The Best Symphonic Black Metal Bands Bands/Musicians

The Best Symphonic Black Metal Bands

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List Criteria: Upvote your favorite symphonic black metal bands

Emerging in the 1990s, symphonic black metal is one of the rare genres to incorporate two elements that are seemingly as far apart as black metal and orchestra and symphonic music. Before symphonic black metal, it's highly unlikely that you'd hear strings, horns and even woodwinds in black metal songs. But the best symphonic black metal bands have managed to exactly that. Their songs, to longtime fans of black metal, may sound obscure, but it actually fills out the sound and adds elements to black metal.

So, that said, what are the best symphonic black metal bands? Not to be confused with black metal, the top symphonic black metal bands' sounds are more progressive that any other type of metal. Some of the best symphonic metal bands could be confused with popular black metal bands. But you'll see the likes of Dimmu Borgir, Emperor, Graveworm and Cradle of Filth on here. 

Ultimately it's up to you to decide what is the best symphonic black metal band. While symphonic black metal may be a specialized version of black metal, you should be able to determine what band can truly be considered the best of the bunch. This list answers the questions "who are the best symphonic black metal bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest symphonic black metal musician ever?" If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular symphonic black metal bands that you might've heard of.
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    Symphonic black metal, Gothic metal, Black metal

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    Progressive metal, Symphonic black metal, Black metal

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    Carach Angren is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Symphonic Black Metal Bands

    Symphonic black metal

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    Symphonic black metal, Black metal, Heavy metal

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    Gothic metal, Heavy metal, Extreme metal

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    Progressive metal, Symphonic black metal, Black metal

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    Symphonic black metal, Melodic death metal, Gothic metal

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    Symphonic black metal, Black metal, Heavy metal

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    Progressive metal, Symphonic black metal, Technical death metal

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    Symphonic black metal, Industrial metal, Gothic metal

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    Post-metal, Death-doom, Symphonic black metal

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    Symphonic black metal, Black metal, Heavy metal

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    Progressive metal, Symphonic black metal, Viking metal

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    Symphonic black metal, Black metal, Experimental metal

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    Symphonic black metal, Power metal, Melodic black metal

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    Symphonic black metal, Gothic metal, Power metal

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    Doom metal, Gothic rock, Symphonic black metal

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    Doom metal, Progressive metal, Symphonic black metal

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    Doom metal, Progressive metal, Gothic rock

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    Symphonic black metal, Black metal, Heavy metal

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    Dark ambient, Symphonic black metal, Industrial metal

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    Thrash metal, Symphonic black metal, Black metal

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    Symphonic black metal, Melodic death metal, Black metal

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    Thrash metal, Symphonic black metal, Viking metal

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    Symphonic black metal, Melodic death metal, Heavy metal

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    Symphonic black metal, Black metal, Power metal

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    Epic Symphonic Black Metal Onirism is a french epic symphonic black metal created in 2014 by Antoine Guibert. Lyrics are centred on lucid dream.

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    Nader Sadek is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Symphonic Black Metal Bands

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    Death metal

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    Symphonic black metal, Viking metal, Black metal

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    Progressive metal, Symphonic black metal, Black metal

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    Symphonic black metal, Gothic metal, Black metal

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    Symphonic black metal, Black metal, Heavy metal

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    Symphonic black metal, Black metal, Heavy metal

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    Tvangeste is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Symphonic Black Metal Bands

    Symphonic black metal, Heavy metal

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    Symphonic black metal, Black metal, Heavy metal

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    Thrash metal, Symphonic black metal, Black metal

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    Symphonic black metal, Industrial metal, Black metal

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    Symphonic black metal, Gothic metal, Black metal

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    Unicorn Death is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Symphonic Black Metal Bands

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    Doom metal, Symphonic black metal, Gothic metal

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    Mustis is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Symphonic Black Metal Bands

    Symphonic black metal, Black metal, Heavy metal

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    Thrash metal, Symphonic black metal, Black metal

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    Symphonic black metal, Viking metal, Black metal

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    Symphonic black metal, Viking metal, Heavy metal

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    Doom metal, Gothic rock, Symphonic black metal

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    Post-metal, Symphonic black metal, Industrial metal

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    Symphonic black metal, Heavy metal

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    Symphonic black metal, Gothic metal, Black metal

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    Symphonic black metal, Industrial metal, Melodic death metal

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    Symphonic black metal, Black metal, Blackened death metal

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