December 2012 , i got message from my friend about his new favorite music. Because we’ve ever made a band before, so i read his message. he told me about symphony metal. What was that ? I know metal only belongs to Metallica. yeah. you’re right but symphony metal is not only about metal but also there are some differences from metal it self. first, the music genre is not only metal there is classical music and progressive rock, second, most lead singer in the band is female. Actually there are 3 subgenres in symphony metal it self : symphony black metal, symphony power metal, and symphony gothic metal. But, as long as those are symphony metal, i don’t really care about that. i just love it. Here is my favorite symphony metal bands. Really love it.
1. Delain : Delain is a Dutch symphonic metal band formed in 2002 by former Within Temptation keyboardist Martijn Westerholt and Charlotte Wessels. The name of the band comes from the Kingdom of Delain in Stephen King’s novel, The Eyes of the Dragon [wikipedia]
My Favorite Delain’s videos :
2. Epica : Epica is a Dutch symphonic metal band, founded by guitarist and vocalist Mark Jansen subsequent to his departure from After Forever.
They are known for their symphonic sound and the use of female vocals and male growls, performed by Simone Simons and Mark Jansen respectively. All six members participate in composing their songs, whilst their lyrics are primarily written by Simons and Jansen. Their songs largely deal with philosophical topics, including science, religion, and world events.[wikipedia]
my favorite Epica’s Videos :
3. Lacuna Coil is an Italian metal band from Milan. Since their formation in 1994, the group have had two name changes, being previously known as Sleep of Right and Ethereal[wikipedia].
My Favorite Lacuna Coil’s Videos :
4. Nightwish : is a symphonic metal band from Kitee, Finland. The band was formed in 1996 by lead songwriter and keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen, guitarist Emppu Vuorinen, and lead singer Tarja Turunen. The band soon picked up drummer Jukka Nevalainen, and then bassist Sami Vänskä after the release of their debut album, Angels Fall First (1997). In 2002, Vänskä was replaced by Marco Hietala, who also took over the male vocalist role previously filled by Holopainen or guest singers [wikipedia]
My Favorite Nightwish’s Videos :
5. Sirenia : is a symphonic metal and gothic metal band from Stavanger, Norway.
The band uses melodic instrumentals, synthesizers, and distorted guitars with female vocals, male death vocals, clean male vocals, a choir and violins. The lyrics are concerned with human existence, emotion, and mental states[wikipedia].
My Favorite Sirenia’s Videos :