Best Symphonic / Power Metal Bands
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Without Rainbow, none of these bands would exist
The true metal epicness started here: Stargazer, Gates Of Babylon, A Light In The Black.
Difficult To Cure (a metal instrumental, which is a Beethoven cover, Ode To Joy).
It's an AWESOME Beethoven interpretation - Beethoven just went heavy metal! And you will get that symphonic metal feel. - Metal_Treasure
They don't have symphonic elements in their music. - Metal_Treasure
Great song from versailles especially to hizaki and teru. you're amazingV 1 Comment
Great band but they are not symphonic / power metal and I am surprised to see them on this list. - Metal_Treasure
Iron maiden is the best
Iron Maiden is simply the one of the best bands ever, the music, the vocals and the lyrics all come together in a blast of awesomeness^^
I can't believe these guys are not on the list. My three favorite Power metal bands are Dragonforce, Falconer and in Third is Twilight-Force. In Europe, Twilight Force opens for Sabaton, a headlining act. In the states we get Sabaton opening for Trivium? What's with that?... It's lame
Completely underrated austrian band with very good symphonic elements
The best for Christmas songs. and they sound like dream theater at times.
I was very surprised not to find this band on the list, maybe not at the top but still. If you don't know this guys, you should really check them out. Starter Pack : firebird, two hundreds men, secret door ( lyrics are strong with this one. ), and much more to discover if you're willing to. No pressure, just sharing something I consider very special.
Some of the smartest lyrics I have heard, totally different Vocals from a London trained stage performer. Every Album with Mathias Blad is awesome
If Cradle of filth ever gets added to this list. I hope it gets deserted. This band has everything. Symphony, screams, powerful lyrics and thumping riffs. Needs to be at number 2.
This music is full of talent, unlike rivals Cradle of Filth which ruin symphonic black metal with stupid banshee shrieks.
Rock hard metal from the heart of Sweden, driving riffs and the solos are most of the time very blistering, that uses shredding quite a bit, definitely up there
It's not power metal at all.. And it's not even Symphonic Metal... But when the poll circled around, almost everyone asked "Does Dream Theater count? Can I include this band? "...
Because of it's popularity and absolutely brilliant technicality, it deserves a spot on this list, despite its genre.
Prog rock/metal. Not power/symphonic metal. - zxm
Why would someone make a stupid comment like add dream theater to this list is like adding MJ, Dream Theater is in the same genre, the right comparison would be adding Metallica to the list.
No, DT don't belong and their general popularity outside power/symphonic metal can't be a reason. Somebody may insist on including Michael Jackson, too. He's even more popular than DT, haha. - Metal_Treasure
Not sure but don't think they're power/symphonic metal band. - zxmV 1 Comment
Pure symphonic power metal. Check out their song Heart Of Battle, 2010. - Metal_Treasure
Check out their metal covers of Vivaldi's Summer and Beethoven's 5th. Amazing. - Metal_Treasure
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