Hi, i`m new to metal, listening to bands like Nightwish for years, but never got into the harder stuff, until i discovered After Forever recently, which blew me away, especially with their heaviest (last) album. Sadly they went apart. Right now i`m listening to Epicas last album (Design your Universe), which draw my attention because it`s heavyness in combination with the complex and great songwriting. Now i`m searching for new bands to even get deeper into the field, but i`m feeling kind of lost in the wilderness of metal bands out there. I´m searching for a band which has somehow the same heavy fast style like Epicas song "Semblance of Liberty" and it`s great lyrics. It would be good if it was a female fronted band, but it needn`t to be. It also needn`t to have gothic style, either.