I posted a video of theirs a couple of months ago, but I don't think it was everyone's cup of tea. A little to metalcore or something? One of those sporadic open note-riffing bands who start tons of songs with a riff, then the vocalist going "RAAAAAAAAARRRRGHHHHHHHHH!!!".
I don't normally like that stuff, but the drummer had a few tasty chops, so I gave them a bit more of a chance than I normally would. I can only listen to that stuff once or twice, then I have to leave it for a while. So, this evening I went back to listen to one of the tracks, and came across this preview for their next album.
Sounds kind of like a different band. Guitar solos, vocals, choirs, real strings. It's got a little bit of a Nightwish vibe to it, but less like cartoon-opera. Gets a bit Devin-y, too. Thought some of you guys might dig this. It's still a bit 'modern' sounding, but there's actual harmonic content from the guitars in this. And a lovely solo, to boot.
[VIDEO]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mj33h7RgIFQ]Xerath New Album Teaser - YouTube[/VIDEO]
Awesome stuff. Right up my alley.