Albums The Best Nightwish Albums of All Time  

1.1k votes 283 voters 4.3k views 8 items

List Rules This list includes studio albums only, so if you add an album make sure it's a proper studio release.

The Finnish power metal band Nightwish are one of the best metal bands of their time. Here you'll find a list of the best Nightwish albums, including pictures of the album covers when available. This Nightwish discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Nightwish albums can be found at the top of the list. To make it easy for you, we haven't included Nightwish singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest Nightwish album isn't high enough on the list, then be sure to vote for it so it receives the credit it deserves. Make sure you don't just vote for critically acclaimed albums; if you have a favorite Nightwish album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

If you want to know, "What is the Best Nightwish album of all time?" or "What are the top Nightwish albums?" then this list will answer your questions. The symphonic metal band has some great albums, some of which have even been certified platinum in Finland. Moreover, the band has sold millions of albums worldwide. Albums on this list include the hit Once as well as Oceanborn, among every other studio album from Nightwish.

This list of popular Nightwish albums has been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order of this list isn't just one person's opinion. You can share your own opinion by voting up your favorite albums, and voting any down that you feel shouldn't be near the top.

Once is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Nightwish Albums of All Time
Photo: Freebase/Fair use
1 154 VOTES


1. Dark Chest of Wonders
2. Wish I Had an Angel
3. Nemo
4. Planet Hell
5. Creek Mary's Blood
6. The Siren
7. Dead Gardens
8. Romanticide
9. Ghost Love Score
10. Kuolema Tekee Taiteilijan
11. Higher Than Hope
12. White Night Fantasy
13. Live to Tell the Tale
14. Where Were You Last Night

Release Date: 2004

Artist: Nightwish

Tracks: Romanticide, Ghost Love Score, Kuolema tekee taiteilijan, Live to Tell the Tale, Creek Mary's Blood, + more

Genres (Music): Symphonic metal, Power metal, Gothic metal

108 46
Agree or disagree?
see more on Once
Imaginaerum is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Nightwish Albums of All Time
Photo: Freebase/Fair use
2 151 VOTES


1. Taikatalvi
2. Storytime
3. Ghost River
4. Slow, Love, Slow
5. I Want My Tears Back
6. Scaretale
7. Arabesque
8. Turn Loose the Mermaids
9. Rest Calm
10. The Crow, the Owl and the Dove
11. Last Ride of the Day
12. Song of Myself
From a Dusty Bookshelf
All That Great Heart Lying Still
Piano Black
Love (6:50)
13. Imaginaerum

Release Date: 2011

Artist: Nightwish

Tracks: Storytime (instrumental), Slow, Love, Slow, Slow, + more

Genres (Music): Folk metal, Symphonic metal, Film score, Power metal, Celtic rock, + more

105 46
Agree or disagree?
see more on Imaginaerum
Century Child is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Nightwish Albums of All Time
Photo: Freebase/Fair use
3 131 VOTES

Century Child

1. Bless the Child
2. End of All Hope
3. Dead to the World
4. Ever Dream
5. Slaying the Dreamer
6. Forever Yours
7. Ocean Soul
8. Feel for You
9. The Phantom of the Opera
10. Beauty of the Beast
I. Long Lost Love
II. One More Night to Live
III. Christabel

Release Date: 2002

Artist: Nightwish

Tracks: Bless the Child, Beauty of the Beast, Dead to the World, End of All Hope, Ocean Soul, + more

Genres (Music): Symphonic metal, Power metal, Gothic metal

91 40
Agree or disagree?
see more on Century Child
Wishmaster is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Nightwish Albums of All Time
Photo: via Reddit
4 104 VOTES


1. She Is My Sin
2. The Kinslayer
3. Come Cover Me
4. Wanderlust
5. Two for Tragedy
6. Wishmaster
7. Bare Grace Misery
8. Crownless
9. Deep Silent Complete
10. Dead Boy's Poem
11. FantasMic

Release Date: 2000

Artist: Nightwish

Tracks: Come Cover Me, Dead Boy's Poem, Deep Silent Complete, Wishmaster, Bare Grace Misery, + more

Genres (Music): Heavy metal, Symphonic metal, Power metal

75 29
Agree or disagree?
see more on Wishmaster