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102 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)  #23
Karma (2001)  #87
One Cold Winter's Night (2006)  [Live]  #159
3
Avantasia
2000, Germany
Power Metal, Symphonic Metal
The Metal Opera (2001)  #58
Moonglow (2019)  #72
The Scarecrow (2008)  #154
4
Angra
1991, Brazil
Power Metal, Progressive Metal, Symphonic Metal
Temple of Shadows (2004)  #19
Rebirth (2001)  #91
Holy Land (1996)  #438
5
Nightwish
1996, Finland
Symphonic Metal, Power Metal
Oceanborn (1998)  #40
Once (2004)  #312
Dark Passion Play (2007)  #371
6
Sonata Arctica
1999, Finland
Power Metal, Symphonic Metal
Ecliptica (1999)  #88
Silence (2001)  #300
Reckoning Night (2004)  #475
7
Royal Hunt
1989, Denmark
Progressive Metal, Heavy Metal, Neoclassical Metal, Symphonic Metal
Paradox (1997)  #59
Show Me How to Live (2011)  #238
1996 (1996)  [Live]  #397
8
Blind Guardian
1986, Germany
Power Metal, Symphonic Metal, Speed Metal
9
Lacrimosa
1990, Switzerland
Symphonic Metal, Gothic Metal
Elodia (1999)  #29
Stille (1997)  #60
Echos (2003)  #524
10
Epica
2003, Netherlands
Symphonic Metal, Progressive Metal
11
Fleshgod Apocalypse
2007, Italy
Technical Death Metal, Brutal Death Metal, Symphonic Metal
King (2016)  #163
Oracles (2009)  #581
The Fool (2016)  [Single]
12
Eternal Tears of Sorrow
1994, Finland
Melodic Death Metal, Symphonic Metal
A Virgin and a Whore (2001)  #171
Chaotic Beauty (2000)  #323
13
Dark Moor
1993, Spain
Power Metal, Symphonic Metal
The Gates of Oblivion (2002)  #510
Tarot (2007)  #1158
From Hell (2003)  [Single]
14
Within Temptation
1996, Netherlands
Symphonic Metal, Gothic Metal, Alternative Rock
The Unforgiving (2011)  #1003
Mother Earth (2000)  #1224
The Silent Force (2004)  #1319
15
Septicflesh
1990, Greece
Death Metal, Symphonic Metal
Mystic Places of Dawn (1994)  #241
Infernus Sinfonica MMXIX (2020)  [Live]  #299
Codex Omega (2017)  #527
16
Therion
1988, Sweden
Symphonic Metal, Death Metal
Vovin (1998)  #158
Secret of the Runes (2001)  #593
The Miskolc Experience (2009)  [Live]  #871
17
Luca Turilli's Rhapsody
2011, Italy
Power Metal, Symphonic Metal
Ascending to Infinity (2012)  #146
Cinematic and Live (2016)  [Live]  #570
18
Wintersun
2003, Finland
Melodic Death Metal, Symphonic Metal
Time I (2012)  #173
The Forest Seasons (2017)  #1587
Wintersun (2004)  #1761
19
Equilibrium
2001, Germany
Folk Metal, Viking Metal, Symphonic Metal
Sagas (2008)  #403
Waldschrein (2013)  [EP]  #1103
Rekreatur (2010)  #1905
20
Dark Lunacy
1997, Italy
Melodic Death Metal, Symphonic Metal, Gothic Metal, Doom Metal
The Diarist (2006)  #578
Devoid (2000)  #794
Forget Me Not (2003)  #1171
21
Devil Doll
1987, Slovenia
Avant-garde Metal, Symphonic Metal, Progressive Metal, Rock & Roll
Eliogabalus (1990)  #1207
Dies Irae (1996)  #1271
22
Adagio
2000, France
Progressive Symphonic Metal, Power Metal
Underworld (2003)  #601
Sanctus Ignis (2001)  #1213
A Band in Upperworld (2004)  [Live]  #2040
23
ReinXeed
2002, Sweden
Power Metal, Symphonic Metal
1912 (2011)  #928
Majestic (2010)  #1678
The Light (2008)  #3584
24
Serenity
2001, Austria
Power Metal, Symphonic Metal, Progressive Metal
War of Ages (2013)  #676
Fallen Sanctuary (2008)  #1919
25
Xandria
1997, Germany
Gothic Metal, Symphonic Metal, Power Metal
Sacrificium (2014)  #702
Neverworld's End (2012)  #1149
Fire & Ashes (2015)  [EP]  #4244
26
Twilight Force
2011, Sweden
Power Metal, Symphonic Metal
27
Haggard
1991, Germany
Symphonic Metal
28
Luca Turilli
Italy
Power Metal, Symphonic Metal
Demonheart (2002)  [EP]  #2020
29
Edenbridge
1998, Austria
Symphonic Metal, Power Metal
Sunrise in Eden (2000)  #3008
Solitaire (2010)  #3027
MyEarthDream (2008)  #3071
30
Dragon Guardian
2006, Japan
Power Metal, Symphonic Metal
31
Dragonland
1999, Sweden
Power Metal, Symphonic Metal
Astronomy (2006)  #722
Starfall (2004)  #1788
Holy War (2002)  #3447
32
Gloryhammer
2010, United Kingdom
Power Metal, Symphonic Metal
33
Fairyland
2003, France
Power Metal, Symphonic Metal
Osyrhianta (2020)  #4377
Of Wars in Osyrhia (2003)  #4619
34
Derdian
1998, Italy
Power Metal, Symphonic Metal
Limbo (2013)  #1238
Human Reset (2014)  #3674
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)  #3335
We Are the Others (2012)  #3387
38
Visions of Atlantis
2000, Austria
Power Metal, Symphonic Metal
Delta (2011)  #3029
Ethera (2013)  #3715
Trinity (2007)  #3843
39
Ancient Bards
2006, Italy
Power Metal, Symphonic Metal
40
Lunatica
1998, Switzerland
Symphonic Metal
Fables & Dreams (2004)  #2045
The Edge of Infinity (2006)  #3583
New Shores (2009)  #4665
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Info / Statistics
Artists : 38,792
Reviews : 9,050
Albums : 139,490
Lyrics : 185,482