September 26, 2022 Sonata Arctica – Acoustic Adventures – Volume Two (Album Review)
It all starts with a fantastic rendition of 2012’s “I Have A Right.” Beloved by many fans, this version is equally as catchy, but perhaps even more touching. Next 2001’s “Black Sheep” picks up the pace while adding a bit of a medieval touch and 2014’s “Half A Marathon Man” amping up the drama even more.
Later on 2003’s “Broken” brings in some sadness and melancholy, but Sonata Arctica ultimately breaks your heart with their new rendition of 1999’s “Letter To Dana.”. Always an extremely sad song, for some reason this version really digs deep under your skin. Fear not though, because your sorrow is mended with a lively piano laden performance of “Full Moon,” also from 1999’s Ecliptica album.
If all of this was not enough you also have the dramaturgic arrangement of 2004’s “Shamandalie,” a beautiful performance of both 2001’s “San Sebastian” and melancholic “Gravenimage” from 2003, but also an up-tempo output of 2009’s “Flag In The Ground.” The latter originally an essential Power Metal tune, this latest version is somewhere between medieval, sailor and a Nintendo sounding music! Finally, more hope and confidence beam out with breathtaking versions of both 1999’s “My Land” and 2003’s “Victoria’s Secret.”