Best Symphonic Black Metal Bands

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21 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.

Nightwish is NOT black metal. They do not sing about death, hatred, religions, and crime!

Probably the best symphonic metal band, but not black at all; should not to be on this list - hub66

What the hell!
They are just symphonic metal not symphonic black metal!
Whoever put them in this list must stop listening metal and start listening rap!

They are only 21 because they are not a black metal band

if it was just symphonic metal then they would be number 1

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22 Shade Empire

Should be much higher. Omega Arcane is a masterpiece!

Omega Arcane is incredible!

This band is just too awesome. My top 1

23 Septicflesh Septicflesh
24 Morgul

Underrated to say the least, they create aura that entrances. Check out "The Horror Grandeur"

They have a unique style of symphonic black metal

25 Rotting Christ Rotting Christ Rotting Christ is a Greek extreme metal band formed in 1987. They are noted for being one of the first black metal bands within this region, as well as a premier act within the European underground metal scene.
26 Darzamat

Nice Polish band with excellent multiple vocals.

27 Dissection Dissection Dissection was a Swedish extreme metal band. They formed in 1989 by Jon Nödtveidt and later disbanded in 2006, followed by Nödtveidt's suicide. Their sound is usually described as "melodic blackened death metal". V 1 Comment
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30 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.
31 Mystic Circle
32 Crematory

This is not a black metal at all! - Narsilion

They are simply great, tears of time, the fallen, fly...

33 Diabolus Arcanium

An emerging symphonic metal act from India!

34 Cosmic Infusion
35 Fleshgod Apocalypse Fleshgod Apocalypse Fleshgod Apocalypse is an Italian Death metal band. Formed in 2007, the group resides in Perugia and are currently signed to Willowtip Records and Nuclear Blast. The band is known for their fusion of metal with technical death metal.
36 Sinphonicon
37 Children of Bodom Children of Bodom Children 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.

CoB is not Black metal, but Power/Death Metal

38 Behemoth Behemoth Behemoth is a Polish blackened death metal band from Gdańsk, formed in 1991. They are considered to have played an important role in establishing the Polish extreme metal underground.

This is not symphonic black metal, this is black/death metal - Narsilion

Can't beat Behemoth and their growls are far superior to Slipknot (though, I don't listen to Slipknot), as well as their style and content. Much heavier, they don't pick fights with other bands and their stage/death paint blows any American wannabe metal band BS out of the water.

Uses symphonic style black metal instrumentation and mixes it with the Slipknot style death growls, Demigod is one of their best albums.

39 Ceremonial Castings

They should be a must listen to for every black metal, doom metal, etc. Fan. Not only talented, but cool guys, GREAT live. They live, eat, breathe music. Do their own mixing/mastering. Immortal Black Art, so many great songs, that in my humble opinion best cd. But many like Salem 1692.

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