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Today is National Symphonic Metal Day and why you should celebrate it

National Symphonic Metal day is on November 13

By Angela Garrity, Guest blogger

Today is National Symphonic Metal Day and we are giving a standing ovation to the intensity that is unleashed when the perfect elements of melodic resonances combine and meld to produce true pleasantries of power to our ears.

Epica, a Dutch symphonic metal band, performs on stage with a symphony behind them
Photo source: Wallpaper Abyss

Keyboards, guitars, strings, pipe organs, drums and sometimes even choirs harmonize together bringing beauty, lore and the baroque time period to those who listen and can appreciate this resonance of romanticism. The beginnings of this subgenre are traced back to the influences of power metal and gothic music. 

The pipes on these vocalists and arrangements by the rest of the band members might help you find common ground with family members at the next family gathering – as in, who’s actually controlling the musical playlist between you and your grandmother.

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Sometimes, words are not necessary to appreciate the beauty that is captured by our ears and is spilled out into the soul. Bands who are classified in this genre, whose origins reach back into the roots of rock, continue to shake us to our cores with their talents that sweep across time — much like the strings strewn across their instruments.

To celebrate National Symphonic Metal Day, try filling the day with a few of your most beloved masterpieces and then branching out to discover new ones — like Epica, Nightwish, Haggard, Therion, and countless more.

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