Thursday, February 4, 2010


_MG_4292[1] One day a friend of mine told me they were going to a Nightwish concert.  Normally I would not have thought anything about it, as I had never heard of them before, but the name intrigued me and I decided to look them up.  I’m glad I did.  They are one of the best bands that I have heard in a long time and if their music isn’t your style, I think you will have to agree that they are definitely one of the most talented.

They are a hard rock/heavy metal band, mixed with an operatic vocalist and a touch of inspiration from film soundtracks.  That last one is the reason why I think I like them so much.  Very few musical genres bring out as much emotion in me as the musical soundtrack.  If a score is done well, there is nothing that compares.  I am also into hard rock and some harder metal and Nightwish combines both elements of music that I love into an awesome composition.

Nightwish is from Finland and they have been around since 1996.  I liked them so much after I first heard them, that I bought the 8 disc box set of their studio albums, although they have a lot more including EPs and singles.

All the musicians in the band are incredible artists however, the parts that stand out to me most, are the orchestral arrangements and the drumming.  I have never heard a drummer play so well, fast and with so much variety throughout an album.  Definitely give this band a listen.  They are exciting to listen to and entertaining to watch.

Bellow are 2 of my favorite songs.