The band that introduced me to metal! The Austrian melodic metal band Serenity just released their fourth studio album, War of Ages, which I highly recommend you check out. Favourite songs of mine from this band include The Heartblood Symphony, Coldness Kills, The Chevalier, Reduced to Nothingness, and most of the tracks on War of Ages. The lead singer, Georg Neuhauser, has been compared to Tony Kakko and Roy Khan by many reviewers, although I personally think he has a very distinct voice. If you like catchy, melodic stuff like Sonata Arctica, you may just fall as much in love with this band as I have.