These Symphonic Metal bands aren't bad but they're somewhat overrated and get too much attention. I don't hate any of the bands on this list. I will also include Symphonic Death Metal bands for this list. However I'll be excluding bands that aren't symphonic metal like Evanescence.
The Top Ten
1NightwishNightwish 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, ...read more.
Yeah they're decent and they've got a good singer but they're not the best Symphonic Metal band out there. - SomePersonYouHate
2EpicaEpica is a Dutch symphonic metal band, founded by guitarist and vocalist Mark Jansen after his departure from After Forever.
Again not a bad band but they get lots of attention. - SomePersonYouHate
3Within TemptationWithin Temptation is a Dutch symphonic metal band founded in April 1996 by vocalist Sharon den Adel and guitarist Robert Westerholt.
My favorite Symphonic Metal band but I'll admit that they're overrated. - SomePersonYouHate
4KamelotKamelot is an American power metal band from Tampa, Florida, formed by Thomas Youngblood and Richard Warner in 1991. The Norwegian vocalist Roy Khan joined for the album Siége Perilous, and shared songwriting credit with Youngblood until his departure in April 2011. On June 22, 2012, Youngblood announced ...read more.
With most of the bands on this list this one does get lots of attention. - SomePersonYouHate
5TherionTherion is a Swedish symphonic metal band founded by Christofer Johnsson in 1987. Its name was inspired by the Celtic Frost album To Mega Therion.
Mildly overrated to be honest. - SomePersonYouHate
6XandriaXandria 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.
They get a large amount of attention but there's more overrated Symphonic Metal bands out there. - SomePersonYouHate
7AvantasiaAvantasia is a German supergroup rock opera project created by Tobias Sammet, vocalist of the band Edguy.
Somewhat overrated but a solid band regardless. - SomePersonYouHate
8Amon AmarthAmon Amarth is a Swedish melodic death metal band from Tumba, formed in 1992. The band takes its name from the Sindarin name of Mount Doom.
Symphonic Death Metal and probably the most overrated Symphonic Death Metal band out there. - SomePersonYouHate
Hey, they aren't symphonic. They are about as symphonic as Slayer. - Metal_Treasure
9Children of BodomChildren Of Bodom is a melodic death metal band from Espoo, Finland. Formed in 1993, the group currently consists of Alexi Laiho, Janne Wirman, Henkka Seppälä, Jaska Raatikainen and Daniel Freyberg.
They are NOT symphonic. I won't even bother to comment on whether these 2 bands are overrated or not. - Metal_Treasure
Almost as overrated as Amon Amarth as far as Symphonic Death Metal bands go. - SomePersonYouHate
10Leaves' EyesLeaves' Eyes is a German-Norwegian symphonic metal band from Stavanger, Norway and Ludwigsburg, Germany.
Not as overrated as the other Symphonic Metal bands on this list. - SomePersonYouHate
11Rhapsody of FireRhapsody 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.