Originally Posted by Kraznaya Zvezda Whiplash
Nightwish, Within Temptation, Arch Enemy, Lacuna Coil, Warlock, Sirenia, Tristania, Epica, Delain and others I have forgotten to add here.
...Kobra & The Lotus, My Ruin, Doro (yes, i know Warlock was mentioned, but her solo stuff is equally good), Leaves Eyes, Landmine Marathon.
And i have to disagree with the "so long as it doesn't sound like opera" comment - however things turned out with Nightwish (and as disappointing as Tarja has been lately), and however good as Anette Olzen is, i still to this day cannot put albums like Oceanborn
out of my mind - "The Passion And The Opera" is one of the best songs ever written.