End Of An Era [DVD] review by Nightwish

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  • Released: Nov 14, 2006
  • Sound: 10
  • Content: 6
  • Production Quality: 7
  • Overall Impression: 9
  • Reviewer's score: 8 Superb
  • Users' score: 7.6 (93 votes)
Nightwish: End Of An Era [DVD]
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Sound — 10
While some bands are studio bands, and other have great concerts Nightwish does both. End Of An Era is the recording and video footage of Tarja's last show with Nightwish befor they went their seperate ways, and what a way to go out. Tarja's voice sounds just as good if not better live, and the same goes to the rest of the band. Even if your not big into the Opera, Metal hybrid known as Nightwish, you should watch this just for the guitaring. Emppu gives us amazing solos that have a good mixture of class and speed, and Tuomas backing him on keys just sweetins the deal. Also while Tarja is taking a break the rest of the band does an amazing cover of Pink Floyds "High Hopes" with their bassist Marco doing the vocals. End of an Era is one of the best live DVDs to date and is well worth the money.

Content — 6
Now the content was the one area this DVD was lacking. It did have a photo gallery and a documentary "A Day Before Tomorrow" but that was it. Through out the documentary you could tell there was some tension between the band and Tarja. Most of the time they wern't together, and when they were they were kind of mean in a jesting way. The doumentary followed the band on their last tour and the shows leading up the Nightwish's last show with Tarja befor they fired her via Open Letter. I was really hoping for a happier documentary and mabey some more features like past music videos or downloadable content but I guess they couldn't make the DVD perfect.

Production Quality — 7
Production was any thing special. The production for the Documentary is what you'd expect for any band documentary. A shakey camera following them around while the band does what ever they are doing. The Concert on the other hand was great. The picture was clear, the focused on exactly what you wanted to see, and they didn't add cheese effects like so many concert like so many DVDs like to.

Overall Impression — 9
All and all this is the best concert DVD I own. While lacking in the content and having a some what depressing documentary, the concert is really what you buy it for and I got what I wanted and more. With impressive vocals, amazing guitaring, and being a great show period, this DVD is well worth the money. If I lost this DVD I would be most depressed not only cause it is so good but it is very hard to hind here in the states. I had to buy it online. So if you find a copy get it right away.

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    ledzppln1969
    its funny, she will be nothing without Nightwish, she was just a singer. the band is Tuomas, Emppu, Marco, and Jukka. even so, she is an amazing vocalist, and Nightwish will not be the same without her. i'm not saying it wont be as great as they have always been, but it will be new. oh well, i have faith in the guys, theyll find someone great and kick more ass and, if we are lucky, come to the US for once...
    Eps123
    I have the dvd too, and ur right the documentary is ****ing depressing... too bad they split up, cuz it's obvious on the dvd tht they were a really good band
    \m/(>_<)\m/
    this dvd is great, but i feel sorry for tarja, you could she she had no idea what was to come after the gig, whilst it was written all over the rest of the bands faces during the gig. i missed rather miffed on the lst tour because i think they played to much off Once and not enough old material. the older stuff is definatly the best. "Nobody's gonna wanna listen to Nightwish without Tarja" i do. Nightwish wasnt jsut about Tarja. there was 4 other guys in that band too.
    ledzppln1969
    once again, Tarja was more of a singer-for-hire later in their career. shes can be replaced (albeit not easily). and they, the four guys, are still Nightwish, they are the band.
    the spiker
    I only liked their album Once anyway. I love Ms Turunen's voice. I hope she does some of her own stuff.
    last_biscuit
    codybc1991 wrote: Good break up already i was happy to hear nightwish is done i hate them look at them they suck i rate this DVD stop making music and go cut yourself, you know who else sux dragonforce and wolfmother, who ever listens to these band need to go to an island and leave normal people alone. Listen to killswitch
    Or better still, people with open minds and a wide taste in music can stay and you can go live on an island with all your mates that only listen to metalcore.
    bush_slayer_07
    yeah i agree killswitch is just another generic fag metal band, the world could make it with out them but i've heard some nightwish and they were pretty unique
    kngofhearts1443
    codybc1991 wrote: Good break up already i was happy to hear nightwish is done i hate them look at them they suck i rate this DVD stop making music and go cut yourself, you know who else sux dragonforce and wolfmother, who ever listens to these band need to go to an island and leave normal people alone. Listen to killswitch
    Why would you just come and bash on something someone likes? If you don't like it then please just don't say anything. That is why last_biscuit said you were closed-minded, not because you don't appreciate them but because you came to do nothing but bash on things other people like. It is so pointless. Be respectful or get a life(you obviously don't have one or else you would have had something better to do) or something that doesn't involve making yourself sound like a belligerent fool
    Black-Metal
    tarja was nothing in nightwish. she had a good voice but she didn't write any of the lyrics or music, its all tuomas who writes it. with the exception of when marco or emppu might help him write a solo. i only listen to nightwish for their music. i was never bothered about tarjas voice. i bought the wish i had an angel single and that came with a ghost love score instrument which was amazing. and tarja never attended rehersal sessions. so its understandable why they fired her. anyway, i'm looking forward to checking out anettes vocals on the new album
    leony03
    kngofhearts1443 wrote: codybc1991 wrote: Good break up already i was happy to hear nightwish is done i hate them look at them they suck i rate this DVD stop making music and go cut yourself, you know who else sux dragonforce and wolfmother, who ever listens to these band need to go to an island and leave normal people alone. Listen to killswitch Why would you just come and bash on something someone likes? If you don't like it then please just don't say anything. That is why last_biscuit said you were closed-minded, not because you don't appreciate them but because you came to do nothing but bash on things other people like. It is so pointless. Be respectful or get a life(you obviously don't have one or else you would have had something better to do) or something that doesn't involve making yourself sound like a belligerent fool
    +1
    the_extremist00
    i dont care for any extras, ive watched this DVD for like a thousand times and im still impressed, just EPIC and no, nightwish didnt split up, the 4 members decided to fire the band singer Tarja Turunen for a lot of reasons, actually that happened before the tour and the "once" album, tarja herself said that she would do only 1 more album and 1 more tour and after she would focus on her projects, she doesnt like metal at all
    Ishiga
    They were a great band. But they'll survive without her if they change their name. Nobody's gonna wanna listen to Nightwish without Tarja, but should they start a new band, they could follow the all-male metal bad-ass type thing and maybe make it. Kinda sucks though.
    Dark.Raposa
    "Nobody's gonna wanna listen to Nightwish without Tarja" i do. Nightwish wasnt jsut about Tarja. there was 4 other guys in that band too.
    Yeah, me too. Those guys kick some serious ass.
    MESAexplorer
    Is this the band that has the song Wishmaster but on youtube there are about 500 pisstakes of the song.
    codybc1991
    last_biscuit wrote: codybc1991 wrote: i have more of an open mind about music than you you just sit there and listen to nightwish and dragonforce they aren't that unique they sound more like a generic metal band people just hate on killswitch because they scream. get over it. You think i just listen to nightwish and dragonforce?! Nightwish aren't even one of my favourite bands, i just thought i'd tell you saying another band is sh*t, and that your fav band is better is just narrow-minded and retarded. And for your information, i listen to music from many different genres as i am a full-time music student. I listen to classical and baroque musicians like Nicolo Paganini and then artists like John Butler and Eric Roche, bands from all spectrums of metal and rock. I also listen to more chilled out stuff as well. And no i don't hate KSE because they scream, in fact i don't hate them at all, they're one of my fav bands from that genre, only you were comparing them with a totally different band and being stupid. Who's narrow-minded?
    i was talking to ZombieModeRocks
    last_biscuit
    codybc1991 wrote: i have more of an open mind about music than you you just sit there and listen to nightwish and dragonforce they aren't that unique they sound more like a generic metal band people just hate on killswitch because they scream. get over it.
    You think i just listen to nightwish and dragonforce?! Nightwish aren't even one of my favourite bands, i just thought i'd tell you saying another band is sh*t, and that your fav band is better is just narrow-minded and retarded. And for your information, i listen to music from many different genres as i am a full-time music student. I listen to classical and baroque musicians like Nicolo Paganini and then artists like John Butler and Eric Roche, bands from all spectrums of metal and rock. I also listen to more chilled out stuff as well. And no i don't hate KSE because they scream, in fact i don't hate them at all, they're one of my fav bands from that genre, only you were comparing them with a totally different band and being stupid. Who's narrow-minded?
    codybc1991
    i have more of an open mind about music than you you just sit there and listen to nightwish and dragonforce they aren't that unique they sound more like a generic metal band people just hate on killswitch because they scream. get over it.
    trivium 666
    nightwish? they ****ing rule, especially that song nemo, but i still think trivium rock harder than anyone else, b.c. rich warlocks till the end hahaha!
    eggo_boi_15
    i gt this dvd agaes, y only now a review on it :S n e way, i hav to agree that nightwish were the most original band i hav eever heard, all other symphonic meals bands must be influenced by them in one way or anoter, and its a shame she gt fired, she was an amazing singer, alghough they could arry on with marco, however it jus wouldnt be the same, n e way emppu has another band goin, brother firetribe. they ar so different from nightwish. n e way thats me done
    guitarist41
    ZombieModeRocks wrote: killswitch? haha fag
    Tut tut. That's ignorance, man. Keep UG clean.
    Wolfs_Hour
    yes tarja is hot..though she's married to an argentine..anyways...sucks that she left..because her stage presence was amazing..will be hard to replace her
    leaping badger
    soulgazer wrote: checked ! *with a tear*
    um no, i think you'll find it's 'checked' to the max
    AmIEvil?
    nightwish is great, and tarja was awesome, but i dont listen their songs because of tarjas voice, but because of the great songs they wrote. as long as im concerned marco could do the singing, hes an awesome singer too. and for emppu's playing, i think hes really underrated. great playing, and with STYLE and smoothness. he can play fast but mostly takes the modest line.
    Broelke4
    I just got into Nightwish a few weeks ago and I love them. Symphonic Metal is amazing.
    Eps123
    Ok..not split up, but it's sad because Tarja is a really good vocaliste and I guess we're all sad that she got fired
    codybc1991
    Good break up already i was happy to hear nightwish is done i hate them look at them they suck i rate this DVD stop making music and go cut yourself, you know who else sux dragonforce and wolfmother, who ever listens to these band need to go to an island and leave normal people alone. Listen to killswitch