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Best Symphonic Metal Bands

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108 bands
Rank Image Band / Formed / Genres Albums
1
Rhapsody of Fire
1995, Italy
Power Metal, Symphonic Metal
2
Kamelot
1991, United States
Power Metal, Symphonic Metal, Progressive Metal
The Black Halo (2005)  #26
Karma (2001)  #93
One Cold Winter's Night (2006)  [Live]  #163
3
Angra
1991, Brazil
Power Metal, Progressive Metal, Symphonic Metal
Temple of Shadows (2004)  #17
Rebirth (2001)  #97
Holy Land (1996)  #395
4
Avantasia
2000, Germany
Power Metal, Symphonic Metal
The Metal Opera (2001)  #60
Moonglow (2019)  #76
The Scarecrow (2008)  #176
5
Nightwish
1996, Finland
Symphonic Metal, Power Metal
Oceanborn (1998)  #38
Once (2004)  #367
Dark Passion Play (2007)  #368
6
Sonata Arctica
1999, Finland
Power Metal, Symphonic Metal
Ecliptica (1999)  #101
Silence (2001)  #310
Reckoning Night (2004)  #528
7
Royal Hunt
1989, Denmark
Progressive Metal, Heavy Metal, Neoclassical Metal, Symphonic Metal
Paradox (1997)  #59
Show Me How to Live (2011)  #277
1996 (1996)  [Live]  #429
8
Blind Guardian
1986, Germany
Power Metal, Symphonic Metal, Speed Metal
9
Epica
2003, Netherlands
Symphonic Metal, Progressive Metal
Design Your Universe (2009)  #231
Omega (2021)  #320
The Quantum Enigma (2014)  #419
10
Lacrimosa
1990, Switzerland
Symphonic Metal, Gothic Metal
Elodia (1999)  #31
Stille (1997)  #53
Echos (2003)  #633
11
Fleshgod Apocalypse
2007, Italy
Technical Death Metal, Brutal Death Metal, Symphonic Metal
King (2016)  #162
The Fool (2016)  [Single]
Oracles (2009)  #628
12
Eternal Tears of Sorrow
1994, Finland
Melodic Death Metal, Symphonic Metal
A Virgin and a Whore (2001)  #182
Chaotic Beauty (2000)  #328
13
Dark Moor
1993, Spain
Power Metal, Symphonic Metal
The Gates of Oblivion (2002)  #524
Tarot (2007)  #1236
From Hell (2003)  [Single]
14
Therion
1988, Sweden
Symphonic Metal, Death Metal
Vovin (1998)  #147
Secret of the Runes (2001)  #477
The Miskolc Experience (2009)  [Live]  #932
15
Within Temptation
1996, Netherlands
Symphonic Metal, Gothic Metal, Alternative Rock
The Unforgiving (2011)  #1057
Mother Earth (2000)  #1310
The Silent Force (2004)  #1418
16
Septicflesh
1990, Greece
Death Metal, Symphonic Metal
Mystic Places of Dawn (1994)  #341
Infernus Sinfonica MMXIX (2020)  [Live]  #350
Codex Omega (2017)  #544
17
Luca Turilli's Rhapsody
2011, Italy
Power Metal, Symphonic Metal
Ascending to Infinity (2012)  #193
Cinematic and Live (2016)  [Live]  #620
18
Wintersun
2003, Finland
Melodic Death Metal, Symphonic Metal
Time I (2012)  #137
The Forest Seasons (2017)  #1249
Wintersun (2004)  #1462
19
Equilibrium
2001, Germany
Folk Metal, Viking Metal, Symphonic Metal
Sagas (2008)  #435
Waldschrein (2013)  [EP]  #1152
Rekreatur (2010)  #1734
20
Devil Doll
1987, Slovenia
Avant-garde Metal, Symphonic Metal, Progressive Metal, Rock & Roll
Dies Irae (1996)  #1329
Devil Doll 5 CD Box (2008)  [Boxed set]
21
Dark Lunacy
1997, Italy
Melodic Death Metal, Symphonic Metal, Gothic Metal, Doom Metal
The Diarist (2006)  #625
Devoid (2000)  #844
Forget Me Not (2003)  #1255
22
Adagio
2000, France
Progressive Symphonic Metal, Power Metal
Underworld (2003)  #697
Sanctus Ignis (2001)  #1295
A Band in Upperworld (2004)  [Live]  #2153
23
Serenity
2001, Austria
Power Metal, Symphonic Metal, Progressive Metal
War of Ages (2013)  #745
Fallen Sanctuary (2008)  #2031
24
ReinXeed
2002, Sweden
Power Metal, Symphonic Metal
1912 (2011)  #984
Majestic (2010)  #1776
The Light (2008)  #3798
25
Luca Turilli
Italy
Power Metal, Symphonic Metal
Demonheart (2002)  [EP]  #2132
26
Twilight Force
2011, Sweden
Power Metal, Symphonic Metal
27
Xandria
1997, Germany
Gothic Metal, Symphonic Metal, Power Metal
Sacrificium (2014)  #746
Neverworld's End (2012)  #1227
Fire & Ashes (2015)  [EP]  #4498
28
Haggard
1991, Germany
Symphonic Metal
29
Edenbridge
1998, Austria
Symphonic Metal, Power Metal
Sunrise in Eden (2000)  #3207
Solitaire (2010)  #3224
MyEarthDream (2008)  #3261
30
Dragon Guardian
2006, Japan
Power Metal, Symphonic Metal
31
Dragonland
1999, Sweden
Power Metal, Symphonic Metal
Astronomy (2006)  #773
Starfall (2004)  #1879
Holy War (2002)  #3662
32
Gloryhammer
2010, United Kingdom
Power Metal, Symphonic Metal
33
Derdian
1998, Italy
Power Metal, Symphonic Metal
Limbo (2013)  #999
Human Reset (2014)  #3896
34
Fairyland
2003, France
Power Metal, Symphonic Metal
Osyrhianta (2020)  #4359
Of Wars in Osyrhia (2003)  #4900
35
Turilli / Lione Rhapsody
2018, Italy
Power Metal, Symphonic Metal
36
Trans-Siberian Orchestra
1993, United States
Symphonic Rock, Symphonic Metal, Rock Opera
37
Delain
2002, Netherlands
Symphonic Metal
April Rain (2009)  #3544
We Are the Others (2012)  #3601
38
Visions of Atlantis
2000, Austria
Power Metal, Symphonic Metal
Delta (2011)  #3226
Ethera (2013)  #3941
Trinity (2007)  #4061
39
Ancient Bards
2006, Italy
Power Metal, Symphonic Metal
40
Sirenia
2001, Norway
Symphonic Metal, Gothic Metal
The Seventh Life Path (2015)  #2719
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Artists : 39,852
Reviews : 9,583
Albums : 144,700
Lyrics : 194,293