#1
I listen to a lot of Sirenia, Elixir for Existance is an awesome album, one of my favourites, but today, I looked 'em up on youtube and saw The Path to Decay and The Other Side. I didnt mind The Other Side, a little more poppy than their old albums were, but Path to Decay was awful. What happened? They sound like a pop band now!
#2
Maybe they wanted to try something different? And GODS DAMN THEM FOR IT!!! I mean - musicians should just make the same album over and over to satisfy milktoast fans who can't accept that change is a part of both art and life.

God.

Stupid asses.

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#3
I dont think I deserved such a hostile response, but, they ARE making a much more radio-friendly sound, and from the quality of the video on these new videos I watched, they seem to be making a lot more money.

I love change in a band, but only change for the better. The new songs sound like Rihanna or something.
#4
Sirenia died after Elixer. Simple as that, I don't care why, they're just dead now. Meh, we sill have the good albums, screw the new crap. I don't think any metal band can sell out as badly as Lumsk, though. Pfft, folk pop, what is this madness?! (and that was an undeniable sell out, not just "oh yeah well maybe they didn't want to make the same album again ")

Tristania: was always better than Sirenia, will always be better. FFS, Veland reused a lot of music from Tristania in the first two Sirenia albums.
#5
They stopped liking the music they used to play. Sh-t happens, dude.
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Sirenia died after Elixer. Simple as that, I don't care why, they're just dead now. Meh, we sill have the good albums, screw the new crap. I don't think any metal band can sell out as badly as Lumsk, though. Pfft, folk pop, what is this madness?! (and that was an undeniable sell out, not just "oh yeah well maybe they didn't want to make the same album again ")

Tristania: was always better than Sirenia, will always be better. FFS, Veland reused a lot of music from Tristania in the first two Sirenia albums.


From what I heard of Tristania, I was never very impressed, but maybe I'll give them another try. It's really too bad though, I LOVE Sirenia

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They stopped liking the music they used to play. Sh-t happens, dude.


I guess, it just caught me off guard, a little dissapointing.
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I dont think I deserved such a hostile response, but, they ARE making a much more radio-friendly sound, and from the quality of the video on these new videos I watched, they seem to be making a lot more money.

I love change in a band, but only change for the better. The new songs sound like Rihanna or something.

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#8
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From what I heard of Tristania, I was never very impressed, but maybe I'll give them another try. It's really too bad though, I LOVE Sirenia

listen to Beyond the Veil and Widow's Weeds. Thems' the albums from when Morten Velund was still in the band and doing most if not all the composing. Pretty much exactly the same as At Sixes And Sevens and An Elixir for Existence.
#9
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listen to Beyond the Veil and Widow's Weeds. Thems' the albums from when Morten Velund was still in the band and doing most if not all the composing. Pretty much exactly the same as At Sixes And Sevens and An Elixir for Existence.

Thanks man, always looking for new music, writing that down right now!

EDIT: Just listened to the title track from Beyond the Veil, and I'm LOVING it, Why didn't I like it before?
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#10
Well change doesn't mean they have to sound like sh*t. Cannibal Corpse's sound has come a longggg way since Eaten Back To Life, but that doesn't mean they've sold out nor become horrible. And Behemoth revamped their sound as well with Pandemonic Incantations. That doesn't necessarily mean they've sold out. But bands like In Flames who go from Melodic Death Metal, to Metalcore-pop-sh*t, that's garbage.
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Well change doesn't mean they have to sound like sh*t. Cannibal Corpse's sound has come a longggg way since Eaten Back To Life, but that doesn't mean they've sold out nor become horrible. And Behemoth revamped their sound as well with Pandemonic Incantations. That doesn't necessarily mean they've sold out. But bands like In Flames who go from Melodic Death Metal, to Metalcore-pop-sh*t, that's garbage.

You totally missed the point of the thread, didn't you?
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#13
But that's not the point of the thread
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#14
The point of the thread is to discuss a band's "selling-out" to commercialism and marketing. By giving examples, you back up the claims or even support the opposite. Without examples of what has come of other bands by such change, this thread is meaningless.
#15
As far as I know, this thread was about the change in Sirenia's sound, not the introspection of the concept of "selling-out"


but there's no need for this debate
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