Operatic metal?

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  1. Jereme D

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    By operatic, I mean heavy metal that has an opera-like interlude or chorus. A good example is the beginning of Ozzy's 'Journey to the Centre of Etertiny'. Another is at the end of Ozzy's 'Diary of a Madman'.

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  2. Jan H

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    Pretty much anything by Iron Maiden, Dio, or other bands where the singer attempts vibrato that any Wagnerian heldentenor would cringe at. Try Maiden's "Piece of Mind", or Dio's solo stuff or his work with Black Sabbath. The guy from Dream Theater also uses some serious vibrato, and the band as a whole would probably fit your criteria of "operatic."
     
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    Also, Queensryche uses a lot of the interlude-y "chorus" thing.
     
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    A lot of gothic-type bands use this. Therion is a good example. Very dramatic. I also recommend Nightwish and After Forever. (A couple of the best female singers I've ever heard.

    Jason
     
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    yes therion is a wicked example, just about any of their stuff but the later being the best. another band I like is called power symphony from Italy, female singer with some classical breaks.
    Mike
     
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    Try the groups Kamelot, Blind Guardian, Manowar, Dio, & In Flames for just a few. Kamelot is alot like Queensryche if you like them. But try these out for something new.
     
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    Anneke from The Gathering sounds like an opera singer at times. Check them out.
     
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    Edenbridge- Swedish 80s style power metal with a chick singer. Every cheesy metal stereotype with a bent towards the melodic and hippy. Very fun to listen to and one of my favorite guilty pleasures.

    Shadow Gallery- Queensryche squared. Lots of open and exaggerated dramatic vocals.

    NP: Beethoven/Rasphigi, DVD-A
     
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    1. I would recommend Rage - Lingua Mortis, which is an album they did with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. The 10-minute long epics "In a Nameless Time" and "Alive But Dead" are spectacular.

    2. The Scorpions also did a pretty good album with an orchestra called Moment of Glory.

    3. Yngwie Malmsteen's Concerto For Electric Guitar is very good.

    4. I would second the recommendations of Therion (especially Theli, Vovin, and Deggial) and Nightwish (Oceanborn is my favorite).
     
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    Symphony X
    Shadow Gallery
    Rhapsody
    Eternity X
    Blind Guardian
    Yngwie Malmsteen
    Glass Hammer (maybe, maybe not)
    Fates Warning (early stuff Awaken The Guardian, The Spectre Within)


    Eternity X and Rhapsody aren't for everyone. I have to be in the mood for it and even then I find myself thinking 'what the hell did I just listen to and why?'
     
  11. Rich Romero

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    I recommend Dream Theater. The second disc on the new album Six Degrees Of Inner Turbulence is very much like an opera.
     
  12. Philip Hamm

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    Buy Queensryche's "Operation Mindcrime". A heavy metal rock opera masterpiece.
     
  13. Trevor H

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    Jereme,
    check out the song "Woodpecker From Mars" from the Faith No More CD "The Real Thing"
     
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    I don't think you can go wrong with Nightwish. VERY operatic (their cover of "Phantom of the Opera" is pretty cool too), with a female singer.

    /Mike
     
  15. Jereme D

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    Thanks for all of the great suggestions! I know some of the material listed here but have forgotten about it.


    Onward and upward....
     

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