I discovered Nightwish through a buddy of mine, back in high school. In grade 9 (2007) I was getting into Symphonic Metal, and with already being a fan of Within Temptation- my friend happened to show me Nightwish! As I became a fan of NW, I started to discover other Symphonic Metal bands... LIKE Stratovarious; Sonta Artica; Epica... etc! The first song I ever heard by Nightwish happened to be Nemo, but it wasn't until after playing "Once" a million times; did I realize how awesome their older studio albums like Wishmaster and Century Child were too! And OF COURSE what made me a fan; was how intrigued I was to hear Operatic vocals in metal! Pretty sure every metalhead here can agree with me; how Tarja's voice is so angelic, and overall; how NW carries such a unique beautiful sound!