Nightwish has to be one of my favourite bands right now. Metal music combined with an orchestra to create some of the most amazing music ever. It also helps that the lyrics are beautiful and the vocalists very good (and for the record, I like Tarja and Annette equally, although Annette might just have the edge since the first Nightwish songs I heard were from Dark Passion Play - I'm quite a recent fan).
Another wonderful thing I like about Nightwish is that the songs are amazing, but if you just listen to the instrumentals you notice parts of the music you wouldn't have before (it also makes for very good writing music, I find, just randomly).
I am also of the opinion that some of the religious themes in their music are best in this sort of music, since it is so dramatic and large-scale that it seems to fit naturally.
But anyway, any other fans out there? I was going to go to a concert of theirs in Glasgow next March but I can't because I have a school trip to Iceland then which I have paid for over the past year. T_T
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