Nightwish Imaginaerum

By Christopher Paul Snyder (The Arcane Alchemist)
First Published February 7th, 2021
Last Updated February 3rd, 2022

Imaginaerum is many things, least of which is being my favorite album of all time. It tells a tale of marvelous proportions on a path winding from gentle piano to heavy metal, smooth jazz to roaring orchestrations. This is an album a grew up with, that I can still listen to driving dark roads, on a cold and rainy night. Every lyric conjuring up another piece to the puzzle that this unlocks. It's not for everyone, certainly, but it is for me, and I still love it wholeheartedly just as much as I did the day I first heard that gentle change, from G to E Minor.

(As far as i can tell, the movie is only available from very select shops on DVD and Blu Ray. No where else. If you want to see the film I would consider buying a copy before it's too late as I don't think it will be very easy to get a hold of one once they're sold out).