Awesome Music: Nightwish

What do you get when a songwriter with a taste for the dramatic (and occasionally the nerdy) forms a heavy metal band featuring an incredibly talented opera-trained female vocalist, and then you back them up with a full orchestra? The awesome that is Nightwish.

  • Any song from Imaginaerum could count:
  • From Endless Forms Most Beautiful:
    • "Shudder Before the Beautiful", the first track of the album and Floor's first really, properly heavy song with the band.
    • "Elán", Floor Jansen's debut track, is spectacular even for one of the band's slower-paced songs.
    • "The Greatest Show On Earth". The longest track the band has ever recorded and one big celebration of Earth and life itself.