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The Best Symphonic Metal Bands

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Here's Ranker's list of the best symphonic metal bands of all time. Symphonic metal may seem like a paradoxical name, but it is in fact one of the most exciting genres of heavy metal. Blending traditional metal with elements of classical music, most notably symphonic instruments and the use of choirs. That said, what are the top symphonic metal bands? Any symphonic metal bands list has to include the likes of Nightwatch, Epica, Kamelot and Rhapsody of Fire. These names are easily some of the greatest symphonic metal bands, and their legacies remain strong.

Symphonic metal bands are influenced by gothic metal, power metal, and not too surprisingly, classical metal. Some of the best symphonic metal bands are some of the most influential metal bands in the world.

It's up to you, metal fan, to determine who deserves to be at the top of this symphonic metal bands list. With all of the symphonic metal out there, there may be a band missing from this list that should be on here. Feel free to add them if that's the case.


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    Once, Century Child, Oceanborn

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    Design Your Universe, The Phantom Agony, Consign to Oblivion

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    The Silent Force, Enter, The Heart of Everything

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  4. 4
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    Ravenheart, Salomé – The Seventh Veil, India

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    The Black Halo, Epica, Karma

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    Lucidity, April Rain, We Are the Others

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    Dawn of Victory, Symphony of Enchanted Lands, The Frozen Tears of Angels ...

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    Songs of Silence: Live in Tokyo, Orientation, Takatalvi

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    Theli, Vovin, Gothic Kabbalah

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    Invisible Circles, After Forever, Prison of Desire

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    Vinland Saga, Lovelorn, Elegy

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    Imaginations From the Other Side, Nightfall in Middle-Earth, A Twist in ...

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    At Sixes and Sevens, Nine Destinies and a Downfall, An Elixir for ...

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    The Metal Opera, The Scarecrow, The Metal Opera

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    Infinite, Visions, Twilight Time

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    Worlds Collide, Inquisition Symphony, Amplified // A Decade of Reinventing ...

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    Comalies, In a Reverie, Unleashed Memories

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    Shine, The Grand Design, Arcana

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    The Divine Wings of Tragedy, Paradise Lost, The Odyssey

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    The Lost Christmas Eve, The Christmas Attic, Christmas Eve and Other ...

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    Awaking the Centuries, And Thou Shalt Trust... The Seer, Tales of Ithiria ...

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    Battle Metal, The Varangian Way, Stand Up and Fight

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    The Gates of Oblivion, Dark Moor, Tarot

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    The Butcher's Ballroom, Pandora's Piñata, Sing Along Songs for the ...

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    The Human Equation, Into the Electric Castle, 01011001

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    Fables & Dreams, The Edge of Infinity, Atlantis

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    Astronomy, Starfall, The Battle of the Ivory Plains

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    added by sirius2112
    Time I, Wintersun, Winter Madness

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    Antagonise, Quarterpast

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    Mystic Places of Dawn, Sumerian Daemons, Ophidian Wheel

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    The Flame Within, Out in the Real World, Live in the Real World

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    Echos, Elodia, Revolution

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    Release the Panic, End of Silence, Innocence & Instinct

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    Wolfheart, Under Satanæ, The Great Silver Eye

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    Oracles, Labyrinth, Agony

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    El Norra Alila, Sahara, The Never Ending Way of ORWarriOR

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    The Scroll of Stone, Lightseeker, Hereafter

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    Trinity, Eternal Endless Infinity, Cast Away

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    Heathenreel, Wyrd, Two Tragedy Poets ...and a Caravan of Weird Figures

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    Reborn, We Don't Need Another Hero, Rethroned

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    The Fall of an Empire, Of Wars in Osyrhia, Realm of Wonders

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    added by gandi5
    The Farthest Shore Bendida ( БЕНДИДА) is a symphonic power metal band, formed in the town of Sofia, Bulgaria in 2008.

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    Where Twilight Dwells, Nordlys, The Metamorphosis Melody

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    Sahara, Tietäjä / Vaaratar, Katra

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    ART OF LIFE, Art of Life 1993.12.31 Tokyo Dome, Complete Singles

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    Sagas, Turis Fratyr, Rekreatur

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    Nightbreed of Macabria, The Vampire Chronicles, Vampyrìsme

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    Eternity, Land of the Crimson Dawn, Stairway to Fairyland

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