#mygloriousinternetlife About a month ago, I pissed off some Delain fans on YouTube when I disagreed with the claim that "Delain sounds *NOTHING* like Within Temptation." As I walk through hillside meadows at dusk, watching the twinkling fireflies, I wonder: how deep within the bowel of symphonic metal must one reside to completely stand by such a statement? We, in our ordinariness, may never understand.
No sé si sea que me este poniendo viejo.. Pero tengo un tiempo ya escuchando Bandas de Rock Sinfonico, en especial las muy buenas Bandas Españolas como Dark Moor... Aunque, no abando el genero de mis amores el Thrash, reconozco la tremenda calidad que existe en este genero... Eso si, jamás, me he dejado etiquetar y mucho menos pienso que los generos musicales fuera del thrash no sirven o no son de "rockeros" de verdad !!!! ... Sandeces, solo los chavales piensan de esa manera.
This was quite a big thing in late '90 and early '00, but now is there too much of this stuff. To be sure listening to Nightwish, Epica, After Forever, Haggard still can be pleasant. But sometimes I listen to a lot of new bands that are good, but the music is all the same. What i think is that if you want to make this kind of music you have to try doing something original, creative, new. Otherwise is all the same music over and over again
I am a die hard metal fan, maybe I am getting old, listened to symphonic metal the other day,now I am hooked. I mentioned this after reading DrDarkoDarlin comment. I find if you don't want to listen to ancient metal bands (Metalica excluded) then symphonic metal groups rule.
My subjective taste is the one i can use to say this genre is bigger than life for me.
Bt apparently , some of the metal experts think that's no real metal applying arguments about how ''pop''
''cheesy'' , ''girly'' some of this bands are etc ..Anywhre if this were true , so what?
Wow you're so edgy , so antisystem , i'm impressed.
You guys take the tags so seriously , it doesnt really mean that are purely symphonic , maybe has more to do with the fact that the bands were thinking in classical/operatic music when they were doing the tunes.
Hi ! I am Vynce Leff from the symphonic metal band Whyzdom.
I just wanted to mention that we released a new music video lately : Dancing With Lucifer. Enjoy !
Verona Septima - Symphonic metal band from Finland with classical soprano vocals is happy to introduce their debut single What is Dead May Never Die!
Verona Septima vocal session at Finnvox Studio, Helsinki, Finland
Hey, I just released an EP the falls under the Symphonic Metal category.. Influences are Dimmu Borgir and Fleshgod Apocalypse, but it's a lot more "classical" focused. I'd love any and all feedback! and free download at www.design.bandcamp.com -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DVH3HZC5eU
http://dreamerion1.bandcamp.com/ - The album of my project - Dreamerion - called "All Gods Are Dumb". Music for fans of such genres as neoclassical/dark ambient/atmospheric rock and metal. Greets from Poland!
I don't know what I'd listen to without this genre. Black metal is too harsh and chaotic for me, while most commercial pop is just vomitous in its repetitive sweetness. Classical is great but some pieces are too long and intricate, with very weak melodic contours. Symphonic metal has just the right balance of harsh earthiness and ethereal melodies and vocals. It is hardly cheesy and not AT ALL insipid (though some bands have bad lyrics, I will admit). Thank Heaven for this evolution of metal. Six years a symphonic metal fan and more loyal than ever.
@HeavenMelody: Hm. Well. That's certainly interesting, and I do like the operatic voices, but the contrast with the typical metal voice is a bit jarring to me. Thank you, though. I'll try some more of them. ^^
All the pleasure is mine! They got really long solo-operatic-male-voice parts in some tracks. I'm sure u will enjoy. For example, one of my favourite tracks - 'The Siren of the Woods' - really great male operatic voice starts at 2:38 there : )