My favorite genre for the past few years has been the such. I really really dig Nightwish and Epica. Within Temptation is great also. Kamelot is good also.
Marco from Nightwish, Northern Kings and Tarot is pretty amazing. His bass tone is sick and I really like his vocals.
Toumas from Nightwish also plays a mean guitar.
What say you?
I say that Vince is going to love this thread, and you just made a friend for life.