Top 10 Metal Bands with the Most Epic Songs

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The Top Ten

1 Blind Guardian 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 ...read more.

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 Dream Theater is an American progressive metal band. The band was formed in 1985 under the name of "Majesty", but had to change its name to Dream Theater later. ...read more.

Basically the Pink Floyd of metal - christangrant

3 Iced Earth 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, 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 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 Iron Maiden are an English heavy metal 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 guitarist Adrian ...read more.

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 Nightwish 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.

Ghost Love Score is an epic masterpiece - christangrant

7 Savatage 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

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

10 Judas Priest Judas Priest Judas Priest are a British heavy metal band formed in Birmingham, England, in 1969. The band has sold over 45 million albums to date. They received a lot of popularity due to their big hits Breaking The Law, You've Got Another Thing Comin', and Living after Midnight which were played on the radio a ...read more.

Painkiller is a really epic song - christangrant

The Contenders

11 Helloween 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 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 Avantasia Avantasia Avantasia is a German supergroup rock opera project created by Tobias Sammet, vocalist of the band Edguy.
14 Rhapsody of Fire Rhapsody of Fire

Try listening to one of their long songs

15 Epica 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

16 Metallica 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". ...read more.
17 Pantera Pantera Pantera was a Heavy Metal band formed in 1981 by guitarist Dimebag Darrell and drummer Vinnie Paul. The group got into mainstream after changing from Glam Metal to Groove Metal. The band's most successful album is "Vulgar Display of Power". As the pioneers of the New Wave of American Heavy Metal, They ...read more.

They have some epic songs - christangrant

18 Within Temptation Within Temptation Within Temptation is a Dutch symphonic metal band founded in April 1996 by vocalist Sharon den Adel and guitarist Robert Westerholt.
19 Xandria 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.
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