It has been my favourite from WoG for a long time and I think it still is...
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« Reply #11 on: 18 June 2005, 06:34:40 »

I loved the shinning path, then i heard wormwood :P
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« Reply #12 on: 20 June 2005, 17:01:49 »

"The Shining Path", methinks, is most definately one of the contenders for "Top Five Favorite Songs Ever". I can also imagine if I never heard that song, I probably wouldn't be such a huge Tristania superfan.
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« Reply #13 on: 21 June 2005, 05:41:40 »

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same here lol.
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« Reply #14 on: 19 August 2005, 13:56:08 »

It's one of the most beautiful songs by Tristania in my opinion...i really love Vibeke's vocals...really haunting!
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« Reply #15 on: 30 November 2005, 00:28:05 »

its a great disc opener
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« Reply #16 on: 30 November 2005, 01:50:10 »

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it really is. now that you've made me focus on that song, it is pretty awesome!

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« Reply #17 on: 02 December 2005, 21:02:24 »

I adore this song!!! :wub:
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« Reply #18 on: 02 December 2005, 21:32:21 »

I like the melody, especially when the choir sings. :wub:
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« Reply #19 on: 07 February 2006, 05:00:39 »

So special, so interesting ....
Always love it!
Never stop listening it!
Oooooooooooh! I love it! The Shining Path!

What I like! Hmm! The melody, the choir and the vocals. Vibeke, your voice is so special!
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