Just thought I'd try and tap some of the wide ranging knowledge on the forum to see if there were any gems/nuggets that I've missed and ask for some recommendations.
I'm a big fan of bands like:
Within Temptation - personally my favourite
Echoes of Eternity
I'm also a huge fan of Metallica (pre St. Anger), Ozzy, Maiden, Paradise Lost, Sabbath and a plethora of other bands.
I was wonder if there are any equally good bands, female or male led, focusing on melodic driving riffs without (alot of) the screamy vocals - not a huge fan. I'm a particular fan of Orchestral driven/related metal. Suppose it would be summed up as Power/Melodic/Symphonic Metal if you like to categorise them.
Anyone know of any supposedly little known bands that fit this bill?