Originally Posted by MetalIsArt
Tolkki must come back
Not gonna happen, and I'm not upset about that. The show last night may have been disappointing, but Tolkki wouldn't have made it any better, probably worse actually. As I said, Mattias was actually one of the high points, I'm guessing because he feels he needs to play his ass off in order to prove himself.
Tolkki is pretty much done as far as I'm concerned. Both Revolution Renaissance albums were mediocre, and his solo stuff (including the Sauna thing) is pretty pointless. Once upon a time Tolkki was a pioneer of power metal guitar playing and even moreso songwriting... but that was ten or fifteen years ago. His return to Stratovarius would not help anyone.