After Forever (1995-2009) was a [[UsefulNotes/TheNetherlands 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 (leopards)

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

* ''Prison of Desire'' (2000)
* ''Decipher'' (2001)
* ''[[RockOpera Invisible Circles]]'' (2004)
* ''Remagine'' (2005)
* ''[[SelfTitledAlbum After Forever]]'' (2007)

!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...
* TheCameo:
** "Beyond Me" from ''Prison of Desire'' features Sharon den Adel, frontwoman of Music/WithinTemptation.
** Some versions of ''Decipher'' have an alternate version of "Imperfect Tenses" featuring Damian Wilson (Music/{{Threshold}}, Music/{{Ayreon}}).
** Some versions of ''Remagine'' have an alternate version of "Face Your Demons" with Marco Hietala (Music/{{Tarot}}, Music/{{Nightwish}}).
* 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 Music/{{Queen}}, ''Randy Crawford,'' and Music/IronMaiden respectively.)
* DeathGrowl: Mostly from the male members of the band for SopranoAndGravel, though Floor herself can growl, too (though she's better known for this with "Yours Is an Empty Hope" with Music/{{Nightwish}}).
* DownerEnding: The two songs constituting "My Pledge of Allegiance," which deals with a wife planning to leave her husband.
* 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.
* MaleBandFemaleSinger: After Forever, along with Music/{{Nightwish}} and Music/WithinTemptation, was one of the earliest examples of what has become a common format in SymphonicMetal, though it almost didn't happen: Floor originally auditioned as a ''backing'' vocalist but her performance convinced the band to make her the frontwoman.
* MesACrowd: Floor in the video for "Digital Deceit."
* MyNaymeIs: There is only one "I" in ''Remagine''.
* ThePowerOfLove: "Energize Me."
* 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 Music/{{Epica}}'s work through the Mark Jansen connection.
* SelfTitledAlbum: Oddly enough, their ''last'' album.
* SiameseTwinSongs: "Intrinsic" / "Zenith" from ''Decipher''. The latter almost comes off as a separate song if it weren't for the fading "eeee" at the start.
* 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 Music/{{Epica}}.
** Floor formed Music/{{Revamp}} sometime after the split-up.
* StepfordSmiler: "Strong" is about a Type A.
* SurprisinglyGoodEnglish: Though their earlier work does show signs of OohMeAccentsSlipping (a good example is the pronunciation of "Amnesia" in "Intrinsic.")
* SymphonicMetal
* TitledAfterTheSong: The band is named after a Music/BlackSabbath song.
* WhatYouAreInTheDark: The girl in "Digital Deceit" turns to TheInternet to create a persona where she is popular and liked:
-->[[ArchnemesisDad My father's will in here, it doesn't mean a thing]]\\
[[AbusiveParents And I don't fear his violent rage]]\\
[[TheAce I am the queen; you know I'm loved by everyone]].