I recently purchased the album by Auri, an offshoot of the Nightwish lead Tuomas Holopainen, Troy Donockley and Johanna Kurkela. It grows and grows on the listener but defies pigeonholes. I really like Johanna’s voice, its very soft and lush.
Myrkur’s album Mareridt similarly defies pigeonholes. There isn’t anybody like Myrkur out there and she is playing live this month in the UK. Worth checking out if you can get a ticket. The vocals are so dynamic, soft and choral through to sometimes quite scary!
I bought an After Forever remastered CD called Remagine, it’s a 2 disk set and is excellent. Floor’s voice sounds amazing as always and you can easily see her progression from After Forever through to Nightwish.