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havanagila39
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 27, 2008 5:22 pm 
 

I have been trying to find more symphonic concept albums lately and hitting some slight blocks.

List the best that you know! I prefer the ones with a more melodic side to them, but I'm a very musically open person.

Personally, the best concept album, and album, that I have ever purchased was the absolutely brilliant Luxaeterna by Aquaria

Also, I know of the obvious ones like the Rhapsody series, but still list away!

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Gothus
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 27, 2008 5:25 pm 
 

Therion's Secret of the Runes is pretty cool. It has to do with the realms of Norse mythology.
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TheBlackCircus
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 27, 2008 5:37 pm 
 

The Last 4 Haggard are awesome!!!!

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mrchris
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 27, 2008 6:28 pm 
 

Limbonic Art's two first albums have symphonic elements but so does the rest of their discography but in lesser amounts.
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Valdar
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 28, 2008 12:37 am 
 

Leaves' Eyes - Vinland Saga

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mataldrummer93
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 28, 2008 6:13 am 
 

You could try Tobias Sammet's Avantasia [Metal Opera Part 1 & 2] or anything by Luca Turilli such as Prophet Of The Last Eclipse.

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marktheviktor
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 28, 2008 6:30 am 
 

AngL by Ihsahn is a must for symphonic progressive. You won't be sorry on that one. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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GuerillaMonkey
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 28, 2008 7:55 am 
 

The Adversary by Ihsahn isn't bad either... Also check out Symphony X's last albums - The oddesy, paradise lost and Divine Wings of Tragedy

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Waffles
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 28, 2008 8:18 am 
 

Axamenta's latest (and maybe final) album, Ever-Arch-I-Tech-Ture is pretty damn brilliant, music- and conceptwise. It's not necessarily symphonic sensu stricto, though.

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Wra1th1s
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 28, 2008 10:51 am 
 

Bal-Sagoth. Any album. Except their first (not really symphonic) and their most recent (less symphonic than previous releases.)
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samekh
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 29, 2008 12:01 am 
 

If you're not opposed to music about Vikings, Turisas "The Varangian Way" is a great concept album with some nice symphonic elements to it.

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WebOfPiss
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 29, 2008 12:08 am 
 

Ihsahn isn't metal.

Listen to most of Bal-Sagoth's discography, as stated earlier.

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Asguard
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 29, 2008 1:24 am 
 

Vesania - God The Lux :thumbsup:

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marktheviktor
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 29, 2008 4:33 am 
 

WebOfPiss wrote:
Ihsahn isn't metal.

Listen to most of Bal-Sagoth's discography, as stated earlier.



Excuse me? Ihsahn is very much metal though he has taken quite a few progressive rock elements and fused it with his brand of playing.

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ampc
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 29, 2008 1:14 pm 
 

Devil Doll - The Girl Who Was... Death

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Empyreal
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 29, 2008 1:19 pm 
 

samekh wrote:
If you're not opposed to music about Vikings, Turisas "The Varangian Way" is a great concept album with some nice symphonic elements to it.

More like generic orchestrations layered over lame chugging chords; not really worth anything. It's like Korpiklaani except not entertaining.
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mattp
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 29, 2008 3:24 pm 
 

I'm surprised no one has mentioned Dimmu Borgir! :p

Anorexia Nervosa's "New Obscurantum Order" is pretty cool symphonic black metal.
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KingVold
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 29, 2008 4:02 pm 
 

Gods of War by manowar
Great storyline

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KingVold
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 29, 2008 4:05 pm 
 

Empyreal wrote:
samekh wrote:
If you're not opposed to music about Vikings, Turisas "The Varangian Way" is a great concept album with some nice symphonic elements to it.

More like generic orchestrations layered over lame chugging chords; not really worth anything. It's like Korpiklaani except not entertaining.

The Varangian Way is a great album. the guitar and bass parts are a little lacking, yes, but the accordian and violin parts alone make up for that, not to mention the orchestral/symphonic samples, which are a tad repetitive at points but still good.
And Korpiklaani sounds nothign like Turisas, at least not on the album i ahve.

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rathofgod
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 29, 2008 4:13 pm 
 

You might try Becoming the Archetype's new one, 'Dichotomy' if you're not opposed to Christian-themed lyrics.
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Charlo
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Joined: Sun Sep 10, 2006 7:05 am
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 29, 2008 4:49 pm 
 

Check out Timeless Miracle and Logar's Diary.

Also, Bal-Sagoth are a must-have if you haven't heard of them before.

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NeglectedField
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 29, 2008 5:08 pm 
 

I add to the Bal-Sagoth reccommendations, and also, Turisas' Varangian Way is a big step from Battle Metal. They sound a lot more mature as a conceptual band, though the silly hits are there.
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