Oceanborn - Nightwish - 1998
Nightwish follow up their debut album the next year with Oceanborn. While Angels Fall First is very good, Oceanborn has more songs that I like, so I guess I'd say it's a better album. It was much harder to choose one piece to feature for the album. I highly recommend listening to this album in full, in particular, my favorites are Stargazers, Gethsemane, Devil And the Deep Dark Ocean (with haunting melodies and pipe organ lines that make me thing of Phantom of the Opera), Sacrament of Wilderness (this is one of my ring tones), The Pharaoh Sails to Orion, Sleeping Sun, and A Return to the Sea.
However, for all Nightwish albums going forward I'll be listing all but a song or two as my favorites from the album, so I'd better get used to making myself stick to my one-song-per-album rule now, or I'll end up posting 10 songs an album for most of this feature.
Toll no bell for me Father But let this cup of suffering pass from me Send me no shepherd to heal my world But the Angel - the dream foretold Prayed more than thrice for You to see The wolf of loneliness in me ...not my own will but Yours be done... You wake up where's the tomb? Will Easter come, enter my room? The Lord weeps with me But my tears fall for you Another Beauty Loved by a Beast Another tale of infinite dreams Your eyes they were my paradise Your smile made my sun rise Forgive me for I don't know what I gain Alone in this garden of pain Enchantment has but one truth: I weep to have what I fear to lose You wake up where's the tomb... "I knew you never before I see you never more But the love the pain the hope O beautiful one Have made you mine 'till all my years are done" Without you The poetry within me is dead