best symphonic metal band

Tagged by @ikari-cat

rules: list 10 songs you’re currently into and tag 10 people to do the same

Most of these songs will be death metal songs

1. My Pain- Triptykon (The song at my funeral, I hope)

2. Snuff- Slipknot (we’ve all lost someone dear to us)

3. People equal shit- Slipknot (When I really just hate people)

4. Surfacing- Slipknot (When I’ve had enough of everything)

5. Apophis- Belphagor (New song from their soon to be released album)

6. Communion- SepticFlesh (One of the BEST symphonic metal bands you’ll ever hear)

7. Aunque no te Pueda Ver (Even though I can’t see you)- Alex Ubago (SOOOOOO many ships)

8. Haunted- Disturbed (My final letter to my loved ones)

9. Do what you gotta do- Garth Brooks (When I need encouragement)

10. Numb- Linkin Park (RIP Chester Bennington)

TAGGING: @warlordess, @animatedaaron, @dchan87, @meztliel, @n-i-n-t, @xxrandomfan13xx, @calicoskatts, @badwhalenikki, @the-vegetarian-artist, @justpidgance


The ABC of female fronted metal bands by wastelandcaress.

T is for Tarja (Tarja Turunen solo career)

“Tarja Soile Susanna Cabuli, generally known as Tarja Turunen or simply Tarja, is a light lyric soprano Finnishsinger-songwriter. She is best known as the former lead vocalist of the Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish. She started her solo career in 2006 with the release of a Christmas album called Henkäys ikuisuudesta.”


Now he is suffering a severe form of psychosis…

Corpse in a nebulous creek…

I saw something white dwell through the woods like a macabre dead bride

Trembling with fear, still cannot believe 

That like a false dog it kept staring at me...

(Carach Angren - Corpse In A Nebulous Creek)

In just a few days I have fallen in love with this band. The dark and fascinating stories Seregor tells acompanied with his extremely talented guitar coordination, the sheer technicality of Namtar’s drumming, and Ardek’s breathtaking orchestral compositions have left me catatonic. Just amazing, fucking amazing.

Easily one of the best Symphonic Black Metal bands in the world right now


Hydra review by Kerrang


The best symphonic metal band are finally back to their best

Thank God for Within Temptation. Seriously. What with Nightwish mastermind Tuomas Holopainen currently Scrooge McFucking around with a bizarre concept album instead of sorting Nightwish out, it’s fallen to them to prove why symphonic metal still matters in 2014. And Hydra does that job perfectly. Whether it’s on Let Us Burn or Silver Moonlight, Sharon den Adel continues to hit notes that would leave other symphonic sirens wheezing in their corsets. But that’s normal. What’s more impressive is that they’re still taking risks. Yes, Xzibit’s stunted rhymes may spectacularly fail to pimp And We Run, but even this misstep shows a willingness to take tisks in a genre that often avoids them. That’s why Within Temptation still matter. That’s why they still make the competition look irresponsibly dull.

Download: Let Us Burn
For fans of: Nightwish, Leaves’ Eyes, Evanescence

George Garner

I don’t usually say nothing about reviews, but… Although, overall this review is good (they give 4K which for Kerrang is very good, they usually are assholes in the reviews), why make comparisons and depreciate other artists. But what could I expect, it’s Kerrang… I love their photoshoots, specially the ones from Paul Harries, but the reporters… *Roll eyes*