Sonata Arctica Announce New Album, Debut First Single


Sonata Arctica, a band so beloved by the staff of MetalSucks that we literally never covered their 2016 album The Ninth Hour in any capacity whatsoever, have announced their next release. It’ll be called Talviyö — which is Finnish for “Winter Night” — and it will come out on September 6. Here’s the cover art, which looks like a generic Holiday card you give someone you’re indifferent towards:

Sonata Arctica Announce New Album, Debut First Single

The first single, “A Little Less Understanding,” is available for your streaming pleasure below. As usual, Sonata Arctica’s biggest weakness remains their inadvertently-hilarious lyrics. “A Little Less Understanding” is quite as ridiculous as, say, “Cloud Factory,” but it’s still pretty silly (“Yes you will be free/ Once you know what’s good for thee”). A not silly in a cool way, like a Deicide song or whatever. Silly in a silly way.

Listen to the track, then head to the comments section to tell me if I’m wrong. I’m not, but you’re free to tell me I am.

Sonata Arctica go on tour with Kamelot and Battle Beast starting September 10. Dates are here.

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