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FingerWiz
Mallcore Kid

Joined: Thu Oct 25, 2012 1:16 pm
Posts: 6
PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 1:21 pm 
 

Looking for Symphonic/Progressive Metal epic bands.

Something similliar to Dream Theater, Sabaton, Nightwish and etc.

Thanks! :)

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Zelkiiro
Pounding the world with a fish of steel

Joined: Sat Apr 18, 2009 5:30 pm
Posts: 4138
Location: United States
PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 1:38 pm 
 

Your request is a bit vague, but I'll humor you by copying my post from a similar thread!

After Forever
Intense and epic, just like you asked for.

Later Blind Guardian
While more well-known for their straight-up speed/power metal of the early-to-mid 90s, Blind Guardian know their way around an orchestra.

Dark Moor
Quality power metal with unique female vocals.

Edenbridge
One of the great standouts in the symphonic metal world.

Epica
You probably know about these guys already. Big, bombastic,and epic.

Kamelot
See above.

Leaves' Eyes
For your ethereal and moody symphonic metal with a Celtic touch needs.

Stratovarius
These guys pretty much founded the genre.

Wildpath
These guys used to be awesome. You'll see why when you click.

Within Temptation
I'm a huge fan of these guys, and when they want to make an intense, epic song, they deliver in spades.

Age of Artemis
These guys do the whole "symphonic power metal" thing with a bit of a proggy flair.

Amberian Dawn
More in the vein of symphonic pop-gothic metal, but they do some great stuff.

Ancient Bards
Pretty much Rhapsody of Fire with a female vocalist. And 10x the bombast.

Angra
See Age of Artemis above. Same guy's responsible for both.

AnsoticcA
Symphonic gothic metal with thick, heavy guitars and thick, heavy symphonics. Love this album.

Avantasia
When Avantasia wants to be big and epic, they're goddamn fucking big and epic. Holy shit.

Dawn of Destiny
Oh man, these guys know how to make a goddamn intense, goddamn catchy tune. Fantastic female vocals.

Delain
Poppy gothic metal with some great orchestrations. One of my favorites in the pop-gothic metal genre.

Diabulus in Musica
Similar to AnsoticcA, but not quite as thick. Still freaking awesome for fans of the genre.

Dragonland
Another titan of the genre, these guys can craft an intense and complex song like no one else.

Dreamtale
Not much to say. It's Euro-power metal, it's got symphonic elements, and it's awesome.

Excalion
See above.

HolyHell
Apparently their record's crackin' down, because few of their songs are available, but still, pretty epic symphonic metal with some great female vocals.

Keldian
A very solid power metal act, but this song in particular is exactly the sort of thing you ordered.

Krypteria
These guys are highly inconsistent. When they do good, it's really good, and this is one of those times!

Nightwish
I'm going to just assume you've crossed paths already, so here's a reminder.

Orphaned Land
A bit different from the usual, but I figured you'd appreciate it, anyway.

ReinXeed
These guys are often too light for even me, but when they hit home (like here), I can't resist for even a second.

Serenity
Solid Euro-power metal, great symphonics, one hell of an album.

Sunrise
This is the only song I dig from the album, but you may enjoy the others. This is a fucking phenomenal track, though.

The Slow Death
Not symphonic, but shut up and listen.

Theocracy
These guys don't always add symphonic elements to their songs, but when they do, HOLY SHIT.

Timeless Miracle
A heavy contender for my favorite album of all time. Fantastic stuff.

Virgin Black
Dark, heavy, bleak, and symphonic, too!

Xandria
Big, bombastic, heavy, and highly operatic. Perfect for your request.
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FingerWiz
Mallcore Kid

Joined: Thu Oct 25, 2012 1:16 pm
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 1:49 pm 
 

Altough I hear many of the bands above, some of them are totaly new to me.
Thanks! :D

P.S: Just read the whole list, AMAZING VARIETY! :D

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vengefulgoat
Metalhead

Joined: Wed Aug 10, 2011 9:15 am
Posts: 977
Location: Poland
PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 4:08 pm 
 

Well, I'm probably stating the obvious, but if you haven't heard Therion, thank me.

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Liquid_Braino
Metal newbie

Joined: Wed Jun 17, 2009 10:25 am
Posts: 232
PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 10:39 pm 
 

Try some Pythia. A bombastic female fronted act with some serious technical chops and lots of sheer power to their sound. The Serpent's Curse is a doozy of an album.

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Diabolism
Mallcore Kid

Joined: Sun Apr 12, 2009 3:54 am
Posts: 29
PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 12:58 am 
 

You can also try Celesty , and if you like symphonic and progressive in a more extreme vein, this or this could interest you too.

All of them are male fronted bands though.

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pbarb
Metal newbie

Joined: Tue May 12, 2009 6:46 pm
Posts: 316
Location: United States of America
PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 1:00 am 
 

Borknagar. I just got into these guys and they are great. Try "epic" or "empiricm"

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