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 3, 2003
Fuckin' awesome power metal band from Finland. Their singer is a trained opera singer and she's pretty hot, too! Check out www.nightwish.com
No seriously, I'm into Nightwish for the music
by Sexcellent Bickwuck October 24, 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 25, 2004
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
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
Awesome Finnish metal band, who now has a new singer, Anette Olzon. Sure she aint opera but she is awesome, so Nightwish lives on.
I really wanted to go see Nightwish =,(
by Scott2008 December 28, 2007
A symphonic/power metal band which creates one of the greatest music of our generation. It combines classical music with power metal, strong vocals full of emotion and beautiful poetic lyrics. Their songs usually have an epic feel about them.
Some people may find them cheesy because sadly nowdays having feelings means you're pathetic.
Nightwish is the music for people who are not afraid and/or ashamed of sometimes dreaming the world away.
It's beautiful music for beautiful souls.
by dorotheea September 17, 2007