never heard of it until a few moments ago when someone mentioned a group called Nightwish and someone else mentioned Epica, who I’m now listening too. I will try Nightwish later.
Those are the two bands I would have said to start with for someone looking to get into symphonic metal. Epica is more symphonic death. Nightwish symphonic power. Both have a lot of prog elements to them.
yeh…I am liking most of Epica, but I’m not really big on the whole growling thing
Listening to symphonic metal every now and then.
I’m a huge fan of Epica (it may have been me who mentioned them). Not a fan of growling either but it kind of fits the music usually and you get used to it.
Which Epica album did you try?
Another one to possibly try after Nightwish is Tarja (who was the lead singer of Nightwish for a long time). Her album “My Winter Storm” is a good starting place. Not as heavy as Epica or Nightwish.
I’m only listening to Nightwish at the moment and can’t wait for their new album to drop next month.
Symphonic metal is huge, especially in Europe and South America.
Besides the miriad of bands like Xandria, Within Temptation, Epica, Nightwish, there are bands that have 15+ members like Haggard (actually my favourite symphonic metal band), bands that have defined the genre, like Therion and bands that do the extreme symphonic, like Septicflesh, Dimmu Borgir. This metal genre has something for everyone, metalhead or not.
Symphony X and Kamelot are two great bands I want to see live.
About Epica… Simone Simons.
I don’t ever want to go to a concert with singing…I don’t want to go deaf. roudiest thing I want to see is maybe Apocalyptica, LoL!
Two great bands are Carach Angren, and Fleshgod Apocalypse.
Carach is Symphonic Black Metal, and Fleshgod is Symphonic Death Metal