Symphonic power metal

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Symphonic power metal refers to bands that make extensive usage of keyboards, or instruments normally found in classical music similar to . These additional elements are often used as key elements of the music when compared to normal , contributing not only an extra layer to the music, but a greater variety of sound.

The symphonic power metal was developed in the early nineties as the Brazilians Angra (who in 1993 with the debut “Angels Cry”, managed to fuse the power metal with classical music and symphonic).

Sometimes is considered to be both and , due to some debate about the usage of the term “” by fans. For example, Nightwish features more elements, while Sonata Arctica features more elements.

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