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.

Finnish masterpiece(dot)

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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 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 Newcomers

? The Love from a Dead Orchestra - Versailles

The Contenders

11 Grand Parade - Blind Guardian

Should be higher. - zxm

12 The Phantom Agony - Epica
13 Wishmaster - Nightwish
14 The Seven Angels - Avantasia

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

15 Wish I Had an Angel - Nightwish

The highest level of crap period.

16 Nemo - Nightwish

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

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 Heroes - Magni Animi Viri
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!

Sheer class

32 Storm the Sorrow - Epica
33 Center of the Universe - Kamelot
34 Set the World on Fire - Symphony X
35 Whisper - Evanescence
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 The Greatest Show on Earth - Nightwish
41 Dawn of Victory - Rhapsody
42 Warriors of the World United - Manowar
43 Reign of Terror - Rhapsody (Of Fire)
44 Sacrament of Wilderness - Nightwish
45 King of Kings - Manowar
46 Bathory Aria - Cradle of Filth
47 Heaven Torn Asunder - Cradle of Filth
48 Beyond the Veil - Tristania
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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