First of all, Sonata
Arctica comes from Kemi which is very far up north in Finland. there they
don't play discocrap or such, up there they play metal and metal
To be bit more accurate
Sonata Arctica plays very melodic powermetal and has been many times compared
to Stratovarius (which in this case is pretty good thing but soon this
kind of bands are in my opinion been compared to these guys, to Sonata
Arctica) but I think Sonata Arctica is even more melodic than Stratovarius
and voice of singer is bit (not much though) lower.
Gary Weber once writed
very nicely that Sonata Arctica has enough energy and power to light the
state of New york for months. That is very true..
-"We've got melodic
songs, that's where it all starts." That's something Timo Tolkki of Stratovarius
I ain't so good to write
about Sonatas style so I asked the permission to use small sample from
some of their songs in mp3-format at this page. Thanks to SA, I caught
the permission and now this songs is here for you.
30sec samples from Sonatas music: