Best Symphonic Metal Albums

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The Top Ten

1 Oceanborn - Nightwish
2 Once - Nightwish
3 Theli - Therion
4 At the Edge of Time - Blind Guardian
5 Beyond the Red Mirror - Blind Guardian
6 Dark Passion Play - Nightwish

Easily the best Epic Metal album of all time! The symphonic compositions of Holopainen are unrivaled, and are a testament to his skill. Nightwish are a new bold force in world music.

7 The Sham Mirrors - Arcturus
8 Symphony of Enchanted Lands - Rhapsody
9 Century Child - Nightwish
10 Divine Conspiracy - Epica

The Contenders

11 Epica - Kamelot
12 La Masquerade Infernale - Arcturus
13 Secret of the Runes - Therion
14 The Scarecrow - Avantasia
15 Wishmaster - Nightwish
16 Dawn of Victory - Rhapsody (of Fire)
17 Design Your Universe - Epica

Excellent multi faceted album

18 The Black Halo - Kamelot

Huh? That is the Black Halo doing way down here? The Black Halo is easily one of the best Symphonic Power Metal Albums ever. Top 5 easy.

19 Lemuria / Sirius B - Therion
20 Metal Opera - Avantasia
21 Mother Earth - Within Temptation

Mother Earth is an awesome album. So is Silent Force.

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22 Noble - Versailles

Great songs in great album by great band.
Unfortunately they have been disbanded dec 2012.
Maybe many people don't know them because the are Japanese bands.
In my humble opinion their music is better than nightwish and within temptation.

23 Dusk and Her Embrace - Cradle of Filth
24 Enter - Within Temptation
25 Songs of Love and Death - Beyond the Black
26 Endless Forms Most Beautiful - Nightwish
27 S&M - Metallica

Yes it is a live album but by definition this is a Symphonic Metal album in fact this might be the only example of Symphonic Thrash Metal even though not all the songs are Thrash (Some are and some aren't) - christangrant

28 Gods of War - Manowar
29 Paradise Lost - Symphony X
30 Beyond the Veil - Tristania
31 Imaginaerum - Nightwish
32 Midian - Cradle of Filth
33 Cruelty and the Beast - Cradle of Filth
34 Death Cult Armageddon - Dimmu Borgir
35 Eppur Si Muove - Haggard
36 Phantom Agony - Epica
37 Vovin - Therion
38 Frozen Tears of Angels - Rhapsody of Fire
39 Gothic Kabbalah - Therion
40 Sitra Ahra - Therion
41 Stand Up and Fight - Turisas
42 Power of the Dragonflame - Rhapsody (of Fire)
43 At Sixes and Sevens - Sirenia
44 An Elixir for Existence - Sirenia
45 Njord - Leaves' Eyes
46 Lichtgestalt - Lacrimosa
47 Elodia - Lacrimosa
48 Widow's Weeds - Tristania
49 Triumph or Agony - Rhapsody (of Fire)
50 Ghost Opera - Kamelot
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Top Remixes

1. At the Edge of Time - Blind Guardian
2. Beyond the Red Mirror - Blind Guardian
3. Oceanborn - Nightwish
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1. The Sham Mirrors - Arcturus
2. Theli - Therion
3. Dark Passion Play - Nightwish
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1. Century Child - Nightwish
2. Once - Nightwish
3. Mother Earth - Within Temptation
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