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orchestral metal

#1 Post by Dragon Guardian » 24 Aug 2011 15:32

Any recommendations for metal bands that use full orchestras and/or orchestral elements (with choirs preferably) other than the following

Rhapsody of Fire, Nightwish, Fairyland, Epica, Turisas, Therion, Haggard, Virgin Steele

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#2 Post by Dentarthurdent » 24 Aug 2011 17:25

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#3 Post by t.a.j. » 24 Aug 2011 17:44

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#4 Post by Bender B. Rodriguez » 24 Aug 2011 17:45

oh please,ever heard of a little swedish band called Therion?Of course they don't go the same road as the bands mantioned by Dentarthurdent,they're more like gothic or something,still,pretty damn good.Go check their albums Deggial and Vovin,they'll blow your head off.
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#5 Post by LeBard » 24 Aug 2011 21:40

Bender B. Rodriguez wrote:oh please,ever heard of a little swedish band called Therion?Of course they don't go the same road as the bands mantioned by Dentarthurdent,they're more like gothic or something,still,pretty damn good.Go check their albums Deggial and Vovin,they'll blow your head off.
I think he knows. :)
Any recommendations for metal bands that use full orchestras and/or orchestral elements (with choirs preferably) other than the following

Rhapsody of Fire, Nightwish, Fairyland, Epica, Turisas, Therion, Haggard, Virgin Steele
However, you mentioned Rhapsody - ever ventured into Luca Turillis solo stuff? Two examples:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uU0xnpP3D60
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LX1jHBujX14

I can vouch for the first two LP's, namely:
King of the Nordic Twilight (1999)
Prophet of the Last Eclipse (2002)

The rest never grabbed me, but those two have some pearls on them. I've also heard some good buzz about Powerwolf:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPJdjEbhWXw

A bit like Sabaton with more orchestras and uh, werewolves.

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#6 Post by Palantyre » 24 Aug 2011 22:00

Crimfall are awesome. Especially the female vocalist, she's got a fantastic voice.

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#7 Post by The Rider Of Rohan » 24 Aug 2011 22:10

Manowar - Gods of War
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#8 Post by Joost » 25 Aug 2011 09:07

t.a.j. wrote:Waltari
Yeah! Yeah! Die! Die! actually was the first 'symphonic metal' album that I heard, back in 1996. Haven't heard it for ages...
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#9 Post by t.a.j. » 25 Aug 2011 10:10

Joost wrote:
t.a.j. wrote:Waltari
Yeah! Yeah! Die! Die! actually was the first 'symphonic metal' album that I heard, back in 1996. Haven't heard it for ages...
:mrgreen:
Though it's more like half the tracks are death metal, half are orchestral.
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#10 Post by gergor » 25 Aug 2011 12:48

I just listened to some stuff from Yeah! Yeah! Die! Die!
It sounds totally weird - but I somehow love it :D.
And when I listened to The struggle for Life and Death of Knowledge I couldn't stop laughing!
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#11 Post by Lilyael » 26 Aug 2011 00:06

Apocalyptica! Although admittedly the orchestral elements are more just a string quartet, lol.

There's also Wintersun, Draconian and Sirenia.
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#12 Post by Dentarthurdent » 26 Aug 2011 03:40

It's not even a string quartet, it's just three Celli...
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#13 Post by Dragon Guardian » 26 Aug 2011 04:43

Thanks for the recommendations guys. I actually heard Powerwolf right after creating this topic. Some of the other bands like Sirenia, Tristania, Manowar I already know.

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#14 Post by nem » 30 Aug 2011 18:23

Here's my list, some have already been mentioned...great stuff!

After Forever
Delain
Edenbridge
Epica
Krypteria
Leaves' Eyes
Lunatica
Nemesea
Nightwish
Revamp
Sirenia
Stream Of Passion
Tarja Turunen
Tristania
Visions of Atlantis
Within Temptation
Xandria

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#15 Post by Bender B. Rodriguez » 08 Sep 2011 22:08

LeBard wrote:
Bender B. Rodriguez wrote:oh please,ever heard of a little swedish band called Therion?Of course they don't go the same road as the bands mantioned by Dentarthurdent,they're more like gothic or something,still,pretty damn good.Go check their albums Deggial and Vovin,they'll blow your head off.
I think he knows. :)
Any recommendations for metal bands that use full orchestras and/or orchestral elements (with choirs preferably) other than the following

Rhapsody of Fire, Nightwish, Fairyland, Epica, Turisas, Therion, Haggard, Virgin Steele
LOL,i must've been pretty stoned that day
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#16 Post by spamel » 08 Sep 2011 22:18

Bender B. Rodriguez wrote:
LOL,i must've been pretty stoned that day

Just that day? Lol! :mrgreen:
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