Symphonic Metal

"Symphonic Metal 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."

Nightwish: an example for Symphonic Metal

Symphonic Metal bands

Symphonic Metal at the webshop

There are lots of Symphonic Metal products at our online shop. For example:

Nightwish - Dark Passion Play
Epica - Design Your Universe
Rhapsody Of Fire - The Frozen Tears Of Angels

and much more ...