List and playlist symphonic metal bands

Symphonic metal bands often feature classically trained female vocalists, giving rise to the nickname opera metal or operatic metal, and it is not uncommon for them to feature a second vocalist performing growls, a more common characteristic of gothic metal. Perhaps the most typical and prominent examples of symphonic metal bands are Dutch bands Epica, and Within Temptation, Finnish band Nightwish, and Swedish band Therion, all four of which place a large focus on elements prevalent in film scores on top of the more basic classical components utilized more widely in the genre.

below the list, you can listen to the playlist symphonic metal bands.

list symphonic metal bands

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Adagio
symphonic power metal, progressive metal, neoclassical metal

After Forever
symphonic metal, gothic metal, progressive metal, power metal

Almora
symphonic metal, folk metal, gothic metal

Ancient Bards
symphonic metal, power metal

Angtoria
symphonic metal

Anorexia Nervosa
symphonic black metal, industrial metal (early), death metal (early)

Arven
symphonic metal

Atargatis
symphonic metal, gothic metal

Avantasia
symphonic metal, power metal, progressive metal, hard rock

Ayreon
progressive rock, progressive metal, power metal, experimental rock

B

Bal-Sagoth
symphonic black metal

Believer
thrash metal, progressive metal, Christian metal, symphonic metal

Betraying the Martyrs
deathcore, metalcore, symphonic metal, progressive metal

Beyond The Black
symphonic metal, power metal

Blackthorn (Russian band)
symphonic black metal, extreme metal

Blind Guardian
power metal, progressive metal, symphonic metal, speed metal, thrash metal (early)

C

Carach Angren
symphonic black metal, black metal

Catharsis (Russian band)
symphonic metal, power metal, neoclassical metal

Ceremonial Castings
symphonic black metal

Chthonic
blackened death metal, symphonic black metal, oriental metal

Coronatus
symphonic metal, folk metal

Crimson Moonlight
black metal, unblack metal, Christian metal, symphonic black metal

D

Dark Moor
neoclassical metal, symphonic power metal, progressive metal

Diabulus in Musica
symphonic metal, gothic metal

Darkwoods My Betrothed
black metal, symphonic black metal, Viking metal

Delain
symphonic metal

Dimmu Borgir
symphonic black metal

Divinefire
Christian metal, power metal, symphonic metal, thrash metal

Dol Ammad
avant-garde metal, electronica, symphonic metal

Dragonland
power metal, symphonic metal, progressive metal

Dreamtale
power metal, symphonic metal

E

Edenbridge
symphonic metal, power metal, progressive metal

Emperor
black metal, symphonic black metal

Epica
symphonic metal

Estatic Fear
symphonic metal, symphonic doom metal, gothic black metal, doom metal, folk metal

Eternal Tears of Sorrow
symphonic death metal, gothic metal, melodic death metal (early)

Evanescence
symphonic metal, gothic metal, alternative rock, gothic rock

Ex Libris
symphonic metal, gothic metal

Eyes of Eden
symphonic metal, gothic metal

F

Fairyland
symphonic power metal

Fleshgod Apocalypse
symphonic death metal, technical death metal

Floor Jansen
neoclassical metal, power metal, progressive metal, symphonic metal, thrash metal, gothic metal (early)

Forest Stream
symphonic black metal, doom metal, gothic metal

Forever Slave
symphonic metal, gothic metal

Forgotten Tales
symphonic power metal

G

Graveworm
symphonic black metal, gothic metal

Gwyllion
symphonic power metal

Gloryhammer
symphonic power metal

H

Haggard
symphonic death metal, death-doom

Hanging Doll
orchestral gothic metal

HB
Christian metal, symphonic metal, power metal

Hecate Enthroned
blackened death metal (1993-1995) ,symphonic black metal (1995-present) , melodic death metal (1999-present)

Herjalf
symphonic metal, gothic metal

Hevein
thrash metal, symphonic metal, neo-classical metal, progressive rock, progressive metal

Hollenthon
melodic death metal, symphonic metal, symphonic black metal

HolyHell
symphonic power metal

I

Imperia
symphonic metal, gothic metal, progressive metal

Indica
pop rock, alternative rock, symphonic metal

K

Kamelot
power metal, heavy metal, progressive metal, symphonic metal

Katra
symphonic metal, gothic metal

Kerion
symphonic metal, power metal

Kingfisher Sky
progressive metal, progressive rock, symphonic metal

Krypteria
symphonic metal, power metal, gothic metal

L

Labirent
progressive rock, progressive metal, symphonic rock

Lacrimosa (newer works)
early: gothic rock, darkwave, Neue Deutsche Todeskunst, later: gothic metal, symphonic metal

Lana Lane
symphonic rock, progressive metal

Leaves’ Eyes
symphonic metal, gothic metal, folk metal, Viking metal

Legenda Aurea
heavy metal, gothic metal, power metal, symphonic metal

Limbonic Art
symphonic black metal

Luca Turilli band
symphonic power metal

Luca Turilli’s Rhapsody
symphonic power metal, neoclassical metal

Lunatica
symphonic metal, power metal

Lux Occulta
avant-garde metal, symphonic black metal, progressive metal

Lyriel
folk metal, folk rock, Celtic metal, symphonic metal, gothic metal

M

Magica
power metal, symphonic gothic metal, gothic metal

Magic Kingdom
power metal, symphonic metal

Matenrou Opera
symphonic metal, power metal, alternative metal

MaYaN
symphonic death metal

Mechanical Poet
symphonic rock, progressive metal, post-prog

Metalwings
symphonic metal

Midnattsol
gothic metal, folk metal, symphonic metal, power metal

Moi dix Mois
gothic metal, symphonic metal, industrial metal

N

Nemesea
alternative rock, electronic rock, symphonic rock, symphonic metal, alternative metal, gothic metal (early

Nightfall
gothic metal, melodic death metal, symphonic black metal

Nightwish
symphonic metal, power metal, folk metal, gothic metal

Northern Kings
symphonic metal, power metal, progressive metal

O

Opera IX
symphonic black metal, gothic metal (early)

P

Phoenix Rising
heavy metal, power metal, symphonic metal

Pythia
symphonic metal, gothic metal, power metal

R

ReinXeed
symphonic metal, power metal

ReVamp
progressive metal, symphonic metal, neoclassical metal

Rhapsody of Fire
symphonic power metal, neoclassical metal

S

Sarah Jezebel Deva
classical music, symphonic metal, symphonic black metal, gothic metal

Savatage
heavy metal, progressive metal, power metal, symphonic metal

Saviour Machine
symphonic gothic metal, neoclassical metal, Christian metal

Scarlet
symphonic power, gothic metal

Secret Sphere
power metal, symphonic metal

Septic Flesh
symphonic death metal, melodic death metal, death-doom (early)

Serenity
symphonic power metal, power metal, progressive metal

Shade Empire
symphonic black metal, industrial black metal, melodic death metal

Sirenia
death-doom, gothic metal, symphonic metal, doom metal, death metal, neoclassical metal, black metal

Sonata Arctica
power metal, symphonic metal, progressive metal

Sons of Seasons
progressive metal, symphonic metal

Stravaganzza
gothic metal, symphonic metal, progressive metal

Stratovarius
heavy metal, power metal, neoclassical metal, progressive metal, symphonic metal

Stream of Passion
progressive metal, symphonic metal, gothic metal

Suspyre
progressive metal, symphonic metal, jazz fusion, progressive rock

Symfonia
symphonic power metal

Symphony X
progressive metal, power metal, neoclassical metal, symphonic metal

T

Tarja
symphonic metal, symphonic rock, gothic metal, classical-crossover

Therion
symphonic metal, death metal (early)

Thy Majestie
power metal, symphonic metal

Trail of Tears
gothic metal, symphonic black metal

Trans-Siberian Orchestra
symphonic metal, progressive rock, heavy metal, Christmas, hard rock, neoclassical metal

Tristania
gothic metal, doom metal, symphonic metal

Turisas
folk metal, power metal, symphonic metal, Viking metal

Tvangeste
symphonic black metal

Twilight Ophera
symphonic black metal

Twilight Force
symphonic power metal

U

Unshine
gothic metal, symphonic metal

V

Veni Domine
Christian metal, doom metal, progressive metal, symphonic metal

Versailles
symphonic power metal, neoclassical metal

Vesania
symphonic black metal, blackened death metal

Vesperian Sorrow
symphonic black metal

Virgin Black
gothic metal, black doom metal, symphonic metal

Virgin Steele
heavy metal, power metal, symphonic metal, hard rock

Visions of Atlantis
symphonic power metal

W

Welicoruss
symphonic black metal

Winds of Plague
deathcore, symphonic metal, metalcore

Within Temptation
symphonic metal, gothic metal, folk metal (early), doom metal

X

Xandria
symphonic metal, power metal

X Japan
heavy metal, power metal, speed metal, glam metal, progressive metal, symphonic metal

Xerath
progressive metal, symphonic metal, groove metal, death metal

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