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Century Child

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Category: Melodic Metal

Year: 2002

Label: Drakkar (Bmg Ariola)

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Average Rating: 82 / 100 (3 ratings)

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Nightwish Century Child Album Cover

Tarja Turunen vocals
Tuomas Holopainen keyboards
Marco Hietala bass
Erno Vuorinen guitars
Jukka Nevalainen drums
1.  Bless the Child  
2.  End of All Hope  
3.  Dead to the World  
4.  Ever Dream  
5.  Slaying the Dreamer  
6.  Forever Yours  
7.  Ocean Soul  
8.  Feel for You  
9.  The Phantom of the Opera  
10.  Beauty of the Beast  

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From: RR-Finland Date: September 5, 2003 at 3:26
This is their fourth studio album in this point. There´s also live cd out, where are those? Again, great release and full of great tunes on it. Bless The Child, Dead To The World, Slaying The Dreamer and so on... Only thing that bothers me: "End Of All Hope" is really similar with "Wishmaster", from the album Wishmaster.

From: XDragonPrinceX Date: September 19, 2003 at 22:19
I agree with ya RR, where are the rest of their albums?!?! Nightwish is definitely my favorite band, and i'm from the U.S. A couple of my friends and I have been spreading the word about Nightwish around our schools and stuff and everyone thinks they're amazing!!! Some of their best songs are FantasMic, Beauty and the Beast, She is My Sin, End of All Hope, and Sacrament of Wilderness.

From: heilan coo Date: September 30, 2003 at 16:31
I do not agree with you two. I could never ever listen to Nightwish longer than 0 seconds.

From: Date: October 14, 2003 at 6:01
And I agree with heilan coo...Although I could probably listen to them for a little longer than 0 seconds and then feel like throwing up....

From: mia Date: October 26, 2003 at 12:19
theu r great

From: Mau Date: November 25, 2003 at 0:42

From: Seifer41 Date: June 25, 2004 at 4:36
Whats there to say a woman...doing power metal...Thats so awesome!

From: Jonny_B Date: September 10, 2004 at 22:05
I saw Nightwish live during their U.S. tour, and I have to say that THEY ROCKED!!! I have all their albums, including the new "Once." But I listen to none of them more than "Century Child." I can't pick out a standout track, but I'm like that with all of my Top 10 favorite albums of all time.

From: Jimbo Date: October 9, 2004 at 15:53
Female vocals, soaring keys, seering guitars, the occassional death growl, odd arrangements, trademark Euro-drums complete with double bass, crisp production, memorable choruses and an overall epic atmosphere make Century Child a classic symphonic metal CD. Heavier than Dream Theater and without the annoyingly strange time signatures, Nightwish will scratch your itch for technical musicianship without leaving you feeling like you've just listened to an exercise for guitar geeks. A power metal A+

From: holy metal Date: November 5, 2004 at 10:17
Excelent album; Holopainen is a great musician and writer he make nightwish better. But nw arent a true metal band but theyre a good melodic band.

From: Swyrm Date: November 19, 2004 at 10:37
The musicianship is top notch and although the operatic voice can be a bit distracting at times, this is a good album. I haven't taken the newest release, once, out of my CD player since I got it.

From: Dani Filth Date: January 28, 2005 at 10:12
I might be considered unwelcome here. I'm a pretty hardcore black and death metal fan. This considered, I recently heard the songs "Nemo" and "Planet Hell" without knowing what to make of them. The music is great. Tarja has a magnificent voice, albiet the operatic stuff does tend to shit me off. in fact, that is about the only criticism i can find with nightwish. if they got rid of the opera, this would surpass being a good band and become a great band. Fuck to anyone who says CoF suck.

From: Blayde Date: January 28, 2005 at 17:05
Yeah, you're so "hardcore," yet you listen to CoF and Dimmu Borgir -- mainstream beginners metal!

From: Danilo_777 Date: February 14, 2005 at 6:40
This band has blown me apart and I can see why they are selling out concerts across Europe. Once they get into their thrashy metal riffs they are hypnotic, they rock and Tarja is the Queen of Heaven. Cant wait till they come to Sydney,Australia. \M/ rock on

From: Supernaut Date: April 15, 2005 at 14:44
Phantom of The Opera is awesome!!! Tarja tunes her pipes well on this one!!!

From: Supernaut Date: April 28, 2005 at 1:01
Evanescense is a wanna-be Nightwish!

From: Supernaut Date: April 29, 2005 at 14:23
come to in order to talk about Nightwish and other power metal bands!!!

From: Date: June 3, 2005 at 23:32
this is opera nothing else

From: rick kerch vzla Date: May 13, 2018 at 14:38
Nice stuff...tracks # 5,7,8 & 9 are the ones in my book of Symphonic/Melodic Metal...Tarja's superb as usual...shame she left them.82/100

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