With Tarja's new album just on the horizon, I have decided to do a new series entitled "Metal Rant", where I (and Canuckfan) rant about various things in the world of metal that really piss us off or give us a hard time! While Tarja may have good intentions on releasing her new album, there are some things that I just do not get! So sit back and enjoy my first entry!
Okay, for some who are not aware, Tarja is going to release multiple versions of her album to different markets and in different parts of the world. The song "I Feel Immortal", which is her "International" song, is one of my biggest complaints. From what I heard, this song is not going to be released on the North American version of her new album. Why is that? Why make a music video of a song that you are not going to include on your release for the North American version, especially when pretty much every North American like me or Canuckfan have heard it (Internet anyone?)? Why make us suffer? Why not make every international release the same with every track on it? I think this may have been strictly a record label deal, but nonetheless, it is a very bad marketing scheme since people in North America are expecting that song to be on the album they will pay good money for! What a shame!
The other problem with What Lies Beneath is the different album art for each release. Here they are as follows:
Standard (or European) Edition:
Special (or North American) Edition:
The Non-Deluxe Edition (no 2nd disk):
The Falling Awake" single cover (This is my favorite one):
Okay, so why must there be different album covers for this release? Why not just have the same art like a normal album would? I don't know! I know I am nitpicking a little, but this is a bit ridiculous if you ask me! The label should have just stuck with one picture.
So yeah, I will be reviewing the new album once in comes out, so stay tuned for that as well as my review of Nightwish's From Wishes To Eternity DVD review! I just had to get this little rant off of my shoulder!