Nightwish is a Finnish metal band performing songs primarily in English. It was founded by Tuomas Holopainen in 1996 in the city of Kitee. The early work of Nightwish was distinguished by a combination of the female opera vocals of the former vocalist Tarja Turunen, a keyboard and symphonic arrangement and a heavy guitar base of power metal. This style is most often defined as power metal and symphonic metal.
I still remember how I once bought the first Nightwish album, Angels Fall First, on a cassette. It was a rainy October day, but as soon as I finished listening to the recording, two rainbows appeared in the sky. I had never before seen a rainbow in the fall, especially two at once. Continue reading