Best Symphonic Metal Songs


The Top Ten

1 Ghost Love Score - Nightwish

Ghost Love Score live on Wacken 2013 is the best.
Floor Jansen added another dimension to this allready great song.

This song inspired not only one generation. It will always be a masterpiece.

I was skeptical because of all the obvious reasons. It's long and slow. Symphonic metal's draw is that it provides big awesome riffs without losing too much pace.

Well I was wrong to be skeptical. Just listen to the song. It's only ten minutes. You will not regret it.

Absolute perfection, Tuomas is a genius.

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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 The Seven Angels - Avantasia

This song is an absolute journey, definitely take a listen!

13 The Phantom Agony - Epica

Epic song!

14 Nemo - Nightwish

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

15 Wishmaster - Nightwish
16 Wish I Had an Angel - Nightwish

The highest level of crap period.

17 Gethsemane - Nightwish
18 Funeral in Carpathia - Cradle of Filth
19 The Phantom of the Opera - Nightwish
20 Blood of Kingu - Therion
21 My Confession - Kamelot
22 Typhon - Therion
23 Valkyries - Blind Guardian
24 The Greatest Show on Earth - Nightwish

To me this is the greatest song on earth... It makes 24 minutes feel like a moment away from this physical world.. The songs above the list sounds normal compared to this song...
I hope this song is higher above this list with time and possibly become the number 1

25 Heroes - Magni Animi Viri
26 Seven Widows Weep - Sirenia
27 Energize Me - After Forever
28 Bye Bye Beautiful - Nightwish
29 Storm the Sorrow - Epica
30 The Pharaoh Sails to Orion - Nightwish
31 What Have You Done - Within Temptation

In the beginning you might think this is club music. But after that you hear absolutelly new genre of music. Great song to start listening operatic metal!

Sheer class

32 Whisper - Evanescence
33 Planet Hell - Nightwish

All three versions are great, but Anette's version is the greatest!

34 Holy Thunderforce - Rhapsody
35 Center of the Universe - Kamelot
36 No Leaf Clover - Metallica
37 Dance of Death - Iron Maiden
38 A Little Piece of Heaven - Avenged Sevenfold
39 Set the World on Fire - Symphony X
40 The Love from a Dead Orchestra - Versailles
41 Stargazers - Nightwish
42 The Scarecrow - Avantasia
43 King of Kings - Leaves' Eyes

Leaves' Eyes best song. Both Liv Kristine and Alexander Krull had great vocals. - zxm

44 Dawn of Victory - Rhapsody
45 Warriors of the World United - Manowar
46 Reign of Terror - Rhapsody (Of Fire)
47 Sacrament of Wilderness - Nightwish
48 King of Kings - Manowar
49 Bathory Aria - Cradle of Filth
50 Heaven Torn Asunder - Cradle of Filth
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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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