STRATOVARIUS
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Stratovarius is a power metal band from Finland. They became popular in the '90s, and throughout their career have inspired upcoming power metal bands with their baroque arranged keyboard solos & Ritchie Blackmore-like guitar portions.

Stratovarius was founded in Finland in 1981 under the name Black Water. They went through a number of personnel and musical changes before the band found its own voice. The founding members were Tuomo Lassila, Staffan Stråhlman and John Vihervä. In 1983, the name was changed to Stratovarius (a portmanteau of Stratocaster and Stradivarius), an idea of Stråhlman's. By 1984, Timo Tolkki entered the band, replacing Stråhlman in the guitar. He took up the vocal duties as well. Tolkki became the driving force and mastermind of the band assuming almost complete control of the song writing. He brought along not only strong rock influences but also a neo-classical tinge. The band released a demo to
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STRATOVARIUS albums / top albums

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Fright Night
Power Metal 1989
.. Album Cover 3.08 | 20 ratings
II
Power Metal 1992
.. Album Cover 3.72 | 18 ratings
Dreamspace
Power Metal 1994
.. Album Cover 3.69 | 21 ratings
Fourth Dimension
Power Metal 1995
.. Album Cover 4.23 | 31 ratings
Episode
Power Metal 1996
.. Album Cover 4.25 | 35 ratings
Visions
Power Metal 1997
.. Album Cover 4.03 | 25 ratings
Destiny
Power Metal 1998
.. Album Cover 3.90 | 29 ratings
Infinite
Power Metal 2000
.. Album Cover 3.51 | 23 ratings
Elements Part 1
Power Metal 2003
.. Album Cover 3.25 | 22 ratings
Elements Part 2
Power Metal 2003
.. Album Cover 2.32 | 16 ratings
Stratovarius
Power Metal 2005
.. Album Cover 3.01 | 18 ratings
Polaris
Power Metal 2009
.. Album Cover 3.89 | 24 ratings
Elysium
Power Metal 2011
.. Album Cover 4.39 | 14 ratings
Nemesis
Power Metal 2013
.. Album Cover 3.67 | 3 ratings
Eternal
Power Metal 2015

STRATOVARIUS EPs & splits

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Darkest Hours
Power Metal 2010
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Unbreakable
Power Metal 2013

STRATOVARIUS live albums

.. Album Cover 2.83 | 3 ratings
Visions Of Europe - Live!
Power Metal 1998
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Under Flaming Winter Skies
Power Metal 2012

STRATOVARIUS demos, promos, fans club and other releases (no bootlegs)

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Demo
Power Metal 1987
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Polaris + Polaris Live
Power Metal 2010

STRATOVARIUS re-issues & compilations

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The Past And Now
Power Metal 1998
.. Album Cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
The Chosen Ones
Power Metal 1999
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14 Diamonds: Best Of
Power Metal 2000
.. Album Cover 3.52 | 2 ratings
Intermission
Power Metal 2001
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Black Diamond: The Anthology
Power Metal 2006

STRATOVARIUS singles (16)

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Future Shock
Power Metal 1988
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Black Night
Power Metal 1989
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Break The Ice
Power Metal 1992
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Wings Of Tomorrow
Power Metal 1995
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Father Time
Power Metal 1996
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Will The Sun Rise?
Power Metal 1996
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Black Diamond
Power Metal 1997
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The Kiss Of Judas
Power Metal 1997
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S.O.S.
Power Metal 1998
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Hunting High And Low
Power Metal 2000
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It's A Mystery
Power Metal 2000
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A Million Light Years Away
Power Metal 2000
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Eagleheart
Power Metal 2002
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I Walk To My Own Song
Power Metal 2003
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Maniac Dance
Power Metal 2005
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Deep Unknown
Power Metal 2009

STRATOVARIUS movies (DVD, Blu-Ray or VHS)

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Infinite Visions
Power Metal 2000
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Under Flaming Winter Skies - Live in Tampere
Power Metal 2012

STRATOVARIUS Reviews

STRATOVARIUS Fright Night

Album · 1989 · Power Metal
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martindavey87
Like so many other early power metal bands from the 80's, it took Stratovarius a few attempts to truly find their sound, leaving this, their debut, as nothing more than a by-the-numbers speed metal album.

Credit where credit's due, band leader Timo Tolkki shows some incredible skill on the guitar with his fast-paced neoclassical runs and galloping riffs, and to handle the lead vocals on top of that is quite impressive. Sadly, the song-writing itself isn't really anything inspiring and the vocals certainly aren't kind to the ears either. A+ for effort though! I can barely play and sing 'Wonderwall' without messing up!

Lacking the keyboard-driven compositions of later releases, 'Fright Night' is really "just there". It's nothing to shout home about, and really doesn't feel like the same Stratovarius that would one day go on to conquer the genre. Still, it's a good effort that shows a band in their early stages who have yet to fully develop their own style.

Highlights include 'Future Shock', 'Witch Hunt' and 'False Messiah', although I wouldn't be upset if these were excluded from future compilations, all are about as memorable as the album itself.

STRATOVARIUS Infinite

Album · 2000 · Power Metal
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Warthur
Setting aside the fact that the cover art is in this horribly dated 3D style which people kept dabbling in during the late 1990s and early 2000s, in some ways you really can judge Stratovarius' Infinite by its cover: it depicts a transition from a drab, grey, humdrum world to a colourful world full of wonder and possibility, and that's exactly the sort of cheerful, uplifting musical experience that the band's sunny style of power metal offers at its best.

It's that optimistic positivity which is the real love-it-or-hate-it aspect to Stratovarius: sometimes it can be a little grating, but when it works, it's a really nice palette-cleanser, and unless you absolutely insist that your metal listening should consist of all gruesome, grim, morbid or melancholy topics and atmospheres all the time, this album will probably put a smile on your face too.

STRATOVARIUS Elysium

Album · 2011 · Power Metal
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Warthur
You could probably construct some sort of psychological test based around people's reaction to Stratovarius albumns: they have a very particular sound which they are quite competent at reiterating from album to album, but somehow some albums really capture my imagination whilst others leave me feeling rather lukewarm, and sometimes the distinction relies on really quite minor things. For instance, whilst I really dug Elysium's followup Nemesis, Elysium itself I just couldn't get into - for want of a more specific criticism, it feels just a little bit too "clean" to me, a bit too tidy and orderly, and a bit too reliant on the usual Stratovarius formula. It's clearly competent stuff, but it doesn't push into the upper tier of their material for me.

STRATOVARIUS Nemesis

Album · 2013 · Power Metal
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Warthur
Nemesis at first sounds like a fairly standard iteration of the Stratovarius formula, but pay attention to Jens Johannsson's keyboard playing - he gets somewhat more of a free rein this time to really run amok, throwing a wild card into the Stratovarius sound which brings a bit more progressive metal and neo-prog aspects into the proceedings than they usually display. The running time is well-chosen, providing enough space to let the compositions breathe without dragging on interminably. Set this one next to Iron Maiden's "Dance of the Dead" in the "Albums with horrible CGI cover art but are actually pretty decent" section.

STRATOVARIUS Visions

Album · 1997 · Power Metal
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Warthur
I typically find sunny, upbeat power metal of the sort Stratovarius specialise in to be a very hit-or-miss thing, which examples of it either really exciting me or leaving me a bit cold. Take, for instance, Visions; it's not really a radical departure from the standard Stratovarius sound as expressed on the preceding Episode, and includes similar dips into neoclassical and progressive metal styles.

And yet, somehow, Visions comes together into a total package for me in a way which Episode never did. I've always respected Stratovarius' musicianship but found that their compositions can fail to move me emotionally; not so with Visions, which swept me along despite myself and stands head and shoulders above all the other Stratovarius material I've heard. On Visions, Stratovarius manage to pull off the rare trick in power metal of managing to be colourful and vibrant without coming across as cheesy, and I salute them for accomplishing it.

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STRATOVARIUS Under Flaming Winter Skies - Live in Tampere

Movie · 2012 · Power Metal
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Kingcrimsonprog
Under Flaming Winter Skies, Live In Tampere is the first official concert Blu-Ray by the legendary Finnish Power Metal band Stratovarius. It was filmed in Tampere, Finland on the Jörg Michael farewell tour and as such the crowd interaction is in Finnish (with English subtitles) and Jörg gives the crowd a farewell speech. In part, the setlist is built around him, such as the inclusion of `Speed Of Light’ because it was the first song he ever played with the band… although to be fair they’d have probably played that anyway. The main feature lasts around 1hr 52mins and contains 22 tracks, which works out as 17 songs when you discount the intro, guitar solo, bass solo, keyboard solo and speech. There’s a Deep Purple (`Burn’) and The Who (`Behind Blue Eyes’) cover in there, as well as all the fan favourites you’d expect like `Eagleheart’ `Kiss Of Judas’ `Hunting High And Low’ `Paradise’ `Father Time’ `Black Diamond’ etc

The picture is absolutely fantastic, clear and sharp. Its helped a lot by a great but subtle stage show with intelligent use of lighting, and not too much dry ice as well as a tasteful and sensible editing job that is fast and contains enough movement to keep your interest but is slow and still enough so that you can appreciate the actual musicianship (of each member, as none are overlooked.)

The sound is even better with an absolutely crystal clear mix in which you can hear every stoke of every drum, each key get pressed (without the keys being too loud and overpowering the Metal) and every note the bass plays. The vocals are impressive and the crowd noise doesn’t overpower them, even though they sing almost every word and best of all, it all actually seems to be live and not obviously mimed or overdubbed (or indeed out-of-sync). In general, its just one of the best concert audio mixes that I’ve heard so far and very solid visually as well.

The biggest thing in this concert’s favour however is the sheer enthusiasm of the performance; the band are so into it and absolutely deliver on all levels. They are very interactive with the crowd, they interact with each other, Jörg twists and throws his sticks around, the guitars and mic stands are enthusiastically moved around and generally the band just look like they love being there.

In terms of extras; the booklet has a lot of high-quality photos and a little written interview with Jörg. The disc has a bonus 5.1 mix of the track `Elysium’ and there is a 29 minute documentary called `Rewinding From The Past To 2012.’ In terms of Blu-Ray Statistics; the screen format is 1080i/29,97/16:9(1,78:1) and the audio format is DTS HD MA 2.0/5.1 (although the documentary is only available in stereo), the disc format is BD-50 and the region code is: A/B/C.

Overall; this is an excellent, well made and masterfully performed concert Blu-Ray and I’d highly recommend it to anyone who’s into this sort of thing.

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