Sonata Arctica – Talviyö

Sonata Arctica is a Finnish heavy metal band that has rooted themselves in the power metal world since the early 2000’s. In fact, this band was one of my first experiences into “heavy metal” with the 2001 album Silence and specifically the song “Wolf & Raven.” That was many years ago and we have now reached the 10th album from a band that has grown into a melodic tower of emotion. One of the more amazing things about Sonata Arctica, aside from how smooth this single sounds, is the consistency of the band members through decades. Tony Kakko and Tommy Portimo make up the core of the group with other members interspersed through the decades. This means if you were familiar with Sonata Arctica and you wanted to be comfortable with the same melodic blanket which has always kept you warm in the harsh winter, then you will not be disappointed or shocked at difference. The new single maybe different than earlier works such as “Wolf and Raven” but if you are in the mood for some wrenching ballads, look no further.

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