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Which is the best symphonic metal band?

Therion58
Rhapsody (of fire)32
Haggard24
Within Temptation15
Demons And Wizards15
Tristania7
Sirenia7
Adagio5
Magica3

Total votes: 166


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Posted by Bas on 10.09.2006 at 18:46
These are some of my favourite symphonic metal bands, Haggard, Therion and Within Temptation being pure symphonic metal and the others symphonic +some other style,

please dont only vote but also explain your opinions

i myself went for Magica, the beautiful keyboard lines, the virtuous guitar riffing, the wonderful solos and guitar/keyboard duels, the awesome vocals, great band



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qlacs
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  26.08.2011 at 11:46
Blind Guardian and Fleshgod Apocalypse. Nuff said -
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Metal_4Ever

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  26.08.2011 at 15:30
Written by qlacs on 26.08.2011 at 11:46

Blind Guardian and Fleshgod Apocalypse. Nuff said -

Blind Guardian isn't Symphonic for god sake..!!
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BeastOfMetal456
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  01.10.2011 at 17:04
I don't listen to symphonic bands, but my favorite band that utilizes symphonic effects is Emperor.
renai

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  01.10.2011 at 17:33
Rhapsody of fire is my biggest name. Their early five albums are quite fundamental in my book and everything else looks like a clone of them.

Nightwish is also my corner stone in comparation, maybe because they are my first kind of this metal.

other symphonic project that I like, Fairyland, Avantasia Metal Opera 1 and 2.

Sirenia is great. Therion is a bit weird and experimental to me. Within Temptation is also great especially their earlier albums. But Unforgiven is very nice as well, only less heavy.

haven't heard Haggard and Adagion, quite the shame since I always read great review on them.
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  20.10.2011 at 11:49
Wonder why Nightwish aren't on the list?
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LichBorne

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  23.11.2012 at 11:09
And I wonder why demons and wizards ARE here...
The Shape 1973

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  23.11.2012 at 11:13
Probably none of the mentioned bands. Would go for bands like Whyzdom, Xandria, would add Wintersun now as well with Time I.
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  11.12.2012 at 11:12
Even though Demons and Wizards isn't really "symphonic" per se, I voted for them in a heartbeat, I find them way better than any of the other bands here. Hansi Kürsch's vocals kick ass as always. I'm not really the biggest fan of the more symphonic style of metal anyway, unless the symphonic elements are more tasteful and complimentary to the heavier music. I'm just glad i saw something with Hansi here.
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Dinruth

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  11.12.2012 at 17:14
Haggard easily .. then Rhapsody
Night Theater

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  15.12.2012 at 05:07
Out of that list, definitely Therion. They introduced a lot more to symphonic metal, and were unique. It's too bad that they've taken the direction they've taken. Their latest two albums were very disappointing.
LordHypnos

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  12.01.2013 at 16:31
My vote goes to Rhapsody just because Kamelot isn't here.
Metal_Elle

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  28.03.2013 at 14:18
Nightwish
Within Temptation
Luca Turilli's Rhapsody
Avantasia
Rhiannon

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Age: 26
From: Hungary

  28.03.2013 at 15:31
From the list: Therion

in general: Hollenthon, Epica, Septicflesh
moe5512

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Age: 20
From: Finland

  07.04.2013 at 21:40
Nightwish, Dimmu Borgir..

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