Symphonic metal is a subgenre of heavy metal music which combines the heavy drums and guitars of metal with different elements of orchestral classical music, such as symphonic instruments, choirs and sometimes a full orchestra.

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  • Symphonic metal is a subgenre of metal music which combines the characteristics of this genre, such as heavy drums and guitars, with different elements of classical music including symphonic instruments, choirs and on occasion, a full symphony orchestra. Keyboards reminiscent of power metal also often find a dominant place in this subgenre. Symphonic metal bands often feature classically trained female vocalists, giving rise to the nickname opera metal or operatic metal, and it is not uncommon for them to feature a second vocalist performing growls, a more common characteristic of gothic metal. Perhaps the most typical and prominent examples of symphonic metal bands are Finnish band Nightwish, Dutch bands Within Temptation and Epica, and Swedish band Therion, all four of which place a large focus on elements prevalent in film scores on top of the more basic classical components utilized more widely in the genre. (en)
  • Symphonic metal is a subgenre of heavy metal music which combines the heavy drums and guitars of metal with different elements of orchestral classical music, such as symphonic instruments, choirs and sometimes a full orchestra. Keyboards reminiscent of power metal also sometimes feature.Symphonic metal bands often feature classically trained female vocalists, giving rise to the nickname opera metal or operatic metal, and it is not uncommon for them to feature a second vocalist performing growls, a more common characteristic of gothic metal. Perhaps the most typical and prominent examples of symphonic metal bands are Dutch bands Epica, and Within Temptation, Finnish band Nightwish, and Swedish band Therion, all four of which place a large focus on elements prevalent in film scores on top of the more basic classical components utilized more widely in the genre. (en)
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  • Nightwish is one of the prime acts on the symphonic metal scene. The use of keyboards through traditional piano and strings and the soprano vocals of Tarja Turunen, until her departure from the band in 2005, were distinct parts of their original sound. (en)
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  • * Symphonic black metal * symphonic death metal * symphonic gothic metal * [[#Symphonic power metal (en)
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  • Tarja Turunen at Obras Stadium 2008 02.jpg (en)
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  • *Electric guitar *bass guitar *keyboards *piano *drums *violin *cello *vocals *other acoustic and electronic instruments (en)
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  • Symphonic death metal (en)
  • Symphonic gothic metal (en)
  • Symphonic metal (en)
  • Symphonic power metal (en)
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  • * Power metal * progressive metal * timeline of heavy metal (en)
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  • Almost mainstream in parts of Europe, moderately large cult following elsewhere. (en)
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  • Symphonic metal is a subgenre of heavy metal music which combines the heavy drums and guitars of metal with different elements of orchestral classical music, such as symphonic instruments, choirs and sometimes a full orchestra. (en)
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  • Symphonic metal (en)
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  • Symphonic death metal (en)
  • Symphonic gothic metal (en)
  • Symphonic metal (en)
  • Symphonic power metal (en)
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