Best Symphonic Metal Songs


The Top Ten

1 Ghost Love Score - Nightwish

This 10 minute masterpiece is what symphonic metal should be. A beautiful but haunting vocal performance accompanied by great riffs and an amazing orchestral arrangement. This is easily the best symphonic metal song ever recorded. This should defiantly be #1 The Poet and the Pendulum, Emerald Sword, and Our Solemn Hour are also top notch symphonic metal tracks.

If you haven't heard this song, then you've definitely never experienced true eargasm. It builds up slowly until about 8:22 where you'll begin to feel yourself levitate.

It was the first symphonic metal song I have ever heard. - zxm

Definitely better with Floor Jansen singing it.

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2 Wheel of Time - Blind Guardian

Blind Guardian nailed this subgenre and in no time became the best in the business. - Metal_Treasure

Deserves the number 1 spot - christangrant

3 Sacred Worlds - Blind Guardian
4 And Then There Was Silence - Blind Guardian
5 Emerald Sword - Rhapsody

Very good song. But whenever I hear this song it feels like I am listening Land of the Free - Gamma Ray. - zxm

6 The Throne - Blind Guardian
7 To Mega Therion - Therion
8 The Poet and the Pendulum - Nightwish
9 The Ninth Wave - Blind Guardian
10 Euphoria - Xandria

Pleasantly surprised to find it this high. - Elina

The Newcomers

? Heaven Torn Asunder - Cradle of Filth
? The Pharaoh Sails to Orion - Nightwish

The Contenders

11 The Phantom Agony - Epica
12 Wishmaster - Nightwish
13 Grand Parade - Blind Guardian

Should be higher. - zxm

14 The Phantom of the Opera - Nightwish
15 Blood of Kingu - Therion
16 Funeral in Carpathia - Cradle of Filth
17 Nemo - Nightwish
18 The Seven Angels - Avantasia
19 Heroes - Magni Animi Viri
20 Dawn of Victory - Rhapsody
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Top Remixes (4)

1. Euphoria - Xandria
2. Nemo - Nightwish
3. Gethsemane - Nightwish
1. Wheel of Time - Blind Guardian
2. Sacred Worlds - Blind Guardian
3. And Then There Was Silence - Blind Guardian
1. Wheel of Time - Blind Guardian
2. Ghost Love Score - Nightwish
3. And Then There Was Silence - Blind Guardian

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