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Best Symphonic Metal Bands

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115 bands
Rank Image Band / Formed / Genres Albums
1
Rhapsody of Fire
1995, Italy
Power Metal, Symphonic Metal
2
Avantasia
2000, Germany
Power Metal, Symphonic Metal
The Metal Opera (2001)  #59
Moonglow (2019)  #76
The Scarecrow (2008)  #142
3
Kamelot
1991, United States
Power Metal, Symphonic Metal, Progressive Metal
The Black Halo (2005)  #24
Karma (2001)  #102
One Cold Winter's Night (2006)  [Live]  #167
4
Angra
1991, Brazil
Power Metal, Progressive Metal, Symphonic Metal
Temple of Shadows (2004)  #19
Rebirth (2001)  #111
Holy Land (1996)  #349
5
Nightwish
1996, Finland
Symphonic Metal, Power Metal
Oceanborn (1998)  #40
Once (2004)  #268
Dark Passion Play (2007)  #356
6
Sonata Arctica
1999, Finland
Power Metal, Symphonic Metal
Ecliptica (1999)  #99
Silence (2001)  #347
Reckoning Night (2004)  #571
7
Royal Hunt
1989, Denmark
Progressive Metal, Heavy Metal, Neoclassical Metal, Symphonic Metal
Paradox (1997)  #55
Show Me How to Live (2011)  #287
Moving Target (1995)  #478
8
Blind Guardian
1986, Germany
Power Metal, Symphonic Metal, Speed Metal
9
Epica
2003, Netherlands
Symphonic Metal, Progressive Metal
Design Your Universe (2009)  #227
Omega (2021)  #332
The Quantum Enigma (2014)  #479
10
Lacrimosa
1990, Switzerland
Symphonic Metal, Gothic Metal
Elodia (1999)  #30
Stille (1997)  #60
Echos (2003)  #765
11
Fleshgod Apocalypse
2007, Italy
Technical Death Metal, Brutal Death Metal, Symphonic Metal
King (2016)  #152
Oracles (2009)  #650
The Fool (2016)  [Single]
12
Eternal Tears of Sorrow
1994, Finland
Melodic Death Metal, Symphonic Metal
A Virgin and a Whore (2001)  #192
Chaotic Beauty (2000)  #404
13
Therion
1988, Sweden
Symphonic Metal, Death Metal
Vovin (1998)  #122
Secret of the Runes (2001)  #440
Theli (1996)  #891
14
Dark Moor
1993, Spain
Power Metal, Symphonic Metal
The Gates of Oblivion (2002)  #501
Tarot (2007)  #1217
From Hell (2003)  [Single]
15
Septicflesh
1990, Greece
Death Metal, Symphonic Metal
Infernus Sinfonica MMXIX (2020)  [Live]  #472
Codex Omega (2017)  #502
Mystic Places of Dawn (1994)  #506
16
Within Temptation
1996, Netherlands
Symphonic Metal, Gothic Metal, Alternative Rock
The Unforgiving (2011)  #1100
Mother Earth (2000)  #1363
The Silent Force (2004)  #1592
17
Luca Turilli's Rhapsody
2011, Italy
Power Metal, Symphonic Metal
Ascending to Infinity (2012)  #176
Cinematic and Live (2016)  [Live]  #694
18
Wintersun
2003, Finland
Melodic Death Metal, Symphonic Metal
Time I (2012)  #162
Wintersun (2004)  #1313
The Forest Seasons (2017)  #1479
19
Equilibrium
2001, Germany
Folk Metal, Viking Metal, Symphonic Metal
Sagas (2008)  #458
Waldschrein (2013)  [EP]  #1281
Rekreatur (2010)  #1761
20
Twilight Force
2011, Sweden
Power Metal, Symphonic Metal
21
Devil Doll
1987, Slovenia
Avant-garde Metal, Symphonic Metal, Progressive Metal, Rock & Roll
Dies Irae (1996)  #1470
Devil Doll 5 CD Box (2008)  [Boxed set]
22
Dark Lunacy
1997, Italy
Melodic Death Metal, Symphonic Metal, Gothic Metal, Doom Metal
The Diarist (2006)  #701
Devoid (2000)  #948
Forget Me Not (2003)  #1382
23
Serenity
2001, Austria
Power Metal, Symphonic Metal, Progressive Metal
War of Ages (2013)  #825
Fallen Sanctuary (2008)  #2063
The Last Knight (2020)  #3663
24
Adagio
2000, France
Progressive Symphonic Metal, Power Metal
Underworld (2003)  #776
Sanctus Ignis (2001)  #1477
A Band in Upperworld (2004)  [Live]  #2393
25
Luca Turilli
Italy
Power Metal, Symphonic Metal
Demonheart (2002)  [EP]  #2365
26
ReinXeed
2002, Sweden
Power Metal, Symphonic Metal
1912 (2011)  #1080
Majestic (2010)  #1976
The Light (2008)  #4189
27
Xandria
1997, Germany
Symphonic Metal
Sacrificium (2014)  #893
Neverworld's End (2012)  #1368
Fire & Ashes (2015)  [EP]  #4912
28
Haggard
1991, Germany
Symphonic Metal
29
Dragonland
1999, Sweden
Power Metal, Symphonic Metal
Astronomy (2006)  #863
Starfall (2004)  #2096
Holy War (2002)  #4046
30
Edenbridge
1998, Austria
Symphonic Metal, Power Metal
Solitaire (2010)  #3096
Sunrise in Eden (2000)  #3520
MyEarthDream (2008)  #3589
31
Gloryhammer
2010, United Kingdom
Power Metal, Symphonic Metal
32
Dragon Guardian
2006, Japan
Power Metal, Symphonic Metal
33
Fairyland
2003, France
Power Metal, Symphonic Metal
Osyrhianta (2020)  #4776
Of Wars in Osyrhia (2003)  #5357
34
Visions of Atlantis
2000, Austria
Power Metal, Symphonic Metal
Pirates (2022)  #2934
Delta (2011)  #3958
Ethera (2013)  #4328
35
Derdian
1998, Italy
Power Metal, Symphonic Metal
Limbo (2013)  #1118
Human Reset (2014)  #4268
36
Empyrium
1994, Germany
Dark Folk, Neofolk, Folk Metal, Doom Metal, Symphonic Metal, Neoclassical Darkwave, Gothic Metal
37
Turilli / Lione Rhapsody
2018, Italy
Power Metal, Symphonic Metal
38
Trans-Siberian Orchestra
1993, United States
Symphonic Rock, Symphonic Metal, Rock Opera
39
Delain
2002, Netherlands
Symphonic Metal
April Rain (2009)  #3315
We Are the Others (2012)  #3977
40
Sirenia
2001, Norway
Symphonic Metal, Gothic Metal
The Seventh Life Path (2015)  #2998
41
Ancient Bards
2006, Italy
Power Metal, Symphonic Metal
42
Majestica
2019, Sweden
Power Metal, Symphonic Metal
A Christmas Carol (2020)  #336
Above the Sky (2019)  #939
43
Apocalyptica
1993, Finland
Symphonic Metal, Alternative Metal
7th Symphony (2010)  #2240
Apocalyptica (2005)  #3466
44
Lunatica
1998, Switzerland
Symphonic Metal
Fables & Dreams (2004)  #2069
The Edge of Infinity (2006)  #3576
New Shores (2009)  #5016
45
Aephanemer
2013, France
Melodic Death Metal, Symphonic Metal
Memento Mori (2016)  #1411
A Dream of Wilderness (2021)  #2194
Know Thyself (2014)  [EP]  #3215
46
Versailles
2007, Japan
Power Metal, Symphonic Metal, Visual Kei
47
Seven Spires
2013, United States
Symphonic Metal
Gods of Debauchery (2021)  #1062
Emerald Seas (2020)  #2029
Solveig (2017)  #4579
48
Amberian Dawn
2006, Finland
Symphonic Metal, Power Metal, Neoclassical Metal
Darkness of Eternity (2017)  #3661
Innuendo (2015)  #4913
River of Tuoni (2008)  #5687
49
Revolution Renaissance
2008, Finland
Power Metal, Symphonic Metal
Demo's 2008 (2008)  [Demo]
New Era (2008)  #3137
Trinity (2010)  #5707
50
Mechina
2004, United States
Symphonic Metal, Industrial Metal
Andromeda (2011)  [Single]
Progenitor (2016)  #1964
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Info / Statistics
Artists : 42,696
Reviews : 9,980
Albums : 153,530
Lyrics : 198,741