Nightwish is in my top 3 bands. I loved the feeling Anette brought to the band, so I'm sad it's over. It was a kind of childlike wonder, and I know it probably flowed from Tuomas but Anette channeled it so well. Was Tarja better? I don't know, but I enjoyed them both.
I saw them live with Floor, and she's a great replacement. I hope she stays. She has a more... Classy, refined, mature feeling, yet has enough playfulness that I imagine Marco and her will be very entertaining working together. Not necessarily better, but different, and certainly welcome.
I remembered these guys this morning. When I first discovered them, I didn't know whether to be repelled or intrigued. Now I love it. A capella metal. You read that right. Oh yeah.
They occasionally do the self-aware cheesy, over-the-top kind of metal that I love so much:
They did a cover of Primo Victoria with the singer of Sabaton, Blind Guardian cover, and even did a Nightwish cover.