Nightwish The Myth,  Maplewood, MN 3/30/18

Nightwish visited the Twin Cities last night and played for a full house of fans. They hail from Finland and were formed in 1996.

For those of you that do not know this band, they describe themselves as symphonic metal.  I was watching them trying to decide what they sounded like. To me it was very similar to the metal band that tours playing Christmas music, Trans Siberian Orchestra.

They are currently on tour for their latest release Decades, An Archive Of Song 1996-2015. A 2 cd set that takes you through their entire catalog. I was greeted at the front door with a copy.  They were giving a cd to each and every person that attended the show. What a great idea!

The musicianship was stellar and the huge screen behind them really enhanced the show. If you love melodic metal, check them out.

Review and photos by Tommy Sommers.