This is a list of symphonic metal bands, including bands that at some point in their career played symphonic metal.
Symphonic metal bands are influenced by gothic metal, power metal, and not too surprisingly, classical metal. Some of the best symphonic metal bands are some of the most influential metal bands in the world.
EPICA official video for "Storm of Sorrow," from Requiem for the Indifferent.
Epica is a Dutch symphonic metal band that has been active since 2002.
According to Wikipedia, Symphonic Metal is a subgenre of Heavy Metal that saw its origins in the mid to late 1990s primarily in Europe, specifically in Scandinavia and the Netherlands.
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Within Temptation's video for 'The Howling' from the album, The Heart Of Everything - available now on Roadrunner Records.
Within Temptation is a Dutch symphonic metal band that has been active since 1995.
Symphonic metal is a term used to describe heavy metal music that has symphonic elements; that is, elements that sound similar to a classical symphony.
If you’ve ever grooved to Evanescence but wanted something that fully committed to an operatic metal style, this is the genre for you.
Nightwish is the most successful Finnish band worldwide and has sold over 8 million records.