Originally Posted by Sam Przyborowski
Nightwish - Hmm, are they Power Metal or not? Earlier stuff, maybe. And no Wildespace, they're not Gothic. Once was arse.
Never said they were Gothic. :P Early Nightwish albums were power metal (Tuomas himself mentioned that Stratovarius were the main influence for him), and their later stuff can be best classed as Symphonic Metal. 'Once' does have a lot of shitty song on it, but Dark Chest Of Wonders and Ghost Love Score kick ass.
Anyhoo, it's a very difficult choice for me, but I voted Stratovarius. They've been my favourite PM band for longest. Kamelot and Helloween are pretty good too, each in their own way.