Highest Hopes: The Best of Nightwish Excellent music by Finland’s symphonic metal band, Nightwish. Living in the U.S. we are not exposed to many of Europe’s best artists and musicians. Don’t miss this band. You will love them. Even if you are not a heavy metal fan, you will love this music, because it is symphonic metal. That means it’s way more than metal guitars, drums and screaming vocals. Tarja, the female singer, is a trained opera singer. Toumas, the keyboardist, is a musical genius. Toumas writes the music. The bass guitarist, Marco, has what’s called a “raucous” voice, but he is outstanding, and also helps compose some of the music. The lead guitarist, Empu is not only extremely talented, he’s gorgeous! The drummer is the best I’ve ever heard! Check out Nightwish!! You will love them. They’re touring the US in the Fall. Look for their new album in September.