My love for Symphonic Metal was entirely accidental with my discovery of Within Temptation many years ago. My later discovery of Nightwish, Epica, and Kamelot pretty much sealed the deal.
I am a believer that seeing and hearing is believing, so I've provided a few links to gems from Within Temptation. The links were good when this blog entry was first created, but I know how things can change on the Internet so I have provided the names of the albums the songs were from. My apologies in advance if you end up having to Google the songs later on down the line or end up having to sample them on iTunes or Amazon.
As before, if you love the music, please support them. Metal bands remain outside the mainstream music scene and only keep making the music we love if we support them and buy their music.
- The Howling - official music video, song from The Heart of Everything album
- Stand My Ground - official music video, song from The Silent Force album
- Faster - official music video, song from The Unforgiving album
- Shot in the Dark - official music video, song from The Unforgiving album
- Paradise - official music video with Tarja and Sharon from the new Hydra album
- Memories - official music video, song from the Silent Force album
- Mother Earth - official music video, song from the Mother Earth album
- Iron, song from The Unforgiving album