One of my favorite bands is from Italy and called Lacuna Coil. It is a bunch of men and one female. The band has two lead singers, one is a man and one is a woman. I love their sound. They're considered Gothic Metal/alternative metal, but most of their stuff doesn't really seem that hard to me. I love Cristina Scabbia's voice. I actually have a quote by her on my facebook info page. She is very intelligent and has an amazing voice. She has an advice column in Revolver Magazine and I always make a point to read it just to see what she has to say. The band's sound can be different at times because of their Italian influences and I think that makes me enjoy it all the more--it's something new and different to listen to. I hope you enjoy it as well!