If you’re a fan of Nightwish’s orchestral power metal, you’ll be excited to hear another track from their forthcoming eighth album, Endless Forms Most Beautiful. And while not exactly the title track, “Shudder Before the Beautiful” is the closest thing the album has to one. And, like “Elan,” it sounds like exactly what you would expect, despite the addition of new vocalist Floor Jansen. The six-minute track is symphonic, melodic and the very definition of power metal. If you had a low tolerance for Nightwish before, this probably isn’t going to change your mind, but there are many that have been waiting over three years for a follow-up to Imaginaerum, and those people won’t be disappointed at all.
Endless Forms Most Beautiful will be released on March 31st.