Opera metal

Opera metal is a lesser-relevant alias of symphonic metal. It is applied to bands that feature a classically trained, “operatic” vocalist, usually female. Not to be confused with metal opera, a conceptual rock opera in metal music. Edit this Artist photo: Therion

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  • florianblaschke

    ringwraith10: Every metal fan for themselves, although there seems to be a minimal consensus (there's no debate about thrash, death, black and doom metal). Nowadays, pragmatically speaking, it is Wikipedia, and they again go by journalistic usage. Unfortunately, there is no committee consisting of university-trained musicologists versed in the metal scene who could authoritatively decide such pressing issues ;-)

    February 2012
  • florianblaschke

    I'd say opera metal (or operatic metal) is defined by the presence of operatic vocals. Avantasia, Ayreon and Aina are metal operas (although "metal musicals" would arguably be a more fitting description), but are made in a power/symphonic/progressive metal style otherwise. That's not the same as "opera metal". Symphonic metal without operatic vocals isn't opera metal either, so the terms are not synonymous or exchangeable.

    February 2012
  • Napalmer

    Listen new single of ukrainian dark metal band Tectum feat. a capella female band Budnitay Tectum - Shchedryk (Carol of the Bells) feat. Budnitay download links and comments in my journal: http://www.lastfm.ru/user/Napalmer/journal/2012/01/13/5aahd6_tectum_-_shchedryk_

    January 2012
  • Jukkametal

    hay check out Finnish Metal Lovers group

    May 2010
  • FahadFirozKhan

    Hey there Goth fans. Need some help. I've started this channel on youtube dedicated to Gothic Metal Music videos, so if u got time pls check it out and sub and watch and comment and give suggestions and be a part of it. http://www.youtube.com/GothiKxMETALxTV

    April 2010
  • britdamage

    Actually ...most people (and musicians) say that opera (and operactic) metal is a part from the ganer symphonic metal which means this tag is ....let's say useless !!! I am not very sure why people are tagging different elements from one genre ^ ^

    March 2010
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    January 2010
  • ringwraith10

    I'm just wondering... Who gets to decide if a "genre" exists or not?

    January 2010
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