Top 10 German Metal Songs Longer than 8 MinutesMetal_Treasure What are the most epic examples of the German metal epicness?
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A song of 2002 that contains 14:06 epic minutes with symphonic orchestration and impressive multi-layered (overdubbed) vox resembling a choir but there's no choir. It's just the lead singer singing his head off on numerous vocal tracks to create those vocal harmonies and choir effects.
The recording of this song required as much production time as the rest of the album. No wonder - the song is quite long, quite intricate and has so many tracks.
The song has 3 studio versions - I like the most the re-recorded version of 2012. Geez, they even re-recorded this monster song (10 years later). - Metal_Treasure
13:38 minutes of excellent metal (1988) - Metal_TreasureUListen to Sample
Symphonic metal done right. - Metal_TreasureUListen to Sample
Man, doesn't this sound really epic? - Metal_TreasureUListen to Sample
08:44 minutes of classic German power metal - Metal_TreasureUListen to Sample
This is perhaps the best vocal performance by Tobias Sammet. - Metal_TreasureUListen to Sample
I love this song (11:11 minutes long) - Metal_TreasureUListen to Sample
Awesome instrumental (16:23) - Metal_TreasureUListen to Sample
I put this song at #10 only because it's extreme metal and not because it doesn't deserve to be higher. It's 15:12 minute long (progressive death metal). People who like this subgenre would appreciate the song.
It's safe to play the sample even if you aren't a metal fan because it features a soft and beautiful section. - Metal_Treasure
Honorable mentions close to 8 minutes (by Obscura):
Aevum / 07:51
Centric Flow / 07:25
Septuagint / 07:18 - Metal_Treasure
"Kurzes Epos" means Short Epic. Haha...it's 13:02 minutes long - Metal_TreasureUListen to Sample
The entire song sounds epic but the section from 6:20-7:40 is one of the most epic things I've ever heard - so intense, so powerful, so epic. Great build up. - Metal_TreasureUListen to Sample
I like that intro scream by Tobias Sammet (sample features it) - Metal_TreasureUListen to Sample
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