Yes we need a metal thread! Heavy, power, classic, operatic - whatever other classifications! IF its metal lets share it! Orden Organ - must admit I've not a huge amount of their stuff, mostly just their Gunman CD, but I like what I hear! NIGHTWISH - from the original all the way through to the modern! I have to say that their newest singer, Floor, is fantastic and I think a very well suited singer to their group. I've even slowly started to pick up their tour coverings like Vehicle of Spirit for her renditions of earlier songs. Nightwish still stand out to me as a band that can make a powerful action heavy song and then totally go the opposite way with something melodic and calm and then throw in some older and "folk" instruments as well. Very diverse and enjoyable! Powerwolf - only come across them recently, but they fit the bill for "lots of melodic metal noise". One where I wish they sung in another language because I often don't want to focus on what they are saying but rather the sound of the voices singing to the music. Oh and if you're a metal fan you need to play Brutal Legend - metal through and through in that game!