Best Symphonic Black Metal Bands

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21Shade Empire

Should be much higher. Omega Arcane is a masterpiece!

Omega Arcane is incredible!

This band is just too awesome. My top 1

22Morgul

Underrated to say the least, they create aura that entrances. Check out "The Horror Grandeur"

They have a unique style of symphonic black metal

23Septicflesh
24DissectionDissection was a Swedish extreme metal band. They formed in 1989 by Jon Nödtveidt and later disbanded in 2006, followed by Nödtveidt's suicide. Their sound is usually described as "melodic blackened death metal".V1 Comment
25ChthoniC
26EquilibriumEquilibrium is a German folk metal band. The band's music combines elements of folk music, power metal, black metal and symphonic metal with various other influences.
27Mystic Circle
28Cosmic Infusion
29Bal-Sagoth

This list is wrong along with many others. The Best symphonic black metal band of all time is Bal-Sagoth!

I agree bal-sagoth is very underrated and very unique in their sound my list would be bal-sagoth,dimmu borgir, cradle of filth, dark tranquility.

30Sinphonicon
31Children of BodomChildren Of Bodom is a melodic death metal band from Espoo, Finland. Formed in 1993, the group currently consists of Alexi Laiho, Janne Wirman, Henkka Seppälä, Jaska Raatikainen and Daniel Freyberg.

CoB is not Black metal, but Power/Death Metal

32Abigail Williams
33Ceremonial Castings

They should be a must listen to for every black metal, doom metal, etc. Fan. Not only talented, but cool guys, GREAT live. They live, eat, breathe music. Do their own mixing/mastering. Immortal Black Art, so many great songs, that in my humble opinion best cd. But many like Salem 1692.

34Vaakevandring
35Within TemptationWithin Temptation is a Dutch symphonic metal band founded in April 1996 by vocalist Sharon den Adel and guitarist Robert Westerholt.

Like about Nightwish, Within is not black...

36Troll
37Advent Sorrow

That's the band you're searching! Deep and dark growls!

Best Growls ever. Look up "Like A Moth To The Flame"

38Crematory

This is not a black metal at all! - Narsilion

They are simply great, tears of time, the fallen, fly...

39Mysteriarch

Symphonic black metal from North Carolina, USA. Solid stuff man

40Diabolus Arcanium

An emerging symphonic metal act from India!

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