Back story! Angels Fall First is Nightwish's first album from way back in 1997, and it was the first Nightwish album I ever bought. I was 14 or 15, and bought it with Christmas money from my local F.Y.E., which has since long gone out of business. And I remember sneaking it in, feeling like I was getting away with something and listening to it on my purple Walkman because this was real metal from Europe and so badass. Even though in hindsight, this whole album is really almost more ambient Nordic synth-opera, not metal. As a whole, the synth is cheesy, the lyrics are corny, but I LOVE this album. Every single track is a banger, and I love to revisit it just for scope, and to feel young again.
I chose this particular track this week for a couple of reasons. Firstly, just as a piece of trivia, this is one of like, 3 songs that Tuomas sings. And you can hate on his voice all you want, I love that the band was so young and inexperienced that this is what they produced, long before Marco joined up. It's so pure. Secondly, the lyrics are baller. I was given a Beauty and the Beast necklace for Christmas from my dad, and it kind of just reawakened for me how much I love this story. You can cry bestiality and Stockholm Syndrome all you want, but you're wrong.
Anyway, enjoy. Have a Happy New Year's Eve. I'll leave you with my favorite new year's gif of all time: