April 1st, 2008
rwrylsin and I went to the Nightwish concert in Glasgow last night - it was good !
(even with a Surprise! last minute venue change, fortunately a short taxi ride away and we were in decent time)
A few more photos here.
Current Mood: happy
How's Anette on stage? I didn't make it their show down here due to house/moving madness, but their last show (with Tarja) was awesome :)
Nightwish has been a quite recent discovery to me, and I like their stuff a lot! If any London area people are buying tickets for a live gig ever, get me one and I'll come along :-)
Can you recommend any other bands/artists that I should listen to (I've probably heard of many of them, but you might be the first to introduce me to the next Evanescence, Apocalyptica, Muse or Dead Can Dance) :-)
Some to try: Within Temptation, Midnattsol, Sirenia, Lacuna Coil, Season's End, Xandria, Lunatica, Dark Moor (more metaly), Epica (aquired taste apparently).
I'll also throw in Luca Turilli's Lost Horizons, with the warning that he tends toward over-the-top drama ;-)
Edited at 2008-04-01 11:13 am (UTC)
Also Tristania (maybe slightly heavier than Nightwish, a bit more "growly" in the vocals (still with female vocals as well, though)).
If you like earlier DCD, then I'd also recommend Arcana - Dark Age of Reason or Cantar de Procella.
If you want more mediaveal stuff, Estampie or Qntal (they're basically the same people, Estampie do mostly-genuine mediaeval, Qntal are more mediaeval-influenced, both very good though).
Any particular styles you want to explore ? I probably have more suggestions if you want :-)
I've listened to some Qntal and enjoyed it, and I've just downloaded a bunch of the other artists you've mentioned so give me a couple of days to listen to them and I'll tell you what really worked well for me :-)
I really like the trance/dance and Arabic/Indian influenced medieval stuff as well as the more "gothy" stuff ... anything from Loreena McKennitt to the much heavier stuff.