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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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202 77
Symphony X is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Neo-Classical Metal Bands
Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Groove metal

2
157 59
Rhapsody of Fire is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Neo-Classical Metal Bands
Progressive metal, Power metal, Heavy metal

3
119 48
Rainbow is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Neo-Classical Metal Bands
Blues-rock, Progressive metal, Power metal

4
130 58
Stratovarius is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Neo-Classical Metal Bands
Progressive metal, Power metal, Heavy metal

5
96 40
Trans-Siberian Orchestra is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Neo-Classical Metal Bands
Progressive metal, Rock music, Classical music

6
104 46
Cacophony is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Neo-Classical Metal Bands
Progressive metal, Instrumental rock, Heavy metal

7
126 65
Galneryus is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Neo-Classical Metal Bands
Progressive metal, Power metal, Heavy metal

8
61 25
Racer X is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Neo-Classical Metal Bands
Power metal, Heavy metal, Neo-classical metal

9
71 33
Luca Turilli is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Neo-Classical Metal Bands
Power metal, Heavy metal, Symphonic metal

10
66 32
Angra is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Neo-Classical Metal Bands
Progressive metal, Power metal, Heavy metal

11
48 19
Impellitteri is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Neo-Classical Metal Bands
Heavy metal, Neo-classical metal, Speed metal

12
57 26
Adagio is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Neo-Classical Metal Bands
Progressive metal, Power metal, Heavy metal

13
56 26
Dark Moor is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Neo-Classical Metal Bands
Progressive metal, Power metal, Heavy metal

14
66 34
Children of Bodom is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Neo-Classical Metal Bands
Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Symphonic black metal

15
56 29
Versailles is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Neo-Classical Metal Bands
Progressive metal, Melodic death metal, Power metal

16
66 37
Apocalyptica is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Neo-Classical Metal Bands
Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Cello rock

17
100 64
Nightwish is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Neo-Classical Metal Bands
Symphonic black metal, Gothic metal, Power metal

18
53 28
Haggard is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Neo-Classical Metal Bands
Doom metal, Medieval metal, Melodic death metal

19
35 17
Necrophagist is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Neo-Classical Metal Bands
Progressive metal, Technical death metal, Heavy metal

20
36 21
At Vance is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Neo-Classical Metal Bands
Power metal, Heavy metal, Neo-classical metal

21
29 16
Therion is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Neo-Classical Metal Bands
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22
19 10
Shadow Gallery is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Neo-Classical Metal Bands
Progressive metal, Heavy metal, Symphonic metal

23
18 13
Royal Hunt is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Neo-Classical Metal Bands
Progressive metal, Power metal, Heavy metal

24
25 20
The Human Abstract is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Neo-Classical Metal Bands
Progressive metal, Mathcore, Metalcore

25
22 19
Heavenly is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Neo-Classical Metal Bands
Power metal, Heavy metal, Neo-classical metal