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    Best symphonic metal bands!!!

    Hi, I would like to know more symphonic metal bands or any other cool music (with keyboards preferably), so please make a list of your 10 favorite bands.

    Here are mine:

    1. Children of Bodom
    2. Dream Theater
    3. Apocalyptica
    4. Symphony X
    5. Warmen
    6. Stratovarius
    7. Profugus Mortis

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    symphonic/gothic metal

    1. nightwish
    2. Therion
    3. tristania
    4. sirenia
    5. theatre of tragedy
    6. lacuna coil
    7. within temptation
    8. leaves eyes

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    These bands are great too:Circus maximus,Ride the sky,The codex,Dgm,Heart of sun,Stride,Labyrinth,Secret sphere,Pagan's mind,Nocturnal rites,Shadow circus.To name a few!!All melodic,prog-power metal!

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    Helloween had some symphonic stuff that interested me, with heavy strings arrangements. But they were semi hot in the late eighties.
    I always thought Metallica had a symphonic quality about their early albums.
    I'm stuck more in the eighties with metal.
    I am going to check out these bands posted though.

    Thank you!

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    I would say Nightwish, which was already mentioned. I cant quite recall any other ones right now.
    Why waste money on psychotherapy when you can listen to the B Minor Mass? ~Michael Torke

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    Check out Rocket Scientists

    If you really enjoy an excellent keyboardist and symphonic music - check out Rocket Scientists featuring Erik Norlander on keyboards at: http://www.myspace.com/rocketscientistsband. They are my favorite symphonic rock/metal band and 2nd best for me is Dream Theater.

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    Quote Originally Posted by im4eversmart View Post
    Here are mine:
    2. Dream Theater
    DT is prog metal. I would add Adagio, Rhapsody, Sonata Artica to the list. And of course Malmsteen.

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    yo

    Try Steel Angel Opera. It's a band I started in the US.

    www.myspace.com/steelangeloperafan

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    Kamelot
    Adagio
    Nightwish
    Within Temptation
    Leaves' Eyes
    Fairyland
    Threshold
    Shadow Gallery
    Silent Edge (debut album "Eyes of the shadow", has to be heard to be believed!)
    Arena

    Some of those may be seen more as symphonic prog/rock, but no less good for that! Who needs pigeonholes? We're not birds, are we?

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    well, here are mine:

    1.- Rhapsody
    2.- Haggard
    3.- Mägo de Oz (a spanish band)
    4.- Dream Theater
    5.- Epica
    6.- Therion
    7.- Sonata Artica
    8.- Stratovarius
    9.- Nightwish
    10.- Kamelot

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    I must add Emberian Dawn. Fantastic

    Correction to above:

    Amberian Dawn
    Last edited by Krummhorn; Apr-26-2009 at 08:29.

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    Smile

    Here are my:

    Xandria
    Within Temptation
    Lana Lane
    Tears of Magdalena
    Symphony X
    Tristania
    Sirenia
    Sepia
    After Forever
    Dreams of Sanity

    Quote Originally Posted by sillysurfer View Post
    These bands are great too:Circus maximus,Ride the sky,The codex,Dgm,Heart of sun,Stride,Labyrinth,Secret sphere,Pagan's mind,Nocturnal rites,Shadow circus.To name a few!!All melodic,prog-power metal!
    Yes! I got some of them!
    Last edited by Krummhorn; May-09-2009 at 21:13. Reason: mpm

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    Symphmet

    For a list of great Symphonic Metal bands and news/updates re: Symphmet in general, check out my blog at Opus-Metal.blogspot.com

    Opus Metal

    The Bigger / The Bolder / The Braver / The Better

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    If you're into symphonic metal bands, I suggest you take a look at WHYZDOM. They're with the british label ASCENDANCE RECORDS (UK). They released an album with orchestra and choir the 21st sept 2009 : FROM THE BRINK OF INFINITY

    They played with DELAIN during their french/spanish tour, and at the METAL FEMALE VOICES FEST in Belgium (other bands : EPICA, DELAIN, TARJA, DORO, etc...)

    Here is their Myspace :

    http://www.myspace.com/whyzdomproject

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