Am seriously loving the **** out of the new record. Sounds like they went much heavier and for me anyway it captures plenty of the musical essence they had with Tarja.
Absolutely nothing about this album that I can tell is even remotely off.
lol Well being her first album with the band that to an extent is to be expected. To be honest I can agree with you but that isn't necessarily a bad thing on Floor's part. I don't believe in just going beastly on an album for the pure sake of it. I think what she did suited the music just fine.
After the first spin, I was thinking the same thing and that Floor's vocals felt drowned out in places, but after some more spins, I felt that her vocals fit in with the overall atmosphere the band was trying to create. Sometimes less is more. I generally prefer Floor's "normal" vocals over her operatic vocals anyway.
Im listening to the new Nightwish now....Definitely more to my liking then the rest of their post- Tarja material. Im actually really getting into Endless Forms Most Beautiful. Will be buying this soon.