Just wanted to say hello.
I bought Nightwish's Once this summer and after enjoying it I decided to research other European metal bands. I took a risk and ordered Ashes after seeing some interesting reviews.
That fact that you are reading this says it all. I have never posted on any band's forum before.
Ashes is a stunningly fantastic album. It has immediately shot into my top 5 of all time.
Although I am nowhere near finished listening to it, I have just picked up World of Glass and Sirenia's At Sixes and Seven.
I feel embarrassed that there may be a whole scene of really great continental metal/goth (insert your own label) out there that I have to catch up on. In Britain so much of this has passed us by.
Nightwish, Within Temptation and Lacuna Coil are showing some signs of perhaps making an impact but, it is still early days. Although I like all of these bands, none of them come close to Ashes.
Can you help this poor unenlightened soul and recommend other bands and albums I might try?
My all time number one band are Fields of the Nephilim but, I have diverse tastes.
Thank you Tristania for increasing the joy and happiness in my life.
PS from another thread, I have never heard of endogenesis and I have spoken English for 34 years.