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Best Symphonic Metal Bands

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127 bands
Rank Image Band / Formed / Genres Albums
1
Rhapsody of Fire
1995, Italy
Power Metal, Symphonic Metal
2
Nightwish
1996, Finland
Symphonic Metal, Power Metal
Oceanborn (1998)  #38
Once (2004)  #271
Dark Passion Play (2007)  #335
3
Epica
2003, Netherlands
Symphonic Metal, Progressive Metal
Design Your Universe (2009)  #210
Omega (2021)  #306
The Quantum Enigma (2014)  #442
4
Therion
1988, Sweden
Symphonic Metal, Death Metal
Vovin (1998)  #101
Secret of the Runes (2001)  #390
Theli (1996)  #621
5
Lacrimosa
1990, Switzerland
Symphonic Metal, Gothic Metal
Elodia (1999)  #34
Stille (1997)  #65
Echos (2003)  #802
6
Fleshgod Apocalypse
2007, Italy
Technical Death Metal, Brutal Death Metal, Symphonic Metal
King (2016)  #143
Oracles (2009)  #546
Agony (2011)  #559
7
Dark Moor
1993, Spain
Power Metal, Symphonic Metal
The Gates of Oblivion (2002)  #469
Tarot (2007)  #1442
From Hell (2003)  [Single]
8
Kamelot
1991, United States
Power Metal, Symphonic Metal, Progressive Metal
The Black Halo (2005)  #30
Karma (2001)  #102
One Cold Winter's Night (2006)  [Live]  #162
9
Angra
1991, Brazil
Power Metal, Progressive Metal, Symphonic Metal
Temple of Shadows (2004)  #18
Rebirth (2001)  #110
Holy Land (1996)  #361
10
Avantasia
2000, Germany
Power Metal, Symphonic Metal
11
Within Temptation
1996, Netherlands
Symphonic Metal, Gothic Metal, Alternative Rock
The Unforgiving (2011)  #1219
Mother Earth (2000)  #1263
The Silent Force (2004)  #1678
12
Estatic Fear
1994, Austria
Symphonic Gothic Metal, Doom Metal
A Sombre Dance (1999)  #131
Somnium Obmutum (1996)  #817
13
Luca Turilli's Rhapsody
2011, Italy
Power Metal, Symphonic Metal
Ascending to Infinity (2012)  #167
Cinematic and Live (2016)  [Live]  #665
14
Wintersun
2003, Finland
Melodic Death Metal, Symphonic Metal
Time I (2012)  #141
Wintersun (2004)  #1145
The Forest Seasons (2017)  #1416
15
Septicflesh
1990, Greece
Death Metal, Symphonic Metal
Infernus Sinfonica MMXIX (2020)  [Live]  #452
Codex Omega (2017)  #508
Mystic Places of Dawn (1994)  #535
16
Luca Turilli
Italy
Power Metal, Symphonic Metal
Demonheart (2002)  [EP]  #2391
17
Haggard
1991, Germany
Symphonic Metal
18
Heavenly
1994, France
Power Metal
Virus (2006)  #76
Dust to Dust (2004)  #99
Sign of the Winner (2001)  #401
19
Dragonland
1999, Sweden
Power Metal, Symphonic Metal
Astronomy (2006)  #820
Starfall (2004)  #1926
Holy War (2002)  #4205
20
Edenbridge
1998, Austria
Symphonic Metal, Power Metal
Solitaire (2010)  #3162
The Great Momentum (2017)  #3783
MyEarthDream (2008)  #4165
21
Visions of Atlantis
2000, Austria
Symphonic Power Metal
Pirates (2022)  #2230
Delta (2011)  #4127
Wanderers (2019)  #4158
22
Gloryhammer
2010, United Kingdom
Power Metal, Symphonic Metal
23
Dragon Guardian
2006, Japan
Power Metal, Symphonic Metal
24
Fairyland
2003, France
Power Metal, Symphonic Metal
Osyrhianta (2020)  #4989
Of Wars in Osyrhia (2003)  #5367
25
Arcturus
1991, Norway
Progressive Metal, Avant-garde Metal, Symphonic Black Metal
The Sham Mirrors (2002)  #228
Aspera Hiems Symfonia (1996)  #668
26
Delain
2002, Netherlands
Symphonic Metal
Apocalypse & Chill (2020)  #3403
April Rain (2009)  #4054
27
Stratovarius
1984, Finland
Power Metal
Visions (1997)  #25
Visions of Europe (1998)  [Live]  #120
Infinite (2000)  #145
28
Turilli / Lione Rhapsody
2018, Italy
Power Metal, Symphonic Metal
29
Royal Hunt
1989, Denmark
Progressive Metal, Heavy Metal, Neoclassical Metal, Symphonic Metal
Paradox (1997)  #69
Show Me How to Live (2011)  #277
1996 (1996)  [Live]  #424
30
Majestica
2019, Sweden
Power Metal, Symphonic Metal
A Christmas Carol (2020)  #376
Above the Sky (2019)  #904
31
Ancient Bards
2006, Italy
Power Metal, Symphonic Metal
32
Lunatica
1998, Switzerland
Symphonic Metal
Fables & Dreams (2004)  #1934
The Edge of Infinity (2006)  #3690
New Shores (2009)  #5769
33
Seven Spires
2013, United States
Symphonic Metal
Gods of Debauchery (2021)  #1021
Emerald Seas (2020)  #2046
34
Equilibrium
2001, Germany
Folk Metal, Viking Metal, Symphonic Metal
Sagas (2008)  #396
Waldschrein (2013)  [EP]  #1259
Rekreatur (2010)  #1737
35
Twilight Force
2011, Sweden
Power Metal, Symphonic Metal
36
Versailles
2007, Japan
Power Metal, Symphonic Metal, Visual Kei
37
Almanac
2015, Germany
Power Metal, Symphonic Metal
Tsar (2016)  #896
Kingslayer (2017)  #1296
Rush of Death (2020)  #4877
38
Thy Majestie
1998, Italy
Power Metal, Symphonic Metal
Hastings 1066 (2002)  #1082
Jeanne d'Arc (2005)  #1264
39
The Dark Element
2017, Finland
Power Metal, Symphonic Metal
Songs the Night Sings (2019)  #654
The Dark Element (2017)  #2919
40
Rage
1986, Germany
Heavy Metal, Thrash Metal, Power Metal
Lingua Mortis (1996)  #545
Trapped! (1992)  #640
Strings to a Web (2010)  #734
41
Pathfinder
2006, Poland
Power Metal, Symphonic Metal
Fifth Element (2012)  #4396
The Beginning (2008)  [Demo]
42
Light Bringer
Japan
Power Metal
Scenes of Infinity (2013)  #1972
Midnight Circus (2010)  #2559
Genesis (2012)  #5754
43
Derdian
1998, Italy
Power Metal, Symphonic Metal
Limbo (2013)  #1472
44
Arion
2011, Finland
Power Metal, Symphonic Metal
Last of Us (2014)  #1207
Wings of Twilight (2024)  [Single]
Life Is Not Beautiful (2018)  #5136
45
Adagio
2000, France
Progressive Symphonic Metal, Power Metal
Underworld (2003)  #637
Sanctus Ignis (2001)  #1538
A Band in Upperworld (2004)  [Live]  #2417
46
Mechina
2004, United States
Symphonic Metal, Industrial Metal
Progenitor (2016)  #1017
Andromeda (2011)  [Single]
47
Serenity in Murder
2009, Japan
Symphonic Black Metal, Melodic Death Metal
The Eclipse (2017)  #2503
48
Timo Tolkki's Avalon
2013, Finland
Power Metal, Symphonic Metal
The Enigma Birth (2021)  #7151
The Land of New Hope (2013)  #7198
Enshrined in My Memory (2013)  [Single]
49
Darkwater
2003, Sweden
Progressive Metal
Human (2019)  #437
Where Stories End (2010)  #4485
50
Sigh
1990, Japan
Black Metal, Avant-garde Metal
Imaginary Sonicscape (2001)  #368
Scenes From Hell (2010)  #996
In Somniphobia (2012)  #1438
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Info / Statistics
Artists : 46,076
Reviews : 10,026
Albums : 165,310
Lyrics : 216,820