From the "What are you Listening to" thread:
I've recently re-discovered Nightwish, more specifically their newer stuff.
Ever since Tarja left (or got kicked out) they're focusing less on trying to sow together metal with opera and more on creating their own distinct brand of music, and oh my word it's incredible.
It still has elements of metal and opera, but it's mostly actually just orchestral, and their albums spin epic stories and tales better than they ever did before with Tarja.
Production is 10/10, and they're doing something really really unique.
I highly recommend the album "Imaginaerum" - it's an experience like no other.
I only recently discovered them in general--by which I mean, only recently gave them a real listen. I've been aware of them for years. It was Nemo from Once that caught my attention, and that song is fantastic. I'm still not familiar with much outside of that album. They popped up in one of my Spotify playlists (oh, and this was funny: SPOTIFY JUST DISCOVERED THAT HEAVY METAL IS MORE POPULAR THAN POP MUSIC
I've recently also rediscovered Ensiferum, Susperia, and Fear Factory, and added Tyr to my library. On top of that, my interest in Paradise Lost grows with every album I get--but their CDs are not so easy to come across. I may have to just up and go completely digital in my music purchasing. I'm mixed on post-Pepper Corrosion of Conformity.