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Best Of Female Fronted Metal (Part 1)

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Dark Passion Play: Special Edition
Dark Passion Play: Special Edition
"Who else could head this genre? The band's first album with singer Anette Olzon, and arguably their best. Standout tracks: 'The Poet and the Pendulum', 'Sahara'."
Once
Once
"Nightwish's last album with Tarja Turunen. An absolute masterpiece that defines the symphonic metal genre. Standout tracks: 'Ghost Love Score', 'Romanticide'."
Century Child
Century Child
"First album where Nightwish really started using an orchestra. Standout tracks: 'Beauty Of The Beast', 'Ever Dream'."
Wishmaster
Wishmaster
"Classic Nightwish album. Standout tracks: 'Wishmaster', 'Dead Boy's Poem'."
Oceanborn
Oceanborn
"Great blend of power metal and operatic vocals. Standout tracks: 'Sleeping Sun', 'Gethsmane'."
The Heart Of Everything
The Heart Of Everything
"Really captures the beauty of Within Temptation's epic music and Sharon's beautiful voice. Standout tracks: 'The Cross', 'The Heart Of Everything'."
My Winter Storm (Special UK Edition)
My Winter Storm (Special UK Edition)
"Tarja's solo album after leaving Nightwish. Exquisite album featuring a variety of musical styles. Standout tracks: 'Oasis', 'My Little Phoenix'."
Grace Submerged
Grace Submerged
"Second album by the Octavia Sperati ladies. Fantastic album from a fantasic band. Standout tracks: '...And Then The World Froze', 'Moonlit'."
Angels Fall First
Angels Fall First
"Nightwish's first album. Although magnificent, it pales in comparison to their later work. And it features Tuomas singing! Standout tracks: 'Beauty and the Beast', 'Astral Romance'."
Tears Laid in Earth
Tears Laid in Earth
"Norwegian band that influenced many of the great female fronted bands of today, such as Nightwish and The Gathering. Standout tracks: 'Why So Lonely', 'Salva Me'."
Aegis
Aegis
"Another Norwegian band that widely influenced the gothic metal genre. Presents mostly Early Modern English lyrics and Liv Kristine on vocals. Standout tracks: 'Lorelei', 'Venus'."
The Butcher's Ballroom
The Butcher's Ballroom
"Great band to come out of Sweden, with a very distinct style and impressive vocals. Standout tracks: 'Heroines'. 'Wedding March For A Bullet'."
Ravenheart
Ravenheart
"The band's second album that showcases the beautiful, melodious voice of Lisa Middelhauve. Standout tracks: 'Eversleeping', 'Ravenheart'."
Lovelorn
Lovelorn
"Brilliant first album from the band formed by Liv Kristine. Standout tracks: 'Lovelorn', 'Ocean's Way'."
Tales of Ithiria
Tales of Ithiria
"Skilful display of combining classical music with metal, creating a unique sound. Standout tracks: 'Hijo de la Luna', 'Chapter II - Upon Fallen Autumn Leaves'."
The Silent Force
The Silent Force
"Wonderful album by the Dutch band, featuring some of their best songs. Standout tracks: 'Angels', 'Somewhere'."
Njord
Njord
"Another great output by the Viking/symphonic metal band. Standout tracks: 'My Destiny', 'Scarborough Fair'."
Dusk And Void Became Alive
Dusk And Void Became Alive
"First album to feature Christina Kroustali (Lady of Carnage) on vocals. Inspired melancholy music creating an other-worldly feel. Standout tracks: 'Winter's Night', 'Cease To Breath'."
Remagine [CD + DVD]
Remagine [CD + DVD]
"Floor's vocals are fantastic! For me, this is After Forever's best album. Standout tracks: 'Forever', 'Attendance'."
Velvet Darkness They Fear
Velvet Darkness They Fear
"Tremendous second album, brilliantly contrasting harmonious female vocals with harsh male vocals. Standout tracks: 'On Whom The Moon Doth Shine', 'Seraphic Deviltry'."
Consign to Oblivion
Consign to Oblivion
"In my opnion, Epica's best album. Featuring a duet with Roy Khan from Kamelot! Standout tracks: 'Quietus', 'Solitary Ground'."
Faith
Faith
"Every song is really catchy! A great listen. Standout tracks: 'When Gods Fall', 'Man In The Flame'."
Winter Enclosure
Winter Enclosure
"Hopefully the singer joining The Gathering won't affect this band too much. When you listen to this album you'll realise they show a lot of promise. Standout tracks: 'Hunting Eye', 'Future Is'."
End of Life
End of Life
"Good performance from the Polish band. Perhaps a little generic, but highly enjoyable if you're into this genre of music. Standout tracks: 'Whispers', 'Lost Innocence'."
Sufferion
Sufferion
"Produced by Nightwish Maestro Tuomas Holopainen. For me this is the best album by the Finnish Gothic metallers. Standout tracks: 'Heart Unyielding', 'Shame Forever Mine'."