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
- From Angels Fall First, "Beauty and the Beast". (Not to be confused with the song from Wishmaster)
- From Oceanborn:
- From Wishmaster:
- From Century Child:
- We may as well call Once an Awesome Album:
The first rock / Thrown again! / Welcome to Hell little Saint! / Mother Gaia / In slaughter! / Welcome to paradise, soldier!
My First cry / Neverending / All life is to fear for Life! You fool / You wanderer / You challenged the Gods and Lost!
- Any song from Imaginaerum could count:
- From Endless Forms Most Beautiful:
- "Elán", Floor Jansen's debut track, is spectacular even for one of the band's slower-paced songs.