Best Symphonic Metal Songs

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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.

Got me hooked the first time. I personally prefer Tarja's version, I think she was phenomenal.

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

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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 And Then There Was Silence - Blind Guardian
4 Sacred Worlds - 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 The Poet and the Pendulum - Nightwish

Masterpiece! Nothing else needs to be said

Love it to. One of the greatest songs ever!

Love it

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

Deserves to be higher than 8 - Eorel

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
21 Heroes - Magni Animi Viri
22 My Confession - Kamelot
23 Valkyries - Blind Guardian
24 Seven Widows Weep - Sirenia
25 Typhon - Therion
26 Energize Me - After Forever
27 Bye Bye Beautiful - Nightwish
28 Planet Hell - Nightwish

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

29 The Pharaoh Sails to Orion - Nightwish
30 Holy Thunderforce - Rhapsody
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!

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32 Storm the Sorrow - Epica
33 Set the World on Fire - Symphony X
34 Whisper - Evanescence
35 Center of the Universe - Kamelot
36 No Leaf Clover - Metallica
37 Stargazers - Nightwish
38 The Scarecrow - Avantasia
39 King of Kings - Leaves' Eyes

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

40 Dawn of Victory - Rhapsody
41 Warriors of the World United - Manowar
42 Reign of Terror - Rhapsody (Of Fire)
43 Sacrament of Wilderness - Nightwish
44 King of Kings - Manowar
45 Bathory Aria - Cradle of Filth
46 Heaven Torn Asunder - Cradle of Filth
47 Beyond the Veil - Tristania
48 The Love from a Dead Orchestra - Versailles
49 10th Man Down - Nightwish
50 Internal Warfare - Epica
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Top Remixes (4)

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