Sunday, October 11, 2009

Just Another Metal Monday: Sonata Arctica

Monday, Oct. 12: Sonata Arctica @ The Webster, Hartford

As I understand it, they like to be called "The Webster" nowadays... Anyhoo, Sonata Arctica come from Finland, the most metal country in the world, and play dazzling technical power metal, epic in scope and uplifting in spirit. They have been touring with Guitar Hero heroes Dragonforce, but will solo headline the date at the Webster, which is great, because Dragonforce, though popular, are secretly boring boring boring, in spite of all those fast notes.

I am particularly partial to this song, "Paid in Full," from SA's record Unia - it sounds so inspiring! And this vid of them playing in the snow in their winter clothes is quite silly, and features keytar, for the keyboard novelty seekers out there.

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