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Neo-classical metal artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good neo-classical 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 neo-classical metal bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Neo-classical 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 neo-classical metal bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest neo-classical metal bands of all time, since the most famous neo-classical metal artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best neo-classical metal music.

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Symphony X is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Neo-Classical Metal Bands
Symphony X Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Groove metal

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121 43
Rhapsody of Fire is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Neo-Classical Metal Bands
Rhapsody of Fire Progressive metal, Power metal, Heavy metal

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84 25
Rainbow is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Neo-Classical Metal Bands
Rainbow Blues-rock, Progressive metal, Power metal

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102 36
Stratovarius is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Neo-Classical Metal Bands
Stratovarius Progressive metal, Power metal, Heavy metal

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88 35
Cacophony is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Neo-Classical Metal Bands
Cacophony Progressive metal, Instrumental rock, Heavy metal

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110 50
Galneryus is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Neo-Classical Metal Bands
Galneryus Progressive metal, Power metal, Heavy metal

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59 21
Trans-Siberian Orchestra is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Neo-Classical Metal Bands
Trans-Siberian Orchestra Progressive metal, Rock music, Classical music

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52 19
Luca Turilli is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Neo-Classical Metal Bands
Luca Turilli Power metal, Heavy metal, Symphonic metal

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56 22
Angra is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Neo-Classical Metal Bands
Angra Progressive metal, Power metal, Heavy metal

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46 15
Racer X is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Neo-Classical Metal Bands
Racer X Power metal, Heavy metal, Neo-classical metal

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53 22
Apocalyptica is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Neo-Classical Metal Bands
Apocalyptica Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Cello rock

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84 46
Nightwish is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Neo-Classical Metal Bands
Nightwish Symphonic black metal, Gothic metal, Power metal

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45 19
Dark Moor is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Neo-Classical Metal Bands
Dark Moor Progressive metal, Power metal, Heavy metal

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47 21
Haggard is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Neo-Classical Metal Bands
Haggard Doom metal, Medieval metal, Melodic death metal

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38 15
Impellitteri is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Neo-Classical Metal Bands
Impellitteri Heavy metal, Neo-classical metal, Speed metal

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47 23
Versailles is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Neo-Classical Metal Bands
Versailles Progressive metal, Melodic death metal, Power metal

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48 24
Children of Bodom is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Neo-Classical Metal Bands
Children of Bodom Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Symphonic black metal

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42 21
Adagio is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Neo-Classical Metal Bands
Adagio Progressive metal, Power metal, Heavy metal

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24 8
Therion is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Neo-Classical Metal Bands
snejdy.js added Therion Gothic metal, Power metal, Heavy metal

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18 4
Shadow Gallery is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Neo-Classical Metal Bands
Shadow Gallery Progressive metal, Heavy metal, Symphonic metal

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30 15
At Vance is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Neo-Classical Metal Bands
At Vance Power metal, Heavy metal, Neo-classical metal

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24 12
Necrophagist is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Neo-Classical Metal Bands
Necrophagist Progressive metal, Technical death metal, Heavy metal

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16 9
Narnia is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Neo-Classical Metal Bands
Narnia Progressive metal, Power metal, Heavy metal

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19 12
Firewind is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Neo-Classical Metal Bands
Firewind Thrash metal, Power metal, Heavy metal

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21 14
The Human Abstract is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Neo-Classical Metal Bands
The Human Abstract Progressive metal, Mathcore, Metalcore

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10 4
Chastain is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Neo-Classical Metal Bands
Chastain Power metal, Heavy metal, Neo-classical metal

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13 7
Mekong Delta is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Neo-Classical Metal Bands
Mekong Delta Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Heavy metal

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19 13
Syu is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Neo-Classical Metal Bands
Syu Power metal, Heavy metal, Neo-classical metal

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16 11
Iron Mask is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Neo-Classical Metal Bands
Iron Mask Power metal, Neo-classical metal

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16 12
Heavenly is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Neo-Classical Metal Bands
Heavenly Power metal, Heavy metal, Neo-classical metal

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12 8
Royal Hunt is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Neo-Classical Metal Bands
Royal Hunt Progressive metal, Power metal, Heavy metal

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10 6
Amberian Dawn is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Neo-Classical Metal Bands
Amberian Dawn Power metal, Heavy metal, Symphonic metal

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13 10
Hizaki is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Neo-Classical Metal Bands
Hizaki Rock music, Power metal, Symphonic metal

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12 9
Concerto Moon is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Neo-Classical Metal Bands
Concerto Moon Power metal, Heavy metal, Neo-classical metal

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9 6
Warmen is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Neo-Classical Metal Bands
Warmen Progressive metal, Power metal, Heavy metal

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7 4
While Heaven Wept is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Neo-Classical Metal Bands
While Heaven Wept Doom metal, Progressive metal, Power metal

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11 9
Time Requiem is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Neo-Classical Metal Bands
Time Requiem Progressive metal, Power metal, Heavy metal

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10 8
Sound Horizon is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Neo-Classical Metal Bands
Sound Horizon Rock music, J-pop, Folk metal

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6 5
Stormwind is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Neo-Classical Metal Bands

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Winds is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Neo-Classical Metal Bands
Winds Progressive metal, Power metal, Heavy metal

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3 3
Saviour Machine is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Neo-Classical Metal Bands
Saviour Machine Rock music, Gothic metal, Heavy metal

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Timo Tolkki is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Neo-Classical Metal Bands
Timo Tolkki Progressive metal, Instrumental rock, Power metal

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Tourniquet is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Neo-Classical Metal Bands
Tourniquet Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Power metal

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Silent Force is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Neo-Classical Metal Bands
Silent Force Power metal, Neo-classical metal

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5 7
Lacrimosa is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Neo-Classical Metal Bands
Lacrimosa Gothic rock, Gothic metal, Heavy metal

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3 5
Double Dealer is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Neo-Classical Metal Bands
Double Dealer Power metal, Heavy metal, Neo-classical metal

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Sex Machineguns is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Neo-Classical Metal Bands
Sex Machineguns Glam metal, Thrash metal, Power metal

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1 3
David Shankle Group is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Neo-Classical Metal Bands
David Shankle Group Power metal, Heavy metal, Neo-classical metal

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1 3
Franck Hermanny is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Neo-Classical Metal Bands
Franck Hermanny Progressive metal, Fusion, Jazz fusion

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7 10
Nitro is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Neo-Classical Metal Bands
Nitro Glam metal, Power metal, Heavy metal