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 The Throne - Blind Guardian
6 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

7 The Ninth Wave - Blind Guardian
8 To Mega Therion - Therion

Deserves to be higher than 8 - Eorel

9 The Poet and the Pendulum - Nightwish

Masterpiece! Nothing else needs to be said

Love it to. One of the greatest songs ever!

Love it

10 Euphoria - Xandria

Pleasantly surprised to find it this high. - Elina

The Contenders

11 Grand Parade - Blind Guardian

Should be higher. - zxm

12 Wishmaster - Nightwish
13 The Phantom Agony - Epica
14 Wish I Had an Angel - Nightwish

The highest level of crap period.

15 The Seven Angels - Avantasia
16 Nemo - Nightwish

It's beautiful, to say the least. Soaring music and a powerful message.

17 Funeral in Carpathia - Cradle of Filth
18 The Phantom of the Opera - Nightwish
19 Gethsemane - Nightwish
20 Blood of Kingu - Therion
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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
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