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The Best Neo-Classical Metal Bands 

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Updated October 18, 2019 4.3k votes 978 voters 57.4k views 75 items

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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.

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

List contains artists like Eddie Van Halen and Joe Satriani. Make sure to upvote the best teams/people, because they deserve it. If you're a fan of Randy Rhoads or Ritchie Blackmore, make sure you give them some love.

All important, significant and iconic names in neo-classical 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 neo-classical 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 neo-classical metal, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into neo-classical 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 neo-classical metal bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent neo-classical metal bands.

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

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Symphony X is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Neo-Classical Metal Bands
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Rhapsody of Fire is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Neo-Classical Metal Bands
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Stratovarius is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Neo-Classical Metal Bands
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Rainbow is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Neo-Classical Metal Bands
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Galneryus is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Neo-Classical Metal Bands
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Cacophony is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Neo-Classical Metal Bands
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Trans-Siberian Orchestra... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Neo-Classical Metal Bands
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Nightwish is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Neo-Classical Metal Bands
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Luca Turilli is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Neo-Classical Metal Bands
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Racer X is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Neo-Classical Metal Bands
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Children of Bodom is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Neo-Classical Metal Bands
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Angra is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Neo-Classical Metal Bands
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Apocalyptica is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Neo-Classical Metal Bands
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Adagio is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Neo-Classical Metal Bands
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Dark Moor is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Neo-Classical Metal Bands
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Versailles is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Neo-Classical Metal Bands
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Impellitteri is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Neo-Classical Metal Bands
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Haggard is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Neo-Classical Metal Bands
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At Vance is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Neo-Classical Metal Bands
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Necrophagist is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Neo-Classical Metal Bands
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Therion is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Neo-Classical Metal Bands
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The Human Abstract is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Neo-Classical Metal Bands
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Shadow Gallery is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Neo-Classical Metal Bands
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Syu is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Neo-Classical Metal Bands
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Mekong Delta is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Neo-Classical Metal Bands