Album 0207: Nightwish – Over The Hills And Far Away

nightwish - over the hills and far away (front)

Release Date: 2001
Genre: Power/Symphonic Metal

Tracklisting:

1. Over The Hills And Far Away (05:04)
2. 10th Man Down (05:24)
3. Away (04:33)
4. Astral Romance (05:22)
5. 10th Man Down (live) (05:33)
6. Over The Hills And Far Away (live) (06:00)

Total Length: 31:54

Over The Hills And Far Away is one hell of a song. It’s a Gary Moore cover, and has been good every time I’ve heard it. Nightwish’s version adds a lot of backing stuff that is cool, and Tarja sounds great on it as usual. It’s not hard to see why they made it its own EP. 10th Man Down is a great song that changes itself a couple times throughout. The chorus is pretty catchy as well. Away is pretty nice, I highly enjoy the chorus but the verses tend to kill the pace of the song a bit.

Astral Romance is a re-recording of a track from their first album, this time featuring the awesome Tony Kakko. It has some neat moments in it. The last couple tracks are ones we’ve already heard on here, but in live form. 10th Man Down feels a bit slower here but is still fun. Over The Hills And Far Away is good as well, though I am really not a fan of drawn out endings in live performances like this. This is a pretty solid EP, nothing really bad on here.

Final Rating: 8/10

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