One of those “should have been massive” bands from the 80s that got lost in a sea of imitators and inferior acts
As exciting as it can be to hear a long awaited new album from a longtime favorite band, especially one that lives up to expectations, it can sometimes be even more exciting to hear a debut from a band previously never even knew existed, and be blown away by it. That is what happened to me in late 2010, when I first heard Tears of White Roses by Sebastien.
Sonata Arctica, live at the O2 Shepherds Bush Empire with Power Quest & Twilight Force, 15 October 2016
For the rest of the set lead man Tony Kakko ruled the stage with his natural stage man ship. Each side of the audience was included, as well as those who were seated in the upper tiers of the venue.