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After Forever (1995-2009) was a Dutch SymphonicMetal band. They started out playing DeathMetal under the name Apocalypse, but had shifted styles by the time they released their first album in 2000. (They did continue to use death metal-style HarshVocals in addition to operatic female vocals.) They released five albums before disbanding in 2009, due to burnout.

Afterwards, Floor announced a new band called Music/{{Revamp}} and ultimately went on to join Music/{{Nightwish}} as lead vocalist after Anette Olzon's departure.

Members (as of breakup):
* Floor Jansen (soprano vocals)
* Sander Gommans (guitar, death growls)
* Bas Maas (guitar, backup vocals)
* Luuk van Gerven (bass)
* André Borgman (drums)
* Joost van den Broek (keyboards)

Previous members:
* Joep Beckers (drums, 1995-2000)
* [[Music/{{Epica}} Mark Jansen]] (guitar/death growls, 1995-2002)
* Jack Driessen (keyboards, 1995-2000)
* Lando van Gils (keyboards, 2000-2004)

Albums:
* ''Prison of Desire'' (2000)
* ''Decipher'' (2001)
* ''[[RockOpera Invisible Circles]]'' (2004)
* ''Remagine'' (2005)
* ''[[SelfTitledAlbum After Forever]]'' (2007)
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!Tropes that apply to After Forever
* AbusiveParents: The theme of ''Invisible Circles''. The workaholic father refuses to compromise his chances at his dream career to help raise his daughter, leaving the mother to give up her job completely to spend time with the girl. This progresses for several years with the father rarely around and the mother taking out her frustrations on the daughter, who retreats into an escapist fantasy online in search of positive attention she doesn't get at home. But things go FromBadToWorse when an argument ends with the father walking out on both of them...
* CoverVersion: "Who Wants To Live Forever" from the "Emphasis" single, and "One Day I'll Fly Away" and "The Evil That Men Do" from the ''Exordium'' EP. (Originally performed by {{Queen}}, Randy Crawford, and Music/IronMaiden respectively.)
* DeathGrowl
* EpicRocking: "Dreamflight" on their self titled album, clocking in at 11:09.
* GratuitousGreek: The cover to the SelfTitledAlbum [[http://www.metal-archives.com/images/1/4/1/0/141096.jpg simply has the band's name and the letter Omega]]. [[HarsherInHindsight Accidentally symbolic]], as they weren't planning to break up after it was released.
* GreenAesop: "Equally Destructive"
* IncrediblyLongNote: Not as long as examples by other bands, but Floor's final note on the fast-paced "Monolith of Doubt" is an A5 held for ten seconds.
* RockOpera: ''Invisible Circles''
* ReligionRantSong: ''Prison of Desire'' contained the introduction and first three chapters of "Embrace That Smothers," a musical suite which flew over onto {{Epica}}'s work through the Mark Jansen connection.
* SelfTitledAlbum: Oddly enough, their ''last'' album.
* SopranoAndGravel: With ''two'' gravel vocalists on ''Prison of Desire'' and ''Decipher'': Sander for grunts, and [[Music/{{Epica}} Mark Jansen]] for screams. On later albums, Mark was replaced by Bas, who provided clean male vocals for a unique variation on songs like "Between Love and Fire."
* StartMyOwn: Mark Jansen (no relation to Floor), their original guitarist, left due to CreativeDifferences and went on to form {{Epica}}.
** Floor formed Music/{{Revamp}} sometime after they splitup.
* StepfordSmiler: "Strong" is about a Type A.
* SymphonicMetal
* TitledAfterTheSong: The band is named after a Music/BlackSabbath song.
* WriteWhatYouKnow: Sander Gommans encountered many abused children while working as an art teacher, which inspired ''Invisible Circles''.
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