Sonata Nocturna

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Led by operatic soprano siren Amparo Garcia, Spain's Sonata Nocturna perform melancholy, Baroque goth metal of the heavily orchestrated variety. Rounded out by Miguel Mesas (guitar), Javi Tienda (keyboards,…
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Led by operatic soprano siren Amparo Garcia, Spain's Sonata Nocturna perform melancholy, Baroque goth metal of the heavily orchestrated variety. Rounded out by Miguel Mesas (guitar), Javi Tienda (keyboards, drum programming), and Rafael Mejitas (bass), the group's debut EP, 2003's The Darkest Winter, quickly drew comparisons to both Holland's pioneering the Gathering (arguably the first band to mesh delicate female vocals with a seemingly paradoxical metallic foundation) and Portugal's self-appointed vampire kings Moonspell.