Symphonic Metal by yurtgc548

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									        Symphonic Metal
  Symphonic metal is a term used to describe metal
  music that has symphonic elements. Elements that
 sounds similar to a classical symphony. Symphonic
  metal is both a genre of metal and a name given to
 several subgenres of other metal genres. The genre
refers to bands that combine aspects of varying metal
     genres, with signature female-led vocals and
operatic/classical themes to give the music a feeling of
                   being a symphony.
When referring to bands from other genres, it refers to
bands that use minor classical and operatic themes in
  the bands music similar as to what is found in the
    symphonic metal genre, to show they are more
    "symphonic" than normal bands of their genre.
 "Symphonic" can also describe metal with elements
     resembling non-symphonic classical music.
   Nightwish is a Finnish Symphonic metal band
 formed in 1996 in the town of Kitee. Nightwish is
  considered one of the bands responsible for the
rise in popularity of Symphonic metal at the end of
                      the 1990s.
Therion is a Swedish symphonic metal band. Beginning as a
death metal band, they later turned to combining orchestral
elements with their metal music, employing heavy use of
choirs and classical musicians, not only as additions to but
also as integral parts of the composition.Therion's music
takes its themes from different mythologies and is based on
concepts ranging from occultism, magic and ancient
traditions and writings
After Forever is a symphonic metal band from the
   Netherlands, which relies on the use of both
 soprano vocals and death grunts. Their music is
also influenced by classical music. After Forever
   was originally assembled in 1995 under the
                name Apocalypse.
       Glam Metal

             Glam metal is a sub-genre of
 heavy metal music that arose in the late
 1970s - early 1980s in the United States.
  It was a dominant genre in popular rock
   music throughout the 1980s and early
   1990s (c.1983-1992). Generally, glam
metal has hedonistic lyrics, often focuses
 on sex, alcohol, and drugs, and many of
the first wave bands had songs pertaining
to the occult. Musically, glam metal songs
 often featured distorted guitar riffs, shred
    guitar solos, anthemic choruses, hard
   hitting drumming, and complementary
                     bass
             Bon Jovi is a hard rock band
  originating from Sayreville, New Jersey.
Fronted by lead singer and namesake Jon
  Bon Jovi, the group originally achieved
   large-scale success in the 1980s. The
band has continued its success as one of
    the world's most successful rock acts
 throughout the 1990s and 2000s, selling
more than 37 million albums in the United
     States and over 120 million albums
                 worldwide.
   Def Leppard is an English hard rock band
 from Sheffield who formed in 1977 as part of
the New Wave of British Heavy Metal. On the
    strength of their albums, Pyromania and
Hysteria, Def Leppard became one of the top
        selling rock bands of the 1980s.
          Ratt is an American glam metal band that
formed in San Diego and enjoyed significant
commercial success during the 1980s. The band is
most notable for their 1984 smash hit single,
"Round and Round". Though they lost publicity in
the early 90s during the rise of grunge, they were
instrumental in forming the Los Angeles metal scene
in the 80s
                                                  Progressive
                                                    Metal



Progressive metal is a subgenre of heavy metal
 music which blends the powerful, guitar-driven
sound of metal with the complex compositional
structures, odd time signatures, and intricate
 instrumental playing of progressive rock.
Some progressive metal bands are also
 influenced by jazz fusion and classical music.
 Like progressive rock songs, progressive
 metal songs are usually much longer
than standard rock songs, and they are often
thematically linked in concept albums.
First and probably the most well known progressive metal band is Dream
       Theater, they are known for their technical proficiency of its
  instrumentalists, who have won many awards from music instruction
magazines. They have Released 10 Albums and have gotten a RIAA Gold
                   for there album Images and Words.
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Pagans Mind are a progressive metal band from Norway, they have released 3
                                 albums and
1 re-release of an album. They have sci-fi based lyrics and take influence from
       many progressive rock and metal bands including Dream Theater.
Symphony X is an American progressive metal band from
New Jersey founded in 1994 by guitarist Michael Romeo.
They play in a very syncopated, progressive fashion, also
incorporating elements of symphonic metal and power metal
into their sound. Their music contains strong neo-classical
elements in line with the music of Yngwie Malmsteen, Randy
Rhoads, and other influential neo-classical metal artists.

								
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