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Nedioca
Mallcore Kid

Joined: Mon Sep 28, 2015 11:11 am
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Location: Italy
PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2015 7:05 pm 
 

Good morning/evening!
I'm looking for some good symphonic metal!

If you'd like to help me, keep in mind that:
- I DON'T like growl, actually I'm not ready for that, I don't like it. (Haggard :'[ )
- I usually prefere MALE voices (Random example: Eternal Tears of Sorrow - Sea of Whispers)
- I don't love symphonic-power metal, here are some exceptions:
* Blind Guardian (Age of Time, Ninth Wave)
* Sonata Arctica (The Days of Grays)
* Avantasia (Seven Angels, The Tower)
- I really like concept albums (Ayreon)
- I love classical music and I go crazy when I hear metal covers of classical music (Apocalyptica, Dark Moor)
- I love choirs (Ghost-Year Zero) and operatic voices (expecially male) (Charlemagne - The Bloody Verdict of Verden)


Thank you so much, guys; I really need some new music! Can't wait to read your answers!
Bye!


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TrueDynamite
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Joined: Sun Dec 28, 2014 9:13 pm
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2015 7:22 pm 
 

Kamelot - Sacrimony
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvWT-7l6vJU

Kamelot is power metal, but that album is a concept album.

Luca Turilli's Rhapsody - Il Tempo Degli Dei
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8S7hZmBcslY

I don't know if I would consider Turilli's new stuff to be proper power metal, so that may work for you.

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Nedioca
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2015 7:44 pm 
 

Well, I already knew Kamelot and I prefere Roy Khan (their previous singer); actually I am listening to Ghost Opera and it is pretty good, The Black Halo is next.
Uh, if you like Tommy Karevik, may I suggest you "The Theory of Everything", from Ayreon? He is the main character and he is amazing!

"Il Tempo degli Dei" (eheh, it is my first language) is really good; unfortunally there are some "industrial" elements. Gonna listen that album anyway, it seems really interesting. Thanks!

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TrueDynamite
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2015 7:53 pm 
 

I really need to check out more of Ayreon and I also haven't listened to Khan-era Kamelot yet, but I recently picked up one of their early albums. Karevik is one of the more unique vocalists in power metal and he moshes during shows, so what's not to like? :headbang:

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Nedioca
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2015 11:23 am 
 

Uh, may I suggest you "Rule The World", from Ghost Opera, or "Twisted Mind", from Avantasia's The Scarecrow? This one features Roy Khan and Tobias Sammet.

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Empyreal
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2015 1:22 pm 
 

TrueDynamite wrote:
I really need to check out more of Ayreon and I also haven't listened to Khan-era Kamelot yet, but I recently picked up one of their early albums. Karevik is one of the more unique vocalists in power metal and he moshes during shows, so what's not to like? :headbang:


If you haven't heard The Black Halo, you haven't really heard what Kamelot are rightfully best known for. The three albums before that are all essential too, but TBH is basically their magnum opus and one of the best rock albums of the 2000s.

For this thread, OP, have you tried any of The Dogma or Aquaria's music? Great stuff.

Youtube: show


Youtube: show


Ashes to Ashes is a more unconventional band. They have a much darker sound. But you may like them:

Youtube: show


Royal Hunt is a sort of symphonic rock band with spices of power metal here and there, but they've been around for ages and have always put out good stuff. Their new album is excellent:

Youtube: show
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ChildClownOutlet
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2015 9:15 pm 
 

Maybe Thaurorod? They had 3 vocalists but I recommend you listen to the first demos, since the other two are pretty bad.


I think his name is Vladimir Luppi or something, but he has a really great baritone voice.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_iEu6rVp1zM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8lmsP58rJpU

And if you like Dark Moor, maybe Fairyland? Elisa is the vocalist for them as well.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=836Twelv-xc
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Nedioca
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2015 6:24 pm 
 

Well well, thank you so much guys! I listened to every song you linked, here are some comments:
- Aquaria: I should listen that song one more time, it is not that easy... but I like it!
- The Dogma: they are from my country! I really liked that song, I cannot wait to listen one of their albums!
- Ashes to Ashes: here the sound, as you said, was much darker, and I didn't love it. But I did love that amazing choirs!
- Royal Hunt: they were probably the easiest to listen, anyway I really enjoyed them. There was a lot of Symphonic elements, here!
- Thaurorod: you are totally right, that voice is sssssso good (singer's name is Vladimir Lumi, I think he actually sings in Aberrant Vascular and Severnaja)! I am not sure it is symphonic, but I liked it anyway (even if there was some growl in the second song... If I'm right...)
- Fairyland: they were probably a bit too melodic. I like Dark Moor because of their classical covers, of their singer's voice and because some of their albums are not THAT melodical. Gonna listen something from Fairyland anyway, probably their latest album "Score to a New Beginning".


Thanks to your suggestions I added some details to the first post. Thank you all so much!
Please, keep posting your favourite symphonic music!
Thank you again!

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TrueDynamite
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2015 6:45 pm 
 

How about this?

Galneryus - Angel of Salvation (live)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uo10HFEfRo4

Therion - Son of the Staves of Time
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1NzFizl0CSQ

I'm not too familiar with Therion, but they have multiple vocalists (male/female).

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teh_Foxx0rz
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2015 6:14 am 
 

Yeah Therion sound right up your street - the "purest essence" of symphonic metal, with barely any overt power metal influence. And lots of choirs!

Keldian are a band you could try: a little more power metalllish, but very smooth and not too "bouncy" or anything; they also have a very nice male vocalist and a strong smattering of choirs.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_5frw11ZEM

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Nedioca
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2015 7:55 am 
 

Ehy guys, thank you so much for your suggestions. I listened to them and here are my opinions...
- GALNERYUS: they use a lot of violins and I like that. Unfortunally I don't really like their singer's voice... but I'll listen to one of their albums anyway (probably Vetelgyus). I don't love J-Music, the only band that I actually like is Yousei Teikoku... uh, and Linked Horizon.
- Therion: eheh, I already know these guys, they are amazing! Vovin is probably their best album.
- Keldian: interesting. They are not exceptional or amazing, but they surely are interesting. Don't think I'll listen them again, they are not what I am looking for right now. Sorry!

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ChildClownOutlet
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Joined: Fri Dec 16, 2011 4:52 pm
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Location: United States
PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2015 8:41 pm 
 

Dragonland? This is actually one of my favorites.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTShSv-95uI

Ancient Bards has a female vocalist but they're good.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2F60daSYas8

Same with Forgotten Tales.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3b9U4fFfI0

Here's some Dreamtale as well.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g74XJan24jU

And Heavenly as well.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwwnfWg ... be&t=1m40s
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Nedioca
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 03, 2015 1:23 pm 
 

Glad to see you came back, my friend! I listened those songs and here it is what I think about them.
- Dragonland: I already knew Dragonland and that song is definitely the best i have heard from them. Unfortunally it seems that they are way more "power" than "symphonic". I liked anyway some songs from their latest album... what's your favourite Dragonland's album?
- Ancient Bards: cool story, bro! This band sounds interesting, gonna listen more of their music!
- Forgotten Tales: I don't think they are symphonic... Anyway I didn't like it, sorry!
- Dreamtale: these guys are power metal too... but they sound pretty good. Probably, one day, I'll change my mind and I'll listen to them.
- Heavenly: I think even this band is power metal. It is way more interesting than Forgotten Tales, but actually I do not love this.

Thank you so much!

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