Beauty And The Beast Nightwish Lyrics

Best rock/metal with deep, poetic, romantic lyrics and amazing sound?

I’m a Nightwish fanatic and am looking for a type of song similar to theirs. Nemo, Ever Dream, Dead Boy’s Poem, Astral Romance, Beauty of the Beast, Dead to the World, etc. I could go on forever, Tuomas’ lyrics are just amazing. Can anyone suggest anything similar or better?

I’ve been listening to H.I.M. and Icon and the Black Roses lately. Also love Entwine, Within Temptation, Lacuna Coil, and Breaking Benjamin if this helps.

links: Nemo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SO4LyKd-Hws
Ever Dream (live from the original band’s last concert, so sad!) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1W-iv_k57L8

Many thanks!

I was just about to say Nightwish and Within Temptation but…

how about the associated acts of Nightwish?
Altaria, Alyson Avenue, Barilari, Brother Firetribe, Darkwoods My Betrothed, For My Pain…, Nattvindens Gråt, Northern Kings, PAIN, Sethian, Sinergy, Tarja Turunen, Tarot

I got this from their Wikipedia page. Perhaps these bands would be similar in style since Nightwish members have influenced them.