The catalyst in making the symphonic metal genre what it is, Finnish band Nightwish embarked on an ambitious journey through time on their Decades World Tour. With the release of the newest compilation album featuring a broad discography of the band’s impressive career, the Decades tour aimed to bring the band’s entire history to the ears of their adoring fans. Complete with a massive screen that set the backdrop for each and every melody on the set list, the visual aspect of Nightwish’s performance was one for the history books (having not brought such a spectacle to the United States before). Just to highlight the epic nature of this one-of-a-kind performance, Nightwish was the only band on the night’s bill- which led to an extraordinary two (and then some) hour long performance. I had the pleasure of photographing this band yet again, and what a visual sight it was.