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Mark Jansen is legend, best songwriter and harsh singer, he also has a master of psychology
An amazing band. They have a great potential and will go far.
A group which deserves to be known! Check out for their first EP, MMXII (2012), on their Facebook pag, BandCamp & MySpaceV 3 Comments
The most underrated band of all times. I love those enchanting medieval atmospheres that only the guys and gal from Serenity can deliver.
Angra and Nightwish are the best, just listen to whatever song and fall in love.
I'm surprised Angra is so low on this ranking. They're amazing, powerful music!V 2 Comments
Fleshgod Apocalypse, particularly with their new album, is breathtakingly melodic and powerful.
Quite often, the music will give you the awe-inspring sensation of being flung forcefully through the air, with the force of the harsh vocals and the cry of the opera.
Definitely deserves to be at the top of the list, a definete presence of metal, with a opera presence clear
Musically, they are all over the place. I love their singer (who recently left because her opera career took off) and their use of the cello. Songs styles range from Indian influenced sitar to swing to classical music to metal. Most songs have a metal vibe, so I classify them as symphonic metal, but they really do not fit any category. They are my favorite 21st century band.
Diablo swing orchestra have always sounded very well put together and extremely high quality. I would describe their music as a soundtrack or an opening song to some odd, cute little cartoon.
Surprisingly, this is a relative unknown band from Sweden. It is not only a symphonic metal band; it is one of the best symphonic metal bands, with an excellent female operatic vocalist (Annlouice Loegdlund) hard guitars (Pontus Mantefors, Daniel Håkansson) powerful drums (Andreas Halvardsson) deep bass (Andy Johansson) violins, cellos, saxophones, clarinets, trombones, trumpets, practically every instrument used in an orchestra. Including arrangements from tango to jazz. Great lyrics about everything in life. And a great story behind the name of the band.
It is not one of the best symphonic metal bands, but one of the best bands in the world.
Very underrated. Last couple of albums are excellent.
Very Emotional, She sings with passion
I LOVE STREAM OF PASSION.
Top 10, not 54.V 1 Comment
Still one of my favorite bands, and one of the few that evolved over time during their career (read: warning not all albums sound the same). The best Album for symphonic metal is probably Aegis - look for the songs Lorelei or Cassandra and listen long enough for Liv Kristine (who would later form Leaves Eyes) to hear an exceptional example of this style.V 1 Comment
How does this band not have more votes?
Should be much higher, top 10 for sureV 2 Comments
Power Wolf is one of the most original symphonic metal bands, they might not have the best instrumental but they compensate that with an awesome vocal. And even though they're fairly new to the genre, they are doing great! So I suggest you vote for Power Wolf!
Don't know if this is symphonic or whatever but it's a dman good band with very addictive riffs, a fantastic singer. See them live and love them foreverV 1 Comment
Despite what everyone says, this IS the most underrated band in symphonic metal. They have great melodies and riffs, plus the vocalist is amazing, one of the best sopranos in metal. She's the ultimate package as a singer. All their albums are masterpieces, each without a filler song.
Inspired of Epica's music, I think they are doing a great job with those 3 albums released at the date. Powerful, beautiful, all that defines Symphonic Metal, I guess.V 2 Comments
The best symphonic metal band, and one of the famous bands in the world and you didn't mentioned it
They deserve to be in the top 5. Way better than most on this list. - SirSkeletorThe3rd
They deserve a way better place on this list.
Orchestra at it bestV 1 Comment
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