My girlfriend gave me a Nightwish CD to listen to (I believe it's "Century Child"), and I've been checking it out for a little while. My basic question is, are there any bands that do what Nightwish does but do it in a less... corny manner? I like the concept. I think that grandiose symphonic metal would be really, really cool - except that Nighwish is really, really cheesy. The theory is there, but the execution is lacking. But that's just me.