is a Metal subgenre which connects Metal Elements with symphonic elements of classical music. The Symphonic Metal
bands usually are either supported by an orchestra, classical instruments or keyboards.
Besides these obligatory symphonic arrangements, Symphonic Metal
also features complex song structures, dominating melodic and classically harmonic elements and a clear affinity towards conceptional music. The classical influences mostly base upon baroque style, sometimes also to romanicism.
Within the genre, there are different ways of playing Symphonic Metal
. Some bands are closer to Metal, whereas others might rather be counted as Gothic
bands. Those differences often base upon the singing voice. Some artists use a classical way of singing while others prefer techniques such as growling or screaming to create a contrast to the clear voices."
: an example for Symphonic Metal
Symphonic Metal bands
Examples for Symphonic Metal bands:
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