symphonic metal band from Finland. Nightwish is more then a metal culture, it's also very well made music which combines elements of classical and metal and opera singing. The first singer Tarja Turunen was a trained opera singer and now she is kicked out from the band. The new singer is Anette Olzon - she is average singer and (in my opinion) not as good as Tarja but their music is always worth hearing with Tarja or without her. The composer of most songs is keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen

This band is so much more they music itself - it's just delightful.
Nightwish - Siren

A lady with a violin,
Playing to the seas
Hearken to the sound of calling

Who tied my hands to the wheel?
The Zodiac turns over me!
Come to me...
Somewhere there my fate revealed...
I hear but how will I see?

I tied myself to the wheel
The winds talk to my sails, not me
Come to me...
Somewhere there my fate revealed...
I hear but how will I see?
by Dyanna Zi October 02, 2010
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A Excellent band that doesn't need to act tough and rebellious (see slipknot) and makes the metal industry proud.
Nightwish were great last night

Of course
by Thomson October 16, 2003
A very talented, original, and powerful band. Takes great parts of metal, classical, and opera and fuses them into beautiful music.
Nightwish rocks the house.
by yeah and stuff May 03, 2003
Fuckin' awesome power metal band from Finland. Their singer is a trained opera singer and she's pretty hot, too! Check out
No seriously, I'm into Nightwish for the music
by Sexcellent Bickwuck October 23, 2002
A heavy metal band from Finland, and easily one of the goddamned best to have graced the music world. Combining talent, awesome lyrics and kick-ass music into one mind-blowing whole, nobody can play gothic metal like Nightwish can. They don't posturate their music in an over-the-top, "we're evil goths and we love it" attitude that many other metal bands seem to (*cough* Marilyn Manson *cough*), and the Heavy Metal world just wouldn't be complete without them.
Nightwish... Underrated personifications of Melodic metal. It's difficult to praise 'em too much... they flat out kick ass. What's Metallica doing at the top of the charts, anyway?
by Alhadis November 24, 2004
One of the best bands ever...some uneducated nobs say there just a evanescence rip off bollocks ...Nigthwish came out way before evanescence....ive got nothing against evanescence though, im a fan of there music.
The Riddler
Slaying The Dreamer
Over The Hills And Far Away
She is My Sin ....all quality Nightwish songs
by Mr Sinister November 12, 2004
One of the greatest bands in the world, featuring one of the greatest singers in the world, Tarja Turunen. They prove that you don't have to use the word "pain" in every other song in order to write lyrics, that girl singers (and rock singers in general) do not have to whine, and that talented musicians can and do show off their skill playing in metal bands. Oh, and they also used the same orchestra from the Lord of the Rings soundtrack on their album "Once".
Nightwish are what Evanescence only wishes they could be.
by Idont Havaname March 10, 2005
Unlike the negative definitions sent in under the word look up of 'Metal', Nightwish isn't about "someone being tortured and beaten, and the sound of people stomping on small animals."

They combined something unique. Symphonic, classical music and opera combined with parts of power metal.

Okay, so the "Ocean soul" part has been overdone a bit, and so is the sea motif put in almost every song. But Nightwish is still a good band. That's just Tuomas thinks. His thoughts are in a "Sea of Thoughts", and writes them down and turns it into a song.
Maybe Tuomas should think more than just the ocean?
by Cyndane March 04, 2005
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