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Best Symphonic Metal Bands

Symphonic metal artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good symphonic metal bands includes a filter so you can sort by the groups’s label and what albums they've put out. This list of the top symphonic metal bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Symphonic metal groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all symphonic metal bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest symphonic metal bands of all time, since the most famous symphonic metal artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best symphonic metal music.

You can click on the symphonic metal band names to see more information about that particular notable symphonic metal group. If they're near the top of the best symphonic metal artist list, though, then they should have at least some information available. All the top symphonic metal bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the symphonic metal band names themselves.

This list has a variety of items, like Skillet and X Japan, in it. Make sure to rock the vote by upvoting the best items on this list. Thumbs down the items you don't think should be on this list. Not a fan of Dimmu Borgir or Eric Singer? Them thumbs them down.

All important, significant and iconic names in symphonic metal music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

The list includes all new symphonic metal bands, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. Just make sure they aren't already on the list and check your spelling, because this is already an accurate compilation of the best examples of symphonic metal, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into symphonic metal music. Especially since the bands at the top of the list will at the very least be the best choices if you're looking for a list of good symphonic metal bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent symphonic metal bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best symphonic metal bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest symphonic 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 metal bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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    Symphonic black metal, Gothic metal, Power metal

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    Progressive metal, Gothic metal, Power metal

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    Doom metal, Gothic rock, Rock music

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    Progressive metal, Rock music, Power metal

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    Gothic metal, Power metal, Heavy metal

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    Progressive metal, Power metal, Heavy metal

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    Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Power metal

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    Gothic metal, Heavy metal, Alternative rock

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    Progressive metal, Power metal, Heavy metal

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    Progressive metal, Power metal, Heavy metal

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    Progressive metal, Gothic metal, Power metal

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    Progressive metal, Gothic metal, Black metal

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    Viking metal, Gothic metal, Heavy metal

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    Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Cello rock

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    Gothic metal, Heavy metal, Symphonic metal

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    Progressive metal, Power metal, Heavy metal

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    Progressive metal, Gothic metal, Power metal

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    Doom metal, Medieval metal, Melodic death metal

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    Power metal, Heavy metal, Symphonic metal

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    Progressive metal, Gothic rock, Symphonic black metal

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    added by pocketraph Doom metal, Gothic rock, Symphonic black metal

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    Progressive metal, Heavy metal, Symphonic metal

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    Progressive metal, Power metal, Heavy metal

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    Progressive metal, Gothic rock, Gothic metal

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    Gothic metal, Power metal, Heavy metal

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    Progressive metal, Rock opera, Space rock

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    Power metal, Folk metal, Symphonic metal

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    Popular music, Soundtrack, New Age music

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    Progressive metal, Heavy metal, Symphonic metal

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    Power metal, Heavy metal, Symphonic metal

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    Thrash metal, Symphonic black metal, Viking metal

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    Post-metal, Death-doom, Symphonic black metal

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    Gothic rock, Industrial rock, Gothic metal

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    Gothic metal, Heavy metal, Folk metal

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    Progressive metal, Gothic metal, Heavy metal

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    Progressive metal, Heavy metal, Symphonic metal

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    Gothic metal, Power metal, Symphonic metal

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    Power metal, Heavy metal, Symphonic metal

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    Progressive metal, Power metal, Heavy metal

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    Melodic death metal, Power metal, Heavy metal

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    Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Groove metal

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    Progressive metal, Melodic death metal, Viking metal

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    Progressive metal, Heavy metal, Symphonic metal

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    The Murder of My Sweet Symphonic metal

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    Imperia Heavy metal, Symphonic metal

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    Viking metal, Black metal, Power metal

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    Power metal, Heavy metal, Symphonic metal

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    Progressive metal, Symphonic black metal, Black metal

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    Progressive metal, Power metal, Heavy metal

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    Power metal, Heavy metal, Symphonic metal

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