Top 10 Metal Bands with the Most Epic Songs

The Top Ten

1 Blind Guardian Blind Guardian is a German power metal band formed in the mid-1980s in West Germany. They are often credited as one of the seminal and most influential bands in the power metal and speed metal subgenres. Heavily influenced by Queen, they use the technique of overdubbing. They also incorporate large more.

My second favorite band, but definitely the most epic band of all time. And Then There Was Silence is the most epic thing I’ve ever heard! They have many more epic masterpieces though. - PhoenixAura81

Some of their most epic songs: And Then There Was Silence, Wheel of Time, Sacred Worlds, Grand Parade, The Throne, The Ninth Wave, Valkyries, Time Stands Still (At the Iron Hill), Majesty - Metal_Treasure

Oh Definitely At The Edge of Time is just an epic master piece - christangrant

Christangrant means the album At The Edge of Time and not the song At The Edge of Time, which is on another album. - Metal_Treasure

2 Dream Theater Dream Theater is an American progressive metal band from Boston, Massachusetts. The band was formed in 1985 under the name of "Majesty", only to change its name to Dream Theater later. more.

Basically the Pink Floyd of metal - christangrant

3 Iced Earth Iced Earth is an American heavy metal band from Tampa, Florida. It was formed in 1985 under the name Purgatory by guitarist and main songwriter Jon Schaffer and original drummer Greg Seymour.

Dante’s Inferno is an epic song. - PhoenixAura81

Dante's Inferno, The Coming Curse, Damien, Travel In Stygian, A Question of Heaven, Burnt Offerings. - Metal_Treasure

Dantes Inferno enough said - christangrant

4 Symphony X Symphony X is an American progressive metal band from Middletown, New Jersey. Founded in 1994, the band consists of guitarist Michael Romeo, keyboardist Michael Pinnella, drummer Jason Rullo, lead vocalist Russell Allen and bassist Michael Lepond.
5 Iron Maiden Iron Maiden are an English Heavy Metal / Hard Rock band formed in Leyton, East London, in 1975 by bassist and primary songwriter Steve Harris. The most critically acclaimed period for the band was from 1983-1989. With vocalist Bruce Dickinson, bassist Steve Harris, lead guitarist Dave Murray, rhythm more.

I also think Aces High is an epic song. - Userguy44

Hallowed Be Thy Name, Rime of The Ancient Mariner, Blood Brothers, The Clansman, When the Wild Wind Blows, Empire in the Clouds are just a few of maidens epics - christangrant

6 Ne Obliviscaris Ne Obliviscaris (Latin for "forget not") are an extreme progressive metal band from Melbourne, Australia, formed in 2003.

Some of their epic songs are (around or over 10 minutes but they also SOUND epic):
Devour Me, Colossus, Pt. I (Blackholes)
And Plague Flowers the Kaleidoscope
Painters of the Tempest, Pt. II (Triptych Lux)
Libera (Part I) - Metal_Treasure

7 Nightwish Nightwish is a symphonic metal band from Kitee, Finland. The band was formed in 1996 by lead songwriter and keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen, guitarist Emppu Vuorinen, and lead singer Tarja Turunen. It's currently formed by Tuomas, Emppu, lead vocalist Floor Jansen, bassist and vocalist Marco Hietala, more.

Ghost Love Score is an epic masterpiece - christangrant

8 Savatage Savatage is an American heavy metal band founded by the brothers Jon and Criss Oliva in 1978 at Astro Skate in Tarpon Springs, Florida.

My favorite epic songs by them are Morphine Child, Chance, Hall Of The Mountain King, Mozart and Madness.
And of course the most epic X-mas song everybody knows - Christmas Eve (Sarajevo 12/24). Yes, it's their song, Trans-Siberian Orchestra version is a cover. - Metal_Treasure

9 Judas Priest Judas Priest are a British heavy metal band that formed in Birmingham, England, in 1969. They are often referred to as one of the greatest metal bands of all time, and are even commonly called “The Metal Gods”, after one of the songs on their 1980 album “British Steel”. more.

Painkiller is a really epic song - christangrant

10 Theocracy Theocracy is a Christian progressive power metal band founded in 2002 by Matt Smith of Athens, Georgia.

Mirror of Souls (22:30 min), I Am, Laying the Demon to Rest, As the World Bleeds, Martyr. - Metal_Treasure

The music is so "unussual", so rich, so colourful...not just epic, its legendary...

The Contenders

11 Helloween Helloween is a German power metal band founded in 1984 in Hamburg, Northern Germany. The band is a pioneering force in the power metal genre, and their second and third studio albums, Keeper of the Seven Keys: Part I and Part II, are considered masterpieces of the genre.
12 Equilibrium Equilibrium is a German folk metal band. The band's music combines elements of folk music, power metal, black metal and symphonic metal with various other influences.

One word: Mana. - Metal_Treasure

13 Metallica Metallica is an American Thrash Metal band formed in 1981 . The original lineup was James Hetfield (Vocalist and Rhythm guitarist), Dave Mustaine (Lead Guitar), Lars Ulrich (Drums), Ron McGovney (Bassist). The group came into mainstream from their Self-Titled album and the hit single "Enter Sandman". more.

Call Of Ktulu sounds really epic to me. Most of RTL does though. - Userguy44

They’re epic. Ok? - PhoenixAura81

14 Avantasia Avantasia is a German supergroup rock opera project created by Tobias Sammet, vocalist of the band Edguy.
15 Rhapsody of Fire Rhapsody of Fire is an Italian symphonic power metal band created by Luca Turilli and Alex Staropoli, widely seen as a pioneer of the symphonic power metal subgenre.

Try listening to one of their long songs

16 Ensiferum Ensiferum is a Finnish folk metal band from Helsinki. The members of the band label themselves as "melodic folk metal."

I only listened to Victory Song, but it’s epic as HECK!, - PhoenixAura81

17 Rainbow Rainbow are a British rock band led by guitarist Ritchie Blackmore from 1975 to 1984 and 1993 to 1997. They were originally established with Ronnie James Dio as the lead singer and lyricist. Rainbow were ranked No. 90 on VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock. The band has sold over 28 million albums more.

This is where the epicness in metal started with songs like Stargazer, A Light in the Black - Metal_Treasure

The most epic band of 70s

18 Epica Epica is a Dutch symphonic metal band, founded by guitarist and vocalist Mark Jansen after his departure from After Forever.

Of course a band named Epica makes epic songs - christangrant

19 Pantera Pantera was an American Heavy Metal band formed in 1981 by guitarist Dimebag Darrell and drummer Vinnie Paul. The band started out as a Glam Metal act in the 1980s with little success. After discarding their original lead vocalist and enlisting Phil Anselmo, the band signed a major record deal with more.

They have some epic songs - christangrant

20 Within Temptation Within Temptation is a Dutch symphonic metal band founded in April 1996 by vocalist Sharon den Adel and guitarist Robert Westerholt.
21 Xandria Xandria is a German symphonic metal band, founded by Marco Heubaum in 1997. The band's music combines elements of symphonic metal with light electronic elements.
22 Edguy
23 Bathory Bathory was a Swedish Black/Viking Metal band formed in 1983 by Quorthon and Jonas Åkerlund. Bathory's first 4 albums layed the blueprint for Scandinavian Black Metal. Quorthon is often credited with creating the "shrieking" vocal style of Black Metal. Their 5th album, Hammerheart (1990) displayed more.
24 Faith No More Faith No More is an American rock band from San Francisco, California, formed in 1979. Before settling on their current moniker in 1983, the band performed under the names Sharp Young Men and later Faith No Man.

Not a metal band. Did someone added it because they have a song called “Epic”? - Userguy44

25 DragonForce DragonForce are a British power metal band based in London, England. Formed in 1999, the group are known for their long and fast guitar solos, fantasy-themed lyrics, and electronic sounds in their music to add to their retro video game-influenced sound.
26 Galneryus Galneryus is a Japanese power metal band, formed in 2001 by Yama-B (original vocalist) and Syu (guitarist). The band now consists of Syu (lead guitarist and backing vocalist), Masatoshi Ono a.k.a Sho (lead vocalist), Taka (bassist), Yuhki (keyboardist) and Morishita Fumiya (drummer). Galneryus are best more.
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