Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Germany 2016 - Avantasia - Mystery Of A Blood Red Rose

It's been a busy day in Eurovisiona, as a whole bundle of announcements and early releases have been hitting the newswires all morning. As usual, the German selection holds a lot of promise, with a gaggle of reasonably well-known names - none of whom will be beaten into dismay by a plucky club final contender this year.

Perhaps the biggest surprise for many hardened old rockers was Avantasia - the operatic metal side project of Tobias Sammet from the noted power metal band Edguy. Although to be honest, when you first hear this, a completely different performer will come to mind. A larger, more meaty, loaf shaped performer.

Well, two out of three ain't bad...


  1. This sounds so amazing here - I would so love it to sound as good live but...

    Now if 'Bat Out Of Hell' Meatloaf was singing this...wow!

  2. I love this song, but have a major issue with it. It's not a song. It's part of a rock opera. With a certain dramatic impact and meaning. The way this is presented as well in the lyric video is as if this is the trailer for the entire theatrical event. It's definitely not a standalone song. It's as if they were to send "A New Argentina" from Evita or "La Vie Boheme" from Rent as a Eurovision song. All it does is leave me with a bitter taste of self-promotion by the artist. And that's a shame, because the opera might be really good and worth checking out. Had they chosen a song that could serve as a proper single and that might have a life beyond the opera, I might not have been as taken aback by this entry.

  3. Yeah, but have you seen some of those lyric lines? There's a few that make absolutely no grammatic sense, and are more like the kind of thing you used to get on Moldovan boy band clips!

    Glad to have you back, BTW Ido - you always brighten the place with your remarks!